RTP D4(4284)

Please, write a one paragraph response to the discussion posted below by using one reference from peer-reviewed English Nursing Journal not older than 5 years. APA required, no cover page needed.

Ms. Johnson was fortunate to have been offered such a great opportunity of becoming the new director of nursing at the long term care facility she is currently employed. Ms. Johnson obtained her associates degree about three years ago, which is fairly recent. Her current position is assistant director of nursing. Some realities that Ms. Johnson should consider is that most manger or supervisor nursing positions should obtain higher education classes and specialty certifications in order to gain knowledge of varies strategies and resources because this can influence the outcomes of residents in the facility (Trinkoff et al., 2015). Studies have shown that nursing homes or long term care facilities that have nurses with high credentials had lower rates of deficiencies than other facilities with less credentialed nurses. BSN prepared nurses are highly preferred in hospitals and facilities because they are linked to decreased mortality and morbidity (Saver, Cichra, & Kline, 2015). Granted, she has been there for only a few months in this long term care facility, it is still possible for her to be able to provide great leadership skills and possibly work towards her BSN degree. BSN degrees prepare the nurse by teaching evidence-based practices and leadership and management skills. As the DON, Ms. Johnson will be responsible to motivate the nursing staff to modify standards and apply best practices. Credentials distinguish the level of certifications in the nursing profession to other healthcare professionals and to the patients and their relatives (Tabloski, 2014). The benefits that she will encounter is a substantial salary increase, but risks may be that she is not fully capable of carrying so much responsibilities. DON responsibilities include developing, implementing, assessing, and improving quality of nursing care in the facility. A nurse with an associate’s degree has less educational courses and training that a nurse with a BSN degree, which means the facility may see a decline in patient health. For example, there may be increase in pressure ulcers, catheter uses, and increase in pain levels. Education is important among leaders in hospital and facilities because there is a relation with lower adverse outcomes (Trinkoff et al., 2015).

RTP D3 (4827)

Please, write a one-paragraph report to the discussion posted bellow by using one reference from peer-reviewed English Nursing Journal not older than 5 years.

 

Despite case management’s humble beginnings, the overall importance of case management has increased exponentially over the years. Over the past 25 years the role of case management (CM) in the health care field has evolved (Huber, 2018).  The patient-centered primary care model is currently preferred. It requires quality-driven prevention and outpatient management in order to produce favorable outcomes for patients.  Case Management is an essential part of the primary care model. In the early 1990’s the effectiveness of case management was unclear (Huber, 2018). CM nurses were unnoticed and rarely paid for their services (Huber, 2018). Health insurance companies acknowledge that the utilization of case management nurses produces quality and cost containment outcomes (Huber, 2018).

According to Huber (2018) case management is the coordination of care and advocating for patients and their family’s health care needs and services.  CM empowers patients to understand and access quality, efficient health care (Joo & Huber, 2018).  They also often take responsibility for vulnerable patients (Joo & Huber, 2018).  Case management nurses bridge the gap between fragmented care and effective care.

Case managers at the health care facility that I work for often work closely with social workers and other healthcare professionals. The ensure that an appropriate level of care is provided to the patient.  They also reduce length of stay in the hospital thus reducing healthcare costs.  CM at my job also reduce readmission by setting up follow up appointments as needed.

English Composition Essay

Week 2: Assignment 2.1: Problem and Solution Paragraphs

STEP 1: Choose a topic within your profession. Make sure the topic you choose targets a problem that you know how to solve (e.g., Poor patient care, long shifts, inadequate gear, outdated philosophy, underpaid employees, etc.)

STEP 2: Divide your topic into 2 categories: problem and solution.

STEP 3: Create a thesis statement and place it at the top of the essay.

STEP 4: Write one problem and one solution paragraph beneath the thesis. (You do not need to write an introduction and conclusion for this essay. We are only thinking about the thesis statement and body paragraphs at this time.)

Future Of Nursing And Healthcare

Write a paper addressing the following questions (provide citations to references used): 

1. Is individual access to health care a right or a privilege? Consider the financial implications of your response. What are the additional responsibilities of the client, the nurse and the overall healthcare system based on your stance?

2. Compare the cost of Healthcare in the U.S. considering the specific approaches of health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management.

a. Identify which approach is the most cost effective.

b. How can nursing practice impact the cost in each category?

3. What, in your opinion, are the current U.S. Health Care System design shortfalls, if any? How would you re-design the system to promote the approaches of health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management?

4. Think about your future nursing practice. How can you use your nursing knowledge to champion health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management?

