Nursing > Study Notes > NR 503 Week 2 Discussion: Epidemiological Methods – MRSA (All)
Week 2: Discussion - Epidemiological Methods Assignment Requirements 1. Choose one of the following: o Zika o Salmonella o MRSA o Clostridioides difficile o Depression (Choose population:... Adult, Older Adult, Adolescent) o Attention Deficit Disorder o Dementia o Osteoporosis 2. Next, choose a diagnostic or screening method (related to your choice from the list of health issues above). You may use one of the following web sites to locate a screening tool, a scholarly article, or a tool from a professional web site of your choice (for example, from the American Psychological Association). U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) SAMHSA-HRSA (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) 3. Reply to the following prompt: o Describe the diagnostic or screening tool selected, its purpose, and what age group it targets. o Has it been specifically tested in this age group? o Next, discuss the predictive ability of the test. For instance, how do you know the test is reliable and valid? What are the reliability and validity values? What are the predictive values? Is it sensitive to measure what it has been developed to measure, for instance, HIV, or depression in older adults, or Lyme disease? Would you integrate this tool into your advanced practice based on the information you have read about the test, why or why not? 4. You should include a minimum of two (2) scholarly articles from the last five (5) years (3 is recommended). 5. Respond to a minimum of two (2) individuals, peer and/or faculty, with a scholarly and reflective post of a minimum of two (2) paragraphs of 4-5 sentences. A minimum of one (1) scholarly article should be utilized to support the post in addition to your textbook. Zika virus is a tetrogenic virus that is most commonly passed through the bites of infected mosquitoes. The incidence and prevalence of the zika virus, as a result, is determined by the prevalence of mosquitoes in a given geographical area. The detrimental risk of contracting the disease is highest amongst pregnant individuals and the possible fetal and maternal issues zika could cause. Typically, screening for zika begins at the patient intake assessment at a doctor’s appointment. In an article by DeCocker (2019), “CDC’s top priority for Zika is to protect pregnant women because of the risks associated with ZIKV infection during pregnancy” (p. 292). This article goes on to state that screening must be performed at every prenatal and [Show More]
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