Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Date of Award

7-28-2019

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NRSE 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan

Keywords

human papillomavirus, HPV, cancer, cervical cancer, pathophysiology, women's health

Subject Categories

Family Practice Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases with more than 100 types. The American Cancer Society (2019) reports, “Most men and women who have ever had sexual contact will get HPV at some time in their lives.” Certain strands are more detrimental than others, however it is important to understand how it spreads and ways to minimize its occurrence. Preventative actions are available to women, such as pap smear screenings, which can allow for early identification and treatment of abnormalities. As an advanced practicing nurse, it is essential to provide education to women surrounding HPV, the HPV vaccine, and the importance of routine screenings to avoid potential progression to cervical cancer. The pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, among other imperative information related to HPV and cervical cancer will be discussed within the poster.

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