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evidence-based practice

As healthcare organizations become more complex and our focus on the patient experience expands, nurses are leading and participating in evidence-based practice (EBP) projects and quality improvement (QI) initiatives with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

· In what ways is EBP applied where you work or where you do clinicals?

· Discuss the findings of a QI initiative or study from either your clinical location/hospital website or another online source.

In order to receive full credit, you will need to clearly respond to both parts of the question using subtitles or bullets AND cite at least one scholarly reference in your response. You are required to participate on at least three (3) days of the week to receive full participation points.

health industry executives

Hospital executives often come under scrutiny for the salaries and benefits they receive. According to a recent IRS survey related to chief executive officer salaries, of more than 500 hospitals, the national average income was $490,000. In addition, the salaries of hospital and other health industry executives have come under scrutiny in Congress. For-profit hospitals, which make up about 30% of hospitals, do not have to publicly disclose how much the executives at each facility earn, but nonprofit hospitals must provide that information on the IRS form 990, which are public documents. By law, hospitals are required to show that such compensation is “reasonable” when compared to pay at other similar institutions. If you were a board member of a healthcare organization, what other determinants besides the salary of other chief executives would you want information on before you determined the compensation of the chief executive of the health care organization whose board you are on? In addition, how do the responsibilities of chief executives compare to the responsibilities of other healthcare employees? Do these responsibilities warrant a substantially higher salary? Defend your answer.

1000 words atleast 6 peer reviewed sources within 5 years

Talk about friendship

Talk about friendship

Conversation with friends about friendship can be interesting and fun, while also making your bond stronger. You can start a conversation with the following questions:
1) Do you think you are a good friend? Why or why not?
2) What do you like most about your best friend?
3) Who is your most annoying friend and why?
4) What is the best way to make new friends?
5) How important are friends for you?

Leadership and skills development

This assignment asks you to introduce an audience of novel readers and researchers using their scholarly works pertaining to Equity, Social Justice and Health Disparities caused by COVID 19 pandemic affecting the targeted under resourced Hawaiian ethnic group in the United States.

Specifically, your research will cover 4 areas pertaining to COVID 19 namely:

a) History and content

b) Culture and environment

c) Health Disparities

d) Leadership and skills development

Development of strategies and propose solutions to address identified needs of vulnerable populations in emergencies by involving shared faith, family, cultural institutions, community organizations, healthcare systems and healthcare providers and individuals and the role of government in terms of leadership and skills development.

Should involve mainly the following:

–Programmatic Elements/Activities (at least 3: Is the relationship between activities and objectives clear?

–should be evidence-based with supporting references

–Expected Challenges (at least 3)

–Implication on nursing practice

In 3 pages paper APA format, 3 references within 5 years

Top Healthcare Industry Trends to Watch

The Impact of Healthcare Trends on the APN Roles

 

 

Discussion Prompt

Arnautova (2018) in the article ‘Top Healthcare Industry Trends to Watch in 2018 and Beyond’ outlined five (5) trends that will revolutionize how we provide and consume healthcare services over the next decade. These healthcare trends include:

1. Telemedicine

2. Artificial Intelligence

3. Robotics

4. IoT and wearables

5. Blockchain

Select 1 of the 5 trends and discuss the potent positive and negative impacts the trend will have on the APN role(s) (Clinician, Educator, Researcher, Administrator, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Leader).

Reference: Arnautova, Y. (2018). Top healthcare industry trends to watch in 2018 and beyond. Retrieved August 20, 2018 from  https://www.globallogic.com/blogs/top-healthcare-industry-trends-to-watch-in-2018-and-beyond/

 

 

APA format with intext citation

Word count minimum of 250

References at least one high-level scholarly reference with in the last 5 years.

Plagiarism free.

Turnitin receipt.

Environmental Health objectives/themes

Clinical Assignment: Environmental Health

 

HealthyPeople 2020’s Environmental Health Theme:

Homes and Communities in Oak Park, Illinois, USA

 

Instructions

 

1. Briefly describe homes and communities in Oak Park, Illinois, USA

 

2. Discuss how the community of Oak Park is affected/impacted by homes and communities.

 

3. Explore homes and communities’ health situations from historical, present, and future-oriented perspectives.

 

4. Discuss any strategies that are planned or have been implemented to address homes and communities’ issues to safeguard or improve societal and environmental health. Consider the barriers and facilitators for success of these strategies. Propose strategies if none are found.

