Collaborating Across Borders: Nursing Vulnerable Populations in Rural India

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308007
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborating Across Borders: Nursing Vulnerable Populations in Rural India
Author(s):
McGuire, Marsha Lou
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Lambda
Author Details:
Marsha Lou McGuire, BSN, MSN, marsha.mcguire@sbcglobal.net
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Description/Overview:

Purpose: To collaborate across borders in the health screening of over 700 children in rural India. Significant findings were reported to the superintendent and principal of the schools for follow-up. Secondly, to provide collaboration across borders, experiences and findings were disseminated to members of Delta Lambda.

Method: A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) accompanied a group of volunteers on a mission trip to rural India. The CNS coordinated and instructed the volunteers on health screening measures. The health screening measures included height and weight, temperature, dental exams, auscultation of heart and lungs; near and distant vision exam, demonstration on hand washing and hygiene, education on proper nutrition and sleep, general care for healthy bodies.  All abnormal findings were reported to the CNS for further assessment. In addition, the CNS met with nursing students of a rural school of nursing. The CNS experienced innovative ways a school with limited resources addressed the learning needs of the students.

Findings:  Abnormal heath screening findings included: dental caries, near and distant vision loss, irregular heart rates, wheezes and lung congestion. Abnormal findings were reported to the superintendent and principal of the schools. Follow-up with health care workers from Christian Medical College in Vellore were scheduled.

Discussion and Dissemination:   This project is an example of collaboration across borders to address the nursing needs of a vulnerable population in rural India. Efforts were led by a Clinical Nurse Specialist who is a member of Delta Lambda. Additional ways the chapter might collaborate with a rural nursing school were identified.

Keywords:
India; Screenings; Vulnerable
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborating Across Borders: Nursing Vulnerable Populations in Rural Indiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGuire, Marsha Louen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMarsha Lou McGuire, BSN, MSN, marsha.mcguire@sbcglobal.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308007-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Description/Overview: <p>Purpose: To collaborate across borders in the health screening of over 700 children in rural India. Significant findings were reported to the superintendent and principal of the schools for follow-up. Secondly, to provide collaboration across borders, experiences and findings were disseminated to members of Delta Lambda. <p>Method: A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) accompanied a group of volunteers on a mission trip to rural India. The CNS coordinated and instructed the volunteers on health screening measures. The health screening measures included height and weight, temperature, dental exams, auscultation of heart and lungs; near and distant vision exam, demonstration on hand washing and hygiene, education on proper nutrition and sleep, general care for healthy bodies.  All abnormal findings were reported to the CNS for further assessment. In addition, the CNS met with nursing students of a rural school of nursing. The CNS experienced innovative ways a school with limited resources addressed the learning needs of the students. <p>Findings:  Abnormal heath screening findings included: dental caries, near and distant vision loss, irregular heart rates, wheezes and lung congestion. Abnormal findings were reported to the superintendent and principal of the schools. Follow-up with health care workers from Christian Medical College in Vellore were scheduled. <p>Discussion and Dissemination:   This project is an example of collaboration across borders to address the nursing needs of a vulnerable population in rural India. Efforts were led by a Clinical Nurse Specialist who is a member of Delta Lambda. Additional ways the chapter might collaborate with a rural nursing school were identified.en_GB
dc.subjectIndiaen_GB
dc.subjectScreeningsen_GB
dc.subjectVulnerableen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:20Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:20Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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