Identification of Focus for Community Teaching; The area of focus is based on how preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Genital Herpes, Human Papillomvirus Virus (HPV), Hepatitis B Virus, and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Epidemiological Rationale for Topic (Statistics Related to Topic):
An STD is an infection that may be transmitted by sexual behaviour. STD agents can enter the body via, breaks in the skin, mucous membranes, and transfer of blood. STD risk factors include multiple sexual partners, false sense of security: birth control pills tend to decrease the use of condoms and spermicides. Some STDs have very mild or no symptoms, which make possible unintentional transmission to others, lack of immunity: organisms can escape the body’s immune defence; individuals can remain infected and transmit the infection, and fear of being judged: negative attitudes discourage people from getting checkups and talking with their partners. Centre for Disease Control estimates that nineteen million new infections occur every year, and almost half of these diseases happen among young people ages fifteen to twenty four. Sexually Transmitted Diseases are totally widespread; yet, a lot of people in the US remain unaware of the risk and consequences of all but the most prominent STD, HIV, and the virus that causes AIDS (Moniz & Beigi, 2012).
Teaching Plan Criteria; In the course of the teaching, Laptop, Overhead Screen, Condoms, DVD, Chalk, Pens, Paper, and Index Cards are provided for effective and efficient teaching.
Nursing diagnosis is a statement that describes the client’s actual or potential response to a health problem that is within the nursing scope of practice.
Nursing Diagnosis: Risk of sexually transmitted diseases related to lack of knowledge on prevention as evidenced by unprotected sex practise by teenagers.
The diagnosis indicates the risk for infection, and this is associated with differences in age in community setting and the lack of awareness, and education among some groups; conversely, a lot of people who are infected are children within the age of five to ten years and older adults of above 80 years old, and this is probably because they cannot protect themselves efficiently