W8 DB1D APA FORMAT Discussion Forum Guidelines and Example General Guidelines for

W8 DB1D
APA FORMAT
Discussion Forum Guidelines and Example
General Guidelines for Discussion Questions:
Responses to discussion questions should adhere to the following criteria:
Responses should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question, typically, 250 – 300 words in length.
Students are expected to support responses with appropriate evidence. Students may incorporate anecdotal evidence as well as research. In those cases where research is used, students should include parenthetical citations and references.
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Example Discussion Question:
Discuss evidence-based tools you could implement to evaluate your future practice. Why is evaluating your practice important?
Example Learner Response:
Changes in current practices and skills should be evaluated frequently with the use of evaluation tools. One tool that can assist in evaluating those advancing from a novice level is the Fresno test (McCluskey & Bishop, 2009). It is a comprehensive test that has been verified as a reliable and valid assessment tool (Dragan, 2009). The tool has a wide range of application because it is also effective with lower levels of proficiency. Different tools may be more applicable at different times and at different levels of proficiency with evidence-based practice. Evaluation of competency in practice incorporates evaluation of the main elements of practice—the knowledge level; competency in practice; performance and tasks relating to directing medical care; and evaluation of actions, their effectiveness, and their situational appropriateness (Dragan, 2009). Tools that help evaluate evidence-based practice can help discover how adept the provider is with different aspects of practice. Without evaluation of practice, problems that could possibly have been brought to light may remain undiscovered and act as impediments to improvement in practice. The practitioner’s problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, as well as the ability to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning in practice, are other aspects that benefit from evaluation of progress (Dragan, 2009). Communication and ability to work as a team can also be evaluated. Tools can guide evaluation in a more structured way and promote self-evaluation regarding the effectiveness of practitioners’ thinking processes.
Objectives:
Examine the unique role of the public health nurse in emergency preparedness and response.
Describe the four phases of emergency management during a disaster.
Explain the concept of resilience in public health nursing.
Assessment Description TOPIC
Discuss your topic you chose for your presentation in this topic. Discuss why you chose the topic and the impact it has on public health nursing. Provide feedback to your classmates to assist in the development of the presentation in this topic.
Resources
Global Public Health
Read “Global Public Health,” from Johnson and Johnson (2018).

https://www.jnj.com/global-public-health
Using Prevention and Measurement to Drive Quality Improvement
Read “Using Prevention and Measurement to Drive Quality Improvement,” by Smiley, from

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Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care
Read Chapters 16, 17, and 18 in Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care.
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Bending the Cost Curve and Improving Quality of Care in America’s Poorest City
Read “Bending the Cost Curve and Improving Quality of Care in America’s Poorest Cit

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Building a Culture of Health
Read “Building a Culture of Health,” from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

https://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/building-a-culture-of-health.html
Increased Consumer Communication and Knowledge Leads to Higher Quality in Health Care
Read “Increased Consumer Communication and Knowledge Leads to Higher Quality in Health Care,” by Adams, Rush, Leddy, Cook, Leach,

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