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Nursing practice should be evidenced-based

Nursing practice should be evidenced-based 150 150 Nyagu

Discussion Questions

Nursing practice should be evidenced-based and the process of updating policies and procedures varies by facility. Feel free to discuss what you know about your current or previous places of employment.

Answer the following questions. Your post should look like:

Paragraph one: Do you know how policies and procedures are evaluated for quality in your current practice (or previous if not currently employed)? If you do know, explain the evaluation process. If you do not know, explain why it would be important to know and who you could contact to learn more.

Paragraph two: In your opinion, how often should policies and procedures be revised or reviewed? Justify your answer.

Paragraph three: In your opinion, who should be responsible for reviewing policies and procedures? Things to address: Committee or individual? Full time or part time position? Compensation?

Resources: Where did you find your data?

A nurse has an order to complete a procedure

A nurse has an order to complete a procedure 150 150 Nyagu

A nurse has an order to complete a procedure on a patient. After reading the procedure, the nurse notices that it is not best practice and it has not been updated for 6 years. The nurse takes this issue to the nurse leader (charge nurse) and the nurse manager (unit manager).

Paragraph one: What would you do as a nurse manager if your policy or procedure conflicts with the most recent evidence? Describe your response to this nurse.

Paragraph two: Why is it important to update policies and procedures? What are the risks if they are outdated?

Paragraph three: What is your role as a nurse manager in assuring policies or procedures are up to date?

Resources: Where did you find your dat

Benchmark – Diversity in Health Care Essay

Benchmark – Diversity in Health Care Essay 150 150 Peter

Benchmark – Diversity in Health Care Essay

Diversity has a significant influence on health care. Studying transcultural health care helps health professionals understand different cultures in order to provide holistic and individualized health care. Review the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, including the theory, framework and 12 domains. Write 750-1,000-word paper exploring the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence. Include the following:

Explain culturally sensitive care and its application within health care.

Explain the theory and organizational framework of the Purnell Model, and discuss its relevance to transcultural health care.

Describe Purnell’s 12 domains of culture, and assess how each of these domains plays an active role in the diversity of health care in your specific field.

Discuss how this model can be applied when working with different cultures in order to become a more culturally competent health care provider.

Cite at least three references, including the course textbook.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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

Advocating for the Nursing Role in Program Design and Implementation

Advocating for the Nursing Role in Program Design and Implementation 150 150 Peter

Advocating for the Nursing Role in Program Design and Implementation

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?

RESOURCES
Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Chapter 5, “Public Policy Design” (pp. 87–95 only)
Chapter 8, “The Impact of EHRs, Big Data, and Evidence-Informed Practice” (pp. 137–146)
Chapter 9, “Interprofessional Practice” (pp. 152–160 only)
Chapter 10, “Overview: The Economics and Finance of Health Care” (pp. 183–191 only)
American Nurses Association (ANA). (n.d.). Advocacy. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/advocacy/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (n.d.). Step by step: Evaluating violence and injury prevention policies: Brief 4: Evaluating policy implementation. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/injury/pdfs/policy/Brief%204-a.pdf

Congress.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.congress.gov/

Klein, K. J., & Sorra, J. S. (1996). The challenge of innovation implementation. Academy of Management Review, 21(4), 1055–1080.

Sacristán, J., & Dilla, T. D. (2015). No big data without small data: Learning health care systems begin and end with the individual patient. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21(6), 1014–1017.

Tummers, L., & Bekkers, V. (2014). Policy implementation, street level bureaucracy, and the importance of discretion. Public Management Review, 16(4), 527–547.

The Role of the RN/APRN in Policy-Making

The Role of the RN/APRN in Policy-Making 150 150 Peter

The Role of the RN/APRN in Policy-Making

Word cloud generators have become popular tools for meetings and team-building events. Groups or teams are asked to use these applications to input words they feel best describe their team or their role. A ‘word cloud’ is generated by the application that makes prominent the most-used terms, offering an image of the common thinking among participants of that role.

