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Non-Medication treatment: No sexual activity until all treatment is completed with a resolution of symptoms for at least seven days.Use of protective barrier (condoms) when engaging in sexual intercourse and avoiding multiple sexual partners (Mayor et al., 2015). Education: Educate the patient that the safest way to prevent gonorrhea or other STDs is through abstinence. If engage in sex, always use a condom. It’s important to be open with the sexual partners, get regular STD testing, and find out if they’ve been tested.If the partner is showing signs of a possible infection, avoid any sexual contact with them. Ask them to seek medical attention to rule out any possible infection that can be passed on.Inform the patient that hx of STDs, multiple sex partners, and a new partner increases the risk of contracting the gonorrhea. Treat sexual partners that were exposed within the last 60 days (Mayor et al., 2015). MANAGEMENT PLAN
Counsel partners to screen for HIV infection and other STIsDue to high reinfection rates rescreen in three months after initial infectionReview immunization screening to determine if human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is up to date (Mayor et al., 2015). Follow-up: in a couple of weeks to review progress and repeat testing if the symptoms persist or suspicion of reinfection exi. (Mayor et al., 2015). MANAGEMENT PLAN(CONT…)
Title, author, year of article: A systematic review and appraisal of the quality of practice guidelines for the management of Neisseria gonorrhea. Dickson, C., Arnason, T., Friedman, D. S., Metz, G., & Grimshaw, J. M. (2017). Brief Summary/Purpose of the study: The article assessed the quality of the various gonorrhea treatment guidelines in the general adult population. The main focus of treatment recommendations for gonorrhea is being impacted by the presence of antibiotic resistance which can be prevented by using the most contemporary treatment modalities. The article also evaluates the modification of the present treatment commendations for Neisseria gonorrhea. Several different databases were used to evaluate the data. The qualifications of provisions for the article comprise various treatments guideline that health care professionals use for uncomplicated gonorrhea is in English-language. In these guidelines, ten are meeting the clinical guidelines with the best methods in developing treatment guidelines for gonorrhea. A drawback of the study was the use of English-language guidelines which reject the other guidelines from being reviewed. In conclusion, the article explains that regular evaluation of treatment guidelines may delay antibiotic resistance. How did the study support Ms. Campbell's case: The study supports Ms. Campbell’s case by helping the providers to select the treatment based on the current recommendation that will result in increasing effectiveness and limit in antimicrobial resistance.