 

5. Within the paper, consider and address population health concepts such as “social justice” and “the greater good.”

 

6. Utilize and appropriately cite relevant public/governmental agency websites and media/newspaper publications to substantiate your writing.

 

7. References in APA format (7th edition)

 

8. Length: 2 pages (approximately 500 words)

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Resources:

· For more information about HealthyPeople 2020’s Environmental Health objectives/themes

https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/environmental-health

· EPA website (USA – Environment Protection Agency’s website)

https://www3.epa.gov/enviro/myenviro/

· Official website of Oak Park, Illinois, USA

https://www.oak-park.us/

· US Census Bureau

https://www.census.gov/en.html

 

Note: Search relevant public/governmental agency websites and media/newspaper publications to help understand the situation from historical, present, and future-oriented perspectives.

cross-cultural communications

Write a 650-1300 word response to the following questions:

  1. Explain multicultural communication and its origins.
  2. Compare and contrast culture, ethnicity, and acculturation.
  3. Explain how cultural and religious differences affect the health care professional and the issues that can arise in cross-cultural communications.
  4. Discuss family culture and its effect on patient education.
  5. List some approaches the health care professional can use to address religious and cultural diversity.
  6. List the types of illiteracy.
  7. Discuss illiteracy as a disability.
  8. Give examples of some myths about illiteracy.
  9. Explain how to assess literacy skills and evaluate written material for readability.
  10. Identify ways a health care professional may establish effective communication.
  11. Suggest ways the health care professional can help a patient remember instructions.

This assignment is to be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

interventions of managing hypertension

n 750-1,000 words, develop an evaluation plan to be included in your final evidence-based practice project proposal. You will use the evaluation plan in the Topic 8 assignment, during which you will synthesize the various aspects of your project into a final paper detailing your evidence-based practice project proposal.

 

Provide the following criteria in the evaluation, making sure it is comprehensive and concise:

 

Discuss the expected outcomes for your evidence-based practice project proposal.

Review the various data collection tools associated with your selected research design and select one data collection tool that would be effective for your research design. Explain how this tool is valid, reliable, and applicable.

Select a statistical test for your project and explain why it is best suited for the tool you choose.

Describe what methods you will apply to your data collection tool and how the outcomes will be measured and evaluated based on the tool you selected.

Propose strategies that will be taken if outcomes do not provide positive or expected results.

Describe the plans to maintain, extend, revise, and discontinue a proposed solution after implementation.

Refer to the “Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal – Assignment Overview” document for an overview of the evidence-based practice project proposal assignments.

 

You are required to cite a minimum of five peer-reviewed 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.

 

Rubric

Expected outcomes for the evidence-based practice project proposal are discussed. Thorough explanations and strong supporting research are provided.

A data collection tool is selected and a well-supported explanation for why the tool is valid, reliable, and applicable and would be effective for the research design is presented.

A statistical test is selected, and a well-supported explanation for why the test is best suited for the tool is clearly presented.

Methods that will be applied to the data collection are thoroughly discussed. A discussion of how the outcomes will be measured and evaluated based on the tool selected are presented.

Clear and well-supported strategies for nonpositive outcomes are presented.

Detailed and well-supported plans to maintain, extend, revise, and discontinue a proposed solution after implementation are presented.

Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

 

 

Previous paper

Implementing plan interventions of managing for hypertension

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Implementing plan interventions of managing hypertension

Hypertension is one of the most dangerous diseases that can easily lead to death if not managed. It occurs due to increased blood pressure, and a continued rise in blood pressure can contribute to other deadly illnesses such as stroke, heart attack, or heart disease. Considering the hypertension problem is expected within the healthcare setting, there is a need to implement change in dealing with the patients to ensure that better strategies of assisting patients in managing the illness are implemented. Therefore, we will discuss how medical practitioners can utilize a digital intervention to develop planned medications to lower their blood pressure. The study will be carried out within twelve months to allow adequate information to be gathered. In addition, mixed-methods evaluation procedures will be used to understand better the effectiveness of the intervention in primary care.

Setting and access to potential subjects

The hypertension patients will be allowed to register in a system of digital intervention known as Help BP. The system is developed using the social cognitive theory; it shows personal experiences, some people’s behaviors, and individual medical behavior environmental aspects. It helps target hypertension patients with inactive medical behaviors of managing their high blood pressure (Rai. et al., 2021). Also, medical practitioners will seek to involve the newly diagnosed patients with hypertension in the system to monitor their capability to follow the outlined intervention plans.

