Nursing Tips

Ethnocentrism

Ethnocentrism

Cathy Parkes

Ethnocentrism: The belief that one's own culture is superior to all others. View world from their own cultural viewpoint. Nurses should NOT practice ethnocentrism.

Ethnocentrism

Cathy Parkes

Ethnocentrism: The belief that one's own culture is superior to all others. View world from their own cultural viewpoint. Nurses should NOT practice ethnocentrism.

Some important nationally notifiable diseases include anthrax, botulism, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Lyme disease, meningococcal disease, pertussis, syphilis, and tuberculosis.

Nationally Notifiable Diseases

Cathy Parkes

Some important nationally notifiable diseases include anthrax, botulism, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Lyme disease, meningococcal disease, pertussis, syphilis, and tuberculosis.

Nationally Notifiable Diseases

Cathy Parkes

Some important nationally notifiable diseases include anthrax, botulism, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Lyme disease, meningococcal disease, pertussis, syphilis, and tuberculosis.

An occupational health nurse provides screening, surveillance, and education to prevent workplace illness and injury.

Occupational Health Nurse

Cathy Parkes

An occupational health nurse provides screening, surveillance, and education to prevent workplace illness and injury.

Occupational Health Nurse

Cathy Parkes

An occupational health nurse provides screening, surveillance, and education to prevent workplace illness and injury.

Anthrax is a deadly infectious disease which may be used as a bioterrorism agent. It can be treated with antitoxins and antibiotics (e.g., doxycycline, ciprofloxacin).

Anthrax

Cathy Parkes

Anthrax is a deadly infectious disease which may be used as a bioterrorism agent. It can be treated with antitoxins and antibiotics (e.g., doxycycline, ciprofloxacin).

Anthrax

Cathy Parkes

Anthrax is a deadly infectious disease which may be used as a bioterrorism agent. It can be treated with antitoxins and antibiotics (e.g., doxycycline, ciprofloxacin).

Disaster preparedness involves planning, training, and providing education for unavoidable disasters.

Disaster Preparedness

Cathy Parkes

Disaster preparedness involves planning, training, and providing education for unavoidable disasters.

Disaster Preparedness

Cathy Parkes

Disaster preparedness involves planning, training, and providing education for unavoidable disasters.

Determinants of health include environmental factors (e.g., access to healthy food, pollution, public safety) and social factors (e.g., racism, support systems, education).

Determinants of Health

Cathy Parkes

Determinants of health include environmental factors (e.g., access to healthy food, pollution, public safety) and social factors (e.g., racism, support systems, education).

Determinants of Health

Cathy Parkes

Determinants of health include environmental factors (e.g., access to healthy food, pollution, public safety) and social factors (e.g., racism, support systems, education).

Migrant Workers: Increased Risks - LevelUpRN

Migrant Workers: Increased Risks

Cathy Parkes

Migrant workers are at increased risk for work-related injuries, pesticide/chemical exposure, skin cancer, dermatitis, communicable disease, and dental problems.

Migrant Workers: Increased Risks

Cathy Parkes

Migrant workers are at increased risk for work-related injuries, pesticide/chemical exposure, skin cancer, dermatitis, communicable disease, and dental problems.

An aggregate is a subgroup or population that share characteristics or concerns (e.g., LGBT+ residents of the same neighborhood).

What is an Aggregate?

Cathy Parkes

An aggregate is a subgroup or population that share characteristics or concerns (e.g., LGBT+ residents of the same neighborhood).

What is an Aggregate?

Cathy Parkes

An aggregate is a subgroup or population that share characteristics or concerns (e.g., LGBT+ residents of the same neighborhood).

Food deserts are geographic areas that lack sufficient access to grocery stores and healthy food options.

Food Deserts

Cathy Parkes

Food deserts are geographic areas that lack sufficient access to grocery stores and healthy food options.

Food Deserts

Cathy Parkes

Food deserts are geographic areas that lack sufficient access to grocery stores and healthy food options.

A home health nurse provides care in the patient's residence. Responsibilities include assessment, treatment, education, and care coordination.

Home Health Nursing Care

Cathy Parkes

A home health nurse provides care in the patient's residence. Responsibilities include assessment, treatment, education, and care coordination.

Home Health Nursing Care

Cathy Parkes

A home health nurse provides care in the patient's residence. Responsibilities include assessment, treatment, education, and care coordination.

Lead Exposure - LevelUpRN

Lead Exposure

Cathy Parkes

Lead exposure: Pre-1978 housing is at risk for lead-based paint! Check out these patient teaching tips.

Lead Exposure

Cathy Parkes

Lead exposure: Pre-1978 housing is at risk for lead-based paint! Check out these patient teaching tips.

Incidence Vs Prevalence

Incidence Vs Prevalence

Cathy Parkes

Incidence vs. Prevalence: Incidence is the number of NEW cases of disease/injury in a population during a period of time. Prevalence is the number of ALL cases (new and pre-existing) of disease/injury...

Incidence Vs Prevalence

Cathy Parkes

Incidence vs. Prevalence: Incidence is the number of NEW cases of disease/injury in a population during a period of time. Prevalence is the number of ALL cases (new and pre-existing) of disease/injury...

Know your levels of prevention!
Primary: Focuses on prevention of disease from occurring. 
Secondary: Focuses on early detection/screening for diseases.
Tertiary: Focuses on rehabilitation of those already diagnosed with a disease.

Know your levels of illness prevention!

Cathy Parkes

Know your levels of prevention! Primary, Secondary, Tertiary

Know your levels of illness prevention!

Cathy Parkes

Know your levels of prevention! Primary, Secondary, Tertiary

Windshield Survey:
Collect data by literally driving around and looking out your windshield. Assess people and environment. Use the data to develop a Community Health Plan.

Windshield Survey

Cathy Parkes

Windshield Survey: Collect data by literally driving around and look out your windshield.

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Windshield Survey

Cathy Parkes

Windshield Survey: Collect data by literally driving around and look out your windshield.

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Smallpox Signs/Symptoms include RASH that begins on the FACE and spreads down, High fever, Headache, Vomiting

Smallpox Symptoms

Cathy Parkes

Smallpox: Symptoms include a RASH that begins on the FACE and spreads down, high fever, headache, vomiting.

Smallpox Symptoms

Cathy Parkes

Smallpox: Symptoms include a RASH that begins on the FACE and spreads down, high fever, headache, vomiting.

Injury prevention in the home:  Make sure water heater setting is set to LESS than 120 degrees F to prevent burns.

Water Heater Settings

Cathy Parkes

Injury prevention in the home: Make sure water heater setting is set to LESS than 120 degrees F to prevent burns.

Water Heater Settings

Cathy Parkes

Injury prevention in the home: Make sure water heater setting is set to LESS than 120 degrees F to prevent burns.

Community Oriented Nursing is focused on health promotion and disease prevention in the community. No direct care for individuals!  Community Based Nursing is focused on illness care for individuals and families.

Community Nursing

Cathy Parkes

Community Oriented Nursing is focused on health promotion and disease prevention in the community. No direct care for individuals! Community Based Nursing is focused on illness care for individuals and families.

Community Nursing

Cathy Parkes

Community Oriented Nursing is focused on health promotion and disease prevention in the community. No direct care for individuals! Community Based Nursing is focused on illness care for individuals and families.

Interpreters

Interpreters

Cathy Parkes

Interpreters: Using a family member is NOT recommended. Interpreters need to have knowledge of health terminology.

Interpreters

Cathy Parkes

Interpreters: Using a family member is NOT recommended. Interpreters need to have knowledge of health terminology.

Family Transitions

Family Transitions

Cathy Parkes

Examples of Transitions in families: birth of child, death in family, divorce, major illness, loss of income. Transitions = time of risk for family.

Family Transitions

Cathy Parkes

Examples of Transitions in families: birth of child, death in family, divorce, major illness, loss of income. Transitions = time of risk for family.

Types of Abuse

Types of Abuse

Cathy Parkes

Types of abuse: Physical abuse Sexual abuse Emotional abuse (ex: humiliation, intimidation) Neglect (ex: failure to provide shelter, medical care, education) Economic abuse (ex: misuse of money, theft)

Types of Abuse

Cathy Parkes

Types of abuse: Physical abuse Sexual abuse Emotional abuse (ex: humiliation, intimidation) Neglect (ex: failure to provide shelter, medical care, education) Economic abuse (ex: misuse of money, theft)

Home safety interventions for Alzheimer's patients

Home safety interventions for Alzheimer's patients

Cathy Parkes

KEY home safety interventions for Alzheimer's patients: NO scatter rugs, do have door locks, mark step edges with colored tape, place the mattress on the floor.

Home safety interventions for Alzheimer's patients

Cathy Parkes

KEY home safety interventions for Alzheimer's patients: NO scatter rugs, do have door locks, mark step edges with colored tape, place the mattress on the floor.