You are a health educator at a local hospital and your Chief Safety Officer has asked you to help her with a safety concern within the hospital

You are a health educator at a local hospital and your Chief Safety Officer has asked you to help her with a safety concern within the hospital

You are a health educator at a local hospital and your Chief Safety Officer has asked you to help her with a safety concern within the hospital.  The hospital has seen a sharp increase in the number of patients who have fallen and were injured as a result of the fall.

Discussion questions to address:

  1. Who is your target audience?
  2. Should there be a secondary audience?
  3. What is the message you are trying to relay to your audience(s)?
  4. How exactly will you educate your audience(s) about this message? Provide specifics.
  5. Discuss any use of social media as a means for reaching your audience(s).
  6. What are some specific actions that can impact the incidence rates (number of new cases) and prevalence rates (number of existing cases) of your health concern? Are these actions to be taken by individuals, public health professionals, health education professionals, or others?
  7. In what ways can teams work together to take action on a health issue?