Assignment 13: Public Health Trends And Practices

Assignment 13: Public Health Trends And Practices

Describe what specific resources or federal agencies that you will utilize to remain informed and current in public health trends and practices

Assignment: Patient Care Efficacies

Assignment: Patient Care Efficacies.

In the Discussion for this module, you considered the interaction of nurse informaticists with other specialists to ensure successful care. How is that success determined?

Patient outcomes and the fulfillment of care goals is one of the major ways that healthcare success is measured. Measuring patient outcomes results in the generation of data that can be used to improve results. Nursing informatics can have a significant part in this process and can help to improve outcomes by improving processes, identifying at-risk patients, and enhancing efficiency.

To Prepare:

Review the concepts of technology application as presented in the Resources.
Reflect on how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence may help fortify nursing informatics as a specialty by leading to increased impact on patient outcomes or patient care efficiencies.
The Assignment: (4-5 pages) Review the ideas about how to use technology that are in the Resources.
Think about how new technologies like artificial intelligence could help nursing informatics grow as a field by having a bigger effect on how well patients do or how efficiently they are cared for.
What You Need to Do: (4-5 pages)

In a 4- to 5-page project proposal written to the leadership of your healthcare organization, propose a nursing informatics project for your organization that you advocate to improve patient outcomes or patient-care efficiency. Your project proposal should include the following:

Describe the project you propose.
Identify the stakeholders impacted by this project.
Explain the patient outcome(s) or patient-care efficiencies this project is aimed at improving and explain how this improvement would occur. Be specific and provide examples.
Identify the technologies required to implement this project and explain why.
Identify the project team (by roles) and explain how you would incorporate the nurse informaticist in the project team.

Assignment 12: Geriatrics OTC Medication Use

Assignment 12: Geriatrics OTC Medication Use

Review the American Geriatrics Society article and interactive media piece in this week’s Learning Resources.
Select one of the following over-the-counter drugs commonly used by geriatric patients:
Antacids or acid suppressants
Antidiarrheal
Antihistamines
Antimicrobial ointments
Antispasmodics for the bladder
Cough suppressants
Laxatives
Neutraceuticals (choose one; e.g., ginseng, St. John’s wart, etc.)
Pain medications (choose one; e.g., acetaminophen, ibuprofen, rub-on pain ointments/patches, etc.)
Supplements (choose one; e.g., calcium, iron, etc.)
Vaginal creams
Research the over-the-counter drug you selected. Visit a local pharmacy and explore the types/varieties of the drug that are available. Reflect on the ingredients in each type/variety, including additional active ingredients.
Consult with the pharmacist about the ingredients in each type/variety, including how to make safe and effective clinical decisions in relation to this drug. Discuss potential interactions in frail elders and precautions related to the drug based on Beers Criteria. Talk to the pharmacist about the ingredients in each type or variety, as well as how to make clinical decisions that are safe and effective when it comes to this drug. Talk about possible drug interactions in frail older people and safety precautions based on Beers Criteria. If one is available, you may consult with a pharmacist at your practicum site as an alternative to visiting a pharmacy.
Consider ways to educate elders about the OTC drug you selected.
By Day 5
Post a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following:

Describe the over-the-counter drug that you selected.
Identify the types/varieties of the drug that are available. Describe the ingredients in each type/variety including additional active ingredients.
Explain the key information that you need to know about this OTC drug to make safe and effective clinical decisions. Include potential interactions in frail elders and describe any precautions related to the drug based on Beers Criteria.
Explain how you would educate elders about the OTC drug you selected.

Med-Surge Module 2 Death And Dying

Med-Surge Module 2 Death And Dying

Discuss the term “clinical death,” especially with respect to when not to initiate CPR. Discuss what is meant by a “peaceful death” and a “good death,” including goals for End-Of-Life care. How would you feel if you knew your patients did not want CPR but the family insisted on it? Include in-text citation and 3 References

Influenza Virus: Strains H7N9 and H5N1

Influenza Virus: Strains H7N9 and H5N1

As we learned in Week 1, it is hard to think of examples in life in which microbes do not play an important but silent or hidden role. Many of these roles are positive. However, most students enter a microbiology class only hearing about how there is “this epidemic”, or “this infection going around”, or “stay out of the water” or “don’t eat this food”. We hear about this based on a problem in our lives, the lives of someone we love, where we work, or on the news when reading a paper, watching TV or browsing the internet. But is this information correct or complete? It is this aspect of learning about microbiology that we want to illustrate this week. Instuctions This week, you will discuss a MICROBE IN THE NEWS!.