What types of words would you use to build a nursing word cloud? Empathetic, organized, hard-working, or advocate would all certainly apply. Would you add policy-maker to your list? Do you think it would be a very prominent component of the word cloud?

Nursing has become one of the largest professions in the world, and as such, nurses have the potential to influence policy and politics on a global scale. When nurses influence the politics that improve the delivery of healthcare, they are ultimately advocating for their patients. Hence, policy-making has become an increasingly popular term among nurses as they recognize a moral and professional obligation to be engaged in healthcare legislation.

To Prepare:

Revisit the Congress.gov website provided in the Resources and consider the role of RNs and APRNs in policy-making.
Reflect on potential opportunities that may exist for RNs and APRNs to participate in the policy-making process.

Post an explanation of at least two opportunities that exist for RNs and APRNs to actively participate in policy-making. Explain some of the challenges that these opportunities may present and describe how you might overcome these challenges. Finally, recommend two strategies you might make to better advocate for or communicate the existence of these opportunities to participate in policy-making. Be specific and provide examples.

Benchmark – Electronic Health Record Implementation Paper

Benchmark – Electronic Health Record Implementation Paper 150 150 Peter

Benchmark – Electronic Health Record Implementation Paper

One way informatics can be especially valuable is in capturing data to inspire improvements and quality change in practice. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) collects data related to adverse events and safety concerns. If you are working within a practice setting to implement a new electronic health record (EHR) system, this is just one of the many considerations your team would need to plan for during the rollout process.

In a paper of 1,500-1,750 words, discuss the following:

Consider an opportunity for tracking care improvement. What key information would be needed in the database? Example: Time lapse from medication order documented in the EHR to delivery of medication to the patient for the cardiology service.
Describe the role informatics plays in the ability to capture this data. What type of project management strategies and methodologies can be implemented to support informatics initiatives to help improve quality within the clinical practice?
Discuss which systems and staff members would need to be involved in the design and implementation process. What is the role of the advanced registered nurse in promoting evidence-based practice and leading quality and performance improvement initiatives within this setting?
Outline strategies for implementing the new EHR proposal. Consider communication changes, transitioning to the new EHR, and managing resources (human, fiscal, and health care resources).
Discuss what professional, ethical, and regulatory standards must be incorporated into the design and implementation of the system.
Describe the measures and steps you would take to evaluate the success of the EHR implementation from a staff, setting, and patient perspective to measure effectiveness and ensure continuous quality improvement in practice?
Explain what leadership skills and theories would be needed to facilitate collaboration with the interprofessional team and provide evidence-based, patient-centered care?
You are required to cite five to 10 sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

MBA-MSN; MSN-Nursing Education; MSN Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Adult-Gerontology; MSN Family Nurse Practitioner; MSN-Health Informatics; MSN-Health Care Quality and Patient Safety; MSN-Leadership in Health Care Systems; MSN-Public Health Nursing

2.3: Develop leadership skills to collaborate on interprofessional teams in the provision of evidence-based, patient-centered care.

5.2: Apply professional, ethical, and regulatory standards of practice in the provision of safe, effective health care.

Immunization Presentation

Immunization Presentation 150 150 Peter

Immunization Presentation

Directions

For this assignment, you are creating a PowerPoint presentation. Your presentation audience is the community.

Master’s-prepared nurse educators, leaders, nurse practitioners, and all specialty nursing fields contribute to health promotion in populations across the life span. This assignment focuses on child and adolescent immunization, health information, epidemiology, and surrounding influences. This is not a singular immunization but pediatric immunization education for a community audience.

Presentation Content and Slides:

8 content slides are required.
Each slide’s speaker notes have 2 paragraphs of content.
Each slide should have substantive content on the slide and further information in the speaker notes.

Immunity
Content on slides includes three components of information: immunity, herd immunity, and types of immunity related to vaccination.

