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.
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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.
- 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.
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.
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