You must find a news article on your chosen microbe published in the last 12 months in a main stream, media-outlet based, mass-distributed news source where the general public (even Grandma or Aunt Sally) gets their daily news. This news article will be your main reference. You must read for understanding, then tell us about the news report in your discussion. You must write a review of the news article contents, discuss what type of microorganism it is, and if the organism is in nature or is used in industry or research or causes disease. If it causes disease you must discuss transmission, increasing incidence, factors contributing to the spread of the organism, lab culturing, etc You must find a news story about your chosen microbe that was published in the last 12 months in a mainstream, media-based, mass-distributed news source that Grandma or Aunt Sally reads every day. This article of news will be your main source. You have to read to make sure you understand, then talk about what you read in your discussion. You have to write a summary of the news article, talk about what kind of microorganism it is, and say if it is found in nature, is used in industry or research, or makes people sick. If it causes disease, you need to talk about how it spreads, how it’s getting worse, what causes it to spread, how it’s grown in the lab, etc.

E. You may use government-based or other scholarly references only as secondary information, to explain details missing from your news article above, such as, what kind of organism it is, the gram reaction, how the organism affects us, or follow -up information not known at the time of the news release but has been provided since that time .

F. Your discussion should be well-written, in your own words, paraphrasing from only credible academic sources. You may not directly quote from your sources; minimum elaboration on the topic of a minimum of 300 words and maximum of 400 words.

G. You must also cite your credible academic reference sources with parenthetical in text citations (in parentheses), and provide full end ref information in APA 7th Edition format

Task 2: The Nurse as Advocate

Task 2: The Nurse as Advocate

In a Microsoft Word document of 5-6 pages formatted in APA style, you will describe the advocacy process. Whether nurses are advocating for their patients, health care, and/or policies that improve people’s lives, the advocacy processes have commonalities that transcend the subject of their advocacy. There are also differences, although these differences may be more nuanced than obvious.

Review the following chapters from your course textbook:

Taking Action: Nurse, Educator, and Legislator: My Journey to the Delaware Senate
Taking Action: A Nurse in the Board Room
Respond to the following questions based on your readings:

Describe what you believe to be the drivers for each of the individual advocates.
What factors led the individuals to become advocates?
Discuss the challenges that each of the individuals identified in their writings.
Analyze these drivers and challenges and compare them with your own experience to date as an advocate.
In what ways do you believe you can expand your advocacy skills within the next five years?
On a separate reference page, cite all sources using APA format. Please note that the title and reference pages should not be included in the total page count of your paper.

Use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources.
This handout will provide you the details of formatting your essay using APA style.
You may create your essay in this APA-formatted template.

Nursing Informatics Policy/Regulation Fact Sheet

Nursing Informatics Policy/Regulation Fact Sheet

As a professional nurse, you are expected to apply your expertise to patient care. On occasion, you will also be expected to share that expertise.

With evolving technology and continuous changes to regulations designed to keep up these changes, there is usually a need to share information and expertise to inform colleagues, leadership, patients, and other stakeholders.

In this Assignment, you will study a recent nursing informatics-related healthcare policy, and you will share the relevant details via a fact sheet designed to inform and educate.

To Prepare:

Review the Resources on healthcare policy and regulatory/legislative topics related to health and nursing informatics.
Consider the role of the nurse informaticist in relation to a healthcare organization’s compliance with various policies and regulations, such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Research and select one health or nursing informatics policy (within the past 5 years) or regulation for further study. Think about the nurse informaticist’s role in making sure that a healthcare organization follows rules and laws like the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Do some research and choose one policy or rule from the last 5 years that has to do with health or nursing informatics to learn more about.
The Assignment: (1 page)

Create a 1-page fact sheet that your healthcare organization could hypothetically use to explain the health or nursing informatics policy/regulation you selected. Your fact sheet should address the following:

Briefly and generally explain the policy or regulation you selected.
Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on system implementation.
Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on clinical care, patient/provider interactions, and workflow.
Highlight organizational policies and procedures that are/will be in place at your healthcare organization to address the policy or regulation you selected. Be specific

Discussion: Diagnosed with schizophrenia

Discussion: Diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Watch the following YouTube interview with mathematician and Nobel prize winner John Nash Jr. and his son, both diagnosed with schizophrenia. Answer the questions below regarding John Nash Jr.’s son.

