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Briefly describe your healthcare organization, including its culture and readiness for change

Briefly describe your healthcare organization, including its culture and readiness for change 150 150 Peter

Create an 8- to 9-slide PowerPoint presentation in which you do the following:

Briefly describe your healthcare organization, including its culture and readiness for change. (You may opt to keep various elements of this anonymous, such as your company name.)
Describe the current problem or opportunity for change. Include in this description the circumstances surrounding the need for change, the scope of the issue, the stakeholders involved, and the risks associated with change implementation in general.
Propose an evidence-based idea for a change in practice using an EBP approach to decision making. Note that you may find further research needs to be conducted if sufficient evidence is not discovered.
Describe your plan for knowledge transfer of this change, including knowledge creation, dissemination, and organizational adoption and implementation.
Describe the measurable outcomes you hope to achieve with the implementation of this evidence-based change.
Be sure to provide APA citations of the supporting evidence-based peer reviewed articles you selected to support your thinking.

You are preparing an orientation module to teach incoming nurse practitioners about Medicare

You are preparing an orientation module to teach incoming nurse practitioners about Medicare 150 150 Peter

For this assignment the student will create a PowerPoint to address the following scenario…

You are preparing an orientation module to teach incoming nurse practitioners about Medicare and Medicaid. You presentation should address the following, and language should be directed at entry-level medical personnel:

Medicare Parts A: Eligibility and What is covered and not covered (2-4 slides)
Medicare Parts B: Eligibility and What is covered and not covered (2-4 slides)
Medicare Parts C: Eligibility and Coverage (2-4 slides)
Medicare Parts D: Eligibility and Coverage (1-2 slides)
Medigap and supplement insurance (1-2 slides)
Medical necessity (1-2 slides)
Limiting charges (1-2 slides)
Process of patient registration (2-3 slides)
Medicaid guidelines and eligible groups (3-5 slides)
Medi-Medi (2-4 slides)
Medicaid verification (1-3 slides)

Include a title and reference slide. Ensure all information is referenced and cited in your slides

Interview 3 people about emotional abuse

Interview 3 people about emotional abuse 150 150 Peter

Emotional abuse is widely misunderstood in our society. Yet, for many survivors, emotional abuse is often described as equally painful, if not more painful, than physical abuse.

For the purposes of this discussion topic, please complete the following:

Interview 3 people about emotional abuse. This is a confidential interview so please do not identify the people you interview by name, address, or personal relationship with you. You will need to do the following:
Identify the person’s age and gender (this is basic demographic data that may help us better understand the responses)
Ask the following questions:
How do you define domestic violence?
How do you define emotional abuse?
Please give some examples of emotional abuse.
Do you think emotional abuse is as damaging as physical abuse? Why or why not? 
Once you have completed your interviews please post the results.
Also post an analysis about the respondents’ answers. Postings that do not include an analysis of the responses will lose points.  Consider at least some of the following when writing your analysis:
The analysis should be more than whether or not you agree with the respondents.
Do all of the respondents have the same or similar definitions? 
Does it appear that the respondents are focusing only on intimate partners or are they including all family members in their discussions?
Are the respondents thorough in their definitions of domestic violence or are they leaving anything out?
Are the definitions/responses inclusive of all types of relationships or just marital ones?

One of the major themes of this course was the aging of the US population

One of the major themes of this course was the aging of the US population 150 150 Peter

One of the major themes of this course was the aging of the US population. By 2030, all of the baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1965) will have reached the age of 65. The aging population will also present challenges for many industries, especially healthcare. Advances in technology, particularly in medical technology, are likely to provide solutions for those challenges.

Based on what you have learned in this course, explain what you would consider some of the most important issues facing older adults between now and the year 2030?
Identify some specific areas which are being addressed now, in order to meet the challenges of a larger, older population in the future.
Research the use of technology in regards to services for older adults. As consumers, how will older adults benefit from new services and technologies? Identify some specific areas in which new services and technologies would be used.

