Our Global Partnership with the Dominican Republic: Improving the Health of Children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201934
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Our Global Partnership with the Dominican Republic: Improving the Health of Children
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The United States Agency for International Development has identified the need for sustained improvement in the health of vulnerable populations around the world. One such vulnerable population can be found in the Dominican Republic; specifically, the vulnerability of children exposed to health risks.  With the goal of improving the health care of children in the Dominican Republic, a partnership with the International Hospital for Children and Adelphi University School of Nursing was developed. One of the ways of meeting this goal would be to increase the knowledge and skill set of nurses who work with children in the Dominican Republic. Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital in Santo Domingo, DR is the main referral hospital for children in the Dominican Republic. The objective was to provide sustainable and effective education to nurses at Cabral Children’s Hospital to improve the healthcare outcomes of children. Funding for a 3 year training program was obtained. The program is comprised of three distinct entities (1) a needs assessment was completed to determine the knowledge and skill levels of nurses working in Cabral Children’s Hospital, (2) a curriculum, including an education manual, was developed based on the needs assessment, and (3) the program has a theoretical and clinical component. The nurses spend four days receiving didactic instruction and three days in the clinical area correlating theory to clinical practice. Selected topics included pediatric safety, infection control measures, pediatric assessment skills and medication administration.
Keywords:
global partnership; needs assessment; children
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOur Global Partnership with the Dominican Republic: Improving the Health of Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201934-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The United States Agency for International Development has identified the need for sustained improvement in the health of vulnerable populations around the world. One such vulnerable population can be found in the Dominican Republic; specifically, the vulnerability of children exposed to health risks.  With the goal of improving the health care of children in the Dominican Republic, a partnership with the International Hospital for Children and Adelphi University School of Nursing was developed. One of the ways of meeting this goal would be to increase the knowledge and skill set of nurses who work with children in the Dominican Republic. Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital in Santo Domingo, DR is the main referral hospital for children in the Dominican Republic. The objective was to provide sustainable and effective education to nurses at Cabral Children’s Hospital to improve the healthcare outcomes of children. Funding for a 3 year training program was obtained. The program is comprised of three distinct entities (1) a needs assessment was completed to determine the knowledge and skill levels of nurses working in Cabral Children’s Hospital, (2) a curriculum, including an education manual, was developed based on the needs assessment, and (3) the program has a theoretical and clinical component. The nurses spend four days receiving didactic instruction and three days in the clinical area correlating theory to clinical practice. Selected topics included pediatric safety, infection control measures, pediatric assessment skills and medication administration.en_GB
dc.subjectglobal partnershipen_GB
dc.subjectneeds assessmenten_GB
dc.subjectchildrenen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:00:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:00:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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