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Unit 1: Unit 1: Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines – Discussion 

To access the Discussion Board, click this unit’s Discussion link, on the left. Be sure to post a response to all Discussion topics. Please review the Discussion Board Participation grading rubric under Course Home in the Grading Rubrics section. This is important information that will ensure that you earn maximum points. Your postings should be qualitative and provide substantive depth that advances the discussion. Please see the Kaplan Writing Center located in the student portal for assistance with writing, APA, and online communication. 



Topic 2: Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

Topic 2: Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines 

Research demographic and epidemiology data in your county or state (health data profile through department of health). Identify a disease that has a high prevalence or incidence rate among a particular ethnic/age group. Conduct a literature search of online databases that are useful for finding evidence-based practice guidelines for the identified disease. A list of databases is located in the Overview and Web field trip areas of this unit. Review recommended health promotion, preventive health, and health maintenance guidelines for the selected disease (consider age group) and answer the following questions: 

  1. What is the name of the      disease, incident rate, and what age and/or ethnic group is most affected?      
  2. What has been identified as      risk factors to this disease?
  3. List evidence-based practice      guidelines for treatment of this disease
  4. List preventive health      measures, health promotion, and maintenance strategies for the disease 
  5. Discuss NP role in managing      this illness (include health education, cultural considerations, and the      Circle of Caring processes—review PowerPoint® presentations) 

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