Nurses must be able to knowledgeably plan services for individuals, families and the community. In order to effectively plan, it is essential that you are aware of the resources specific to the community a client resides in to allow for identification of health-related resources and to understand gaps in services. Conditions and trends in the community that may be barriers and can affect the health of the area. This data is noted and important for collaborating with stakeholders to best meet the most urgent needs.
A windshield survey is conducted from a car and provides a visual overview of a community. Conditions and trends in the community that could affect the health of the population are noted. This data provides background and context for working with individuals and families in their community and guides plans to support a healthy community. You may also utilize google maps to locate to health care facilities, parks, safety, and transportation.
Information gathered from this survey should be added to the WINDSHIELD SURVEY DOCUMENTATION TOOL (table attached below).
Researching Data for:
Town – Melbourne
County – Brevard County
State – Florida