Select a patient population (young adult, adult or geriatric), and briefly analyze a common STDs & urological disorder (ex – UTI, Hematuria, Urolithiasis, Urinary Incontinence, Ac. Pyelonephritis, HIV, Bacterial vaginosis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, Syphilis) that may affect this population. Briefly tell how it impacts the patient’s quality of life and analyze the current research evidence on this topic and gold standard of care if any for your chosen population. (You may use an example from your clinical rotation (past or present) that you have encountered). Describe how you, the FNP, can/or have made a difference in the care of patients with this specific condition and tell of one specific patient care teaching the patient can benefit from.
Case Study expectations, what I am looking for:
1. Your chosen disease/condition
2. Population affected
3. Impact on QOL
4. Current/new/recent research/EBP that will benefit/support this patients with the specific disease (If there are none please state so)
5. Recommendation for treatment or Gold standards for treatment if any (can be tied into the current research as above) (If there are no gold standards then please state so, but there should be some recommendations)
6. Please tell what/how you (speak in the first person), as the FNP caring for this patient with this specific disease can make a difference in his/her care and incorporate patient care/self help teaching that can help him/her minimize disease symptoms.