Effects of Immunization
Content on slides includes three components of information on the effects of immunization: individual, community, and worldwide.

Trends
Content on slides includes pediatric vaccination trends, related disease trends, including statistics for conditions prevented with pediatric vaccinations.

Myths
Content on slides includes at least four documented myths about vaccinations with published information to debunk.

Pediatric Schedule
Content on slides includes the pediatric vaccination schedule of infants, children, and teens.

Legal, Ethical and Cultural Issues
Content on slide includes three components on slides: legal, ethical, and cultural considerations of pediatric vaccinations.

Nsg 6101 Nursing Research Methods

Nsg 6101 Nursing Research Methods 150 150 Peter

Nsg 6101 Nursing Research Methods

Write a (2-3 pages) paper addressing the sections below of the research proposal.

This week you will submit the Literature Review section of your proposal. Each week you have been adding to your growing body of evidence to support your problem and proposed innovation to address the problem. The review of literature is a critical, analytical summary and synthesis of the current knowledge of your research topic. Thus it should compare and relate different theories, findings, etc., rather than just summarize them individually.

The following resources will help guide you (in addition to our course textbooks):

THE WRITER’S HANDBOOK

Guidelines for writing a literature review

The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill

Writing the Literature Review: Step-by-Step Tutorial for Graduate Students

Writing the Literature Review (Part Two): Step-by-Step Tutorial for Graduate Students

Locating and Critically Analyzing Primary Research Articles

Locating and Critically Analyzing Primary Research Articles 150 150 Peter

Assignment: Locating and Critically Analyzing Primary Research Articles

What steps do you take to locate primary and peer-reviewed research articles when performing a literature search?
What resources are available to you to engage in a meaningful and successful literature search?

As you have explored throughout this course, Walden University provides vast resources for student support to ensure success in their academic program of study. When it comes to research and using Library resources, several support mechanisms are available to you as well.

Taking the first step to think about a research topic or area of interest and filtering that topic using a series of keywords and operations will be a fundamental component for performing a literature search in Walden Library’s databases. While the ultimate goal is to produce a set or results that match your search criteria, you must keep in mind that that the quality of the research articles obtained will likely vary. Thus, you must critically examine and analyze the aims of the research produced and how it aligns, confirms, or negates your topic or area of research. As you develop proficiency in this area, you will discover that you can extract content themes and frameworks to enhance future research and the need to identify additional research support.

For this Assignment, consult the Walden Library webinars and resources provided. These resources serve as a general good first step for performing literature searches and engaging with the databases of research available to you. Think about a research topic or area of interest to focus on for this Assignment. Then, search the Walden Library to locate and retrieve peer-reviewed research articles that pertain to your topic or area of interest.

To prepare:

  • Review the Walden Library webinars presented in the media Learning Resources for this week.
  • Then, search the Walden Library and locate three peer-reviewed primary research articles that pertain to your practice area and are of particular interest to you.

The Assignment: (6 paragraphs)
Write a 6-paragraph APA-formatted paper in which you do the following:

  • Write a 1-pararaph introduction of how you conducted your literature search and the databases consulted in your search in relation to your practice area or area of interest. Be specific and provide examples.
  • Write a 1-paragraph summary of each of the articles you have selected (a total of 3 paragraphs).
  • Write 1 paragraph that synthesizes the three articles using a scholarly voice.
  • Write a final paragraph in which you discuss the differences between summarizing and synthesizing research. Be specific and provide examples.

Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available at https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general#s-lg-box-20293632). All papers submitted must use this formatting.

Weight Loss Management and Treatments

Weight Loss Management and Treatments 150 150 Peter

Weight Loss Management and Treatments

Explore weight loss management and treatments that are used today
Discuss the prevalence of obesity in US among children
Describe medications/foods that contribute to weight gain
Explain indications for pharmacologic therapy
Create an educational handout that can be used for improving patient’s knowledge of alternative medication and treatments