Week 7: Evaluation and Management of Renal and Genitourinary Conditions The renal and genitourinary system is critical to the function of the entire body. As an advanced practice nurse, obtaining a relevant, focused history is critical. Conditions involving the genitourinary system, such as prostate cancer, often create a feeling of powerlessness, frustration, anxiety, and embarrassment in patients. Having provider-patient conversations about symptoms, potential treatment options, and patient education can be overwhelming for patients under such stress. It is your role to sensitively facilitate the treatment and management process through these difficult conversations and ultimately promote their well-being and empowerment. An accurate assessment will help you recognize and address any impact on the renal and genitourinary system in order to manage and prevent damages to the kidneys or other components of the system.

Your role in the clinical setting is unique, as it is not only your responsibility to evaluate, diagnose, manage, and educate patients on their conditions, but also to provide emotional and psychological support to patients and their families. For this week, you will analyze an i-Human simulation case study about an adult patient with a gastrointestinal condition. Based on the patient?s information, you will formulate a differential diagnosis, evaluate treatment options, and then create an appropriate treatment plan for the patient. Learning Objectives Students will: Formulate differential diagnoses for adult patients with renal and genitourinary conditions Analyze pattern recognition in adult patient diagnoses Analyze the role of patient information in differential diagnosis Evaluate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options for adult patients Create an appropriate treatment plan that includes health education and follow-up care Learning Resources Required Readings?(click to expand/reduce) Required Media?(click to expand/reduce) Assignment: i-Human Case Study: 

Evaluating and Managing Genitourinary or Gastrointestinal Conditions Urinary frequency is an example of a genitourinary condition that presents problems for adults across the lifespan. It can be the result of various systemic conditions such as diabetes, urinary tract infections, enlarged prostates, kidney infections, or prostate cancer. Many of these conditions have very serious implications requiring thorough patient evaluations. When evaluating patients, it is essential to carefully assess the patient?s personal, medical, and family history prior to recommending certain physical exams and diagnostic testing, as sometimes the benefits of these exams do not outweigh the risks. Photo Credit: Crystal light / Adobe Stock For this Case Study Assignment, you will analyze an i-Human simulation case study about an adult patient with a gastrointestinal condition

. Based on the patient?s information, you will formulate a differential diagnosis, evaluate treatment options, and then create an appropriate treatment plan for the patient. To prepare: Review this week?s Learning Resources. Consider how to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with GI or GU conditions. Access i-Human from this week?s Learning Resources and review this week?s?i-Human?case study. Based on the provided patient information, think about the health history you would need to collect from the patient. 

Consider what physical exams and diagnostic tests would be appropriate to gather more information about the patient?s condition. Reflect on how the results would be used to make a diagnosis. Identify three to five possible conditions that may be considered in a differential diagnosis for the patient. Consider the patient?s diagnosis. Think about clinical guidelines that might support this diagnosis. Develop a treatment plan for the patient that includes health promotion and patient education strategies for patients with GI or GU conditions. Assignment As you interact with this week?s?i-Human?patient, complete the assigned case study.?For guidance on using?i-Human,?refer to the?i-Human Graduate Programs Help?link within the i-Human platform. By Day 7 Complete your Assignment in i-Human. Submission and Grading Information To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following: Please save your Assignment using the naming convention ?WK7Assgn+last name+first initial.

(extension)? as the name. Click the?Week 7 Assignment Rubric?to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment. Click the?Week 7 Assignment?link. You will also be able to ?View Rubric? for grading criteria from this area. Next, from the Attach File area, click on the?Browse My Computer?button. Find the document you saved as ?WK7Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)? and click?Open. If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for?I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database. Click on the?Submit?button to complete your submission. Grading Criteria To access your rubric:

Week 7 Assignment Rubric Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity To check your Assignment draft for authenticity: Submit your Week 7 Assignment draft and review the originality report. Submit Your Assignment by Day 7 To participate in this Assignment: Week 7 Assignment What?s Coming Up in Week 8? Week 8 Knowledge Check Photo Credit: [BrianAJackson]/[iStock / Getty Images Plus]/Getty Images In Week 8, you will complete the next Knowledge Check, which covers the Module 3 topics from Weeks 6, 7, and 8. Refer to the Week 8 Knowledge Check Assignment for further details related to the topics covered