Houser (2018) mentioned that the research process entails a series of sequences such as defining a research problem, review of literature, selection of a design, definition of a sampling strategy, data collection, data analyzation, communication of findings, and utilization of the findings to support practice. Houser (2018) also mentioned a systematic approach of using the PICOT form which included: P-Population: Who should the specific people be? If selecting a specific population, what are the risk factors and characteristics of that population? I-Intervention: What is introduced into the study? This may include process measures, treatments, and exposure. C-Comparison: The standard of […]
Assignment 1: Part A. Information technology has been identified as an important factor in transforming the current healthcare system. Select at least two of the areas listed in your text and discuss how technology can be used in each to support and enhance the work of the nurse. Part B. Using web resources listed below discuss what hospitals want or require of their nurses as it relates to computer competency. Content should include the use of computer hardware and software. Cite your source. Part C. Write an introduction to the class about yourself and post it in the Introductory Discussion […]
Why Employment Laws are Important in Healthcare: Impact and Consequences Less than century ago it was not uncommon to have children working in factories, long work days and weeks, and unfair wages. Over the past 50 years, employment laws have been enacted to protect workers from discrimination, unfair termination, and disparity in wages. In the healthcare field, leaders and managers must know these laws and how they impact the management of a diverse workforce and assess and manage the legal, ethical, and financial risks associated with not complying with these laws. In this Discussion you will analyze two cases from […]
In response to federal policy and service requirements, health insurance plans are increasingly developing high-deductible insurance policies and narrow networks. These types of policies require the consumer to pay more out-of-pocket. To portray this in a positive light, this trend has been labeled as “consumer-based” to suggest that the consumer must pay more from their own funds and, thus, encourage consumers to make better health care choices. However, this could be labeled as a burden on the consumer.Write a 350- to 525-word article that identifies and evaluates the impact that federal or state health care policies are having on consumer […]
Discussion responses should be on topic, original, and contribute to the quality of the discussion by making frequent informed references to lesson material. Response Posts: Minimum 50 words for each classmate post. AB104: Personal Financial Management CLASSMATE POST #1 The Health care issue is a great topic of debate between people these days. Conduct research about the current Health Care reform law and how it could affect your personal financial plan. Barack Obama signed the health reform act in 2010 to enact Affordable Care Act. The act was suppose to ensure everyone had affordable insurance but was mandatory. Alot of […]
Write a discussion post responding to the following questions: Why are customer relationships important to an organization? Do you agree that every business needs to focus on customers to survive in the information age?
Why is the concept of family health important? Consider the various strategies for health promotion. How does a nurse determine which strategy would best enable the targeted individuals to gain more control over, and improve, their health?
As the school nurse working in a college health clinic, you see many opportunities to promote health. Maria is a 40-year-old Hispanic who is in her second year of nursing school. She complains of a 14-pound weight gain since starting school and is afraid of what this will do to both her appearance and health if the trend continues. After conducting her history, you learn that she is an excellent cook and she and her family love to eat foods that reflect their Hispanic heritage. She is married with two school-age children. She attends class a total of 15 hours […]
In this global economic market system, there is concern that health care costs and spending in United States will exceed that of other competing industrialized nations. A close examination of health care cost and spending in the United States reveals that much of the increase in gross domestic product (GDP) is a result of the cost of health care. In a paper of 3-4 pages, not including title page, abstract page and reference page, complete the following: How does health care spending in the United States impact the country’s economy? Summarize the impact of health care spending in the United […]
Purpose Nurse Practitioners have scopes of practice that are regulated by state laws, boards of nursing, boards of medicine and reimbursement that may differ depending on your location. There are several sources of restrictions to Nurse Practitioner practice such as state laws and federal regulations which include who may prescribe controlled substances and which substances Nurse Practitioners can prescribe, as well as the various reimbursement agencies. It is essential that the Nurse Practitioner be fully informed of what they are allowed to do by law (state and federal) or by other regulatory organizations. These regulations vary widely from state to […]