Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Chlamydiais one of the most common venereal diseases. A bacterium known as theChlamydia trachomatis whose transmission occurs during sexual contactwith an infected individual causes this disease. The symptoms of thisdisease include unusual discharge from the vagina or penis, abdominalpain, and fever. The treatment involves administration ofazithromycin as an oral antibiotic. A person who gets into contactwith Neisseria gonorrhoeae that grows and multiplies rapidly in thewarm, moist regions of the reproductive tract gets infected withGonorrhea (Sutton,2013).This disease can affect the throat, and it causes painful ordifficult urination. It is treated through a prescription ofceftriaxone. On the other hand, herpes simplex virus types 2 and 1causesGenitalHerpes. Cold sores on the lips, fever blisters are symptoms of thisdisease (Sutton,2013).HIV/AIDS is a global problem. Human immunodeficiency virus syndromecauses this ailment. It can be controlled by initiatingantiretroviral therapy in patients at early stages of infection. Thenurses should suggest treatment of the sexual partners as well toavoid further spread of the disease (Satterwhiteetal.,2013).This paper seeks to evaluate how knowledge in evidence-based practiceis applied in the creation of a plan of care for patients withsexually transmitted infections.
Themost crucial aspect of treating patients with these health problemsis upholding an evidence-based practice. The identification andtreatment of the disease require the nurse to carry out adequateresearch regarding the health conditions and to understand the valuesand preferences of the patient (Schmidt& Brown, 2014).These skills allow the health practitioner to make the decision.Maintenance of the patients` dignity must be a key influence on thetreatment decision upheld. The above-discussed symptoms of thesexually transmitted diseases should be considered as part of theevidence for the existence of the disease. This practice also enablescare that targets the entire well-being of the person. The culturaland traditional perceptions of these conditions should be consideredwhile communicating about the ailment to the family members of thepatient (Schmidt& Brown, 2014).For instance, some of the
Inconclusion, as evident in this paper, some of the most sexuallytransmitted diseases can be effectively treated through theembracement of an evidence-based approach. This method would entailresearching on the symptoms, treatment methods of the diseases aswell as well as preferences of the patients.
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