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epidemiology and apply nursing theories and research to a communicable disease.

The purpose of this assignment is to discuss concepts of epidemiology and apply nursing theories and research to a communicable disease. Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain,” “Chain of Infection,” and the CDC websites, all located in the topic Resources, for assistance when completing this assignment.

Choose a communicable disease topic from the resources mentioned above or select one from the list below:

Chickenpox
Tuberculosis
Influenza
Hepatitis B
HIV/AIDS
STIs (HPV, herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis)
Ebola
Measles
Polio
Foodborne illnesses (E. coli, salmonella, listeria, hepatitis A)
Hepatitis C
SARS-CoV-2
Monkeypox
Dengue
Botulism
Norovirus
CA-MRSA
In a 1,000-1,250-word paper, apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing to research a communicable disease. Address the following:

Provide an overview of the chosen communicable disease with emphasis on mode of transmission and demographic of interest, including whether or not the disease selected is reportable.
Apply the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors.
Describe the role of the community health nurse in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention through tasks such as case finding and contact tracing, reporting, data collection, analysis, and follow-up.
Identify at least one national patient safety resource or initiative that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the resource or initiative contribute to resolving or reducing the impact of disease at the point of care.
Discuss a global implication of the disease. How is this addressed in other countries or cultures? Identify changes in conditions that might indicate a public health emergency related to this communicable disease.
Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed or professional references (e.g., professional health organizations like Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], World Health Organization [WHO], Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA], U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS]).

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

 

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