NR443 Week 2: Direct Care Project Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis

NR443 Week 2: Direct Care Project Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis

  

NR443 Week 2: Direct Care Project Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis

Purpose

The purpose of this direct care project is for learners to apply the nursing process to a community health problem determined by their observations and data collected of vulnerable populations in their community. This is Part 1 of 4 in the Direct Care Project.Direct Care Project Overview

  1. There are four parts to the Direct Care Project. 
  2. There will be graded Project Check-ins that correlate to each part.  
  3. The topic selected in Part 1 will be the same one used in Parts 2 through 4. Your choice is either Air Quality OR Substance Use.  
  4. Review the table below for overview and due dates with each topic.  
  5. Carefully review the instructions, tutorials, templates, and rubrics for each of the four parts as you begin this Direct Care Project.  
  6. Contact your instructor with questions.  
OverviewPointsDue DateProjects
Air QualitySubstance Use
Part 1: Assessment: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 2Required, graded check-in on progress of assessing your community
Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis170Sunday end of Week 2Assess your community and collect data on air qualityAssess your community and collect data on substance use
Part 2: Planning: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 4Required, graded check-in on progress of assessing your community
Part 2: Planning the Presentation150Sunday end of Week 4Create a PowerPoint presentation on the use of the Air Quality Flag Program.Create a presentation on the use of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Part 3: Implementing the PresentationRequiredSchedule presentation Saturday of Week 5 through Saturday Week 6Present to a local organization that serves the identified vulnerable population and could implement the Air Quality Flag Program; Includes participant(s) completing a Pre- and Post-surveyPresent to a group of healthcare professionals that serves the identified vulnerable population and could implement SBIRT; Includes participants completing a Pre- and Post-survey
Part 3: Implementation: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 5Required, graded check-in on progress of implementing your presentation
Part 4: Evaluation: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 6Required, graded check-in on progress of evaluation of your presentation and project
Part 4: Evaluating the Project140Sunday end of Week 6Evaluate learning and reflect on project.Evaluate learning and reflect on project.

Course Outcomes

This direct care project enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  • CO2 Assess the health of populations, aggregates, and communities (PO4)
  • CO3 Apply the nursing process to vulnerable populations with professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice (PO4 & 8)
  • CO5 Utilize a collaborative approach to address factors that influence population health (PO2)
  • CO6 Examine collaborative trends in community health nursing (PO2)

Part 1 enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  • CO2 Assess the health of populations, aggregates, and communities (PO4)
  • CO3 Apply the nursing process to vulnerable populations with professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice (PO4 & 8)

Due Date for Part 1

Sunday 11:59 PM MT end of Week 2

Points Possible for Part 1

170  Points 

Late Assignment Policy

If the assignment is not submitted by due date, a late deduction will be applied. See rubric below.

Directions for Part 1

  1. Review the Direct Care Project Overview above. Select topic (Air Quality OR Substance Use) from the table. This will be the topic of your entire course project.
  2. View the Direct Care Project Part 1 Tutorial (Links to an external site.)
  3. Download the corresponding Assessment and Diagnosis template under Templates below. For example, if you have selected Air Quality as your topic, download the Air Quality Assessment and Diagnosis Template.
  4. Collect the data outlined in the template. There are two parts:
    • Online data collection – gather data from the weblinks provided on the template
    • Modified windshield survey data collection – gather local community data by physically looking at your community
      • If possible, plan on asking someone to drive during your survey so that you can take notes.
      • Your community should be the area where you live or the area surrounding your work. The community must include a residential area and be a large enough area to answer the survey questions. If you live in a large area, you may choose a suburb.
      • Note: It is helpful to conduct this portion of the assessment at least two different times: during the day or evening, on a weekday, and/or on the weekend.
  5. Identify a nursing problem (nursing diagnosis) based on data and observations
    • You must select a problem caused by your topic
    • Important: the problem you identify will be utilized in Parts 2, 3, and 4 of the project.
  6. Identify the vulnerable population that the problem affects. This will also determine who you will present to in Part 2.
  7. Write the nursing diagnosis (See template and chapter 6 in Nies & McEwen textbook for more information)
  8. Submit template through the submit assignment button on this page.

Templates

Select and download from the links below the one that corresponds with selected topic:

Air Quality Assessment and Diagnosis Template (Links to an external site.)

Substance Use Assessment and Diagnosis Template

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