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Running head: HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 1 Healthy People 2020 Student Name University
HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 2 Outline 1. Injury Prevention a. Introduction b. Statistics c. The Nurse’s Approach to the Issue 2. Mental Health Status Improvement a. Introduction b. Statistics c. The Nurse’s Approach to the Issue 3. Weight Status a. Introduction b. Statistics c. The Nurse’s Approach to the Issue 4. Health Communication and Health Information Technology a. Introduction b. Statistics c. The Nurse’s Approach to the Issue
HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 3 Healthy People 2020 Injury Prevention Car accidents, murders, domestic and school violence, child mishandling and neglect, and unintended drug overdoses are significant public health anxieties in the United States. In addition to their instant effect on health, the aftermath of injuries and ferocity outspread well beyond the injured individual or object of violence, distressing family members, friends, colleagues, managers, and public. Observing or being a victim of fierceness is connected to lifetime damaging physical, emotional, and social consequences. When we speak about injury prevention, the first and the foremost thing that comes to mind is that we should strive to reduce fatal and nonfatal injuries. Sixty deaths per 100,000 people were caused by injuries in 2007, and the goal is to reduce the number to at least a 10 percent lesser number (2020 Topics and Objectives – Objectives A–Z, n.d.). Behavioral factors can be changed to reduce injury, given certain conditions, but it is possible to control injuries constantly by changing environment and products irrespective of behavior (Gochman, 2013). Trying to meet the objectives, the Nurse used individual assessment of each patient including their likelihood of sustaining injury. Consequently, the use of medicines that are most dangerous or likely to lead to injury has also been minimized. The Nurse performed system checks to prevent overmedication and chemical restraint. It was essential to remove hazards and add safety features to the patient’s ward. The nurse has also implemented exercise programs and vitamin D supplementation to improve mobility and decrease injury. This approach has practically helped the Nurse meet the

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