This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).
- CO 5: Apply improvement methods, based on data from the outcomes of care processes, to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare. (PO 8)
In Huston’s (2010) brief, but impressive article (required reading this week), the author outlines several leadership competencies that EVERY nurse leader will need for 2020. That year is not too far in the future, is it?
- Select one of the eight leadership competencies Huston described and relate it to your own leadership of nurses and nursing. This should promote a robust discussion as we come from different clinical and nonclinical perspectives.
- Discuss how the BSN-prepared nurse can assist a nurse leader in the budgeting process by contributing data readily available to the staff nurse.
Huston, C. (2010). What skills will the nurse leaders of 2020 need? (2010). Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 16(6), 14–15. Retrieved from https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=105060080&site=ehost-live&scope=site (Links to an e
Search for a popular article (magazine or newspaper) about an issue or event related to your field of interest.
Write an essay in which you complete all of the following:
- Part 1 – Describe a current event or issue related to your field (1–2 paragraphs).
- Describe the current event or issue objectively. What is the main issue?
- Part 2 – Examine this event or issue from the three sociological perspectives: functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interactionist.
- Address all three theories in your essay.
- Use at least two scholarly sources when explaining your theories.
- Examine how each perspective might explain or understand this event or issue.
- Use the article you’ve chosen to support your use of the perspectives and to provide examples to highlight theoretical ideas.
- It is expected that you use the vocabulary and concepts for each theory (for example, manifest and latent functions when discussing the functionalist perspective).
Frank Hershey is a 60-year-old male who is brought to the Emergency Department following an automobile accident. The car Frank was driving swerved off the road into the median, where the car’s front end hit a highway bridge. Frank is treated for minor injuries, and several lab tests are ordered. Frank’s blood alcohol level (BAL) is .20% (0.20%), and his liver enzymes are elevated. Assessment findings include lethargy, an enlarged liver on palpation, jaundiced skin and sclera, and ascites. Frank is admitted for further evaluation with a medical diagnosis of cirrhosis.
- Discuss which lab values you anticipate will be elevated.
- Explain how the symptoms displayed are connected to the lab values you anticipate. Choose at least two symptoms and explain in detail. (You may also discuss symptoms you might anticipate but that are not listed in the scenario, there are many. Please provide rationale).
Patient is a 62-year-old female with Type II Diabetes Mellitus. The patient states she checks her blood glucose 1 – 2 times monthly fasting in the mornings and reports that her blood glucose is always less than 120. Patient is currently on Metformin 1000mg twice daily and Glipizide 10mg twice daily. He denies blurred vision, neuropathy, foot ulcers, urinary frequency, nocturia, polydipsia or increased fatigue. Lab results today show an HbA1c of 9.8%.
- What current evidence-based guidelines would you use to manage the patient’s diabetes?
- What medications would you prescribe to treat the Diabetes Mellitus and why did you choose this treatment plan?
- With your current treatment plan, how many points would you expect the HbA1c to drop in 3 months on next visit? What is a normal HbA1c level for this patient?
- What are the possible side effects of the medications prescribed?
- What education would you provide to the patient regarding both the Diabetes and the treatment plan?
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
- Describe the normal pathophysiology of gastric acid stimulation and production. Explain the changes that occur to gastric acid stimulation and production with GERD, PUD, and gastritis disorders.
- Explain how the factor you selected might impact the pathophysiology of GERD, PUD, and gastritis. Describe how you would diagnose and prescribe treatment of these disorders for a patient based on the factor you selected.
- Construct a mind map for gastritis. Include the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation, as well as the diagnosis and treatment you explained in your paper.other for evaluation of “throwing up.” Mom reports that Jamie has been throwing up pretty much all the time since she was born. Jamie does not seem to be sick. In fact, she drinks her formula vigorously and often acts hungry. Jamie has normal soft brown bowel movements every day and, overall, seems like a happy and contented baby. She smiles readily and does not cry often. Other than the fact that she often throws up after drinking a bottle, she seems to be a very healthy, happy infant. A more pt be allergic to her formula and switched her to a hypoallergenic formula. It didn’t appear to help at all, and now Mom is very concerned.
Describe one internal and one external method for the dissemination of your EBP project results. For example, an internal method may be the hospital board, and an external method may be a professional nursing organization. Discuss why it is important to report your results to both of these groups. How will your communication strategies change for each group?
Provide an example of experimental, quasi-experimental, and nonexperimental research and explain how each research type differs from the others. When replying to peers, evaluate the effectiveness of the research design of the study for two of the examples provided.