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What is health ?

The presence or absence of disease. The ability to maintain your normal role. (A person with an illness does not mean that person can't be healthy.)

2

What are the internal variables affecting health?

biologic dimension
psychological dimension
cognitive dimension

3

What are the external variables affecting health ?

environment
standards of living
family and cultural beliefs
social support networks

4

What is wellness?

state of well being; positive mindset will breed quicker results, but a negative mindset can hinder the progress (always meet the client where they are at)

5

What are the 7 components of health?

Physical, Social, Emotional, Spiritual, Environmental, Occupational, and Intellectual

6

What are the four goals of the Healthy People 2020 initiative?

*attain high quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death
*achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups
*create social and physical environments that promote good health for all
*promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life spans.

7

What will understanding the patient's view of health, wellness, and illness allow the nurse to do ?

To create a plan with the patient that stands a chance of working.

8

What is the health illness continua ?

The health illness continua is used to describe the level of wellness or illness of a person.
*Wellness means having maximum energy while death is having total energy depletion

9

What are some examples of strategies to promote health across life span

health beliefs
physical fitness and exercise
oral health
nutrition screening
normal sleep / rest patterns
consumer education

10

Health Examinations for infants consist of ?

Screening of newborns for hearing loss at 1 month of age, diagnosis by the 3 months, with intervention and treatment by 6 months of age
*physical exams take place at 2 weeks, and at 2,4,6,9 and 12 months

11

Infant safety consists of ?

*importance of supervision
*car seat, crib with a firm mattress, playpen, bath and home environment safety measures
*no stuffed animals, pillows or blankets in the crib
*position the infant on the back for sleep
*provide toys with no small parts

12

Health Examinations for toddlers consist of ?

check ups at 15 and 18 months and then as recommended by the primary care provider
*dentist visits starting at age 3 or earlier