ERIC Number: ED263951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-29
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum for Community Health Workers.
Southwick, Paula S.
The Community Outreach Curriculum described in this paper is designed to prepare community health aides employed through the Outreach Department of Pima County (Arizona) Indian Health Inc., (PCIHI), which consists of two medical clinics on two separate reservations. The first sections of the paper describe PCIHI, provide a rationale for the curriculum based on the rising community health needs of the Indian population of Pima County, offer a statement of goals and objectives for the curriculum, and describe the students for whom the curriculum is intended. Next, brief descriptions of the following courses offered in the curriculum are given: (1) Traffic Safety; (2) Patient Vital Signs; (3) Charting; (4) First Aid; (5) Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation; (6) Hygiene; (7) Diet; (8) Venereal Disease; (9) Contraception; (10) Health in Pregnancy; (11) New Baby Care; (12) Parasites; (13) Home Bound Patients; (14) Diabetic Teaching; (15) Hypertension; and (16) Substance Abuse. The final sections of the paper examine issues related to the implementation of the curriculum, evaluation criteria for each of the curricular objectives, and procedures for curriculum revision. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona