Community health nurse rotation

Community health nurse rotation

Case Study

Chapter 23

Adult Women and Men The school nurse is preparing for a week long community health nurse rotation. The preparation includes reviewing and preparing a brief summary about common issues affecting adult women and men. The community health nurse is going to ask the student key questions to ensure that proper preparation for the rotation has been completed.

1. The 20th century saw a shift in the leading causes of death from communicable diseases to noncommunicable diseases. Currently, what are the five leading causes of death in adults?

2. Chronic illness is an issue of increasing concern for both men and women as life expectancies increase. What are the three levels of prevention and activities that community health nurses should consider in order to promote health across the adult women and men life span?

3. The student nurse visits a woman’s home with the community health nurse.What are some important facts that the community health nurse and student nurse can share with this woman to help raise awareness regarding heart disease?

4. The community health nurse has to do a short program in the local senior center on mortality from unintentional injuries in the United States. The student nurse shares some key facts about mortality from unintentional injuries in the United States based on age. What is the top unintentional injuries mortality among adult groups?

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