Epidemiology is really a community health, problem solving process, which is similar to other processes used in healthcare. Nurses follow many similar steps as epidemiologists, as they have to first figure out what is happening in order to then treat the patient correctly. Disease prevention is a very important step in keeping the public healthy and safe .This fascinating scientific field is not only important to the community, but it is also important to the clinicians, because it helps to keep hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities safer and more organized. This is why epidemiologists are so important. Simply by understanding how people become sick or injured, they are providing a great service to mankind in general and helping to protect communities from future health issues.
Emergency medications, intubation materials/equipments, and oxygen supply must be readily available at bedside in case of code. Oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and cardiac pulse are frequently checked. If possible, mechanical ventilator is best to be available. 10. Cholera Nurses must emphasize hygiene and sanitation to the family since it may bring concern in the public eye.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Healthy People (2015), these factors underlie preventable disparities in health status and disease outcomes. Poor health outcomes are often the result of the interaction between individuals and their social and physical environment. Policies that result in changes to the social and physical environment can affect entire populations over extended periods of time, while simultaneously helping people to change individual-level behavior. Improving the conditions in which people are born, live, work, and age will ensure a healthier population, thereby improving national productivity, security, and prosperity through a healthier nation.The importance of social determinants of health is growing initiatives to address these determinants of health. The development of integrated solutions within the context of the health care delivery system needs to focus on patient centered care.
Communication about patient safety can be categorized into: prevention of errors and responding to effects caused by errors (adverse effects). The use of effective communication techniques amongst health care team can help in the prevention of errors, whereas ineffective communication contributes immensely to its occurrence. If ineffective communication contributes to an unfavourable event, then better effective communication skill must be applied to achieve the most favourable or optimum patient safety. There are different approaches and techniques in which healthcare personnel can work to improve patient safety and they include both verbal and the nonverbal communication as well as effective use of appropriate communication technologies. Bramhall (2014) highlights that common barriers to effective communication for patient include environmental such as noise, lack of privacy and control, fear and anxiety, inability to explain feelings and exerting oneself to appear strong whereas healthcare professional barriers include lack of time and support, staff conflict, lack of skills to adequately cope with patient’s questions and overwhelming
There is much overlap when discussing quality and safety in nursing, but it is important to realize that both have their own skills and knowledge essential to the competency. Quality is measuring the rendering of a specific process or action and comparing the data to benchmarks. If the standards are not met then quality improvements are implemented in the hopes of meeting those standards. Were safety is the proactive action of preventing mistakes from occurring, such as knowing a patient is at risk for following and taking precautions such as assisting the patient during ambulation’s. Safety is looking at the environment around you for potential areas of hazard and using critical thinking to make changes for the better of you, co-workers, and patients (Sherwood,
At the international level, global rules, the activities of a genuinely health-centred process of globalization can be achieved only by ensuring that the interests of developing countries and vulnerable populations are fully represented in international decision-making forums. For this to be attained, it requires international institutional reform, which may include changes in voting structures and negotiation processes, an increased role for civil society organizations. Financial and technical assistance to developing country governments is also required, to enable them to participate effectively in international negotiations on global health issues. In additionally, to limit the negative effects of globalization on health and increase opportunities for its improvement, this requires the development and implementation of a research agenda oriented towards current problems and trends at the country level and international decisions, to allow informed decisions to be made (Woodward et al,
PUBLIC HEALTH: MOVING FORWARD FOR PEOPLE’S HEALTH Many of the developments in our people’s collective health are brought about by significant changes and improvements in the field of public health. For centuries, human endeavors in improving the health and increasing life expectancies of the people remained a focus of public health. While C.E. Winslow refers to public health as the field of science and art that deals with disease prevention, life prolongation and health promotion through the collective efforts of an organized and well-informed society, individuals, groups or communities (C.E.Winslow, 1920), the Institute of Medicine defines public health as the collective efforts of society to ensure the conditions necessary
Public health management make strong decision as regard to how to strategically plan, allocate and budget for the available resources and in doing so it require technical skill and knowledge of management. The whole essence of public health management is to establish the identity of diseases and control of such disease that are threats to public health. Application of knowledge of management in public health leads to quality public health management as it focused on identify problems, customer satisfaction, and application of analytical tool to collect information with the health sector. Public health management promote standard and establish strategic direction for public health. 10.1 Personal Context: Personally, in managing my health and the health of my household, I emphasis on lifestyle modification and I ensure there is a particular amount allocated for the management of health of my family every month.
Their responsibilities include other things like making sure all activities are done safely using the appropriate equipment’s or materials. The effectiveness of safety and health practices in promoting positive, healthy and safe environment is important. Activities like hand washing after work in health care workplaces is important to reduce the risk of infections. Organizations should also disinfect workplaces regularly to minimize the risk of infections hence protecting their staff and service users. Health centers should also have digitalized record keeping technology that will enhance fast acquisition of information when need arises.
In today's generation, the continuous and rapid innovation in the nation's health care system, coupled with rising health costs, has led to numerous health disparities among communities (Mason, 2016). The role of the community health nurse is to promote health by aiming a goal to enhance the well-being of the community and to advocate for policies that will help enhance the health care access (Yui, 2016). However, nurses need to assess the community first before promoting health because each community faces different health and environmental problems. Thus, this paper will analyze the health status of the Sunset community by identifying its strengths and weaknesses, and utilizing the application of community-as-partner model, which is associated