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I need help to write paper called windshild survey for community class.  about small city called Clyde Texas, and please follow the rubric.  i went last week the cite with group of students and we did interview with the nurse in the elementary school and one with police officer and they answer our question, I will attach the question with their answers.

Also,  i observe the home and the boarder of the city. the houses were  small there is just one small park. i saw three gas stations. and three schools one elementary and intermediate and high school. the school building big and good and their location on the one side of the city. there is one pharmacy with one groccery store. and most of people there use the truck cars, there are one small nursing home.  i attach my friend work please do as she did in your own words. and the format is APA. i need to read about this place in google and write about it . you can use my book as reference. My book for this class :  Foundations for Population Health in Community/Public Health Nursing, 5th Edition”

 

Running head: WINDSHIELD SURVEY

Windshield Survey

Windshield Survey

Windshield Survey

Introduction

The community the student nurse chose to observe is Olton, Texas. It is a small town of 2,112 people located in the panhandle of Texas. In this paper, the student nurse is going to analyze things they observed in the town and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Olton along with improvements that can be made as a community.

Boundaries

The boundaries of the selected community are: Avenue A to Avenue I and 1st street to 15th street within the community. The town community occupies around 1200 acres and is surrounded by farms and ranches.

Housing/ Zoning

From east to west the housing conditions improve. On the east side there was a home with wood siding. The yard in front has dead grass and a run down car. Another home observed on the east side is a trailer home. There is no other homes beside this trailer house. It also is on land with dead grass. On the west side there is a brick home that is two stories. The home has a garage attached and had nicer vehicles outside. Another home observed on the west side is another brick house, one story, with a nicely groomed yard with a permanent basketball goal in the driveway. Of the four houses three of them had central heating, air conditioning, and modern plumbing.

Open Spaces

There are only two large open spaces within the selected area. One of the open areas is located behind the co-op. There is equipment for farming laying on the ground. It is a fairly large area that is caliche. The space seems to be used by the co-op. The other open area is located on the other side of the city park. There are two homes located on the open area. The area seems to be well kept and may belong to the homeowners. Both of the areas seem safe.

Modes of Transportation

The nursing student observed four different kinds of vehicles. The student observed a school bus picking children up. The student observed a suburban dropping off children at school. The student nurse also observed a very beat up pickup at the local convenience store. The last vehicle observed was a company truck driving through town.

Retail/ Shopping

The student observed many different types of stores. The first observed was a gas station. The next was a flower shop. The student observed two boutiques. There were three family owned restaurants and one large chain fast food place. The one grocery store in the community had a going out of business sign out front.

Social Service Centers

The elementary, middle, and high school are all located in the same area but all have different buildings. There are several baseball fields and one football field. There are five churches within the community. There is a city park with a very large playground, pond with ducks and fish, and basketball courts. There is also an Ag pavilion where the community could hold fundraisers or meetings.

Health Services

The community has a local clinic with an attached pharmacy. There is a local emergency medical system with two ambulances. There is also a chiropractic office. There are two nursing homes within the community.

People

The student observed many different types of people. However, they are only going to discuss four. The first person observed was an older gentleman that walked with a slow gait and was stooped over walking into one of the local restaurants. The man had on jeans, boots, a button up, and a hat. The man drove a large pickup. The second person observed was a middle-aged Hispanic man with dirty jeans and a shirt. He drove a beat up pickup with farm equipment in the back. He seemed to be a farm hand.The third person observed was a Hispanic woman dressed in jeans and a t-shirt picking up groceries from the local store. The final person observed was a middle-aged woman dropping her children off at school.

Man-made Environment

As previously discussed there is a park. There is a local gin and co-op that provides much of the work within the community. There is a locally owned welding company. Many of the small businesses often provide work for the community. There are many homes around the community.

Social/Political Systems

There is a post office, police station, and fire station within the community. The fire station and emergency medical system are run by volunteers from the community. There is a city hall located by the police station.

Community Health needs

The first need of the community is a local grocery store. Since the current grocery store is closing the residents of the community will have to drive over twenty miles to get basic necessities like groceries. This can place many of the residents at risk for malnutrition because much of the community are farm hands that cannot afford to drive the distance. Not only that but if the community has an emergency such as a tornado then there is no way for the community to stock up on goods. The second need of the community would be a place such as a boys and girls club. Many of the children need somewhere in the community to play other than the park. Although the student believes that the community is on a good track with the healthcare services provided, there are many young families with children. The third goal is for the community to obtain a pediatrician to care for the children. The fourth goal for this community is to improve the involvement of the farming community in their own health. Many of the people in the farming community wait until it is too late to seek medical assistance. Many of them have comorbidities that need long term care. There may be a need for a home health nurse or community nurse to travel out to these residents and teach them about their comorbidities.

Goals for Community

Reduce the amount of deaths related to comorbidies such as heart failure and diabetes by ten percent in ten years.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Community

A strength of this community is the strong sense of community. Many of the residents seemed to know each other and worked together. This is great because if a crisis were to happen then the community would come together to help each other. Another strength is the initiation of new healthcare services. The community recently added a chiropractic office. A weakness of the community is the proximity to a hospital. The residents have to drive twenty minutes to the nearest hospital. The residents are also going to have to drive twenty minutes or more to the nearest grocery store.

Self Reflection

In my personal opinion, Olton is on a good track to becoming a healthy community. The big need I believe is to initiate programs that involve the community in their own health. Some of the ways this can happen is that a community health nurse could coordinate some screening programs at the ag pavilion and follow up with the residents who have comorbidities. In the next few years I believe that Olton will improve as a community.

References

Stanhope, M & Lancaster, J (2013). Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community Oriented Practice. (4th ed.). Elsevier

Windshield Survey Group Project

Community

Students: Total Points:

Grading Criteria Accomplished Proficient Needs Improvement Not Acceptable
Student introduces the concept of community health nursing and community as a client.  Windshield is defined and discussed regarding benefit for the community health nurse and the community.  Identifies the community.

(12 pts.)

Provides clear concise summary, clarifies with multiple examples.

12-9 pts

Provides summary but provides limited or unclear supporting details or examples.

8-6pts.

Student provides a general summary but provides no supporting detail or examples.

6-4pts.

Summary is weak, inaccurate, or includes no details.

3-0 pts.

Discuss Physical Environment

Boundaries (4pts.)

Housing (4pt.)

Open areas (4pts)

Growth or Decline (4pts)

Must discuss 4 examples of boundaries, housing, open areas.

(16 pts.)

Provides clear concise summary, clarifies with multiple examples.

16-14 pts.

Provides summary but provides limited or unclear supporting details or examples.

14-11 pts.

Student provides a general summary but provides no supporting detail or examples.

10-7 pts.

Summary is weak, inaccurate, or includes no details.

6-0 pts.

Discuss People

Demographics (4pts)

Risk Behaviors (4pts)

Mortality Rate (2pts.)

Poverty Indications

(2 pts.)

Discuss and describe 4 examples of demographics, risk behaviors.

(12 pts.)

Provides clear concise summary, clarifies with multiple examples.

12-11pts.

Provides summary but provides limited or unclear supporting details or examples.

10-8pts.

Student provides a general summary but provides no supporting detail or examples.

7-4 pts.

Summary is weak, inaccurate, or includes no details.

3-0 pts.

Discuss Services

Transportation (4pt.)

Shopping (4pts.)

Health (4pts.)

Political(4pts.)

Social (4pts.)

Man-made environment (4pts.)

(24 pts.)

Provides clear concise summary, clarifies with multiple examples.

24-20 pts.

Provides summary but provides limited or unclear supporting details or examples.

19-15 pts.

Student provides a general summary but provides no supporting detail or examples.

14-8 pts.

Summary is weak, inaccurate, or includes no details

7-0 pts.

Discuss Interviews

Elected Official (4pts.)

Community member (4 pts.)

School Personnel

(4 pts.)

(12pts)

Provides clear concise summary, clarifies with multiple examples.

12-10 pts.

Provides summary but provides limited or unclear supporting details or examples.

9-7 pts

Student provides a general summary but provides no supporting detail or examples

6-4 pts.

Summary is weak, inaccurate, or includes no details.

3-0 pts.

Identify health needs in nursing diagnosis form, give 4 examples (4 pts.)

Provide a goal for each health need -use SMART goal format (4 pts.)

Identify community strengths and strengths that can compliant a weakness (3 pts.)

Write a reflection on the experience and findings. (3pts.)

(14 pts.)

No errors on APA format, spelling, grammar, punctation, citations, or reference list.

14-11 pts.

1-3

Errors on APA format, spelling, grammar, punctuation, citation, or reference list.

11-9 pts.

4-5

Errors on APA format, spelling, grammar, punctuation, citation, or reference list.

8-5 pts

More than 6

Errors on APA format, spelling, grammar, punctuation, citation, or reference list.

4-0 pts.

APA format, spelling,

Grammar, punctuation, references, citations.

Professional Paper.

(10 pts)

No errors on APA format, spelling, grammar, punctation, citations, or reference list.

10-9 pts.

1-3

Errors on APA format, spelling, grammar, punctuation, citation, or reference list.

8-7 pts.

4-5

Errors on APA format, spelling, grammar, punctuation, citation, or reference list.

