El Projecto de Agua Pura/ The Clean Water Project: An International Partnership

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338331
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
El Projecto de Agua Pura/ The Clean Water Project: An International Partnership
Author(s):
Salpietro, Christina M
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Nu
Author Details:
Christina M Salpietro, Nursing Student, salpietroc11@students.ecu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: Sigma Theta Tau International 2014 Leadership Connection, September 24-27, 2014, Indianapolis, IN: El Projecto de Agua Pura; The Clean Water Project: An International Partnership; Christina Salpietro, Senior nursing student, and Corrie Hansen, Junior nursing student. Advisors: Kim Larson, PhD, RN and Deby Tyndall, MSN, RN, Beta Nu Chapter. Unsafe drinking water is a significant but treatable problem in Guatemala. More infant and child deaths can be attributed to the use of contaminated water than any other cause. Since 2008, nursing faculty from East Carolina University (ECU) College of Nursing have conducted a 3-week cultural immersion program in Guatemala. During this program, students study Spanish and engage in community health work in villages with identified needs. The College of Nursing and La Unin Centro Lingstico, our international partner, collaborate each year on community service learning projects. One such project has been a primary care outreach clinic in a remote Mayan village where we have identified multiple families with intestinal infections who did not have a source of clean water. The purpose of this project is four-fold. First, to develop an understanding of the connection between water and health. Second, to improve access to potable water in one remote Guatemalan village. Third, to increase the use of water filtration systems. Fourth, to eliminate infectious diseases that results from contaminated water. Nursing faculty and staff from La Unin expanded their partnership to include Soluciones Comunitares, a non-profit Guatemalan organization that builds low-cost table-top water filtration systems. A fund-raising initiative began with U.S.-based partners to purchase these water filters. In the summer of 2014, nursing students created and performed a sociodrama with Mayan community members that depicted the consequences of drinking contaminated water on health, including the cost of treating the illnesses. This sociodrama introduced a workshop by international partners on the care and use of the water filters. Nursing students and international partners distributed 71 water filters to families in the Mayan village. In 2015, using community-based participatory research methods, we intend to assess program effectiveness.
Keywords:
Clean Water; Service Learning; International Partners
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
15-Jan-2015
Other Identifiers:
LEAD14PST67
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Leadership Summit 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEl Projecto de Agua Pura/ The Clean Water Project: An International Partnershipen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalpietro, Christina Men
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Nuen
dc.author.detailsChristina M Salpietro, Nursing Student, salpietroc11@students.ecu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338331-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: Sigma Theta Tau International 2014 Leadership Connection, September 24-27, 2014, Indianapolis, IN: El Projecto de Agua Pura; The Clean Water Project: An International Partnership; Christina Salpietro, Senior nursing student, and Corrie Hansen, Junior nursing student. Advisors: Kim Larson, PhD, RN and Deby Tyndall, MSN, RN, Beta Nu Chapter. Unsafe drinking water is a significant but treatable problem in Guatemala. More infant and child deaths can be attributed to the use of contaminated water than any other cause. Since 2008, nursing faculty from East Carolina University (ECU) College of Nursing have conducted a 3-week cultural immersion program in Guatemala. During this program, students study Spanish and engage in community health work in villages with identified needs. The College of Nursing and La Unin Centro Lingstico, our international partner, collaborate each year on community service learning projects. One such project has been a primary care outreach clinic in a remote Mayan village where we have identified multiple families with intestinal infections who did not have a source of clean water. The purpose of this project is four-fold. First, to develop an understanding of the connection between water and health. Second, to improve access to potable water in one remote Guatemalan village. Third, to increase the use of water filtration systems. Fourth, to eliminate infectious diseases that results from contaminated water. Nursing faculty and staff from La Unin expanded their partnership to include Soluciones Comunitares, a non-profit Guatemalan organization that builds low-cost table-top water filtration systems. A fund-raising initiative began with U.S.-based partners to purchase these water filters. In the summer of 2014, nursing students created and performed a sociodrama with Mayan community members that depicted the consequences of drinking contaminated water on health, including the cost of treating the illnesses. This sociodrama introduced a workshop by international partners on the care and use of the water filters. Nursing students and international partners distributed 71 water filters to families in the Mayan village. In 2015, using community-based participatory research methods, we intend to assess program effectiveness.en
dc.subjectClean Wateren
dc.subjectService Learningen
dc.subjectInternational Partnersen
dc.date.available2015-01-15T13:35:42Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-15-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T13:35:42Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Summit 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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