COMMUNITY TEACHING PLAN: TEACHING EXPERIENCE PAPER NRS 428
NRS 428 Community Teaching Plan Teaching Experience Paper
Directions: Develop an educational series proposal for your community using one of the following four topics:
- Environmental Issues
- Primary Prevention/Health Promotion
- Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population
Planning Before Teaching:
|Name and Credentials of Teacher:|
|Estimated Time Teaching Will Last: 45 minutes||Location of Teaching: Long Term Care Nursing Home|
|Supplies, Material, Equipment Needed: Projectors, educational brochures, writing materials||Estimated Cost: $1000|
|Community and Target Aggregate: Elderly patients affected and those at risk of osteoporosis admitted to the long term nursing care homes.|
|Topic: Secondary prevention of osteoporosis among elderly patients in long term nursing homes|
Identification of Focus for Community Teaching (Topic Selection):
The topic of focus for community teaching is secondary prevention of osteoporosis in elderly patients admitted to long-term nursing homes. Osteoporosis is a public health concern among elderly patients, which predisposes them to adverse events such as fractures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, osteoporosis occurs due to loss of bone density, which leads to the weakening of the bone structure, tissue, and strength. The changes increase the risk of fractures. Factors such as low bone mass, inadequate intake of dietary calcium, age, gender, body frame size, and having a family history predispose patients to osteoporosis (Shi et al., 2019).
A wealth of evidence on issues facing elderly patients in long-term nursing facilities has focused on the prevention of fractures and their associated morbidities. The studies largely ignore the fact that osteoporosis could be the leading factor contributing to fractures due to changes in bone density, structure, and tissue with the advancing age. As a result, implementing interventions that aim at improving bone health in elderly patients could reduce the risk and rate of fractures among them in long-term facilities. Secondary prevention is an effective approach to preventing fractures among this population since they are already affected or at risk of developing osteoporosis and its associated adverse effects. Secondary prevention promotes lifestyle and behavioral modification in the elderly population. It also increases their awareness of the causes, risks, effects, and prevention of osteoporosis in the elderly populations (Pflimlin et al., 2019). Therefore, it is anticipated that outcomes that include patient empowerment and sustained improvement in outcomes related to osteoporosis prevention will be achieved in the proposed educational plan.
Epidemiological Rationale for Topic (Statistics Related to Topic):
Osteoporosis is a common problem among the elderly population in the USA. According to CDC, more than 10.2 million people aged above 50 years and above had osteoporosis while 43.3 million people had low bone density in 2010 in the USA. The age-adjusted prevalence for osteoporosis in 2017-2018 showed that its prevalence was higher in adults aged 65 years and above (17.7%) compared to 12.6% seen in those aged 50 years and above. Osteoporosis affects women more than men. For example, the observed prevalence in women aged 65 years and above was 27.1% versus 5.7% in men. Women also have a high low bone mass prevalence compared to men. The increased prevalence of osteoporosis in women is attributed to hormonal changes that occur during the post-menopausal period. The analysis of data on osteoporosis trends shows that the age-adjusted prevalence of osteoporosis in adults aged 50 years and above increased from 9.4% (2007-2008) to 12.6% (2017-2018) in women with no significant change in men 3.7%-4.4% in the same period. Osteoporosis predisposes elderly patients to adverse health outcomes. Its effects include fractures and perioperative complications in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery (CDC, 2021). In addition, its complications increase healthcare costs due to prolonged hospital stay for the affected populations.
The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.
Note: This is an individual assignment. In 1,500-2,000 words, describe the teaching experience and discuss your observations. The written portion of this assignment should include:
- Summary of teaching plan
- Epidemiological rationale for topic
- Evaluation of teaching experience
- Community response to teaching
- Areas of strengths and areas of improvement
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