NURS 6531 WEEK 7 DISCUSSION Assignment Quiz
NURS 6531 WEEK 7 Urinary Frequency
NURS 6531 WEEK 7: Urinary frequency is a genitourinary disorder that presents problems for adults across the lifespan. It can be the result of various systemic disorders such as diabetes, urinary tract infections, enlarged prostates, kidney infections, or prostate cancer. Many of these disorders have very serious implications requiring thorough patient evaluations.
When evaluating patients, it is essential to carefully assess the patient’s personal, medical, and family history prior to recommending certain physical exams and diagnostic testing, as sometimes the benefits of these exams do not outweigh the risks. In this Discussion, you examine a case study of a patient presenting with urinary frequency. Based on the provided patient information, how would you diagnose and treat the patient?.
Consider The Following Case Study:
A 52-year-old African American male presents to an urgent care center complaining of urinary frequency and nocturia. The symptoms have been present for several months and have increased in frequency over the past week. He has been unable to sleep because of the need to urinate at least hourly all day and night. He does not have a primary care provider and has not seen a doctor in more than 10 years.
His father died when he was a child in an automobile accident, and his mother is 79 years old and has hypertension. The patient has no siblings. His social history includes the following: banker by profession, divorced father of two grown children, non-smoker, and occasionally consumes alcohol on weekends only.
- Review Part 13 of the Buttaro et al. text in this week’s Learning Resources.
- Review the case study and reflect on the information provided about the patient.
- Think about the personal, medical, and family history you need to obtain from the patient in the case study. Reflect on what questions you might ask during an evaluation.
- Consider types of physical exams and diagnostics that might be appropriate for evaluation of the patient in the study.
- Reflect on a possible diagnosis for the patient.
- Review the Marroquin article in this week’s Learning Resources. If you suspect prostate cancer, consider whether or not you would recommend a biopsy.
Think about potential treatment options for the patient.
Post on or before Day 3 a description of the history that you need to obtain from the patient in the case study. Include a list of questions that you might ask the patient. Then, describe types of physical exams and diagnostics that might be appropriate for evaluation of the patient. Finally, explain a possible diagnosis, as well as potential treatment options for the patient based on this diagnosis.
NURS 6531 Week 7 Quiz Answers (Walden)
- A 21-year-old female presents to the office complaining of urinary frequency and urinary burning. The nurse practitioner suspects a urinary tract infection when the urinalysis reveals
- Risk factors for prostate cancer include all of the following except:
- Diagnostic evaluation for urinary calculi includes:
- Which of the following is the most common causative organism of nongonococcal urethritis?
- Urine cultures should be obtained for which of the following patients?
- Essential aspects of the physical examination for a female with suspected sexually transmitted infection includes:
- Clinical variables indicative of a urinary tract infection include which of the following?
- Which of the following is an acceptable treatment regimen for a female with suspected uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis or cervicitis?
- The organism most often associated with prostatitis is: