Multidimensional patient care needs can be met by conducting the appropriate psychosocial, nutritional, spiritual, and cultural assessment. Based on the assessment findings, patient care can be tailored to meet the patients needs. Male reproductive disorders and sexually transmitted infections can result in emotional stress as well as anxiety. Early identification of these stressors will help to identify coping strategies for the patient and family.
Patient and family education play a vital role in the care of a patient. Identification of knowledge deficits and providing education on the disease process and treatment options will enable the patient and family to deal with the diagnosis and decide on an appropriate plan that meets their needs.
Some male reproductive disorders may require surgical interventions; nursing care includes preparing the patient for the surgical procedure as well as post-operative monitoring. Post-operative monitoring to reduce the incidence of complications includes encouraging coughing and deep breathing to prevent respiratory complications. Interventions such as early ambulation and venous thromboembolism (pharmacological or mechanical) prophylaxis can assist in the prevention of deep venous thrombosis. Pain assessment and management must be performed to ensure the pain is controlled to promote early ambulation, and coughing and deep breathing to prevent post-operative complications.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Nursing care of a patient diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia includes conducting a focused assessment regarding urinary elimination, providing privacy and emotional support to the patient, preparing the patient for nonsurgical procedures, and performing post-procedure monitoring. Care for patients who require surgical intervention will include: