Week 2: Discussion – Epidemiological Methods
Consider either the Infectious Disease assignment in Week 5 or the Chronic Health assignment in Week 6. Next, choose a screening method from one of the following web sites that correlates to the topic from either of those assignments:
Reply to the following prompt: Describe the screening tool selected, its purpose, and what age group it targets. Has it been specifically tested in this age group? Next, discuss the predictive ability of the test. For instance, how do you know the test is reliable and valid? What are the reliability and validity values? What are the predictive values? Is it sensitive to measure what it has been developed to measure, for instance, HIV, or depression in older adults, or Lyme Disease? Would you integrate this tool into your advanced practice based on the information you have read about the test, why or why not? You should include a minimum of two (2) scholarly articles from the last five (5) years (3 is recommended).
Respond to a minimum of two (2) individuals, peer and/or faculty, with a scholarly and reflective post of a minimum of two (2) paragraphs of 4-5 sentences. A minimum of one (1) scholarly article should be utilized to support the post in addition to your textbook.
Your work should have in-text citations integrating at a minimum one scholarly article and the course textbook. APA format should be utilized to include a reference list. Correct grammar, spelling, and APA should be adhered to when writing, work should be scholarly without personalization or first person use.
Please see Threaded Discussion Rubric in Course Resources
Week 2: MRSA
Screening is considered as a strategy utilized in a particular population to find out possible presence diseases that are undiagnosed in people without symptoms. With the rise of incidences of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), screening has become of great importance. In this context, the screening tool selected is the universal screening of MRSA. Universal screening is where all the hospitalized patients are screened to reduce the colonization rate as well as the rate of hospital-acquired infection. The commonly utilized method of screening is bacteria culture where swabs are taken from various places such as nose, groins, and armpits among others to check them for MRSA (Bonten & Weinstein 2016)……Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5