Development and Evaluation of a Theory-Based Approach to Reducing Carbon Monoxide (CO) Morbidity and Mortality: The CO Blitz Model.

Development and Evaluation of a Theory-Based Approach to Reducing Carbon Monoxide (CO) Morbidity and Mortality: The CO Blitz Model. J Community Health Nurs. 2019 Jul-Sep;36(3):115-123 Authors: Dawson RM, Williams AP, Richardson J Abstract Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is preventable yet remains the most common cause of U.S. non-drug poisoning. The purpose of this non-experimental study was to develop and evaluate the theory-based CO Blitz Model. Events targeted five SC communities; volunteers provided education while local firefighters installed CO alarms. At the 4-6-month follow-up evaluation, all homes still had a functioning CO alarm; most recipients could name CO sources in their homes (78%) and what to do if the alarm sounded (90%). The theory-driven process evaluation revealed the CO Blitz Model was tailorable and effective in addressing unique community resources and needs. PMID: 31291773 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Community Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: J Community Health Nurs Source Type: research

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