Unit 1 DQ

 

Screening Guidelines

Pick one women’s health screening guideline, such as mammogram, Pap smear, bone mineral density scan, or colonoscopy, and outline the current screening recommendations alongside the governing body you selected for age and frequency. Discuss any reasons for potential deviations from routine screening frequency. How do you manage the variety of governing bodies that struggle with a consensus for screening? How do you explain these differences to your patient?

Unit 1

The following readings provide information to assist you in preparation for doing women’s health assessments. Being an informed provider can help increase the comfort level of patients during examinations.

Textbook Readings:

Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide

· Chapter 2: “Women’s Development into the 21st Century”

· Chapter 3: “Epidemiology, Diagnostic Methods, and Procedures in Women’s Health”

· Chapter 4: “Assessing Adolescent Women’s Health”

· Chapter 5: “Assessing Adult Women’s Health”

· Chapter 6: “Assessing Older Women’s Health”

· Appendix C: “Selected Screening Tools for Women’s Health”

· Appendix D: “Medical Billing and Coding in Women’s Health”

· Appendix F: “Federal Agencies Concerned with Women’s Health”

Web Resources:

NPWH Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.

The NPWH Well Woman Visit Mobile App

. (2019). https://www.npwh.org/pages/mobile-app

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use Mobile App

. (2021). https://apps.apple.com/us/app/contraception/id595752188

ACOG Mobile App

(2017). https://apps.apple.com/us/app/acog/id616323665

Unit 2

Sexual problems can be extremely frustrating and can seriously affect relationships. As a nurse practitioner in primary care, you will have to have open discussions related to sex and sexuality.

The resources below provide information on the topics for this unit.

Textbook Readings

Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide

· Chapter 7: “Women and Sexuality”

· Chapter 8: “Health Needs of Lesbians, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations”

· Chapter 9: “Health Needs of Women with Disabilities”

· Chapter 10: “Integrating Wellness: Complementary Health Approaches and Women’s Health”

· Chapter 25: “Psychosocial Health Concerns for Women”

Web Resources

Office of Women’s Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Active Duty and Veteran Women’s Health

. (2019). https://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/what-we-do/programs-and-activities/active-duty-and-veteran-womens-health

Office of Women’s Health U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2019).

Recognizing the Needs of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Women

. https://www.womenshealth.gov/30-achievements/29

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2020).

Promoting Healthy Relationships in Adolescents

. https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/committee-opinion/articles/2018/11/promoting-healthy-relationships-in-adolescents

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2019).

Overview of VA Research on Women’s Health

.

https://www.research.va.gov/topics/womens_health.cfm

reaffirmed 2018

Unit 3

Did you know that women are more likely to seek medical care than men? Often the reason for seeking care is related to normal reproductive changes across the lifespan. The resources below provide information useful in understanding the reproductive transitions of women.

Textbook Readings

Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide

· Chapter 11: “Menstruation and Related Problems and Concerns”

· Chapter 13: “Infertility”

· Chapter 18: “The Menopausal Transition”

Web Resources

North American Menopause Association: (2020). The North American Menopause Society.

Recommendations for Clinical Care of Midlife Women

. http://www.menopause.org/publications/clinical-care-recommendations

The Frax Fracture Risk Assessment Tool: Frax Calculator. (ND).

https://www.shef.ac.uk/FRAX/tool.aspx?country=9

Unit 4

Textbook Readings

Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide

· Chapter 12: “Managing Contraception and Family Planning”

Library Readings:

Birth Control Options for Women (2019). Johns Creek: Ebix Inc.

https://search-proquest-com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/central/docview/2087705680?accountid=34544

Web Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019). Contraception.

https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/unintendedpregnancy/

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016).

US Medical Eligibility Criteria (US MEC) for Contraceptive Use, 2016

.
UpToDate.

https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/mmwr/mec/summary.html?CDC_AA_efVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Freproductivehealth%2Fcontraception%2Fusmec.htm

reviewed 2021

Unit 5

Textbook Readings:

Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide

· Chapter 14: “Vaginitis and Sexually Transmitted Diseases”

· Chapter 15: “Women and HIV”

Web Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021).
Treatment and Screening. https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/default.htm

Unit 6

The resources below provide information on the topics for this unit.

Textbook Readings:

Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide

· Chapter 17: “Breast Health”

Web Resources:

American Cancer Society. (2021).

Non-cancerous Breast Conditions

. www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/womenshealth/non-cancerousbreastconditions/non-cancerous-breast-conditions-toc

Komen, S. G. (2019).

The Who, What, Where, When, and Sometimes Why

. Retrieved from: http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/AboutBreastCancer.html

Unit 7

Pain in the female pelvis can be caused by many conditions. These resources provide information on how to navigate the patient who complains of pelvic pain.

