Nursing Care Plans are used to treat disorders of the reproductive and urinary (renal) systems. This article will discuss the role of the Nurse in such plans. It will also discuss some of the common types of cases and how their use has increased since 2012.
Nursing care plans for reproductive and urinary (renal) system disorders
The aims of nursing care plans for reproductive and urinary (renan) system disorders vary greatly. Depending on the patient’s condition, nursing care plans may address prevention of infection, trauma, or peritoneal dialysis. The plan may also include knowledge about surgical procedure and its complications. Nursing care plans may also include information about treatment for urinary tract infections. The implementation of an ACP should be facilitated by a multidisciplinary team.
The Nurse’s role in generating a patient’s genitourinary care plan begins with the assessment of the child. The nurse will determine the child’s bowel and bladder function and discuss any symptoms the child has. The nurse will determine the presence of urinary tract infection, and the patient may also show signs of a change in mental state. Some of the most common symptoms of urinary tract infection are pain during urination, vaginal inflammation, and change in mental status.
The genitourinary system includes the kidneys, bladder, urethra, and testicles. Genitourinary care includes a number of common diseases affecting these organs. It includes congenital abnormalities, iatrogenic injuries, and cancers. Many of these disorders result in loss of tissue structure. A pediatric urologist specializes in treating these conditions.
Symptoms of genitourinary problems may be difficult to recognize unless a physician directs the patient to seek out care. Some common genitourinary problems in men include prostate, urogenital cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and erectile dysfunction. Early screening questions can help diagnose a number of these conditions and identify potential health issues. In addition to a comprehensive health exam, screening questions should be asked to determine if any underlying medical conditions are causing symptoms. Acute bacterial prostatitis is commonly accompanied by chills and dysuria, and is often fatal.
Increased use since 2012
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Cost of care
In most cases, the costs of genitourinary care are covered by insurance. An uncomplicated urinary tract infection, for example, may cost less than $300. That includes a doctor’s visit, urine culture, antibiotics, and analgesic (pain medicine). A visit to a primary care physician can cost a hundred dollars or more. A visit to a clinic will be the least expensive option. However, a visit to a hospital emergency room can cost hundreds of dollars.
According to one study, catheter-associated urinary tract infection costs about $1,000. Researchers conducted a systematic review of published studies using Pubmed to assess the cost of this procedure. The review included studies that used novel patient-level cost data and were conducted at a U.S. facility. Attributable costs were converted to 2016 U.S. dollars to reflect inflation. In addition to the costs, researchers included the number of patients being treated.