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  M4:Braden Scale Dropbox

Please read the article and answer:
1. Why did the author access the PubMed system and then what for?

2. What is the incidence of pressure ulcers between 1999 and 2004?

3. When was the Braden scale developed?

4. What are the six factors that are considered for the Braden scale?

5. Which government agency is responsible for clinical practice guidelines?

6. List at least three reasons that a hospital would be interested in identifying a pressure ulcer

       early in the patient’s hospital stay.

7.  What does the term nosocomial mean?

8. What is risk assessment and why is it such an important aspect of hospital management?

9. Why is the selection of a proper surface to lie on an important part of wound management? (be

        specific)

10. Which analysis was utilized in the results section and why?

11. Is the hospital that you are working for using the Braden scale? If so, then state if it appears  

         to be working and if not then give a reason that they may not want to use it. (If not working

        then just give the main reason that an institution would want to use the scale).

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3 Pre Cal Questions due in an hour

Due in an hour

 

Factor​ f(x) into linear factors given that k is a zero of​ f(x).

F(x)=4×3+19×2-138x+135; k=3

Factor f(x) = 2×3+x2-71x+140 into linear factors given that -7 is a zero of f(x)

For the polynomial function, (a) list all possible rational zeros, (b) find all rational zeros, and (c) factor f(x)

F(x) = x3+3×2-25x+21

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Week 11/Module 11 Discussion Assignment

Discussion Board Rubric: Discussion questions provide you a format to respond, expand, integrate, and reflect on your understanding of the module content. Expectations from the faculty include students will actively participate in discussion to share and gain new insights, critique ideas, and to pursue the goal of constructing new knowledge.

Discussion Rubric Criteria

Example

Points Possible

INITIAL POSTING:
Incorporated knowledge of readings and material within the response, contributed a substantive posting that demonstrated cognitive reflection, critical thinking and understanding of the subject matter.

Ideas examine topic from new perspective that contributes to group understanding of topic.

Initial post: At least100 words in length

Postings offered substantial, well written contributions and opinions, observations, questions, experiences, critiques, and/or suggestions.

Reflects a reference from the required readings or outside readings, and/or personal experiences related to the question.

Met criteria for length of response.

5

RESPONSE POSTING: 
Responded to at least two other class members with substantial details that reflects critical thinking.

Response: At least 100 words in length

Posting to classmate either agrees or disagrees with classmate and provides evidence in support of the response.

Posting is constructive and contributes to the discussion.

All questions/comments posed from classmates were appropriately addressed.

Meets criteria for length of response.

3

MECHANICS: Posting submissions exhibit appropriate, using proper language, cordiality, grammar, punctuation of college level writing.

Post follows use of APA guidelines including in-text citations and references. = Earns 1 point

No grammar or spelling errors in answer = Earns 1 Point

Three or more formatting, grammar and/or spelling errors in answer = 0 Points

2

TOTAL POINTS POTENTIALLY EARNED

One point will be deducted each day for late submissions and no submissions accepted after Saturday midnight; week of post due date.

10

 

The Greek Poet, Aeschylus (523-456 BCE), wrote that ?to learn is to suffer.?  He went on to comment that in time, suffering comes to have meaning through our own processing of the experience, giving us understanding and wisdom.  So has your journey of suffering begun. 

For resilience, one must find ways to reduce the burden of stress.  Self-care (physical, social, psychological and spiritual engagement), reflexivity (coming to know one?s strengths, development opportunities, and biases), integrity (recognizing and validating one’s moral compass for right and wrong guided by personal and professional codes of ethics), and comradery (nurturing and maintaining professional and personal associations and friendships with colleagues and classmates) are all ways in which we nourish ourselves, enrich our journey and deepen our commitment to success. 

For this last discussion assignment, consider the following ways to address stress, described above: Self-care plan Reflexivity in learning Self-identification with integrity Comradery amongst classmates

Share with your classmates how you will manage your stress using one of these four stress management strategies in the coming months as you progress through the program.  Be specific.  Include your reasoning (evidence from your textbook and/or other sources) to support your plan.

 In your responsive posts, include your agreement or disagreement with the plan and evidence presented to you.  Support your critique with evidence from the literature (textbook and/or other sources).

As usual, submit your own, original work, abiding by APA formatting for citations and references. 

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Discussion board 3

An area of concern in healthcare today is the ability of individuals to access care.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has developed many initiatives that tie reimbursement for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to better quality of care and access to it. 

For your discussion board post, include the following: Discuss the barriers that patients experience when accessing health care resources. Why do barriers continue to exist when it comes to access and equal health care? Give an example of something a hospital could do to improve access to care for its community?

Include 2 reference sources, besides the textbook, and be sure to document your references using APA format.

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CT 1 Quality Healthcare

 Access and read Crowded Clinic Case Study. Then write a paper which critically analyzes and reflects on the questions posed at the end of the case study in light of to your experiences in healthcare and scholarly sources.Your paper should meet the following requirements: Be 3-4 pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages. Be formatted according to the APA Requirements.  Include a minimum of three references with associated in-text citations.  Include headings for each of the five discussion questions at the end of the case study to organize the content in your work.  

