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You will examine case studies that show abnormalities in the rectum and genitalia. Then, you will create a plan for assessing these patients’ genitalia and rectal health.
It is crucial to consider both the patient’s report and physical examination when assessing abnormalities within the genitalia or rectum. Advanced practice nurses should inspect the area for signs of swelling and discharge. Also, it is important to check for lumps and masses in these areas. You can measure the circumference and weight of your body to evaluate any changes that have occurred over time.
For a patient report it’s important to have a detailed history. This includes the frequency and duration of symptoms as well as any medication taken, previous surgeries, treatments, or any other pertinent information. Further insight can be gained by asking about the family’s history in relation to this topic.
Finally, when creating a plan for assessing these patients’ genitalia and rectal health an advanced practice nurse should always ensure that informed consent has been obtained before beginning the exam and that proper documentation techniques have been utilized throughout the process so all findings are recorded accurately in the patient’s chart for future reference purposes.