Community health offers services that protect and promote the health of its residents. What is more, community as a client is based on the assumption that community-nursing practice is community-oriented, seeking healthful change for the whole community (Ardys McNaughton Dunn, 1990). Additionally, allowing a group to pursue health changes for the benefit of the entire group and referring to the concept of community-wide groups of people as the focus of nursing services. Several factors could affect the health of a community. Poor housing conditions, lack of health care services, and lack of education could affect the health of a community.
Health Information Exchange Systems NaQuita Carter DeVry University Professor Hamilton 3-11-2014 Electronic health information exchange (HIE) allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health care providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically—improving the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care. There are three key forms of health information exchange: directed exchange, query-based exchange, and consumer mediated exchange (HealthIT.gov). These aspects of a system will be discussed in detail as well as, its place in the state of Illinois. Direct exchange is the ability to send and receive secure information electronically between care providers to support coordinated care. Such an exchange allows
Windshield Survey Summary and Reflection Mary Lou Lamer NUR/405 January 25, 2013 Dawn Warner Windshield Survey Summary and Reflection Introduction “Although it is necessary to identify health risk factors among individuals and groups in the community, it is of paramount importance that nurses learn to identify and work with health problems of a defined population or the total community”. (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2012, pg. 395). The “windshield survey” is one method that the nurse can use to collect data about a particular community, however, understanding the meaning of community, community health, community as a client, and partnership, as they relay to nursing in the public setting, is important to successful data assessment. Community “Community is a locality – based entity, composed of systems of formal organizations reflecting society’s institutions, informal groups, and aggregates”.
P4: Describe the Key Aspects of legislations and guidelines relevant to the prevention and control of infection in a health or social care setting In this section of my assignment I will be describing the key aspects of legislation and guidelines relevant to the prevention and control of infection in a health or social care setting. There are many items of legislation and guidelines which are used in health and social care in order to protect and safeguard the health and well-being of all of those who work and are treated in the health and social care sector. These items of legislations work by preventing the spread and threat of infection through the use of hygienic and clean practices. Legislation, regulations and guidance that govern infection prevention and control: Health and Safety Act (1974) This Act places responsibilities on the Trust and individual employees to do what is reasonable and to adequately control the risks of infection to staff and others. Under this legislation all employees have the responsibilities to cooperate with the Trust on matters of health and safety and in the context of this policy particularly regarding the reduction of risks from healthcare associated infections.
Community Health Nursing Emergency Response 725.8.8 Stefanie Pipia Western Governors University April 18, 2014 Disaster in Franklin County In the event of a disaster there are many people with various roles needed to respond and meet the needs of the community affected. The role of major public health personnel is to assess the incident for immediate health needs, severity of health needs and the potential health risks of the community. The public health personnel have specific roles, responsibilities and functions to carry out during the disaster to identify, manage and minimize aftermath. The public health nurse can assess for immediate health needs related to injury and disability. They can identify and provide health related education to reduce the health risks related to the disaster as well as prevention of secondary conditions.
Cleveland clinic also offer patients community education. “Cleveland Clinic continues to focus on community health and wellness with an emphasis on chronic disease management. Traditionally, health care has focused on rescue, repair and recovery. Cleveland Clinic prides itself on moving “sick” care to “health” care and educating our community to provide disease management for crippling diseases like diabetes. We’re committed to promoting nutrition, fitness and healthy habits.
01/07/2014 Michaela Radford Unit Eight – Promote and implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care. Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety. (Section One covered by certificate, RPL) 1.1, Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social-care work setting. 1.2, Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. 1.3, Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of self, the employer or manager, and others in the work setting.
1.0 Introduction Community profiles are designed to give an overview of health risks, prevalence and services at a local, regional and national level using an interactive mapping tool. The data should be used to inform commissioners of health and social care services in their decision making, leading to the improvement of health services. Health profiles are a way of understanding the life in local communities and help us find ways to make improvements by looking at the latest available data across a range of indicators. The following community health profile is a report summarizing the health of the residents of Hartlepool. Thus, the content takes a valuable look at the health issues and risk factors affecting Hartlepool residents.
Rural literacy will work to address the following literacy priorities. Priority 1: Put together health care literacy improvement in missing, planning, and evaluation. Action Steps * To identify certain projects and programs that are affected by limited source that is out on health care. * Create many different objectives and goals that’s related to improving literacy in health care strategic planning and educated initiatives. Objective To identify many ways in which addressing health literacy can help to improve health programs effectiveness.
Public health encompasses protecting and improving the health of communities through coordinated efforts of governments, private and voluntary organisations and individuals. Nutritional medicine professionals contribute to public health through each of these channels. They develop policies and programs within public health nutrition, are involved in associations, as well as educate and motivate individuals in private practices. Their purpose is to improve the communities or individuals overall nutritional status. Increases in popularity of complementary therapies such as nutrition, and focuses of government policy on prevention, indicate nutritional medicine may become more relevant in public health in the future.