Ch. 11 Nurse's Role in Women's Health Care

Ch. 11 Nurse's Role in Women's Health Care - The Nurses...

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Unformatted text preview: The Nurses Role in Womens Health Care Increase the number of women who engage in preventive health care to reduce Breast and cervical cancers Vertebral fractures Sexually transmitted infections Achievement of these goals requires Preventive care & screening Increased accessibility to health care Sli de 2 Teaching women How to perform breast self-examination (BSE) Importance of mammography Vulvar examination PAP test for all women, 18 years or older (or whenever they become sexually active, whichever comes first) Sli de 3 Sli de 4 The absence of menstruation Normal before menarche, during pregnancy, and after menopause Primary Secondary Sli de 5 Common causes Pregnancy complications Lesions of the vagina, cervix, or uterus Breakthrough bleeding d/t contraceptives Endocrine disorders Failure to ovulate Three types Too frequent Too long in duration Excessive in amount Sli de 6 Mittelschmerz is pain that many women experience around ovulation, near the middle of their menstrual cycle Dysmenorrhea is painful menses or cramps Primary (50%) no evidence of pelvic abnormality Secondarya pathologic condition is identified Slid e 7 The presence of tissue that resembles the endometrium outside of the uterus Can cause pain, pressure, and inflammation Can cause dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) Sli de 8 Formerly called premenstrual syndrome Associated with abnormal serotonin response to normal changes in estrogen levels Symptoms occur between ovulation and the onset of menstruation Symptoms are not present the week after menstruation has occurred 5 or more sxs occur regularly Sli de 9 Sli de 10 Teach the woman to Wear cotton underwear Avoid tight nylon or Spandex pants Wipe front to back after toileting Wash hands frequently Eat a high-fiber, low-fat diet Exercise Avoid douching or using internal feminine hygiene products Sli de 11 Usually caused by strains of Staphylococcus aureus that produce toxins that can lead to shock,...
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