Considering the history provided and what you can observe in the video, what symptoms of schizophrenia, positive and negative, does Johnny Nash have?
What medications would be prescribed for Johnny Nash, and why?
Discuss the etiology of schizophrenia. How does it apply to John and Johnny Nash’s case? Based on what you know about Johnny Nash’s past and what you can see in the video, what positive and negative signs of schizophrenia does he have?
What kinds of medicines would be given to Johnny Nash, and why?
Talk about what causes schizophrenia. How does it fit into the case of John and Johnny Nash?

Scholarly article, APA format, no grammar error

Task: FALL IN HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME

Task: FALL IN HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME.

Review your problem or issue and the study materials to formulate a PICOT question for your capstone project change proposal. A PICOT question starts with a designated patient population in a particular clinical area and identifies clinical problems or issues that arise from clinical care. The intervention used to address the problem must be a nursing practice intervention. Include a comparison of the nursing intervention to a patient population not currently receiving the nursing intervention, and specify the timeframe needed to implement the change process. Formulate a PICOT question using the PICOT format (provided in the assigned readings) that addresses the clinical nursing problem. An intervention in nursing practice must be used to solve the problem. Include a comparison of the nursing intervention to a group of patients who aren’t getting the nursing intervention right now, and say how long it will take to make the change. Create a PICOT question that answers the clinical nursing problem. The format for PICOT questions is given in the readings.

The PICOT question will provide a framework for your capstone project change proposal.

In a paper of 500-750 words, clearly identify the clinical problem and how it can result in a positive patient outcome.

Describe the problem in the PICOT question as it relates to the following:

Evidence-based solution
Nursing intervention
Patient care
Health care agency
Nursing practice
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.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Task: Fundamentals Of Nursing

Task: Fundamentals Of Nursing

1. You are a nurse caring for a 58-year-old ironworker who has been admitted to your unit with acute hypertension. He became extremely symptomatic at work and was brought to your emergency department (ED) via ambulance. After receiving a report from the ED nurse, he is brought to your unit asymptomatic (other than his BP of 178/106) and seems in good spirits. After completing his admission paperwork, he settles in and awaits his health care provider. Four hours later, you answer his call light and he reports headache (rated 6 on a 0-to-10 scale) and dizziness.
a. Outline the pertinent information within this case study.
b. How often would you expect to measure the patient’s vital signs based on his history?
c. What would be your first intervention upon his reporting increased symptoms? Include rationale.
d. What is the patient’s pulse pressure?
e. Describe risk factors that could be contributing to your patient’s hypertension.
2. As a nurse in a critical care unit, your newest admission is a 24-year-old victim of a motor vehicle accident (MVA). Report from the OR nurse indicates that the patient has several surgically repaired fractures, a closed head injury, and elevated temperature. Additionally, he has IV fluid running postoperatively and dressing changes scheduled every shift. The patient is intermittently alert and disoriented, with his pain adequately controlled by IV analgesics. As a nurse in a critical care unit, the latest patient to come in is a 24-year-old who was in a car accident (MVA). The OR nurse said that the patient has several fractures that have been surgically fixed, a closed head injury, and a high temperature. Also, after surgery, he has an IV running with fluid, and every shift, his bandages are changed. The patient is sometimes awake and sometimes confused, and his pain is well taken care of by analgesics given through an IV.
a. Outline the pertinent information within this case study.
b. What factors could be causing the patient’s elevated body temperature?
c. Why is determining the fever’s cause important?
d. Indicate areas that are important to monitor in a patient with elevated body temperature.
e. Describe cause-specific interventions useful in treating the patient’s elevated body temperature.
PLEASE, answer each question in order and separately. PLEASE, this is the bibliography( Chapter 29-30).
1.Potter, P.A., &Perry, A. G. (2017). Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process, and Practice (9th ed.). St. Louis: MO: Mosby. ISBN: 9780323327404