Community Health and Population Focused Nursing C228 SZT Task 2 August 1, 2014 Measles p. 2 Measles, also known as Rubeola is a highly contagious acute viral illness. It is caused by a virus in the paramyxovirus family. In 1953, 549,000 measles cases were reported in the United Stated, along with 495 measles deaths, annually. Although 549,000 cases were reported, it is estimated that 3-4 million people or most every American was infected with this virus during their lifetime. After the implementation and licensure of the live measles vaccine in 1963 the number of cases significantly dropped by 1988 in the U.S...
Outline Worksheet for Informative Speech Title: West Nile Virus Speaker: Joseph N. Aranbayev Specific Purpose: Problems and solutions associated with the West Nile virus Thesis Statement: People must understand the nature of the West Nile virus and how people get infected with it in order to take the necessary steps to protect themselves. Introduction I. Since it’s migration to the U.S. in 1999, the West Nile virus (WNV) has claimed over a thousand lives and has been found in a total of 27,605 people. (Lee, M.C. 23-34) II.
Within days of the physicians first day of stay many of the newly infected began showing signs and symptoms of the disease. Due to the international hub the disease quickly spread along the airways to major international cities in Viet Nam, Singapore, Taiwan, and Toronto each becoming a hot zone of infection (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, 2003). The research team from WHO was able to present the timeline and outline the geographical spread from all information gathered. Unfortunately, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) did not first report this outbreak until February 2003 giving the virus a three month head start. While the physician, Dr. Jianlun stayed in Hong Kong after taking care of 34 cases of this illness in the Guangdong Province, overall it is estimated greater than 75% of the cases are related to him (Progress of the SARS Outbreak, 2013).
Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing (C228) – Task #2 TUBERCULOSIS Stephanie Sanderson Western Governors University Mentor: Mikki Naught October 12, 2014 Tuberculosis Tuberculosis (or, “TB”) has existed throughout history. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (or, M. tuberculosis) is the causative bacterium in most cases of TB. M. tuberculosis was first described by Robert Koch in March of 1882. Presently, it is one of the world’s deadliest diseases (www.cdc.gov). In 2013, more than 9500 cases of TB were reported in the United States alone; during the previous year, there were about 1.3 million TB-related deaths, worldwide.
USA vaccines cover A, C, W-135, and Y but not B (Coffee, 2015). The incubation period of meningococcal disease ranges from 2 to 10 days. The disease is spread through saliva and respiratory droplets. The most common way people transfer the disease is through kissing, sharing drinks, sharing used silverware, sharing lip balm, and close contact with an infected person who may cough or sneeze within three feet of an individual. Meningococcal meningitis is a fast moving, deadly infection that kills 10 to 13% of its victims within a matter of hours or days (CDC, 2015).
Barry Folland In 2000 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report “ Too Err is Human”, citing that as many as 98,000 people die per annum from medical errors and attributes to the eighth leading cause of death. The cost is estimated at between $17 and $29 billion a year, of which health care costs are one half. The Department of Health and Human Services did a survey in 2010 and found that 180,000 people die per year as a result of medical errors and infections. The health care industry has been behind a decade or more in attention to assuring basic safety. Safety is a critical first step in improving quality of healthcare.
Therapeutic Hypothermia in Post Cardiac Arrest Introduction I. Attention Getter Has anyone here ever know of someone who had a myocardial infarction or heat attack in the past? II. Listener Relevance Link According to the American Heart Association approximately 715,000 people have a heart attack each year in this country (Ron, 2009). With that being said it is highly likely that everyone in this room knows of someone who has had a heart attack.
Cardiovascular system Introduction I. Attention Getter- according to the American Heart Association, Dr. Roberto Bolli and Dr. Nancy C. Martin. (http://www.americanheart.org) one of every three deaths is caused by coronary heart attack. This is about 1, 260,000 per year, about 37 percent of people who experienced a coronary attack in a given year die from it. II.
It is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States and Europe and it is the number two cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people worldwide will suffer from stroke this year. Five million will die and another five million will be permanently disabled. In the Philippines, stroke affects 486 out of 100,000 Filipinos or roughly half a million Filipinos (http://www.slideshare.net/internist69/cerebro-vascular-accident-cva-presentation). Here in Davao City, 2.4% of adults had ever had a stroke in the year 2002 (http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/s/stroke/stats.htm).