5. Finally, recall the essential themes in the latest Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing? Reflect on how your knowledge/views/opinions have changed or remain the same since starting your education at Nightingale College.

Please make sure you follow the attached rubric. 

Rubric

The Future of Nursing and Healthcare Assignment

 

The Future of Nursing    and Healthcare Assignment

 

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

 

This criterion is   linked to a Learning OutcomeThis Criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome   Analytical and Cognitive Skills

 

30.0 pts

Learner     Demonstrates understanding of content. In-text citations are present, but     there is less than 10% cited, the work is the learner’s own and not cited     or paraphrased material.

20.0 pts

Learner     understands most of the content. In-text citations are present but no more     than 20% is cited; and the majority of the work is the learner’s own

10.0 pts

Learner has     in-text citations, but less than 30% is cited. There is some content copied     and pasted from outside sources.

5.0 pts

Learner has     in-text citations, but less than 40% is cited. There is some content copied     and pasted from outside source.

0.0 pts

Work is unoriginal     and 40% or more is copied & pasted from outside resources.

30.0 pts

 

This criterion is   linked to a Learning OutcomeThis Criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome   Quality of Posts

 

10.0 pts

Thorough use of     key terms and concepts relevant to the assignment. Thoroughly incorporates     readings and other academic & professional resources

6.0 pts

Correct use of key     terms and concepts relevant to the assignment. Correctly incorporates     readings and other academic & professional resources.

4.0 pts

Minimal use of key     terms and concepts relevant to the assignment. Minimally incorporates     readings and other academic & professional resources

0.0 pts

No knowledge of     the key terms and concepts relevant to the assignment. No use of readings     or academic & professional resources.

10.0 pts

 

This criterion is   linked to a Learning OutcomeThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome   Addresses all questions

 

20.0 pts

Thoroughly and     substantively addresses all 5 questions.

15.0 pts

Thoroughly and     substantively addresses most of the questions.

5.0 pts

Addresses all     questions

0.0 pts

Does not address     the questions.

20.0 pts

 

This criterion is   linked to a Learning OutcomeThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome   Grammar and Spelling

 

10.0 pts

No Grammar or     Spelling Errors

5.0 pts

Less than 5     grammar or spelling errors

2.0 pts

More than 5 but     less than 10 grammar or spelling errors

0.0 pts

More than 10     grammar or spelling errors

10.0 pts

 

This criterion is   linked to a Learning OutcomeThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome   Evidence

 

10.0 pts

Provides     references to at least 5 scholarly sources (textbook, journal articles,     articles, etc.)

5.0 pts

Provides     references to less than 5 scholarly sources.

0.0 pts

No references     provided.

10.0 pts

 

This criterion is   linked to a Learning OutcomeThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome   Timeliness

 

20.0 pts

Assignment is on     time or early.

15.0 pts

Assignment is less     than 24 hours late.

10.0 pts

Assignment is less     than 48 hours late.

5.0 pts

Assignment is less     than 72 hours late.

0.0 pts

Assignment is     greater than 72 hours late.

20.0 pts

 

Total   Points: 100.0

Experiment 1: Design An Experiment LAB

Materials 100 Beans (10) 5 x 8 in. Bags Permanent Marker Masking Tape *Paper Towels *Water Note: You must provide the materials listed in *red. EXPERIMENT 1: DESIGN AN EXPERIMENT The following experiment is to be designed by you with the beans provided in the kit. You will design and execute the experiment to test factors that influence seed germination. Whatever your experimental design, be sure to include controls, both positive and negative, and make sure it is reproducible! NOTES ABOUT BEAN GERMINATION • The time to germinate will decrease if you soak the beans overnight before beginning the experiment. • It may take 7 – 10 days for the beans to “sprout.” • Make sure the paper towels remain moist for the duration of your experiment. PROCEDURE 1. Identify 10 – 20 variables that may affect seed germination. Record the variables in Table 5. 2. From your list of variables, select one to test. Form a hypothesis regarding why this variable affects seed germination. 3. Determine the positive and negative controls for your experiment. 4. To germinate the beans, place one folded paper towel into the 5 x 8 in. plastic bag. The paper towel should be moistened, but not soaking wet. Place ten beans in a horizontal line on each enclosed paper towel. Then, seal the bag completely. 5. Prepare three bags of beans for each condition (positive control, negative control, variable). 6. Use masking tape to hang each bag in the environment you select. 7. Collect data, and then create a table, including title, units, and any other useful information. 8. Select the appropriate type of graph, and report the data you collected. 9. Write a lab report for this experiment.

 

Instructions: Read the following experiment and download the lab report template form supplied below.
Once you have completed your experiment and gathered all required data, upload the completed lab report and save a copy for your own reference and safe-keeping. Also, along side your lab report submission record and submit a brief (1 to 2 minute) video on your experiment/observation experience summary. For example, how did you feel while performing this experiment, what was the difficulty level, any obstacles you may have run into, etc..

Technology Across The Care Continuum

Write 3 pages describing the effective use of patient-care technologies, communication systems, and information systems across the care continuum of a health care system of your choice. Add a one-page executive summary your organization could use to disseminate these ideas.

Because a lack of knowledge when using technology can lead to errors in patient care, effective use of technology in health care is paramount to providing a safe health care delivery environment.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 3: Explain the use of information management tools and technologies to monitor and improve health care delivery and patient outcomes.
    • Describe effective use of technology across the care continuum in a health care setting.
    • Describe how to manage change and technology to improve positive outcomes.
    • Support description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.
    • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

 

In the role of a nurse leader, describe the effective use of patient-care technologies across the care continuum in a chosen health care system.

Preparation

Choose any type of health care system, for example, acute, ambulatory, or home health or telehealth.

Directions

Submit the following for this assessment:

Technology Across the Care Continuum

Include the following in your 3page description:

  • A brief overview of the care continuum in your selected health care system.
  • Describe the types of patient-care technologies and how they are used across the care continuum in your system. Be sure to include communication and information systems.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in the systems and describe how to manage change and technology to improve patient outcomes.
  • Support your description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas.
Executive Summary

Based on the description above, add a 1-page executive summary that captures the following points:

  • Current state of technology across the care continuum in your system.
  • Proposed improvements.
  • Risks of making or not making changes or improvements.
  • Recommended next steps.

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Format resources and citations according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
  • Number of resources: Cite a minimum of four peer-reviewed resources.
  • Length: Submit 4 typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.

Nursing New Knowledge

Prepare for interprofessional stakeholders a 10-slide presentation (not including title and reference pages) explaining how nurse leaders can use information technology to improve nursing practices that support and sustain positive patient outcomes. You do not need to actually present your assessment but be sure to include speaker’s notes for each slide.

The dissemination of evidence-based practice outcomes helps nurses build stakeholder engagement and support for the use of information system and technology for health care delivery.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Describe the importance of effective scholarship and evidence-based information to advance the profession of nursing.
    • Describe the basic differences between research (qualitative and quantitative) and evidence-based practice (EBP).
    • Describe how nurse leaders use evidence-based practice to support and sustain patient-care outcomes.
    • Describe how theory development and research exploration supports nursing practice changes that increase positive patient outcome.
  • Competency 3: Explain the use of information management tools and technologies to monitor and improve health care delivery and patient outcomes.
    • Identify a nursing practice that has recently changed in a specific health care setting.
    • Describe how nurse leaders use communication to build interprofessional stakeholder engagements.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.
    • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

 

For this assessment, imagine a group of interprofessional stakeholders involved with patient care in your health care setting would like to increase positive patient outcomes. Nurse leaders have recommended changes in the practice that incorporate informatics and the application of new knowledge into your nursing practices.

You are asked to present a brief overview using PowerPoint (or some other presentation software) to a small group of student nurses. After the session has concluded, the training department would like to use your presentation as a training resource.

Preparation

Select a nursing practice in your own health care setting that has changed for the better since you first began nursing.

Directions

Use the tools in your presentation software to develop a creative and engaging presentation. Use the notes portion of PowerPoint to capture your narrative script for each slide. Include the following in your presentation:

  • Describe briefly an example of a nursing practice that has changed in the last two years.
  • Explain how theory development, research exploration, and information technology supports the changes you have described.
  • Describe the basic differences between research (qualitative and quantitative) and evidence-based practice (EBP).
  • Explain how nurse leaders use communication practices and technology to build interprofessional stakeholder engagements in support of the change you have identified.
  • Describe how nurse leaders use evidence-based practice to support and sustain patient-care outcomes.

Additional Requirements

  • Length: Submit a presentation of 10 slides (not including title and reference slides). Include both a title slide and a reference slide with 4–6 references to support your presentation information and ideas.
  • Formatting Guidelines: Create streamlined slides with minimal information.
    • Be precise.
    • Keep bulleted content on one line.
    • Use images instead of words when appropriate.
  • Narrative Script: Use the notes portion to create a detailed narrative for each slide.

DNP- Translational Research And Evidence-Based Practice

Implementation Into Practice

The Institute of Medicine set a goal that 90% of health care decisions should be evidence-based by 2020. At best guess, less than 10% of decisions use best evidence. Bridging the gap between research, findings, and practice implementation is one strategy to meet this important goal. This assignment will help you to find gaps that may be used for your project.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

· Review the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) website to complete the assignment.

· Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

· Use at least two additional scholarly research sources published within the last 5 years. Provide citations and references for all sources used.

Directions:

Select a practice from the AHRQ comparative effectiveness research site and write a 1,000-1,250 word paper that looks at a gap that exists between research findings and the implementation of those findings in practice. Include the following:

1. Discuss the practice.

2. Assess to what extent the practice is being implemented.

3. Evaluate the barriers to implementation into practice.

4. Propose ways to overcome the barriers.

5. Discuss the resources available on the selected site to inform translation.

You are required to complete your assignment using real-world application. Real-world application requires the use of evidence-based data, contemporary theories, and concepts presented in the course. The culmination of your assignment must present a viable application in a current practice setting. For more information on parameters for practice immersion hours, please refer to DNP resources in the DC Network.

Mini Paper For Global Nursing

Mini-Paper: Compare the U.S. Healthcare System with the Switzerland Healthcare System (2 pages).

Paper must be written in APA Format, but abstract is not needed. I only need a Title Page, 2 pages for content, and a References Page. At least three references are needed for this paper.

This assignment is intended to meet the following course objectives:

·  Demonstrate a basic understanding of a healthcare system’s organizational structure, financing, mission, vision, philosophy, and values.

·  Evaluate societal and healthcare trends influencing healthcare systems and models within political environments, including local, state, national, and global systems.

·  Examine global health systems, service delivery, factors influencing care and policy decisions, health disparities, and evidence-based care at local, state, national, and global levels.

Analyze the impact of cultural, societal, legal, and political factors, and ethical considerations, influencing healthcare policies, service delivery, economics and health disparities at local, state, national, and global levels.

Professional Development

Write a 3 page analysis that assesses your professional development needs as a nurse leader.

Note: The assessments in this course build upon each other, so you are strongly encouraged to complete them in sequence.

For professional nurse-leaders, effective communication skills are essential for interprofessional teamwork and collaboration. Kelly and Tazbir (2014) emphasize the importance of this interaction:

Interprofessional teamwork and collaboration among staff nurses and other disciplines in the health care setting are so critical to optimizing patient care safety and outcomes that they are a priority for most health care administrators, directors, and managers (p. 140).

Successful leadership strategies are based on a leader’s strengths, the situation, the environment, and the stakeholders involved. Developing a plan for professional development is integral in developing leadership and management skills.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Integrate key nursing leadership, management, and communication concepts into collaborative practice situations.
    • Differentiate between leadership and management.
    • Explain key nursing leadership, management, and communication concepts that facilitate collaboration and support interprofessional teams.
    • Describe a personal leadership and communication style.
    • Identify skills or areas for future professional development.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in manner that is consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.
    • Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and current APA style.

 

Use the Internet to research key nursing leadership, management, and communication concepts, and take several self-assessment tests to identify your leadership style and understand how to adapt your style to various situations. Although most of the free online tests are informal measures of skills and attitudes, the results may provide helpful insight into your leadership style and strengths and weaknesses.

Instructions

Deliverable: Develop a Professional Development Needs Assessment.

Scenario:

You have been promoted to Nurse Manager. As you transition into your new role, Human Resources (HR) requires you to participate in a leadership and management training workshop. The first day of the workshop involves a self-assessment of your leadership and communication style and an examination of key characteristics of an effective nursing leader, culminating in an assessment of your professional development needs. HR requires you to submit a Professional Development Needs Assessment so future training sessions are designed to meet those self-identified needs.

Use the following subheadings to organize your Professional Development Needs Assessment:

  • Leader and Manager: Differentiate between leadership and management.
    • What job tasks require a manager?
    • What situations require a leader?
  • Key Concepts: Explain key nursing leadership, management, and communication concepts that facilitate collaboration and support interprofessional teams.
  • Explain how key nursing leadership, management, and communication concepts facilitate collaboration with interprofessional teams.
  • Leadership Self-Assessment: Describe your personal leadership and communication style.
    • Explain the strengths of your style that make an effective leader.
  • Skill Development: Identify skills or areas for future professional development.
    • What training do you need to be a successful leader in your new position?

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Length: The plan should be 3 pages in content length, double-spaced.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Number of resources: Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed resources.