It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the range of 250-300 words. Response posts to peers have no minimum word requirement but must demonstrate topic knowledge and scholarly engagement with peers. Substantive content is imperative for all posts. All discussion prompt elements for the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. Do not upload any attachments unless specified in the instructions. All posts should be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource, ideally within the last 5 years. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citations and references must adhere to APA format.

Classroom Participation
Students are expected to address the initial discussion question by Wednesday of each week. Participation in the discussion forum requires a minimum of three (3) substantive postings (this includes your initial post and posting to two peers) on three (3) different days. Substantive means that you add something new to the discussion supported with citation(s) and reference(s), you are not just agreeing. This is also a time to ask questions or offer information surrounding the topic addressed by your peers. Personal experience is appropriate for a substantive discussion, however should be correlated to the literature.
All discussion boards will be evaluated utilizing rubric criterion inclusive of content, analysis, collaboration, writing and APA. If you fail to post an initial discussion or initial discussion is late, you will not receive points for content and analysis, you may however post to your peers for partial credit following the guidelines above.

Discussion Prompt [due Wednesday ]
A 28-year-old woman presents to the clinic with symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) for the fourth time in 5 months. The woman describes urinary frequency and dysuria. The woman denies blood in the urine or a foul smell to the urine. A clean catch urine specimen demonstrates cloudiness, alkaline pH, increased nitrites, and leukocyte esterase. Some mucus is present, as well as bacterial overgrowth. The woman indicates that she uses proper hygiene measures by wiping from front to back, has completed the full course of antibiotics previously prescribed, wears cotton underwear, avoids tub baths, and drinks increased fluids each day to encourage voiding. Upon further discussion, the woman reveals the use of a diaphragm and spermicide for birth control. The previous urine culture from the last UTI demonstrated gram-positive cocci, which were not present in the most recent UTI culture. The woman is not currently pregnant.

What risk factor(s) for UTI does the woman demonstrate?
What are the differential diagnoses for this patient?
What additional medication management should be considered? Provide full prescription details.
What patient education should be considered?
What follow-up education is important for this patient?
Would this be considered a complicated or uncomplicated UTI. What are the differences in treatment for each? How does the management change based on this knowledge?
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Discussion Peer/Participation Prompt
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Edition 7 please

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

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