6-5 pts.

More than 6

Errors on APA format, spelling, grammar, punctuation, citation, or reference list.

4-0

Peer Evaluation Received “3’s” on evaluation Received “2’s” on evaluation Received “1’s” on evaluation Received “0’s” on evaluation
Total: 105 5 4 3 2

Comments:

Windshield Survey Paper

 

A windshield survey is a great way to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a community.  It is commonly referred to as the “head-to-toe assessment” of a community.  A community health nurse can use this information identify problems and develop programs to resolve those identified problems.  This assignment is going to show you how powerful observation can be.  This is a group assignment.  The Stanhope book; pages 213- 215, should be used as a reference throughout this assignment.

This will be submitted as an APA paper with a minimum of 1100 words.  Please remember basic writing rules and review the rubric to ensure you are satisfying the requirements of the paper. Please do not wait until the last minute to start this assignment.

 

Instructions

It is recommended that someone drive you around the community/ area that is assigned to the group to observe the community. While driving through the community/ area observe the following:

· Boundaries

· Housing/zoning

· Open Spaces

· Modes of transportation

· Retail/ Shopping

· Social Service Centers

· Health Services

· People

· Man-made environment

· Social/Political Systems

Once you have completed the observation aspect, you will report your findings in APA paper format; including the following topics:

· Introduce the concept of community health nursing, community as a client and define the meaning of a windshield survey.  What benefit does the windshield survey provide for the field of nursing? For the community?

· Discuss at least 4 examples related to each section below:

a. Boundaries

b. Housing/zoning

c. Open Spaces

d. Modes of transportation

e. Retail/ Shopping

f. Social Service Centers

g. Health Services

h. People

i. Man-made environment

j. Social/Political Systems

k. Interview an elected official from the community, a community

member/resident, and a school personnel

· Based on the observations from the windshield survey, what are 4 needs that you identified as a community health need?  Write these as nursing diagnosis (Include R/T and AEB).  **Be sure to prioritize! **

· What goals or outcomes would you suggest for these 4 community health needs? Use SMART goal format.

· Based on your observations from the windshield survey, what are the community strengths? Could any of these resources be used to help correct the weak areas?

· Include a group-reflection regarding the observations you identified.

 

Each member of the group will complete a peer evaluation form to be completed and turned in with the paper. The paper should include a title page, abstract, list of who completed what section, body of the paper, and reference page. Please refer to your APA textbook for formatting or OWL Purdue.

Interview Questions for Windshield Survey

Identify their current role.

School Nurse

Junior high and high school. Ages from 12-18 years old.

Services given: vision and hearing screening, scoliosis screens, hygiene teaching, puberty education, and takes care of 4 diabetic kids.

Are there any specific issues in the community? (examples: increased crime rate, drug use, bullying)

Drug use, especially vapes

Low income community (title I school)

Homelessness

Does this issue affect the entire community or certain populations within the community?

This only affects a certain population within the community.

What do you perceive as the cause of the issue?

She perceives the issue being caused by unemployment and young families.

Do you feel there is a solution to this issue? If so, what would you propose?

She talked about how the community is already combatting this issue of poverty by having a can food drive a the homecoming football game. Instead of having a ticket prices to get into the game they are asking each person to donate a canned good to the food pantry. They do currently have a food pantry in place in town for people to use when they need. Churches are involved in taking care of the food pantry. The high school also has a closet for the kids to get food and essential items at.

There is currently no homeless shelter in Clyde.

She suggested giving education on the effects of vaping.

How could we encourage the community to help with this issue?

She suggested to encourage donations to the local food pantry called “Loving Care”.

Interview Questions for Windshield Survey

Identify their current role.

POA police officer

Are there any specific issues in the community? (examples: increased crime rate, drug

use, bullying)

He talked about spill over crime from Abilene, nothing out of the ordinary. He basically said that every town has crime and Clyde is no different. He highlighted the growing issue of vaping especially in the middle school and high school kids.

Does this issue affect the entire community or certain populations within the community?

Just a certain population in the community.

What do you perceive as the cause of the issue?

He talks about the cause being curiosity and ignorance about the negative health effects.

Do you feel there is a solution to this issue? If so, what would you propose?

He said he thought a solution would be the community to come together and back up law enforcement on these issues.

He also things education is key when it comes to the younger generations. He talked about how they are the future and we need to pay attention to them.

They recently had an hour-long seminar with the junior high and high school about the effects of vaping. The junior high kids were more receptive than the high school students. Not enough time has elapsed from the seminar to see if it had a positive effect on decreasing vaping use.

How could we encourage the community to help with this issue?

He suggested further health education.


 

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