Prelude: Epidemiology of an Outbreak

Did you ever wonder if the nursing process was more versatile than only applying it to clinical practice and academic discussions? Have you ever been asked to perform a clinical task or procedure without being informed first why it was necessary? Did you understand the “why” behind all the actions taken to address outbreaks in recent years? Have you considered the differences in the implications and the extent of endemic, epidemic, or pandemic outbreaks?

This aspect of your course will increase your understanding of the how, what, where, why, and when of outbreaks and provide you with an opportunity to translate theory into practice in your new professional role. Let the exploration of an outbreak investigation begin!