Case Study of the Reproductive System
Case Study of the Reproductive System
- Alicia is a nurse who specializes in reproductive heath. She plans on leading a wellness class for the community at the clinic on breast self-examination. a 40-minute class, consisting of 20 minutes of educational content and 20 minutes to evaluate the participants, will be offered four different times. Participants at the free clinic can sign up for the classes. Each session can take eight participants. The nurse is using the latest guidelines from the American Cancer Society ( ACS) as a handout to give the women who attend the class. The Web site the nurse used as a resource was from the ACS, available at: www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_6x_How_to_perform_a_breast_self_exam_5.asp.
b) Design a teaching plan for the session.
- Mrs. Matin is a 48-year-old patient with breast cancer, who is undergoing a right modified radical mastectomy for infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Preoperatively, she explains to the OR nurse how the cancer was found on her most recent mammogram. She said that she had been experiencing some fullness in her breast, but could not definitively palpate a mass. She also explains that she chose the modified approach for surgery , as she is planning on having breast reconstruction later.
b) Postoperatively, how does the nurse assess for lymphedema?
c) What patient education does the nurse plan for Mrs. Martin related to hand and arm care after surgery?
d) What actions can the nurse take to ease Mrs. Martin’s anxiety related to looking at her surgical site for the first time?
- David Martinez is a 57-year-old patient. is admitted to the surgical unit after robotic-assisted laparoscopic radial prostatectomy with nerve sparring for early stage cancerous tumor confined to the prostate. The client has six small incisions in the abdomen with small 4×4 dressing with clear dressing dry and intact. The client has a JP drain in place with clear, red-colored drainage with 50mL present and an indwelling urinary catheter drainage clear, red-colored urine. The surgeon ordered ketorolac (Toradol) for pain management and belladonna and opiate (B&O) suppository every 8 hours, as needed, for bladder spams.
b) For what potential complications should the nurse observe, and what actions should the nurse take if the complication develops?
c) The surgeon removes the JP drain the next day and discharge instructions should the nurse provide the patient? What follow-up care is anticipated for him?
- Manny Perez is a 70-year-old man, is admitted with the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the penis. He presents with painless wart like growth on the skin of the glans of the penis.
b) What are the early and late manifestations of cancer of the penis?
c) What are the management goals for cancer of the penis?
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
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The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week. Case Study of the Reproductive System
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading. Case Study of the Reproductive System
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours. Case Study of the Reproductive System