CC: Increased frequency and pain with urination
T.S. is a 32-year-old woman who reports that for the past two days, she has dysuria, frequency, and urgency. Has not tried anything to help with the discomfort. Has had this symptom years ago. She is sexually active and has a new partner for the past 3 months.
• Tonsillectomy in 2001
• Appendectomy in 2020
Review of Systems:
• General: Denies weight change, positive for sleeping difficulty because e the flank pain. Feels warm.
• Abdominal: Denies nausea and vomiting. No appetite
VSS T = 37.3°C, P = 102/min, RR = 16/min, and BP = 116/74 mm Hg.
• mild tenderness to palpation in the suprapubic area
• bimanual pelvic examination reveals a normal-sized uterus and adnexae
• no adnexal tenderness.
• No vaginal discharge is noted.
• The cervix appears normal.
Diagnostics: Urinalysis, STI testing, Papsmear
PLAN: This section is not required for the assignments in this course (NURS 6512) but will be required for future courses.
• Review the Episodic note case study your instructor provides you for this week’s Assignment. Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your Episodic note case study.
• Based on the Episodic note case study:
o Review this week’s Learning Resources, and consider the insights they provide about the case study. Refer to Chapter 3 of the Sullivan resource to guide you as you complete your Lab Assignment.
o Search the Walden library or the Internet for evidence-based resources to support your answers to the questions provided.
o Consider what history would be necessary to collect from the patient in the case study.
o Consider what physical exams and diagnostic tests would be appropriate to gather more information about the patient’s condition. How would the results be used to make a diagnosis?
o Identify at least five possible conditions that may be considered in a differential diagnosis for the patient.