There are many factors that will continue to impact community and population health.
- Consider the past achievements in public health as many have implications around the globe.
- Describe a global health concern that has impacted your community or those you care for.
- Discuss what surveillance data could be pulled from an electronic health record (EHR) you have used or currently use in your nursing practice.
- Take a moment to review the Twitter feed for compelling Tweets that are related to informatics, global health, and population health outcomes.
- Share an overview the Tweet and how it is likely to impact future collaborative trends in community health.
- Compose a 280-character or fewer Tweet that describes what you would like to see as a Tweet in the next decade related to public health achievements. Please try to be realistic, but also be visionary. Remember Twitter only allows 280 characters (this includes spaces, etc.) so you will need to be concise. It should include a hashtag. Include a reference URL if applicable. Share this Tweet in the discussion. (Note: A Twitter account is not required nor share your Tweet on social media).
- Your discussion post should look like:
- Paragraph one: Describe a global health concern that has impacted your community or those you care for
- Paragraph two: Discuss what surveillance data could be pulled from an electronic health record (EHR) you have used or currently use in your nursing practice.
- Paragraph three: Share information from a Tweet and how it is likely to impact future collaborative trends in community health.
- Paragraph four: Compose a 280-character Tweet that describes what you would like to see as a Tweet in the next decade related to public health achievements.
- Resources: Where did you find your data?
- Example: New HIV infection rates at all-time low worldwide #primaryprevention #collaborationiskey #WeGotThis #RNsunite www.HIV.gov
I will also need one reply to two classmates, I am attaching their answers below
Malorie: Since becoming a nurse I have realized that many people do not immunize their children. Immunizations are the reason many diseases have been eradicated. Vaccines are started at delivery and continue throughout the life of each patient. Polio is one such disease. Measles is not completely eradicated around the globe. “Because measles is common in other parts of the world, unvaccinated people can get measles while traveling and bring it into the United States. Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk, so make sure to stay up to date on your child’s vaccines” (Healthychildren.org). Many vaccines are given during the first year of life at varying intervals. There are religious concerns as to why vaccines are withheld as well as ethical concerns. If there is a chance to prevent your child from a deadly or debilitating disease, why would you not do it?
In Georgia, we have the Georgia Registration of Immunization Transactions and Services or GRITS. This registry is a service through the department of health that keeps record of each patient in the state and each vaccine they receive as well as the information from the vaccine given. The public schools and daycares require updated immunization records or affidavits for refusal that can be obtained from the website through physician offices. Part of the OR, requires updating the patient profile, which includes immunization status. GRITS is an easy tool to verify this with.
The very first tweet from the above feed is one of the main reasons I think parents are slow to immunize their children. During the covid pandemic, the vaccine was developed rather quickly and many were hesitant to receive it. There are many conspiracy theorists that claim government involvement and using vaccines for tracking purposes or altering our DNA under the disguise of vaccinations. To prevent and dispel this theory, the vaccine companies should become transparent in the development process. Honesty and transparency are the only options to overcome this and move forward.
Tweet: Immunizations prevent diseases and unecessary death #VaccinateDon’tProcrastinate!!
Alison:In Mobile, AL our homeless population struggles with tuberculosis. They are typically living in crowded and/ or unsanitary living conditions. Tuberculosis is also very common in third world countries with similar living conditions. TB is transmissible through airborne particles so treatment is similar to COVID- N95 mask and a negative pressure room. While not very common anymore, is does remain an issue that should be closely monitored by the health department.
When reviewing EHRs, living demographics and economical demographics can help a HCP determine the patients risk for this communicable disease. In our facility our admission history includes screening of the patients living conditions. There has been a 22% increase in TB cases but the 10-year trend indicates an overall decrease of 36%. (Harris, S., 2021). Alabamas goal for TB is to have all TB cases eliminated.
When looking at tweets about tuberculosis, it is mostly addressed as a global health crisis that is lumped in with HIV and malaria. While Mobile, Alabama battles a relatively small patient population with TB it is imperative to keep it under control. All cases must be reported to the Board of Health and treated at the Board of Health. Twitter also addresses that there are now strains of antibiotic-resistant TB being found.
Tweet: Did you know that Tuberculosis is still present and prevalent in our community? Lets eradicate TB in Alabama with more affordable and hygienic living conditions! #GetRidofTB #PulmTwitter #CommunityHealth alabamapublichealth.gov