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The Quad Council is defined as a coalition of four nursing organizations with a focus on public health nursing and including the Association of community health nursing educators, it addresses public health nurses’ issues four coalition includes the association of Community Health Nursing Educators, The Association of Public Health Nursing, the Public Health Nursing Association, and the council on Economics and Practice of the American Nursing Association. The Quad was designed to ensure that public health fits in the domain of public health science and practice.
A public health Nursing competence was conducted at my practicum performed by my preceptor in keeping with my GCU guidelines of no hand: Data Analysis and assessment Skills, in public health, members of the interdisciplinary team and professionals use data to understand how different factors may be associated with outcomes of interest. Data are also used to determine the extent to which different interventions may be effective. Data analysis can assist population health management in improving patient outcomes, enhancing care management, and addressing social determinants of health, population health management has become an important method for improving community health. Data can be used to evaluate program impact, determine appropriate public health intervention, monitor progress to determine the population to target for intervention, determine barriers to care, and influence policy.
Examples of data used in the practicum setting have to do with the admission of the individual for treatment that includes information, that includes the individual demographic, diagnosis, history and family history, and medical history to include medications in use for the current diagnoses, the use of data in the public health and outpatient settings provide an understanding and educating the public on preventative health and treatment of acute diagnoses.