In the first weeks of this class, we have discussed the concept of the history of sexuality

In the first weeks of this class, we have discussed the concept of the history of sexuality 150 150 Peter

In the first weeks of this class, we have discussed the concept of the history of sexuality. Write a short critical response paper (250-500 words) in which you explain the problems inherent in defining and identifying sexual identity (as it relates to the category “homosexual,”) OR sex/gender identity (“intersex”), particularly in light of the essentialism/social construction debate.

Whose position do you find the most compelling, and what are the political implications of these theories?

 Your essay is an opportunity for you to reflect on one or more key concepts through a close critical reading of one text, or a comparison of two. You may wish to pursue a theoretical question in more detail in your critical response paper.

It is not necessary to comprehensively critique every perspective.

Possible Questions/Topics to Address: 

The “birth of the homosexual” – when? What defines a homosexual?
Medical discourse and the pathologization of non-heterosexual (queer) sexual practices/identities
Medical discourse and the pathologization of non-normatively sexed bodies
Distinction between sexual practice and sexual identity – the cultural construction & meaning of sexuality, from ancient Greece to the present day
Capitalism and its impact on sexuality
Sexuality and social construction – are “homosexuals” born or made?

Select a disease that affects humans or animals whose causative agent is a bacterium

Select a disease that affects humans or animals whose causative agent is a bacterium 150 150 Peter

Your Lab Signature Assignment is an oral report on a microbial disease. Create a three- to five-minute video response that includes the following:

Select a disease that affects humans or animals whose causative agent is a bacterium, virus, fungus, protozoa, or other microorganism.

Create and deliver a presentation on your chosen disease in which you report on each of the following in detail:

Causative Agent: Describe and classify the microbe involved. If known, explain how the microbe causes/transmits the disease or interferes with normal body function. Also, describe the vector and/or life cycle for the microbe (if applicable).

Population(s) affected: What population(s) is/are at highest risk of contracting the disease? Are there any groups of people who should be tested? Please include statistical/geographical data and trends (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, or other source [http://www.cdc.gov, http://www.who.int, etc.]).

Course of Disease: What are the usual signs/symptoms of someone with the disease? How is the disease diagnosed? What is the usual time course for recovery? Are there complications and/or long-term effects?

Interventions: Describe possible treatments and/or medical interventions. Is there a vaccine available? How can the disease be best prevented or kept under control?

Videos can be recorded using any software or tool, but all videos are required to be uploaded to My Panopto Videos for assignment submission.

You can also use the Panopto Desktop Recording tool to create your video.

Identify the structures that provide transport of sperm

Identify the structures that provide transport of sperm 150 150 Peter

1. Identify the structures that provide transport of sperm.

2. Describe the significance of the inguinal canal and the femoral canal.

3. List the pros and cons of circumcision of the make newborn.

4. State the length of the anal canal and the rectum in the adult, and describe the location of theses structures in the lower abdomen.

5. Describe the size, shape,  and location of the make prostate gland.

6. List a few examples of high-fiber foods of the soluble type and of the insoluble type. What advantages do these foods have for the body?

7. List screening measures that are recommended for early detection for colon-rectal cancer and of prostate cancer.

8. State the method of promoting anal sphincter relaxation to aid palpation of the anus and rectum.

9. Describe the normal physical characteristics of the prostate gland that would be assessed by palpation: size, shape, surface, consistency, mobility, sensitivity.

10. List a few examples of high-fiber foods of the soluble type and of the insoluble type. What advantages do these foods have for the body?

Tell us about a healthcare program, within your practice

Tell us about a healthcare program, within your practice 150 150 Peter

As their names imply, the honeyguide bird and the honey badger both share an affinity for honey. Honeyguide birds specialize in finding beehives but struggle to access the honey within. Honey badgers are well-equipped to raid beehives but cannot always find them. However, these two honey-loving species have learned to collaborate on an effective means to meet their objectives. The honeyguide bird guides honey badgers to newly discovered hives. Once the honey badger has ransacked the hive, the honey guide bird safely enters to enjoy the leftover honey.

Much like honeyguide birds and honey badgers, nurses and health professionals from other specialty areas can—and should—collaborate to design effective programs. Nurses bring specialties to the table that make them natural partners to professionals with different specialties. When nurses take the requisite leadership in becoming involved throughout the healthcare system, these partnerships can better design and deliver highly effective programs that meet objectives.

In this Assignment, you will practice this type of leadership by advocating for a healthcare program. Equally as important, you will advocate for a collaborative role of the nurse in the design and implementation of this program. To do this, assume you are preparing to be interviewed by a professional organization/publication regarding your thoughts on the role of the nurse in the design and implementation of new healthcare programs.

To Prepare:

Review the Resources and reflect on your thinking regarding the role of the nurse in the design and implementation of new healthcare programs.
Select a healthcare program within your practice and consider the design and implementation of this program.
Reflect on advocacy efforts and the role of the nurse in relation to healthcare program design and implementation.

The Assignment: (2–4 pages)

In a 2- to 4-page paper, create an interview transcript of your responses to the following interview questions:

Tell us about a healthcare program, within your practice. What are the costs and projected outcomes of this program?
Who is your target population?
What is the role of the nurse in providing input for the design of this healthcare program? Can you provide examples?
What is your role as an advocate for your target population for this healthcare program? Do you have input into design decisions? How else do you impact design?
What is the role of the nurse in healthcare program implementation? How does this role vary between design and implementation of healthcare programs? Can you provide examples?
Who are the members of a healthcare team that you believe are most needed to implement a program? Can you explain why?

What are some ways you as the nurse can utilize to determine pain in the older adult?

What are some ways you as the nurse can utilize to determine pain in the older adult? 150 150 Peter

Directions:
•With the realization that pain is highly prevalent among older adults, please answer the following questions.

Questions:
1. What are some ways you as the nurse can utilize to determine pain in the older adult?
2. What are some of the potential barriers related to self-reporting of pain in the older adult?
3. What is the prevalence of pain in the older adult?
4. Describe and compare your findings for each of the following:
a. Numeric rating scale
b. Visual analog scale
c. McGill pain questionnaire
d. Pain in dementia patients

Location: UPTOWN CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD

Part 2: Analysis of Assessment Data

1. Based on observations from the windshield survey, identify strengths of the community.

2. List and prioritize 5 potential community risk factors (weaknesses).

3. Identify community resources that may help address the highest priority weakness (either currently in existence or something you propose to help address this problem).

In this Discussion, you will share your experiences and consider the impact of patient involvement

In this Discussion, you will share your experiences and consider the impact of patient involvement 150 150 Peter

Changes in culture and technology have resulted in patient populations that are often well informed and educated, even before consulting or considering a healthcare need delivered by a health professional. Fueled by this, health professionals are increasingly involving patients in treatment decisions. However, this often comes with challenges, as illnesses and treatments can become complex.

What has your experience been with patient involvement in treatment or healthcare decisions?

In this Discussion, you will share your experiences and consider the impact of patient involvement (or lack of involvement). You will also consider the use of a patient decision aid to inform best practices for patient care and healthcare decision making.

To Prepare:

Review the Resources and reflect on a time when you experienced a patient being brought into (or not being brought into) a decision regarding their treatment plan.
Review the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s Decision Aids Inventory at https://decisionaid.ohri.ca/. 
Choose “For Specific Conditions,” then Browse an alphabetical listing of decision aids by health topic.

NOTE: To ensure compliance with HIPAA rules, please DO NOT use the patient’s real name or any information that might identify the patient or organization/practice.

By Day 3 of Week 8

Post a brief description of the situation you experienced and explain how incorporating or not incorporating patient preferences and values impacted the outcome of their treatment plan. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain how including patient preferences and values might impact the trajectory of the situation and how these were reflected in the treatment plan. Finally, explain the value of the patient decision aid you selected and how it might contribute to effective decision making, both in general and in the experience you described. Describe how you might use this decision aid inventory in your professional practice or personal life.

Must have 3 references published within the last 5 years