Case Study:

C.B. is a student nurse practitioner completing her practicum in an office practice She assists the community with blood pressure and immunization clinics. The primary roles in this setting are education and health prevention.

C.B. has completed a population assessment and determined that the community is lacking in organized physical activities. The community that she is working in has a diverse age group between 56 and 87 years of age, with the majority of the residents being between 70 and 74 years of age. The members of the community are active in the health screenings and clinics and enjoy including the nursing staff in their activities.

Question for the case

Which are the recommendations according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for older adults regarding type, quantity and quality of exercise per week?

Then, continue to discuss the 3 topics listed below for your case:

  1. Define and describe the primary goals of screening.
  2. Discuss your thoughts on the relationship between economics and nutrition. How would you advise people of low socioeconomic status to eat healthy on a budget? How would you respond to patients whose financial restraints limit their access to food?
  3. Identify potential barriers to patient teaching and how you would address these barriers.
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