An International Collaborative Effort to Develop a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program in Haiti

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308678
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An International Collaborative Effort to Develop a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program in Haiti
Author(s):
Heyne, Rebecca Ellen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Rebecca Ellen Heyne, DNP, RN, CPNP, CNE, rheyne@chmca.org
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Haiti is the third largest island in the Caribbean and has a population of 9.8 million. With an average household income of only two dollars per day, 80 percent of Haitians live in poverty. Malnutrition is responsible for half of pediatric deaths and approximately 300,000 Haitian children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Fifty percent of the children in Haiti are unvaccinated and sixty percent lack access to basic healthcare.

The purpose of this presentation is to present the process of developing an international collaboration to address a lack of access to pediatric care in Haiti. This collaboration between Akron Children’s hospital, Walsh University, Quesqueya University and St. Damien’s hospital resulted in the development of a pediatric nurse practitioner program in Haiti. The lack of access to pediatric care in Haiti prompted the development of this collaborative initiative.

The goal of this collaboration is two-fold. The initial goal is to educate pediatric nurse practitioners who would start clinics to increase access to care in the rural areas. The clinics would serve as a method to treat minor illness, referral to acute care when appropriate and assist with continuity of care. The second goal of this collaboration is to put in place a mechanism to empower Quesqueya University and St. Damien’s hospital to maintain the nurse practitioner program and nurse practitioner run clinics independently. Challenges and benefits of utilizing an international collaborative approach to development of a program to address lack of access to pediatric healthcare in Haiti will be discussed.

Keywords:
Pediatric Healthcare; Haiti; International Collaboration
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn International Collaborative Effort to Develop a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program in Haitien_GB
dc.contributor.authorHeyne, Rebecca Ellenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsRebecca Ellen Heyne, DNP, RN, CPNP, CNE, rheyne@chmca.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308678-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Haiti is the third largest island in the Caribbean and has a population of 9.8 million. With an average household income of only two dollars per day, 80 percent of Haitians live in poverty. Malnutrition is responsible for half of pediatric deaths and approximately 300,000 Haitian children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Fifty percent of the children in Haiti are unvaccinated and sixty percent lack access to basic healthcare. <p>The purpose of this presentation is to present the process of developing an international collaboration to address a lack of access to pediatric care in Haiti. This collaboration between Akron Children’s hospital, Walsh University, Quesqueya University and St. Damien’s hospital resulted in the development of a pediatric nurse practitioner program in Haiti. The lack of access to pediatric care in Haiti prompted the development of this collaborative initiative. <p>The goal of this collaboration is two-fold. The initial goal is to educate pediatric nurse practitioners who would start clinics to increase access to care in the rural areas. The clinics would serve as a method to treat minor illness, referral to acute care when appropriate and assist with continuity of care. The second goal of this collaboration is to put in place a mechanism to empower Quesqueya University and St. Damien’s hospital to maintain the nurse practitioner program and nurse practitioner run clinics independently. Challenges and benefits of utilizing an international collaborative approach to development of a program to address lack of access to pediatric healthcare in Haiti will be discussed.en_GB
dc.subjectPediatric Healthcareen_GB
dc.subjectHaitien_GB
dc.subjectInternational Collaborationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:39Z-
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
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