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Discussion Challenge of the week: Talk with a friend or family member who has kn

Discussion
Challenge of the week: Talk with a friend or family member who has known you for a long time and will be honest with you. Have them answer the following questions.
1. What were your first impressions of me, or what type of first impression do others have of me?
2. What does my face look like when I think no one is looking?
3. If you did not know me, based on my nonverbal communication, would you approach me? Why or why not?
After you have heard their answers, write a reflection on what you learned, making sure to answer the following questions.
1. Did what I learned surprise me?
2. Was it easy to ask these questions and listen to the answers?
3. Based on this information, what do I need to work on so that people see me as a professional in the work environment?
Refer to the Small Group Discussion guidelines Links to an external site.for more information

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To Prepare: Review the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and re

To Prepare:
Review the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and reflect on the scenario presented.
Consider the benefits and challenges associated with involving a nurse leader on an implementation team for health information technology.
The Assignment: (2-3 pages not including the title and reference page)
In preparation of filling this role, develop a 2- to 3-page role description for a graduate-level nurse to guide his/her participation on the implementation team. The role description should be based on the SDLC stages and tasks and should clearly define how this individual will participate in and impact each of the following steps:
Planning and requirements definition
Analysis
Design of the new system
Implementation
Post-implementation support
Use APA format and include a title page and reference page.
Use the Safe Assign publishs to check your match percentage before submitting your work.

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For those currently working in a designated infection prevention and control rol

For those currently working in a designated infection prevention and control role within a health setting, check and see if your organisation has an antimicrobial stewardship program. If so, briefly discuss the program in relation to your organisation and role.
Consider the following:
· Appropriateness to your organisation (e.g. size, resources, specialist staff, etc.)
· The population served by your organisation (e.g. specific infectious diseases that impact upon the risk profile of the patient population, etc.)
· The reporting and feedback processes
· Your contribution to the program in your current role as an infection prevention and control professional
If your organisation does not have a antimicrobial stewardship program, consider why that might be the case, and discuss the ways in which such a program would benefit your organisation and the people it serves.

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The length of the paper should be 5-8 pages, excluding title page and reference

The length of the paper should be 5-8 pages, excluding title page and reference page(s).
Support ideas with a minimum of 3 scholarly resources. Scholarly resources do not include your textbook. You may need to use more than 3 scholarly resources to fully support your ideas.
You may use first person voice when discussing information specific to your personal practice or skills.
Current edition APA format is required with both a title page and reference page(s). Use the following as Level 1 headings to denote the sections of your paper (Level 1 headings use upper- and lower-case letters and are bold and centered):
– APN Professional Development Plan (This is the paper introduction. In APA format, a restatement of the paper title, centered and bold serves as the heading of the introduction section)
– APN Scope of Practice
– Nurse Practitioner (NONPF) Core Competencies
– Leadership Skills
– Conclusion
Introduction: Provide an overview of what will be covered in the paper. Introduction should include general statements on scope of practice, competencies, and leadership, and identification of the purpose of the paper.
APN Scope of Practice: Research the Nurse Practice Act and APN scope of practice guidelines for the state in which you intend to practice after graduation. (Example: Students who intend to practice in California must research the California Nurse Practice Act and relevant Board of Registered Nursing regulations, such as obtaining a DEA number, and prescriptive requirements). Describe the educational, licensure, and regulatory requirements for that state in your own words. Identify whether your state allows full, limited, or restricted NP practice. Discuss NP prescriptive authority in your state. Provide support from at least one scholarly source. Source may be the regulatory body that governs nursing practice in your state. (Students who intend to practice in California, include the use of written standard procedures that guide nurse practitioner practice in the state and physician supervision ratios).
Nurse Practitioner (NONPF) Core Competencies: Review the NONPF Core Competencies. Describe two competency areas you believe to be personal strengths and two competency areas in which you have opportunities for growth. Discuss two scholarly activities you could do during the master’s program to help yourself achieve NP competencies. Provide support from at least one scholarly source. Source may be NONPF Core Competencies document provided via the link in the week 2 readings.
Leadership Skills: Analyze three leadership skills required to lead as an NP within complex systems. Describe two strategies you could use to help you develop NP leadership skills. Provide support from at least one scholarly source. Textbooks are not considered scholarly sources.
Conclusion: Provide a conclusion, including a brief summary of what you discussed in the paper.
**PLEASE USE TEMPLATE ATTACHED**

