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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154004
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Healthcare Referral System for the Homeless
Abstract:
A Healthcare Referral System for the Homeless
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Norton, Beth, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Northwest Florida State College
Title:Division Director Allied Health and BSN Programs - DNP Student
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] The problem that was grappled with was the lack of attention to the health of homeless individuals who took up residence at a local shelter.  The purpose of the project was to initiate a significant and sustainable change that resulted in the provision of healthcare for the homeless.  The project was Evidence-Based and completed by a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student. A total of six protocols were developed that addressed the following needs: Acute Medical, Chronic Medical, Urgent Mental Health, Chronic Mental Health, Dental Issues, and Colds-Flu-Earache. Clients residing at the shelter were encouraged to self-identify their current healthcare issues upon admission to the shelter.  The shelter administration and staff reviewed the healthcare conditions that were disclosed by their clients and the staff followed the Evidence-Based protocols for healthcare referral. The protocols are written using easy to understand and non-medical language. Particularly useful was the Colds-Flu-Earache protocol due to the H1N1 pandemic.  Protocols are currently in use and have resulted in referrals that are appropriate in regard to the urgent nature and severity of the healthcare problem that was experienced. Shelter staff persons have indicated they find the protocols to be a helpful resource because they are better able to address the healthcare needs of their clients in an efficient and effective manner.  The protocols are simple to adapt for use by any homeless shelter throughout the world and for existing shelter staff to use without extensive training or medical education.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Healthcare Referral System for the Homelessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154004-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Healthcare Referral System for the Homeless</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Norton, Beth, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northwest Florida State College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Division Director Allied Health and BSN Programs - DNP Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nortonb@nwfsc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] The problem that was grappled with was the lack of attention to the health of homeless individuals who took up residence at a local shelter.&nbsp; The purpose of the project was to initiate a significant and sustainable change that resulted in the provision of healthcare for the homeless.&nbsp; The project was Evidence-Based and completed by a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student. A total of six protocols were developed that addressed the following needs: Acute Medical, Chronic Medical, Urgent Mental Health, Chronic Mental Health, Dental Issues, and Colds-Flu-Earache. Clients residing at the shelter were encouraged to self-identify their current healthcare issues upon admission to the shelter.&nbsp; The shelter administration and staff reviewed the healthcare conditions that&nbsp;were disclosed by their clients and the staff followed the Evidence-Based protocols for healthcare referral.&nbsp;The protocols are written using easy to understand and non-medical language. Particularly useful was the Colds-Flu-Earache protocol due to the H1N1 pandemic.&nbsp; Protocols are currently in use and&nbsp;have resulted&nbsp;in referrals that are appropriate in regard to the urgent nature and severity of the healthcare problem that was experienced. Shelter staff persons have indicated they find the protocols to be a helpful resource because they are better able to address the healthcare needs of their clients in an efficient and effective manner.&nbsp; The protocols are simple to adapt for use by any homeless shelter throughout the world and for existing shelter staff to use without extensive training or medical education.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:40:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:40:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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