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An understanding of the factors surrounding women’s and men’s health, infections, and hematologic disorders can be critically important to disease diagnosis and treatment in these areas. This importance is magnified by the fact that some diseases and disorders manifest differently based on the sex of the patient. 

Effective disease analysis often requires an understanding that goes beyond the human systems involved. The impact of patient characteristics, as well as racial and ethnic variables, can also have an important impact.

 An understanding of the symptoms of alterations in systems based on these characteristics is a critical step in diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. For APRNs, this understanding can also help educate patients and guide them through their treatment plans.

In this Assignment, you examine a case study and analyze the symptoms presented. You identify the elements that may be factors in the diagnosis, and you explain the implications to patient health. 

Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis)

In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following as it applies to the scenario you were provided (not all may apply to each scenario):

  • The factors that affect fertility (STDs).
  • Why inflammatory markers rise in STD/PID.
  • Why prostatitis and infection happens. Also explain the causes of systemic reaction.
  • Why a patient would need a splenectomy after a diagnosis of ITP.
  • Anemia and the different kinds of anemia (i.e., micro and macrocytic).

To prepare:

Scenario 1: A 32-year-old female presents to the ED with a chief complaint of fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and vaginal discharge. She states these symptoms started about 3 days ago, but she thought she had the flu. She has begun to have LLQ pain and notes bilateral lower back pain. She denies dysuria, foul-smelling urine, or frequency. States she is married and has sexual intercourse with her husband. PMH negative.

Labs: CBC-WBC 18, Hgb 16, Hct 44, Plat 325, ­ Neuts & Lymphs, sed rate 46 mm/hr, C-reactive protein 67 mg/L CMP wnl

Vital signs T 103.2 F Pulse 120 Resp 22 and PaO2

99% on room air. Cardio-respiratory exam WNL with the exception of tachycardia but no murmurs, rubs, clicks, or gallops. Abdominal exam + for LLQ pain on deep palpation but no rebound or rigidity. Pelvic exam demonstrates copious foul-smelling green drainage with reddened cervix and + bilateral adenexal tenderness. + chandelier sign. Wet prep in ER + clue cells and gram stain in ER + gram negative diplococci.

 The week 10 case study contains several questions, and not all questions will apply to your assigned case study. I have copied the questions below that do apply that you are to address in your paper.  I changed the last question here to  STD/PID to better help you provide important information in this case.

  • The factors that affect fertility (STDs).
  • Why inflammatory markers rise in STD/PID.
  • Why STDs/PID infection happens. Also  explain the patho that produces the case study patient’s symptoms.

Additionally, I have provided a link to an emedicine article in the contact the instructor section yesterday that should be helpful. 

Also be sure to clean up your APA format. I provided you a sample APA paper a few weeks ago. Please review it. I will be taking maximum points off for APA and poorly organized papers. I have provided ample guidance in this area and some of you have not followed my comments in your paper and the additional help from my posts. Professional writing is part of obtaining an advanced degree and I want to be sure you improve in this area.

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Name: NURS_6501_Module7_Case Study_Assignment_Rubric

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Develop a 1- to 2-page case study analysis, examining the patient symptoms presented in the case study. Be sure to address the following as it relates to the case you were assigned (omit section that does not pertain to your case, faculty will give full points for that section):

Explain the factors that affect fertility (STDs)

Points:

Points Range:
23 (23%) – 25 (25%)

The response accurately and thoroughly describes the patient symptoms.

The response includes accurate, clear, and detailed explanations of the processes related to women’s and men’s health, infections, and hematologic disorders and is supported by evidence and/or research, as appropriate, to support the explanation.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
20 (20%) – 22 (22%)

The response describes the patient symptoms.

The response includes accurate, explanations of the processes related to women’s and men’s health, infections, and hematologic disorders and is supported by evidence and/or research, as appropriate, to support the explanation.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
18 (18%) – 19 (19%)

The response describes the patient symptoms in a manner that is vague or inaccurate.

The response includes explanations of the processes related to women’s and men’s health, infections, and hematologic disorders, with explanations that are vague or based on inappropriate evidence/research.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
0 (0%) – 17 (17%)

The response describes the patient symptoms in a manner that is vague and inaccurate, or the description is missing.

The response does not include explanations of the processes related to women’s and men’s health, infections, and hematologic disorders, or the explanations are vague or based on inappropriate e

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