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According to you, what are the challenges associated with nursing? Include a sum

According to you, what are the challenges associated with nursing? Include a summary of your research and how it correlates to the subject you are studying. Identify these challenges and explain its importance in healthcare.
Guidelines:
APA Format
MUST utilize credible data sources such as CINAHL, MEDLINE, Embase, ClinicalKey, The Cochrane Library.
Research paper must be 500 – 650 words.
3 or more scholarly sources must be utilized
Sources must be within the last 5 years
Must have a minimum of 3 Sources
All article sources must be cited by including them in reference sheet (separate).

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Write an essay addressing each of the following points/questions. Be sure to com

Write an essay addressing each of the following points/questions. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each number item. There should be three sections, one for each item number below, as well the introduction (heading is the title of the essay) and conclusion paragraphs. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with at least three (3) scholarly citations using APA citations in your essay. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.
Write an essay addressing the following prompts:
Electronic health records (EHRs) are easier to read than the paper charts of the past, but many complain that healthcare providers are focusing too much on the computer screen instead of the patient.
Is this due to lack of skill or training, poor computer system design, or just the nature of computer charting?
Is patient care suffering from the implementation of EHRs?
Charting in an EHR consist of clicking boxes, do you feel this provides enough detail about the patient, condition, and events if there was a law suit?
Hebda, Hunter and Czar (2019) identify three types of data that is currently being tracked by organizations (p. 46).
Identify and explain another type of data, specific to your practice, that is being tracked by an organization.
Why do you feel this data is important to track?
Identify and discuss the organization that is tracking the data.
Are there any ethical concerns with an outside organization tracking this data, explain and give examples?

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Write a 4-6 page policy proposal and practice guidelines for improving quality a

