What are some screening tools that might be of importance in this situation? (Hint: do you suspect drug or alcohol abuse here?) The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend that mental health problems screening be incorporated into routine primary care visits for adolescents and it includes social and emotional competencies expected for each age. A brief, scientifically tested, self-administered screening questionnaire such as the Pediatric Symptom Checklist Youth Report (PSC-Y) can be used. PSC-Y is widely used in primary care settings and is a 35-item self-completion screening questionnaire that focus on internalizing, externalizing, and attention problems.
This acts as a form of Access and Equity, as I enable families to learn about events that they can attend to spend quality time together. Thus, I am promoting the social determinant of health known as social support. It is critical for a community health nurse to uphold this determinant by providing caregivers with family oriented resources and services. As well, during my clinical placement, I spent time researching to learn more about the flu. By having knowledge about the symptoms of the flu and the importance of the flu vaccine, I was able to health promote to families.
In addition, a survey will be developed by the investigators to explore barriers and facilitators of communication from the patients’ perspective. The main aim is to be able to design an intervention utilizing different tools to improve communication and health literacy. The intervention could include mixed-strategies such as appropriate educational aids that combine both pictures and text, pictograms, and oral counseling methods to achieve the best
For example a guide for a class teacher whose pupil may have seizure at school. The charity’s work include services for children and families, Light house Youth project, a helpline, school awareness programme, sleep clinic, publications, holiday packages among
1. Health promotion to me is a holistic approach which combines education to implement or support needs of a community. An example would be a goal for a community to increase it number of older adult who receive a flu vaccine. Through an educational clinic could provide information on the vaccine and could provide vaccines at low or little cost. It gives people in the community or population the ability through education to make their own informed decisions and this empower the community.
This involved 21 hospitals over the course of one year and required a multidisciplinary team to improve the hospital’s system of identifying and treating delirium in the ICU (Adams, 2015). A patient centered, evidence-based plan was created to decrease incidences and decrease cost to the hospital system. A multidisciplinary team of nurses, physicians, and physical therapists were enlisted to develop the plan CAM-ICU became a part of the electronic medical administrative record flow chart and nurses were trained accordingly. CAM-ICU evaluated several aspects of delirium: “(i) acute change in mental status… (ii) inattention, (iii) disorganized thinking, and (iv) altered level of consciousness” (Adams, 2015). Patients were screened once in the morning and once in the afternoon so that their sleep schedule was not interrupted.
After the pregnancy a GP will usually see a new mother six weeks after birth to check physical and emotional health, including recovery from birth and checks on a baby’s health. Health Visitor Health Visitors are trained nurses who support and educate families from pregnancy through to the Childs fifth birthday. The Health Visitor is key for the first few weeks after the birth. They make sure the health of both mother and baby are good and offer support and guidance where needed. After the first few weeks, Health Visitors can be seen at a child health clinic, Children’s centre or GPs.
They are generalists who perform post-admission medical and psychiatric assessments of new clients. Every week, they perform client consultations, oversee medication management and provide on-going client support and education. Mental health psychiatric nurse practitioners who work in family care units need to demonstrate a broad understanding of various theories of addiction and mental illnesses. They should be familiar with standard policies, practices and outcomes of recovery, treatment and relapse prevention. They also need to understand the diagnostic criterion for dual conditions and be able to provide continuing care for dually diagnosed patients.
Many teaching strategies submitted to QSEN intent to improve patient safety. Wisser (2016) develops patient safety and quality improvement educational strategy for pre-licensure students, this strategy encourages nursing instructors and students to review the current National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG), to evaluate safety practices during clinical rotations, to document observations and recommendations on NPSG Clinical Worksheet and to develop a plan of care based on analysis of observations. Patient safety and quality of care is definitely the main goal of United States healthcare system and healthcare organizations such as Joint commission has made a commitment to patients and family members to fulfill the first healthcare obligation “do not
Attention must be paid to policies made at various levels of health care system to ensure sustainability. A favourable environment will help to facilitate the interventions of healthcare policies. The personal healthcare policy involves a right to quality healthcare services, as well as other right that relates to health which includes good food, housing, social amenities, safe water, right to education and right to
Good Morning Ellen: I hope all is well with you and the Bronx Prevention programs. I left a message for you on 7/14/17 regarding a possible linkage between Good Shepherd’s Prevention programs and St. Dominic’s Non-Medicaid Care Coordination program. The Care Coordination program works with children with Severe Emotional Behaviors who do not qualify for Health Homes. The idea for the linkage was to provide St. Dominic’s community support for children who are ready for discharge, but would need additional support. It has come to my attention that St. Dominic’s has a Prevention program, and it is the Department of Health’s expectation that they refer the children from the Care Coordination to their own Prevention program first.
Prevention is the reduction or avoiding the risks of diseases and ill health primarily through medical intervention. So, preventative measures are a variety of interventions that can be undertaken to prevent or delay the occurrence of diseases and can reduce further transmission or exposure to disease. According to Tannahil’s model there are three tiers of prevention; primary, secondary and tertiary as also mentioned in ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬better detail in AO3.
Those clients are treated during the day and can get home at night. the clients are offered different programs in which they can reside at their home but are supposed to visit the rehab center for treatment on fixed appointments. Partial Hospital or Day Treatment Programs: Partial Hospital or Day Treatment Programs are better known as a higher level outpatient addiction treatment. These are the programs which need the clients meet for approximately 4 hours, 5 or 7 days a week. The long hour consultation as well as treatment focus on the overall development of the clients as well as help them to prevent from the possibilities of re-addiction.
Since after my high school, I have been involved in community service from sanitation, education and assisting underprivileged populations; both young and old. In fact, my interest in public works has grown beyond what I feel I am capable of doing in the community and for people who need it most. Nevertheless I came to America as student admitted into business administration in 2003. Later, given the the medical field prospect, I switched into nursing in the same insttions; Kent State University in 2010 after a long break. I do believe that human services is an inborn desire therefore, I chose nursing as of expression such human service gift for the greater good to the community and the people that I share the world with.
The Community Health Centers HEALTHY CHILD program is devoted to childhood immunizations. Immunizations are the most cost effective prevention program and have the ability to protect from many diseases that can result in hospitalizations, healthcare provider visits, and premature deaths. This program is operated by the Community Health Center (WACHC) which provides health services to the community of Windy Apple, Washington. The HEALTHY CHILD program immunizes 4,000 children a year to protect the health of the community and to ensure that children are vaccinated for school. The HEALTHY CHILD program supports Group Health Community Foundation’s (GHCF) Childhood Immunization Initiative which has given nearly $5 million to public health jurisdictions