Nur405-Windshield Survey

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Windshield Survey

My windshield survey was completed in the San Jacinto neighborhood in Amarillo, Texas. This neighborhood is a lower income area known for drugs and crime. Housing in this area consist mainly of rental properties that range from poor to adequate condition. Many different cultures can be identified in this area. There are also a lot of elderly that live in this area that require assistance. There are not a lot of health related services for these people to access in this area. Public transportation is available in this area, but not easily accessed.

Community- consists of a group of people, who reside in a specific location. This group share government, it often consists of a common culture, and heritage.

Community Health- is a field of study within public health that concerns it self with the study and improvement of the health of biological communities.

Community as a client- is when nursing care is focused on the healthcare of the common good of the population instead of individual health.

Healthy People 2020 indicator that will applies to surgery will be medical product safety. In surgery we deal with a lot of medical products and the risk for adverse reactions in patients are great. I feel a greater emphasis on the safety of these products would be a great benefit to patients.

Results of Windshield Survey:

Housing and Zoning- The homes in this neighborhood were built between 1920’s and 1940’s. They are mostly pier and beam homes with wood or asbestos siding. Some are stucco and very few brick homes. Most of them are detached single family homes, there are a few scattered duplexes and even a few mobile homes. General condition of these homes would be poor to average. A lot of the yards are overgrown or even just dirt. Several of the homes have cars parked in the yards. Broken and boarded up windows were common throughout the neighborhood. Several houses had paint that was chipping off. There were also several homes...
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