This assignment requires a response
You will be analyzing case studies with abnormalities of genitalia, rectum and other areas. Then, you will create a plan for assessing these patients’ genitalia and rectal health.
It is crucial to consider both the physical examination technique and patient’s report when assessing any abnormalities of the genitalia or rectum. A nurse with advanced training should check both areas for signs of discharge or inflammation during the physical examination. You should also be on the lookout for any lumps, masses or other abnormalities in both areas. If necessary, you can also take measurements like weight and circumference to determine the size changes that have occurred over time.
For the patient’s report, you should get an in-depth history about symptoms (including their frequency and duration), medications, medical history (if relevant), recent sexual activity, prior surgery or treatments, etc. Asking questions regarding family histories can also provide additional insight on the potential risks and causes.
Finally, when creating a plan for assessing these patients’ genitalia and rectal health an advanced practice nurse should always ensure that informed consent has been obtained before beginning the exam and that proper documentation techniques have been utilized throughout the process so all findings are recorded accurately in the patient’s chart for future reference purposes.