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Communication: With a portable health record available for direct and indirect access how does this enhance provider -provider and provider -patient communications.

  

Communication: With a portable health record available for direct and indirect access how does this enhance provider -provider and provider -patient communications. 

7 pages and 5 references

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Identify a population to assess and develop an evidence-based, primary care health promotion recommendations to deliver in their own communities (Hispanics-Diabetes)

Master level, APA format 6 edition and at least 3  updated references 

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Organization values presentation

 

Prepare a 10-minute presentation (10-15 slides, not including title or reference slide) on organizational culture and values. Describe how alignment between the values of an organization and the values of the nurse impact nurse engagement and patient outcomes. Discuss how an individual can use effective communication techniques to overcome workplace challenges, encourage collaboration across groups, and promote effective problem solving. Incorporate how system needs and the culture of health may influence the outcomes. How does this relate to health promotion and disease prevention in the larger picture? Identify a specific instance from your own professional experience in which the values of the organization and the values of the individual nurses did or did not align. Describe the impact this had on nurse engagement and patient outcomes.

Solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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Unit 8 Case Study: Antidepressants

Case Study

A 40 year old woman presents with fatigue. She reports feeling ‘very run down’ for the past three months.  She has no interest in participating in her usual activities and sporting events. She reports sleeping problems and low appetite. She is constantly feeling low and has frequent crying spells. 

Her physical examination is normal and thyroid function is normal.

She is diagnosed with major depression and is referred for counseling and started on fluoxetine. Assignment Questions What is the mechanism of action of fluoxetine? Why is fluoxetine the drug of choice? What are the side effects of fluoxetine? What are the risks of abruptly discontinuing fluoxetine? Instructions  Prepare and submit a 3-4 page paper [total] in length (not including APA format). Answer all the questions above.  Support your position with examples. Please review the rubric to ensure that your assignment meets criteria. Submit the following documents to the Submit Assignments/Assessments area: Case Study: Antidepressants

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Strengths-Based Leadership

 

Strengths-Based Leadership It is relatively easy to describe our acquired expertise, but most of us struggle when asked to describe our natural talents.
—Rath, 2007, p. 21

Recognizing innate talents is critical not only for leveraging one’s own strengths, but for fostering a workplace environment in which everyone’s contributions are respected and maximized. This is valuable because “the opportunity for individuals to play to their strengths most of the time is the key factor that shows the greatest correlation to outstanding performance in the widest range of business outcomes including profits, productivity, customer satisfaction, and safety and employee retention” (Buckingham, 2011, p. 5).

Charged with the complex and considerable goal of promoting health care quality and safety, nurse leader-managers must learn how to draw upon each person’s strengths to foster collaboration toward this shared purpose.

In this Discussion, you assess your own strengths and consider how they can be applied in a health care organization to improve quality and safety.

To prepare: Review the Learning Resources focusing on strengths-based leadership. If you have not already done so, follow the instructions in Strengths Finder 2.0 to complete the online assessment and read the sections in Part II that are associated with your five top strengths. Consider the results of the assessment. What insights, questions, or concerns arise as you think about these results? Think about how your identified strengths relate to your current role as a leader-manager and to the professional contributions that you hope to make now and in the future. Give focused attention to patient safety and health care quality; how and why are your strengths valuable for promoting optimal patient outcomes and creating systems-level change? Evaluate strategies for applying your strengths in the health care workplace. Identify at least two that you can use to add value to a team or workgroup to improve quality and safety.

By Day 3

Post a brief description of your identified strengths and explain how and why they are beneficial in your role as a nurse leader-manager. Explain at least two strategies for applying your leadership strengths in a health care organization to improve quality and safety.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.

  Required Readings Rath, T. (2007). Strengths finder 2.0. New York, NY: Gallup Press.
Part I, “Finding Your Strengths—An Introduction” (pp. 1–31)
Part II, “Applying Your Strengths” (pp. 33–172)Read Part I first, then complete the online assessment as instructed in the book. Read the sections in Part II that are associated with your five top strengths.

Note: You must purchase a new, unopened copy of this book in order to acquire the access code that you will need to complete the online assessment. Buckingham, M. (2011). Strong leadership. Leadership Excellence, 28(1), 5.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The author explains how strengths-based leadership creates competitive advantage for organizations. “The opportunity for individuals to play to their strengths most of the time is the key factor that shows the greatest correlation to outstanding performance in the widest range of business outcomes including profits, productivity, customer satisfaction, and safety and employee retention” (p. 5). Cooper, H., & Cottrell, R. R. (2010). Charting your career path through clear professional values and purpose. Health Promotion Practice, 11(1), 13–15.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article provides direction for clarifying professional values and purpose, and using that for career development. “The importance of understanding and articulating values at an individual level is that they can assist in developing one’s unique contribution to one’s profession, just as a professional organization’s values assist in directing the organization” (p. 14).

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