Disasters, and Nursing

Question Description

I’m trying to study for my Health & Medical course and I need some help to understand this question.

Post your initial response to one of the two topics below.

Health Risks, Disasters, and Nursing

Topic 1: Child and Adolescent Health Risks

As you discovered in this week’s lectures and readings, several populations face multiple health risks across their lifespan. Children and adolescents are a population that is at a higher health risk for obesity. A national movement is underway to reduce risk factors for developing obesity in children. Part of this movement is the “Let’s Move!” campaign, which is a comprehensive and coordinated initiative to prevent childhood obesity. The initiative emphasizes four primary components: healthy schools, access to affordable and healthy food, raising children’s physical activity levels, and empowering families to make healthy choices. Review Healthy People 2020:

  • Identify risk factors for childhood obesity.
  • Do the risk factors differ and how do they differ between children and adolescents?
  • Identify objectives that will combat childhood and adolescent obesity.
  • Provide suggestions on how community health nurses can contribute to these national health objectives and accomplish the goal of decreasing obesity among this population.

Topic 2: Disaster Management

Contact your local public health department to learn about its role in a local disaster, including the role of the nurses who work there.

  • What did you learn from your discussion with the local health department?
  • Would you be a good candidate to serve on a disaster team?
  • Would your current employer be flexible in allowing you to participate in a disaster situation?
  • What is your personal preparedness to face a disaster?