Write a 4-6 page policy proposal and practice guidelines for improving quality and performance associated with the benchmark metric underperformance you advocated for improving in Assessment 1.
Introduction
In advocating for institutional policy changes related to local, state, or federal health care laws or policies, health leaders must be able to develop and present clear and well-written policy and practice guideline proposals that will enable a team, a unit, or an organization as a whole to resolve relevant performance issues and bring about improvements in the quality and safety of health care. This assessment offers you an opportunity to take the lead in proposing such changes.
As a master’s-level health care practitioner, you have a valuable viewpoint and voice on policy development, both inside and outside your care setting. Developing policy for internal purposes can be a valuable process toward quality and safety improvement, as well as ensuring compliance with various health care regulatory pressures. This assessment offers you an opportunity to take the lead in proposing such changes.
Instructions
Propose an organizational policy and practice guidelines that you believe will lead to an improvement in quality and performance associated with the benchmark underperformance you advocated for improving in Assessment 1. Be precise, professional, and persuasive in demonstrating the merit of your proposed actions.
Requirements
The policy proposal requirements outlined below correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so be sure to address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. In addition, be sure to note the requirements for document format and length and for supporting evidence.
Explain the need for creating a policy and practice guidelines to address a shortfall in meeting a benchmark metric prescribed by local, state, or federal health care policies or laws.
What is the current benchmark for the organization and the numeric score for the underperformance?
How is the benchmark underperformance potentially affecting the provision of quality care or the operations of the organization?
What are the potential repercussions of not making any changes?
What evidence supports your conclusions?
Summarize your proposed organizational policy and practice guidelines.
Identify applicable local, state, or federal health care policy or law that prescribes relevant performance benchmarks that your policy proposal addresses.
Keep your audience in mind when creating this summary.
Analyze the potential effects of environmental factors on your recommended practice guidelines.
What regulatory considerations could affect your recommended guidelines?
What resources could affect your recommended guidelines (staffing, financial, and logistical considerations, or support services)?
Explain ethical, evidence-based practice guidelines to improve targeted benchmark performance and the impact the proposed changes will have on the targeted group.
What does the evidence-based literature suggest are potential strategies to improve performance for your targeted benchmark?
How would these strategies ensure performance improvement or compliance with applicable local, state, or federal health care policy or law?
How can you ensure that these strategies are ethical and culturally inclusive in their application?
What is the direct impact of these changes on the stakeholders’ work setting and job requirements?
Explain why particular stakeholders and groups must be involved in further development and implementation of your proposed policy and practice guidelines.
Why is it important to engage these stakeholders and groups?
How can their participation produce a stronger policy and facilitate its implementation?
Present strategies for collaborating with the stakeholder group to implement your proposed policy and practice guidelines.
What role will the stakeholder group play in implementing your proposal?
Why is the stakeholder group and their collaboration important for successful implementation?
Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions.
Proofread your proposal, before you submit it, to minimize errors that could distract readers and make it more difficult for them to focus on the substance of your proposal.
Use paraphrasing and summarization to represent ideas from external sources.
Be sure to apply correct APA formatting to source citations and references.
Policy Proposal Format and Length
It may be helpful to use a template or format for your proposal that is used in your current organization. The risk management or quality department could be a good resource for finding an appropriate template or format. If you are not currently in practice, or your organization does not have these resources, many appropriate templates are freely available on the Internet.
Your policy should be succinct (about one paragraph). Overall, your proposal should be 4–6 pages in length.
Supporting Evidence
Cite 3–5 references to relevant research, case studies, or best practices to support your analysis and recommendations.
Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save your policy proposal to your ePortfolio.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:
Competency 1: Analyze relevant health care laws, policies, and regulations; their application; and their effects on organizations, interprofessional teams, and professional practice.
Explain and interpret for stakeholders the need for creating a policy and practice guidelines to address a shortfall in meeting a benchmark metric prescribed by local, state, or federal health care policies or laws.
Competency 2: Lead the development and implementation of ethical and culturally sensitive policies that improve health outcomes for individuals, organizations, and populations.
Summarize a proposed organizational policy or practice change guideline and analyze the potential effects of environmental factors on recommended practice guidelines.
Competency 3: Evaluate relevant indicators of performance, such as benchmarks, research, and best practices, to inform health care laws and policies for patients, organizations, and populations.
Explain how ethical, evidence-based practice guidelines to improve targeted benchmark performance will impact a stakeholder group needed for successful implementation of the policy or practice change.
Competency 4: Develop strategies to work collaboratively with policy makers, stakeholders, and colleagues to address environmental (governmental and regulatory) forces.
Explain why particular stakeholders and groups must be involved in further development and implementation of a proposed policy or practice change to improve quality and outcomes.
Present strategies for collaborating with a stakeholder group to implement a proposed policy and practice guidelines.
Competency 5: Produce clear, coherent, and professional written work, in accordance with Capella’s writing standards.
Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions.
Support main points, assertions, arguments, conclusions, or recommendations with relevant and credible evidence.

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Write a short (50-100-word) paragraph response for each question. This assignmen

Write a short (50-100-word) paragraph response for each question. This assignment is to be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.
Give examples of psychosocial factors that affect the health care professional and the effect those factors could have on patient education.
Give examples of psychosocial factors that affect the patient and the effect those factors could have on patient education.
Explain what is meant by personality styles and give examples of approaches that could be used to help the patient. Include self-perception as a factor.
List the steps in adjustment to illness and how the patient copes with each step.
Explain the health professional’s role in teaching the patient at different life stages.
Define the role of the family in patient education.
How might the family influence the compliance of the patient and what measures can the health care professional use in communication with the family?

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Write a 500-750-word essay on the Stages-of-Life and the influence of age in hea

Write a 500-750-word essay on the Stages-of-Life and the influence of age in health care from a patient’s perspective. Interview a friend or family member about that person’s experiences with the health care system. You may develop your own list of questions.
Suggested questions:
Do you feel that your stage-of-life had any effect on your interaction with health care professionals?
Which areas of the hospital or clinic were most concerned with your well-being and feelings?
Was your family with you during this hospital stay or outpatient visit?
Was your family included in your treatment, such as post-procedure instructions?

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A.Does physical activity reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers? B. Ms. Jo

A.Does physical activity reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers?
B. Ms. Jones is 25 years old, 5 feet tall, and weighs 300 pounds. Her boyfriend smokes one pack of
cigarettes per day. She has had five boyfriends within the last year, has been treated for sexually
transmitted diseases (STIs) three times, drinks four glasses of wine a night, and lives 1 mile from a
plastic distributor plant. Why is Ms. Jones at risk for getting cancer?
c. What are some examples of dangerous occupational carcinogenic agents?