ERIC Number: ED385402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Creating a Healthy Camp Community: A Nurse's Role.
Lishner, Kris Miller; Bruya, Margaret Auld
This book provides an organized, systematic overview of the basic aspects of health program management, nursing practice, and human relations issues in camp nursing. A foremost assumption is that health care in most camps needs improvement. Good health is dependent upon interventions involving social, environmental, and lifestyle factors that impact health more than health care services alone. Professional registered nurses are the best prepared health care providers for most camps. Management skills, community health preparation, broad-based general education background, and emphasis on prevention and health promotion are integral parts of the baccalaureate degree in nursing. Each camp is a small community, and camp nurses must know the nature, characteristics, and informal politics of said community. Health care should be a collaborative effort among its members. A needs assessment survey by the Dean's Fund of the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education in Spokane, Washington was the basis for the information included in this book. Chapters cover traditional issues such as developing a health program, first aid, records, communicable diseases, and injury prevention; as well as more challenging community and professional issues of ethical behavior, violence, substance abuse, and sexuality. Appendices outline American Camping Association standards, staff and camper training in prevention and health promotion, procedures for analyzing accidents, OSHA regulations on occupational exposure to pathogens, and relevant developmental characteristics of young adults; provide sample checklists and recordkeeping forms; and list additional resources. Contains an index. (JAT)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Child Health, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Environmental Standards, Health Facilities, Health Promotion, Health Services, Hygiene, Medical Evaluation, Nursing, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Records Management, Resident Camp Programs, Safety Education, Sanitation
American Camping Association Bookstore, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.