APPLICATION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH & POPULATION-FOCUSED NURSING
Competency 7019.1.1: Epidemiology – The graduate applies principles of epidemiology to the assessment of the healthcare needs of communities.
Competency 7019.1.5: Environmental Health – The graduate assesses the impact of the environment on the health of the community.
Competency 7019.1.8: Cultural Competency – The graduate analyzes social and cultural factors that affect the care of diverse populations.
Task 1: Community Health Simulation
More emphasis is being placed on healthier communities as changes are occurring in the fields of healthcare financing, policy, and focus. One of the primary roles of a community health nurse is to assess the community or population in order to determine its health status in relation to its assets and needs.
In this task, you will engage in a Community Health simulation for a total of 40 hours to gather information about a virtual community. Sentinel CityTM Community Health Simulation is a virtual city developed by Healthcare Learning Innovations to represent what you may find in any real United States city. You will be able to take a virtual bus trip and/or walk around the city while observing the environment and people of Sentinel CityTM. Through your observations, you will gather information to assess potential health issues and risks within this online virtual learning environment.
You will assess different factors that may contribute to or detract from the health and wellness of the community and its citizens. During your trips through the city, you may be asked to describe the people you see and any expected or unexpected findings related to the citizens of Sentinel CityTM. Your keen observations will be the foundation to successfully completing assignments within your course. The simulation website will automatically log your hours and produce a special report at the end of each session. Be sure to have a notepad to record your observations of Sentinel CityTM in preparation for this task.
The link to Sentinel CityTM is located in the Community Care and Collaboration section of the Course of Study. Please review the Sentinel City Quick Start Guide, Student Guide, and Troubleshooting and FAQs Guide prior to engaging in the Sentinel CityTM.
You may also want to download the Demographic Assessment, Neighborhood/Community Safety Inventory, Windshield Survey and Population Health Scavenger Hunt tools located in the attachment section to complete section B of this task.
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. Use the Turnitin Originality Report available in Taskstream as a guide for this measure of originality.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
A. Within Sentinel CityTM you will notice a camera icon. Use the camera to take pictures within the simulaton. Use the �enter text� feature to add your ovservations to the pictures. Submit a PDF of your action report from Sentinel CityTM that includes the following completed activities from Industrial Heights, Casper Park District, Acer Tech Center, and Nightingale Square:
Sentinel City School District
Sentinel City Department of Transportation
Better Health Clinic
Sentinel City Affordable Housing Project
Radio Buzz 96.5FM
Sentinel City Healthcare System
Sentinel City Department of Parks and Recreation
B. Complete a needs-assessment summary to determine the health needs and risks of the virtual community in Sentinel CityTM by using each of the following tools:
Note: These tools can be found either in the web links section or as an attachment to this task.
Neighborhood/Community Safety Inventory
Population Health Scavenger Hunt
Note: The name of each of the four tools should be identified in the needs-assessment summary, along with a brief summary of how each of the four tools were used in the needs assessment.
1. Analyze the collected data using concepts of epidemiology and health determinants.
Note: Refer to these three sections of your COS for additional information: Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Epidemiological Data, and Application of Epidemiology.
C. Formulate a community diagnosis for Sentinel CityTM by doing the following:
1. Discuss the three problems for Sentinel CityTM based on the Healthy People 2020
2. Discuss community resources (e.g., Sentinel CityTM Affordable Housing Project, Better
Health Clinic) that are available to address one of the problems identified in part C1. 3. Identify a primary prevention topic based on the problem you selected in part C2.
Note: See the attached Approved Topic List for guidance in formulating your topic.
D. Discuss how you will apply the assessment strategies you have learned from the simulation environment to your community assessment strategies in your community.
E. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
F. Demonstrate Professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.
Approved Topics List
Demograhics_Neighborhood Safety_Scavenger Hunt
1. Healthy People 2020
2. KLP Task 1 Rubric
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