West Coast University Week 3 Salmonella Outbreak Discussion Paper

Prompt 1:Choose from one of the following diseases and find an outbreak that occurred in the United States within the last 3 years:

    • Norovirus
    • Salmonella
    • Shigella
    • E. coli
    • Botulism
    • Clostridium perfringens
    • Listeria
    • Vibrio
    • Campylobacter.
  1. Describe the disease.
  2. What is the incubation period and how is it spread? What are the signs and symptoms? What is the treatment (if any)?
  3. Where did the outbreak occur? How many people were involved.
  4. What should have been done to prevent its spread? Provide recommendations on what should be done in the future.
  5. Respond to at least two (2) of your classmates’ or your instructor’s posts. Your responses should include elements such as follow-up questions, a further exploration of topics from the initial post, or requests for further clarification or explanation on some points made.

Prompt 2: Access the following research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3955827/

Discuss the validity of the instrument used in this research. What are some internal and external validity threats associated with this research instrument? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this research? Based on your answer, what would you have done differently?

Prompt 3: Pathways to Safer Opioid Use Scenario

Link to access scenario: https://health.gov/hcq/trainings/pathways/index.html

Complete the character role of the pharmacist Dr. Katrina Lee. You can work through this character more than once, making different decisions to alter the outcome. Once you have completed this role, answer the following:

What decisions did you make? Did you change any of your answers? Did anything surprise you? As a public health professional, how can you work with pharmacists on the opioid crisis?

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