What is the role of the RN regarding the issue?

Define the issue (Influenza/Infection Control).

Topic is Influenza/Infection Control- but the main focus is Pediatrics since our course is Pediatrics, but we still need to discuss influenza and infection control in general. We will be doing a brochure and power point based on the essay that will answer the questions below. The brochure we are making (which we will be doing separately) will be used to present to the community. Our target audience will be parents ages 18-45 who have kids 6 months to 18 yrs old- since we will be educating the parents about influenza and infection control, and why getting the kids vaccinated against flu important. We will be presenting to random parents of ages mentioned above.

1) Assessment – Define the issue (Influenza/Infection Control). Why is this a community problem? What are the risk factors? Statistics? Current incidence/prevalence rate in the US? 2) Diagnosis – What are the consequences if issue is not acknowledged? How will consequences affect the community? (Ex: financial implication, stressors, increased prevalence, etc.) 3) Planning – What is the role of the RN regarding the issue? How can RNs help the community regarding the issue? What setting(s) can the RN intervene? 4) Implementation – What are your nursing interventions? Teachings? 5) Evaluation – How will you evaluate the effectiveness of your interventions/teachings?Develop 5 questionnaire questions to evaluate the effectiveness of your interventions/teachings. 6) References – minimum 3 evidenced based resources such as academic journals or textbook. Resources cannot be older than 5yrs. APA reference format. SOURCES: 1.) Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States — 2017–2018 influenza season https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/estimates.htm —– there are multiple tabs in this websites which can used as good sources 2.) Continuing challenges in influenza https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4159436/ 3.) Background and Epidemiology: Biology of Influenza https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/acip/2018-2019/background/background-epidemiology.htm 4.) Seasonal Incidence of Symptomatic Influenza in the United States https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/66/10/1511/4682599 5.) Epidemiology of influenza https://www.uptodate.com/contents/epidemiology-of-influenza

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