You are taking care of a 37 year old male with Crohn’s disease. This is a new diagnosis for him, after months of weight loss, fever, and diarrhea. Considering this please address the following prompts in your discussion:
Pick one assessment finding you are likely to see during your examination of this patient. Examples could be, but not limited to, pain, alteration in nutrition, a specific lab alteration (hypokalemia, low H & H, etc)
How does this finding compare to what you would find in a normal adult male exam?
Explain the pathophysiology of this finding.
Discuss the specific nursing assessment related to the selected alteration.
Discuss the nursing care you would implement to promote health.