szt1 task 1
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SZT1 Task 1
Western Governors University
Community description and data interpretation Kootenai County is located in Northern Idaho in what is known as the state panhandle. The county is 1310 square miles including over 70 square miles of water and 245,000 acres of National forest (“Kootenai County, Idaho”). Kootenai County boasts an excess of over twenty pristine lakes which is one of the many reasons this area is such a popular destination for national and international tourists. (“Kootenai County, Idaho”). Kootenai County was established in 1864, named after Kootenai tribe because it lies in the area of settlement of the tribe, present boundaries were …show more content…
There are disaster mitigation plans available through the county which follow federal guidelines. Air quality in Kootenai County is significantly better than the national average, however, radon risks are higher than average (“Kootenai County Air,”). Lead levels in this community are also low, being just 1% of homes effected (“Scorecard”). Below the national average, 8% of Kootenai County’s surface bodies of water have reported problems (“Scorecard”). With the abundance of lakes and rivers and the lack of trained lifeguards available, there is potential for drowning and along those lines, with the four seasons that Kootenai County boasts, there is potential for adverse weather events that come with very high or very low environmental temperatures. There is a very low risk of earthquakes or hurricanes in Kootenai County.
There are several older communities in Kootenai County which are not provided with safe walking conditions such as sidewalks or sidewalks that are broken and misshapen. This is a potential safety hazard. Waste disposal is adequate, however, recycling and transportation services in this community are lacking.
The genogram that is to follow will help summarize all of the information than has been provided with the exception of the nursing diagnoses for Kootenai County. They are as follows, ineffective health maintenance which is evidenced by the negative health disparities