Elderly consumers are more likely to suffer from silent bacteriuria and urinary tract infections. Research has produced consensus, evidence-based recommendations to detect and treat urinary tract infections. It is difficult to identify urinary tract infection in elderly people due to the variability of secondary objective data, comorbidities and the fact that the clients’ true condition may be present. He appears to have a urinary tract problem, even though he is on medication that reduces the prostate size. It will be possible to examine both the record-keeping process and its management.
ANPs and other physicians will review the medical history of each patient to make a quick and correct diagnosis and take a medical decision. A nurse will ask about any other symptoms like pain or discomfort in the urine and foul-smelling discharge. (Roth, et al. 2019, 2019). Also, ask the nurse about the consistency and presence of urine dribbling.
The systemic screen can reveal symptoms similar to those experienced by the patient. Check the cardiovascular system to determine if any recent symptoms such as dizziness, paralysmal nocturnal or orthopnea, nausea, and palpitations have occurred. Any recent wheezing, coughing, shortness, or excessive sputum production will all be examined. Concerning the digestive tract, the nurse will check to see if there has been any vomiting, diarrhea, constipation or changes in appetite.
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An in-depth examination of the genitalia can reveal potential factors that could exacerbate an already existing problem. To rule out any other problem, a thorough examination of the genitalia can reveal if there are penile ulcerations or urinary strictures. Customers who have an enlarged prostate may be more likely to urinate. The degree of prostate gland swelling can be assessed by a digital rectal exam (Prebay and colleagues, 2002). Age is a likely risk factor for both prostate cancer and prostate enlargement. To confirm biomarkers levels and to determine whether the client is at the early stage of prostate cancer, the nurse will perform a prostate-specific antibody test. An abdominal exam with a focus on the lower abdomen is performed to rule out dissensions from peritonitis or other abdominal conditions. Customer is high-risk for developing cardiovascular disease if they are hypertensive or non-compliant on prescribed medications. In order to create the treatment plan, the nurse will examine the patient’s vital indicators, paying particular attention to blood pressure.