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Assignment 1: Applications of Epidemiology ? A Case Study




Question;Applications;of Epidemiology ? A Case Study;Assignment 1: Applications of;Epidemiology ? A Case Study;Due Week 3 and worth 280 points;The situation at Good Health Hospital has become a bit;overwhelming ever since the outbreak of E. coli in Ward 10 on the second floor.;It appears that there are six (6) cases of the disease. To better understand;the situation, communication with the CDC has revealed that this particular;bacterium can be found in many everyday items. The CDC recommends that;investigation begins in the hospital kitchens, since E. coli can be transmitted;via contaminated vegetables, as well as delicatessen meats such as salami and;other cold cuts. The following table shows the number of cases identified so;far;Case;Age;Gender;1;23;M;2;21;F;3;15;M;4;42;F;After meeting yesterday with chief administrator Joe Wellborn, it has;been decided that the litigation issues with one (1) of the patients may need;further information to determine if the patient was already symptomatic with;the bacteria prior to admission.;Research has indicated that hospitals operating in the Tampa;Bay area have been known to have cases of E. coli contamination. This;substantiates the need for further investigations by the County Health;Department.;Due to the severity of the cases, and the potential for;further spread, it is recommended that the hospital seek alternate vending;services since the present suppliers cannot verify sanitation protocols for;their products.;In conclusion, the study done at Good Health Hospital has;indicated that the E. coli outbreak was in fact caused by spoil food from the;cafeteria.;As a social science researcher working for a regional;hospital, you are placed in charge of contacting the DOH from your home state;as well as the CDC for statistical data on nosocomial diseases that frequently;cause illness at your health care facility. Using information from both;agencies, evaluate the data on common nosocomial diseases and compile a;treatment contingency plan for dealing with the hospital infections.;Write a five to six (5-6) page evaluation report in which;you;1.;Analyze Good Health Hospital?s;records and itemize recent nosocomial infections that occurred within the past;year. In your report, categorize the different parameters (i.e., person, time;place, ethnicity, and gender) used in the compilation of data into the;information summative.;2.;Propose at least six (6) questions;for the health care administrator at Good Health Hospital, regarding potential;litigation issues with infections from the nosocomial diseases. Rationalize, in;your report, the logic behind your six (6) questions.;3.;Identify a targeted audience within;Good Health Hospital, and prepare an implementation plan based on your;hypothetical meeting with the hospital health care administrator. Propose four;(4) steps that will be useful in the final implementation plan.;4.;Suggest at least five (5);recommendations to your department head based on the steps taken in the;implementation plan. Provide rationale for your suggestions.;5.;Using these approved;recommendations, design a safety protocol itinerary that must be placed in;public access areas of the hospital.;6.;Use at least four (4) peer-reviewed;academic resources in this assignment. These must come from journal sources.;Note: Fact Sheets, Wikipedia, and non-academic Websites do not qualify as;academic resources.;Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements;?;Be typed, double spaced, using Times;New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and;references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor;for any additional instructions.;?;Include a cover page containing the;title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course;title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in;the required assignment page length.;The specific course learning outcomes associated with this;assignment are;?;Examine epidemiology as it relates;to population, environment, transmission, and prevention.;?;Examine the application of;epidemiology to specific diseases.;?;Use technology and information;resources to research issues in managerial epidemiology.;?;Write clearly and concisely about;managerial epidemiology using proper writing mechanics.


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