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I know he had a PSA of 5.5 and then he passed out during the initial exam so they sent him to OR in November after he passed out during the exam. It was there that he had a transrectal ultrasound. I have his history report and it says nothing about BPH symptoms, I wish it did tell me something about that, it might make it a little easier to do this case study. And as far as family history, his brother in law had it. I had him 2 weeks ago after his prostatectomy, that is why I am having such a hard time. I had him on the day he went home. So it is kind of tough for me to do a case study on someone I only had for one day. When he went home he was only on three meds, and they had already done the patient teaching on the catheter, and the IV's he was on was already stopped due to the fact that he was leaving to go home. Thanks for your help.
Well I guess one thing that I did wrong was trying to use the treatment for the diagnoses. He had a regular check up and they found that he had prostate cancer. So I guess I would use that to start with????
I asked for any help, I don't think that was being mean. It is just hard for me this quarter because we are on a med. surg floor and this patient that I have to do a case study on I only had him for a couple of hours and then he went home. So I knew this one would be hard, but we only have 2 days a week at the hospital and with these types of surgeries that we are dealing with most of the time we do not have the same patient for two days.
I need some help on a case study. I have a patient who had a prostatectomy and I have several nurses diagnoses and interventions. That was the easy part, but I need help with the beginning of my care plan. What are some signs and symptoms, Treatments, and predisposing factors and causes. I know that two of the causes can be prostate cancer and BPH, but I can't find any more. I just do not want to do this care plan wrong. I did one last quarter and for my factors and causes I had about 10 for the disease. Any help I would greatly appreciate. Thanks:spin:
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