Prepare two educational handouts (two pages each), one for community members and patients and one for health care providers, that provide information about common bacteria or viruses and how to reduce the risk of infection.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Search the Capella library and the Internet for scholarly and professional peer-reviewed articles on food-borne illness or virus prevention. You will need at least three articles to use as support for your work on this assessment. In addition, look for statistics on cases of food-borne illness or influenza in your community. Sites such as the CDC, WHO, and state or public health departments provide the most current and reliable data.
Your employer is hosting a Healthy Mind and Body Fair in your community. Your manager has asked for your help in creating educational materials about food-borne illnesses like E.coli or viruses such as influenza. The goal is to provide information about how to reduce the risk of infection. You have been asked to create two informational handouts on the same topic:
1.One handout is for participants (community members, patients) that raises awareness about the transmission of common bacteria or viruses and how to prevent the spread of these common infections. Consider health literacy levels when preparing the handout for non-medical populations.
2.The second handout is directed at allied health care providers. This material should provide a higher level of information and detail about the subject.
Each handout should cover the following:
•Provide information about the illness and transmission.
•Provide recent statistics of cases in the community, with sources noted.
•Describe the scope of illness (symptoms, severity, adverse outcomes).
•Describe both treatment and prevention options, with an emphasis on prevention.
•Relay any new research or treatment modalities.
•Include information your readers will want to refer to in the future. This includes Web sites or tips for finding additional information or additional resources.
Consider the reader when creating your handouts, and be creative!
Format the handouts as follows:
•Break up content into short paragraphs.
•Use bullet points and lists whenever possible.
•Use sub-headings to isolate different topics within the documents.
•Remember, say no more than what is necessary; the urge to say too much can ruin a good handout.
Each handout should meet the following criteria:
•Contain 500 words (2 pages).
•Must be readable, concise, with a logical ordering of ideas.
•Include a minimum of three references. (These must be recent, from within the past five years.) The same resources can be used for both handouts.
•Provide adequate documentation of ideas and appropriate APA citation of relevant literature.
•Assignment submission should include one complete document, prepared as follows: ◦Title page for the participant handout.
◦Reference page for the participant handout.
◦Title page for the allied health care provider handout.
◦Allied health care provider handout.
◦Reference page for the provider handout.
•Be double spaced in Times New Roman font, 12 point.