Epidemic in the Community
To prepare for this discussion, visit the CDC Wonder site in this week’s resources (https://wonder.cdc.gov/). Investigate the incidence and prevalence of TB in your community. What information did you find? Analyze how your community compares to another. or national data for the same topic. Was the incidence and prevalence for each higher or lower than you expected?
Using the Epidemiologic Triangle concept, consider the relationship among causal agents, susceptible persons, and environmental factors. Then respond to the following:
As a BSN-prepared community nurse, what steps should Debbie take next?
Considering economic and social considerations within the community, what are the primary, secondary and tertiary interventions that Debbie might use in managing this outbreak?
Can similar interventions be applied to your community and TB prevalence?
What considerations need to be addressed within your community that are different from Debbie’s community?