Prevention of Control of Worldwide Mosquito-Borne Illnesses: Nurses as Teachers

By Monique Germain Moderator | 03 Feb, 2017

Attached you will find an article discussing the role of nurses as teachers in the prevention and control of worldwide mosquito-borne illnesses. In the article, the authors discussed how mosquitoes such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika were becoming known to the world. The authors proposed that learning about preventive measures could help control the spread of the viruses and prevent negative health outcomes. The authors further recommended teaching strategies that nurses could apply to promote prevention practices worldwide.
Reference:
Audain, G. & Maher, C. (January/2017). Prevention and control of worldwide mosquito-borne illnesses: Nurses as teachers.
     OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 22 (1), 1-14. doi: 10.3912/IJIN.vol22N001Man05.
Monique

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Milka Ogayo Moderator Replied at 5:11 AM, 9 Feb 2017

This is true Monique! Nurses contribute a lot in the campaign about control of mosquito borne diseases, specifically Malaria in my setting.

They dispense Insecticide Treated Nets to Antenatal and Postnatal mothers to prevent mosquito bites.

They provide antimalarial prophylaxis to expectant mothers

They conduct health education to clients about malaria prevention and control

Fiagbe Kwame Replied at 9:54 AM, 12 Feb 2017

Monique, this is really true...... I'm a community health nurse is Ghana, and I'm proud to say, we do a lot to prevent malaria in pregnant women, our main focus is on health education. Sleeping in long lasting insecticide bed net,the use insecticide spray or repellant are some of the preventive measure we educate them.

Gettie Audain Replied at 5:15 PM, 12 Feb 2017

Thank you for posting the article Monique! I appreciate your comments Milka about nurses contributing to the campaign of helping to control mosquito-borne illnesses.

It is the journey of my 30 years of nursing experience that lead me to earn a doctorate in health science with a certificate of global health. I applied my community health experience by studying unique ways to simplify public health education to non-medical audiences in ways it could be understood.

The article focuses on the aspect of combating global mosquito borne illnesses through teaching prevention and awareness because prevention is always more effective when a cure is not obtainable.

The purpose of the article is to teach how nurses can play a pivotal as champions and teachers using traditionally tools, visual aids, and virtual tools through wikiHow.

We hope to take advantage of the fact that nurses have more opportunity to leverage patient interaction as education and that nurses are the trusted profession.

Monique Germain Moderator Replied at 12:29 PM, 15 Feb 2017

Nurses also evaluate the effectiveness of the programs they implement too. Nurses are very committed to improving global health.
Monique

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