business planning

Advanced Practice Nurse

Based on your textbook reading, discuss the process of Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) business planning from a system approach.

Hamric, B. A., Hanson, M. C., & Tracy, F. M., & O’Grady, T. E. (2013). Advanced Practice
Nursing: An Integrative Approach (5th ed.). Saunders. ISBN: 9781455739806

health care inequalities

Healthcare Inequalities

Based on viewing the Johnson & Johnson video, what are your thoughts about health care inequalities and the need for continuing reform? (Share at least 2 points of view.)

Submission Instructions:

Your initial post should be at least 350 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.

quality measure

Quality Improvement

A B C D E F G H

1 Hospital Name Measure Name Measure ID Measure Start Date Measure End Date National Benchmark Score Footnote

2 ABC Health Surgical Site Infection from colon surgery (SSI: Colon) HAI_3_SIR 1/1/2015 9/30/2015 2.548 3.555

3 ABC Health Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) HAI_1_SIR 1/1/2015 9/30/2015 3.422 3.422

4 ABC Health Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) HAI_2_SIR 1/1/2015 9/30/2015 1.231 0.466

5 ABC Health Surgical Site Infection from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy) HAI_4_SIR 1/1/2015 9/30/2015 2.703 4.608

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7 ABC Health Surgical Site Infection from colon surgery (SSI: Colon) HAI_3_SIR 1/1/2014 12/31/2014 2.319 2.487

8 ABC Health Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) HAI_1_SIR 1/1/2014 12/31/2014 3.063 3.063

9 ABC Health Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) HAI_2_SIR 1/1/2014 12/31/2014 1.089 0.567

10 ABC Health Surgical Site Infection from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy) HAI_4_SIR 1/1/2014 12/31/2014 2.512 3.697

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12 ABC Health Surgical Site Infection from colon surgery (SSI: Colon) HAI_3_SIR 3/1/2013 11/30/2013 2.219 2.219

13 ABC Health Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) HAI_1_SIR 3/1/2013 11/30/2013 3.128 3.062

14 ABC Health Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) HAI_2_SIR 3/1/2013 11/30/2013 Not available Not available 4 – Data suppressed by CMS for one or more quarters.

15 ABC Health Surgical Site Infection from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy) HAI_4_SIR 3/1/2013 11/30/2013 2.094 2.094

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17 ABC Health Surgical Site Infection from colon surgery (SSI: Colon) HAI_3_SIR 1/1/2012 12/31/2012 2.136 0.174

18 ABC Health Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) HAI_1_SIR 1/1/2012 12/31/2012 2.089 2.203

19 ABC Health Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) HAI_2_SIR 1/1/2012 12/31/2012 0.827 0.827

20 ABC Health Surgical Site Infection from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy) HAI_4_SIR 1/1/2012 12/31/2012 2.132 2.132

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22 ABC Health Surgical Site Infection from colon surgery (SSI: Colon) HAI_3_SIR 1/1/2011 12/31/2011 2.234 0.273

23 ABC Health Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) HAI_1_SIR 1/1/2011 12/31/2011 2.234 2.845

24 ABC Health Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) HAI_2_SIR 1/1/2011 12/31/2011 1.879 2.814

25 ABC Health Surgical Site Infection from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy) HAI_4_SIR 1/1/2011 12/31/2011 2.133 1.148

 

The purpose of this assignment is to examine health care data on hospital-associated infections and determine the best methods for presenting the data to stakeholders. Use the scenario below and the “Hospital Associated Infections Data” Excel spreadsheet to complete the assignment.

Scenario

You have been tasked with displaying Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital quality measures data for a 5-year period on four quality measures at your site. After examining the data, identify trends and determine the best way to present the actionable information to stakeholders.

Assignment

Create a 12-15-slide PowerPoint (not including title and reference slides) presenting the data to the stakeholders. Address the following in your PowerPoint:

1. What conclusions can be drawn for each quality measure over the 5-year period?

2. What trends do you see for each quality measure over the 5-year period?

3. When comparing each quality measure, is the quality measure better than, worse than, or no different from the national benchmark over time?

4. Based on your examination of the data, which of the quality measures should you prioritize and why?

5. Develop a quality improvement metric and related measures to improve care processes, outcomes, and the patient experience relating to the identified area of opportunity.

6. Explain how you would monitor the metric and use collected data for improvement.

Include a title slide, references slide, and comprehensive speaker notes.

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

Use a minimum of two peer-reviewed, scholarly sources as evidence.

Use this rubric

1Target

Conclusions that can be drawn for each quality measure over the 5-year period are appropriate. The conclusions are supported by the data.

2 )Trend

A description of the trends that can be seen in the data is present. The trends discussed are accurate.

