Disease and Conditions of the Reproductive System

Unit Seven Workbook Assignment Chapter 12: Diseases and Conditions of the Reproductive System Assignment: For each scenario below, outline the appropriate patient teaching you would perform. First, review the “Guidelines for Patient-Teaching Exercises” found on page iv in the “Introduction”. 1. SYPHILIS A patient has been diagnosed with syphilis. The practice has printed instructions for patients diagnosed with this condition. The physician has instructed you to provide the patient with the printed information and to review it with her.
How do you approach this patient-teaching opportunity? First, I would sit down with the patient and read the printed instructions to the patient. I would emphasize the importance of finishing the coarse of medication, even if the symptoms improve. I would also urge the patient to inform all sexual partners so they can also seek treatment if needed. I would also instruct the patient to avoid all risk factors for STDs. Finally, I would ask the patient if they have any questions. 2. ORCHITIS A young male patient has just been diagnosed with orchitis.
The physician requests you provide the patient with the printed information concerning this condition. How do you approach this patient-teaching opportunity? ? First, I would sit down with the patient and read the printed instructions to the patient. I would emphasize the importance of finishing the entire coarse of antibiotics. Suggest comfort measures, such as scrotal support and the use of ice packs. Explain the importance of follow-up appointments for urologic care. Finally, I would ask the patient if they have any questions. 3.
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME (PMS) A female patient complains of typical premenstrual syndrome symptoms. The office has printed information for patient teaching about this condition. The physician requests you to provide the information sheets to the patient and review them with her. How do you approach this patient-teaching opportunity? First, I would sit down with the patient and read the printed instructions to the patient. Inform the patient that women benefit from stress-reduction program or counseling to better cope with the symptoms.
Assure th patient that 50% of menstruating women experience PMS in some form. Finally, ask the patient if they have any questions. 4. ENDOMETRIOSIS A young female patient has been complaining of intolerable menstrual cramps and other pelvic pain. The diagnosis of endometriosis has been made. The physician has written instructions for this condition. You are instructed to provide the patient with the printed material and review it with her. How do you approach this patient-teaching opportunity? ? First, I would sit down with the patient and read the printed instructions to the patient.
I would review with the patient the issues surrounding the disease and that it can progress or even regress over time. Discuss treatment options such as: hormonal contraception or surgery. Also have the patient take and finish the prescribed medication. Finally, I would ask the patient if they have any questions. 5. PREECLAMPSIA (TOXEMIA) A pregnant patient has been experiencing elevated blood pressure and sudden weight gain. She has been diagnosed with preeclampsia. The physician has printed instructions for this condition.
You are instructed to provide this information to the patient and her family. How do you approach this patient-teaching opportunity? I would teach the patient of early and regular prenatal care to monitor weight, blood pressure, and urinalysis. If the patient is pregnant and is considered at risk for eclampsia, teach the warning signs to report: sudden weight gain, edema, headache, and increased blood pressure. Early signs can be managed to help prevent hospitalization and the onset of complications. Finally, I would ask the patient if they have any questions.

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