Timeline

Implementing plan interventions of managing for hypertension

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To complete this project successfully, a lot of monitoring is required. It, therefore, means that the project should take a lot of time to allow all the needed data to be collected. Carrying out the study for preferably twelve months will ensure that the project includes all seasons of a year. It will allow a better understanding of how the proposed change can be adequate in different seasons. In a year, all the necessary information would have been recorded and utilized to reform strategies of offering medical care to hypertension patients.

Breastfeeding v. Formula-feeding

Breastfeeding v. Formula-feeding

Introduction

The term breastfeeding or nursing in humans refers to feeding newborn children with breast milk from the mother. The action can be direct when the baby mechanically sucks the milk or when pumped from the mother and placed in bottles to feed infants (Williams et al., 2020). The latter approach is most common among mothers with demanding occupations as it allows them to have the freedom needed to complete their duties while ensuring the child is fed. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breastfeeding is a scientifically and medically proven best approach to providing newly-born children with the needed nutrients needed for their healthy development and growth (Williams et al., 2020). Under standard settings, all mothers are virtually capable of breastfeeding. However, the lack of accurate information and support from their healthcare system, society, and family limits the propagation of the practice.

The lack of information and support results in mothers preferring formula feeding, which Almeida et al. (2020) states that lack the needed immunity-boosting elements present in breast milk. Additionally, children who feed on breast milk are able to digest the nutrients easily compared to children on formula feed. It is noteworthy that the purpose of formula-feed is to primarily allow effective development for children if the mother has medical, physical, or mental limitations.

However, unlike breast milk, formula feed primarily allows the child’s dietary needs to be attained. Finally, they also allow children with specific nutritional needs to behave their needs met effectively (Almeida et al., 2020). Thus, it is evident that breastfeeding offers newborn children the needed nutrients and immunity boost to support their growth and development. As medical practitioners, it is their responsibility to train and support mothers of newly born children in understanding the importance and value of breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding v. Formula-feeding

According to Williams et al. (2020), when breastfeeding is compared to formula-feeding, numerous differences are presented with only one similarity. The similarity is the ability of formula and breastfeeding to meet the nutritional needs of the child only. All other facets of both infant feeding strategies significantly differ. For the evaluation, the facets included in the comparison include cost, effects on immunity, ease of digestion, flexibility, and medication (Cheshmeh et al., 2021). From a simplistic approach, the cost of formula feed is approximately $2000 or more annually; however, it is noteworthy that it is dependent on the child (Cheshmeh et al., 2021). Breastmilk, on the other hand, is free unless the mother is experiencing a diagnosed medical condition. Nevertheless, when addressing the aspect of immunity, breastmilk contains antibodies from the mother, augmenting the infant’s ability to fight off some diseases.

As previously mentioned, formula feed is harder to digest compared to breast milk, thus resulting in nutritional absorption inefficiency. On the aspect of flexibility, from a social perspective, it is highly inconveniencing as numerous mothers today are significant contributors to the economy, and breastfeeding interrupts their occupational contribution, thus limiting its flexibility (Cheshmeh et al., 2021). Finally, when breastfeeding mothers cannot partake in specific medications due to their direct impact on infant health through breast milk. The issue is not present among mothers using formula feeding, thereby giving them an advantage.

Nursing roles and interventions

It was previously mentioned that women fail to breastfeed their infants due to numerous factors among them is the lack of support from the healthcare system. According to Piro ad Ahmed (2020), prenatal nurses’ role is to inform all mothers on the advantages of breastfeeding for bothering the child and the mother. The nurse can aid the mother with her first contact with the child; by assuring her, who may have delivered prematurely, through Caesarean birth or unwell infant, that she can breastfeed (Piro & Ahmed, 2020). The intervention of nurses is recommended for first-time mothers as postpartum nurses can aid in ensuring breastfeeding continues by frequently providing infant-maternal contact during their hospital stay.

Additionally, nursery nurses support mothers’ breastfeeding by desisting from providing the child with other fluids. The strategy allows for the reinforcement of patterns and actions by both the mother and infant, thereby supporting the appropriateness of the infant feeding strategy (Folker-Maglaya et al., 2018). Overall, in support of the previously mentioned notion, it is critical mothers are aware of the value of breastfeeding compared to the use of formula. Though the nurses’ role is primarily to educate mothers in making knowledgeable choices, they should also help mothers understand the mechanics of breastfeeding (Folker-Maglaya et al., 2018). The objective is to ensure that they find the strategy enjoyable while ensuring the child is nutritionally supported.