3) Quality Measure and National Benchmarks

A comparison of each quality measure to the national benchmark is present and all comparisons are accurate.

4) Prioritization of the quality measures is present and is appropriate based on the data.

5 )A quality improvement metric is present and thorough. The metric is appropriate for the quality measure.

6) An explanation of how to monitor the metric and related measures to improve care processes, outcomes, and the patient experience is present and thorough.

 

The content is written clearly and concisely. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The project includes motivating questions and advanced organizers. The project gives the audience a clear sense of the main idea

click-bait articles

click-bait articles

Evaluating Sources of Information
In the world of click-bait articles, nutrition gurus and other sources of fraudulent nutrition information,
how  does one determine  what is  nutrition fact from fiction?  How  do  you  know  good  sources vs.  bad
ones?
For this assignment you will evaluate three (3) sources of nutrition information to determine if they are
good sources or not on a nutrition topic of your interest.
• You  must  include  at  least  one  publication  and  one  website  and  they  should  each  come  from  different
sections/categories (Coalitions, Professional, Consumer, etc).
• You must provide a written summary and evaluation for each source. Evaluations must include the following
criteria and information outlined below
• You will be graded on thoroughness of evaluation, attention to detail, well organized writing structure,
and ease of reading.

sources

1. What is your Interest  in  the source?
• What is the source?
• Why did you chose this particular source of information?  How did you find it?
What were you expecting when you found this source? Did the source fulfill your preconceived ideas and
expectations, or was it different than expected?
2. What  is the AUTHORITY  of  the source?
• Who is the author?
• What else has the author written?
• In which communities and contexts does the author have expertise?
o What are their credentials? Are they appropriate for information they provide?
o Do they have a formal role in a particular institution (e.g. a professor at Oxford)?
• Does the author disclose any conflict of interests (COI)?
3. What  is  the  PURPOSE?
• Why was this source created?
o Does it have an economic value for the author or publisher?
o Is it an educational resource? Persuasive?
 What (research) questions does it attempt to answer?
 Does it strive to be objective?
o Does it fill any other personal, professional, or societal needs?
• Who is the intended audience?
o Is it for scholars?
o Is it for a general audience?
4. What is  the PUBLICATION  & FORMAT of  the  source?
• Where was it published?
o Was it published in a scholarly publication, such as an academic journal?
o If a website, is the domain preferred (.edu, .gov, .org, or .net)?
o Was it formally peer-reviewed?
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• Does the publication have a particular editorial position?
o Is it generally thought to be a conservative or progressive outlet?
o Is the publication sponsored by any other companies or organizations? Do the sponsors have
particular biases?
• Were there any apparent barriers to publication?
o Was it self-published?
o Were there outside editors or reviewers?
• Does it provide information with limited advertising?
o Is it objective in presenting the information?
• Where, geographically, was it originally published, and in what language?
• In what medium?
o Was it published online or in print? Both?
o Is it a blog post? A YouTube video? A TV episode? An article from a print magazine?
o What does the medium tell you about the intended audience?
o What does the medium tell you about the purpose of the piece?
5. What is the Relevance and COVERAGE?
• What is the scope of coverage?
o Is it a general overview or an in-depth analysis?
o What information needs does the scope provide?
o Which time period and geographic region would the information be relevant?
6. Is the source CURRENT?
• When was the source first published?
• What version or edition of the source are you consulting?
o Are there differences in editions, such as new introductions or footnotes?
o If the publication is online, when was it last updated? Are the links up-to-date and active?
7. Is  the  information  ACCURATE?
• Did they cite their sources?
o If not, do you have any other means to verify the reliability of their claims?
• Who do they cite?
o Is the author affiliated with any of the authors they’re citing?
o Are the cited authors part of a particular academic movement or school of thought?
• Look closely at the quotations and paraphrases from other sources:
o Did they appropriately represent the context of their cited sources?
o Did they ignore any important elements from their cited sources?
o Are they cherry-picking facts to support their own arguments?
o Did they appropriately cite ideas that were not their own?
8. Overall Evaluation:
• Do you feel this media source is of value and reliable?
• What are the potential sources of bias within this media source (if any)?
• What is something new you learned by exploring and evaluating this media source?

Medication

Medication

A 150-lb man is to receive a medication based on milligrams/kilograms. He is to receive 1 mg/kg. What dose should the nurse administer? Record your answer to the nearest whole number. Enter numeric value only.

Emergency Room Physician

The Emergency Room Physician

The Emergency Room physician orders cefaclor suspension 250 mg by mouth three times a day. The pharmacy sends cefaclor suspension 125mg/5ml. How many tsp will need to be administered to give the correct dose? Enter numeric value only.