Initial Discussion Post:
The use of technology is increasing in all health care settings. Address the following:
How does technology affect patient outcomes?
Identify two (2) advantages and two (2) disadvantages of technology as they apply to the perinatal setting. Explain your answer.
Discuss strategies the Registered Nurse can employ to reverse the two identified technology disadvantages. Provide a rationale for each strategy indicating how it results in the provision of safe, quality care in the perinatal setting. Include a reference from the literature to support the information provided.
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic.
One (1) initial post to the discussion question is required for the discussion question. The body of your initial post to the discussion question must: Be posted as a “New Thread” by Wednesday at 11:59 PM (EST) of the week it is due. Your initial post cannot be a response to another student’s initial post. Students who do not submit their initial response post to the discussion question by Wednesday at 11:59 PM (EST) of the week it is due will have 10 points deducted from their discussion question grade for that week. Contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum. The initial post is the first post made whether or not it contains any content. A blank initial post will be graded zero points by the instructor. Contain at least one (1) current professional nursing reference. o A current professional nursing reference is from current (five  years old or less) professional sources published in the United States. o Sources such as Wikipedia, Medicine Net, nursing blogs etc. are not professional nursing resources and do not count towards the one (1) reference minimum.
Complete the learning and assessment activities in the order listed below. You must complete all activities by the close of the week.
Read the following:
Textbooks (Chapter numbers and titles may differ in subsequent editions of a given textbook. If your edition is different, use the Table of Contents in the textbook to locate the appropriate chapters to read):
Hinkle, J., & Cheever, K. (2013). Brunner and Suddarth’s textbook of medical-surgical nursing (13th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Chapter 56: Assessment and Management of Female Physiologic Processes (beginning of chapter until section on “Female Genitalia Mutilation or Cutting”, and Sections on “Physical Assessment” through “Cytologic test for Cancer (Pap Smear)”, and sections on “Menstruation”, and sections on “Contraception” to “Ectopic Pregnancy”)
Chapter 57: Management of Patients with Female Reproductive Disorders, (Beginning of chapter until section on “Structural Disorders”)
Chapter 58: Assessment and Management of Patients with Breast Disorders, (Beginning of chapter until section on “Procedures for Tissue Analysis” and sections on “Breast Self Examination and Mammography”)
Chapter 59: Assessment and Management of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes, (Beginning of chapter until section on “Diagnostic Evaluation”, and section on “Vasectomy”, and section on “Disorders of Ejaculation” and section on “Testicular Self-Examination”)
Kee, J., Hayes, E., & McCuistion, L. (2015). Pharmacology: A nursing process approach (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
Chapter 56: Drugs for Women’s Reproductive Health and Menopause (Beginning of chapter until section on “Menopause”)
Chapter 58: Drugs for Disorders in Women’s Health, Infertility, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (Section on “Premenstrual Syndrome” until end of chapter)
Use your chosen Nursing Diagnosis Guidebook to review the nursing diagnoses specific to the content covered in this module.
Pillitteri, A. (2014). Maternal & child health nursing: Care of the childbearing and childrearing family (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
Chapter 1: A Framework for Maternal and Child Health Nursing
Chapter 2: The Childbearing and Childrearing Family
Chapter 3: Cultural Diversity and Maternal and Child Health Nursing
Chapter 5: The Nursing Role in Reproductive and Sexual Health
Chapter 6: Nursing Care of the Family in Need of Reproductive Life Planning
Chapter 8: Nursing Care of the Family Having Difficulty Conceiving a Child
Chapter 47: Nursing Care of a Family When a Child Has Reproductive Disorder (Sections on Sexually Transmitted Infections)
Web Based and Other Professional Resources:
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses. (2016). Position statements. Retrieved from https://www.awhonn.org/?page=PositionStatements
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013, May 17). HPV vaccine Gardasil: What you need to know. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hpv-gardasil.pdf
Hein, L. & Levitt, N. (2014). Caring for…Transgender patients. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, 12(6), 28-36. Doi: 10.1097/01.NME.0000454745.49841.76
New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. To Treat Me, You have to know who I am: Welcoming Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) patients into Healthcare. Retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUhvJgxgAac
American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of Practice (3rd ed.) Retrieved from
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