Diseases fact sheet

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 Sir Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power.” This is most definitely true when it comes to diseases and how to prevent and treat them.  A powerful tool in your arsenal is the Fact Sheet. Usually comprised of one page of easy-to-read content, these leaflets can be distributed easily and can effectively inform your practice. 

EMERGING AND RE-EMERGING DISEASES FACT SHEET

Sir Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power.” This is most definitely true when it comes to diseases and how to prevent and treat them. As a nurse, you are charged with teaching patients how to prevent infectious diseases and what to do if they become infected. A powerful tool in your arsenal is the Fact Sheet. Usually comprised of one page of easy-to-read content, these leaflets can be distributed easily and can effectively inform your practice.


Required Readings

· Gonsalves, G., Staley, P. (2014). 

Panic, paranoia, and public health—The AIDS epidemic’s lessons for EbolaLinks to an external site.

New England Journal of Medicine, 371(25), 2348– 2349. http://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1413425

 

· Halm, M. A., & O’Connor, N. (2014). 

Do system-based interventions affect catheterassociated urinary tract infection?Links to an external site.
 
American Journal of Critical Care, 23(6), 505-509. http://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc2014689

 

· National Institutes of Health. (2007). 


Understanding emerging and re-emerging infectious diseasesLinks to an external site.


. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK20370/

 

· Petlin, A., Schallom, M., Prentice, D., Sona, C., Mantia, P., McMullen, K., & Landholt, C. (2014). 

Chlorhexidine gluconate bathing to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisitionLinks to an external site.

Critical Care Nurse, 34(5), 17–26. http://doi.org/10.40377/ccn2014943

 

· Pokrywka, M., Feigel, J., Douglas, B., Grossberger, S., Hensler, A. & Weber, D. (2014). 

A bundle strategy including patient hand hygiene to decrease clostridium difficile infectionsLinks to an external site.

MedSurg Nursing, 23(3), 145-164.

 

· Smeulers, M., Lucas, C., & Vermeulen, H. (2014). 

Effectiveness of different nursing handover styles for ensuring continuity of information in hospitalised patientsLinks to an external site.

The Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews, (6), CD009979

 

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021). 


Ebola (Ebola virus disease)Links to an external site.


. http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/index.html?s_cid=cs_4318

 

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019.). 


Zika virusLinks to an external site.


. https://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

To prepare for this Assignment:

· Select one disease that is either emerging or re-emerging in the world today.

· Research the disease using both scholarly and non-scholarly resources.

· Determine your audience (patients, other nurses, schools, etc.) that you would want to share the Fact Sheet with.

· Select pieces of information that are appropriate for your audience.

Submit: A 1- to 2-page Fact Sheet.

· Indicate the audience on the Fact Sheet.

· Give a brief history of the disease.

· What are the implications of the spread of the disease?

· How does one detect and prevent the spread of this disease?

· How is this disease treated?

Your Fact Sheet should be visually stimulating, appropriate for your audience, and formatted with bullet points for easy reading.

Support your “facts” with references.

Note: Your Fact Sheet must be supported with at least three scholarly sources of evidence in the literature.

For this Assignment, review the following:

· Week 1 Assignment Rubric (The Assignment Rubric can be found at the bottom of this Assignment.)

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