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Discussion 3

NPs are well-versed in a wide range of topics, including health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, making them ideal candidates for work not only in primary care but also in a variety of other settings. NPs evaluate patients, make diagnoses, prescribe medicines, and begin and maintain patient therapies based on the nursing model’s foundations. Many beneficial results for patients have been linked to this comprehensive approach to medical treatment. Nurse practitioners excel in providing coordinated, comprehensive, and continuous care to patients of all ages, examining the physical, social, and psychological elements of care (Sherve, 2017).

This week clinicals was a great learning experience, we had a new patient come into the office, I would be able to see the process of how to triage the patient into the system which was different because the last two week most of the patients I saw had been coming to the office for quite some time now. This week patient was a 20-year-old female who had been late on her menstruation and wasn’t feeling well that past week. She explained to us that sometimes her menstrual is abnormal and does not come every 28-31 days as it should. She ended up going to the ER over the weekend and they told her she was 8 weeks pregnant. I spent quite some time with her getting her gynecological history and was able to learn a lot about her. Lab work was done, ultrasound was completed in the office and prenatal prescription was given to the patient, as well as provided education to prepare her on her new journey.

The objective of teaching pregnant women who are getting care management services is to improve their capacity to fulfill their pregnancy goals and raise their chances of having a healthy birth. Patient education as part of pregnancy care management services should concentrate on preventing premature birth is the model’s main objective, as well as addressing individual patient issues pertaining to the pregnancy. Pregnancy care managers should utilize evidence-based patient education techniques. Educational strategies need to be adjusted based on whether the activity is occurring by phone or face-to-face. The patient should always be assessed to determine if there are any health literacy concerns with educational strategies modified as needed (Kovala, 2016). My challenges this week was giving the patient education, I wanted to make use I gave the correct education and ask my preceptor for guidance which he did a great job walking me through. It was a challenge to educate on pregnancy especially when you are used to giving education on diabetes and hypertension. But overall, this week experience was great.

Reference

Kovala, S., Cramp, A. G., & Xia, L. (2016). Prenatal Education: Program Content and Preferred Delivery Method From the Perspective of the Expectant Parents. The Journal of perinatal education, 25(4), 232–241. https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.25.4.232

Sherve, K. (2017, November 15). The Revolution of Healthcare: The Evolving Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. ND Center for Nursing. https://www.ndcenterfornursing.org/2017/11/the-rev…

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