Textbook Readings

Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide

· Chapter 16: “Common Gynecologic Pelvic Disorders”

Web Resources

Mayo Clinic (2021). Chronic pelvic pain in women. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-pelvic-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20354368

Unit 8

Pregnancy can be a time of joy and fear for the patient and family. This unit and the resources below provide you with information on changes considered normal or abnormal in pregnancy. In addition, you will care for the patient during the postpartum period, identifying lactation concerns and depression.

Textbook Readings

Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide

· Chapter 19: “Health Promotion and Assessment During Pregnancy”

· Chapter 20: “Maternal Conditions Impacting Risk in Pregnancy”

· Chapter 21: “Assessing Fetal Well-Being”

· Chapter 22: “Postpartum and Lactation”

Web Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020).

Breastfeeding

. https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/index.htm

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. (2019).

Postpartum Depression

. https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Postpartum-Depression

Unit 9

The purpose of this unit is to learn to identify and manage common primary care conditions that may be presented within the clinical arena and have a particular influence on women’s health. These resources provide information on how to navigate the patient who present with common primary care conditions.

Textbook Readings

Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide

· Chapter 23: “Common Medical Problems: Cardiovascular through Hematological Disorders”

· Chapter 24: “Common Medical Problems: Musculoskeletal Injuries through Urinary Tract Disorders”

Web Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (January 2020).

Women and Heart Disease

. https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/women.htm

World Health Organization (February 2021).

Musculoskeletal Conditions

. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/musculoskeletal-conditions

Unit 10

The need is growing to distinguish the various biological and psychosocial factors that may impact the mental health of women. The resources below provide information on common psychosocial conditions in women.

Textbook Readings:

Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide

· Chapter 25: “Psychosocial Health Concerns for Women”
· Appendix C: “Selected Screening Tools for Women’s Health”

Web Resources:

National Institutes of Health. (2019).

Women and Mental Health

. Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/women-and-mental-health/index.shtml

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2018).

Vital Signs: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

. Retrieved from

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/prescriptionpainkilleroverdoses/index.html

World Health Organization (n.d.).

Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013–20

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. https://www.who.int/mental_health/action_plan_2013/en/

Rubric Title:

MSN 30 point Discussion Rubric

Criteria 1

Level III Max Points

Points: 6

Level II Max Points

Points: 4.8

Level I Max Points

Points: 3.6

Not Present

0 Points

Identification
(20%)

· Thorough identification of the importance of the subject matter to the individual, clinical, and professional.
· Supports discussion concepts through personal experience and evidence-based information.
· Submits a minimum of three posts, one initial and two responses to either the course faculty or peers, with thorough reflection and content.

· Reflection of subject to self, clinical, and professional importance with minimal integration of evidence-based information.
· Submits two or more posts with some reflection and content.

· Minimal reflection without reference to personal, clinical, or profession.
· Submits one or more posts that have minimal reflection or content.

No Posts

Criteria 2

Level III Max Points

Points: 18

Level II Max Points

Points: 14.4

Level I Max Points

Points: 10.8

Not Present

0 Points

Reflection/Participation/Knowledge
(60%)

· Provides a well-written reflection that is clearly connected to the outcomes and clinical insight.
· Responds to at least two other student postings with a response that advances the discussion.
· Clear critical thinking acknowledges application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
· Replies move the conversation forward. Makes a reply to a question asked in response to their own posting.
· Builds a focused argument.
· Asks new or related questions.
· Makes an oppositional or congruent statement that is supported by experience or research.

· Provides a well-written reflection and there is a clear connection to outcomes, but lacks clinical insight.
· Replies partially move the conversation forward. Makes a reply to question asked in response to their own posting.
· Some clear critical thinking acknowledges application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
· Affirms statements or references to relevant research.
· Asks similar or related questions within the context of the conversation.

· Provides short reflection and there is a slight connection to outcomes.
· Student does not move the conversation forward within their own post or in their response to peer/faculty.
· Minimal critical thinking that acknowledges application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
· Does not affirm or oppose statements in conversation.
· Does not pose or ask related question in the context of DB conversation.

No Posts

Criteria 3

Level III Max Points

Points: 6

Level II Max Points

Points: 4.8

Level I Max Points

Points: 3.6

Not Present

0 Points

Format/Style/APA/ Citations
(20%)

· No grammar, word usage, or punctuation errors. Overall style is consistent with professional work.
· Writing style facilitates communication.
· Provides three references that are relevant to the content and published within the last five years.

· Fewer than three grammatical errors.
· Provides less than three references that are relevant to the content and published within the last five years.
· Writing style facilitates some communication.

· More than three grammatical errors.
· Provides less than three references that are relevant to the content and published within the last five years.
· Writing style does not facilitate communication.

No Posts

Maximum Total Points

30

24

18

0

Minimum Total Points

25 points minimum

19 points minimum

1 point minimum

0

Updated 9/4/2020

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