Identify three components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that went into effect in 2014 and discuss their impact or potential impact on the practice of nursing and medicine. Be specific as to what the provision states, who it affects, and the impact that it may have.
As the health care debate moves forward, there has been a lot of discussion about stakeholders and potential winners and losers. Prepare a presentation of 10-15 slides in which you: Select a stakeholder from among the stakeholder groups described in class. Describe the stakeholder’s position on health care reform. Provide rationale. Explain why the stakeholder has taken this position. While GCU format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the […]
It can take several hours of gameplay to learn the mechanics of some games, even longer for the more complex games. If subject matter learning can occur only after this initial game mechanic learning occurs, how can educators justify the amount of time a learner must spend within the game just to get to the point where learning begins? 2. Incorporate the use of an electronic health record (EHR) : Which informatics competencies would you focus on and why? How can educators justify the amount of time a learner must spend within the game just to get to the point […]
S.R. is a 45- year-old woman who presents to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath, productive cough and swelling in both legs. The patient has a past medical history of congestive heart failure (CHF), hypertension, and diabetes. Vital signs are T 97.5, P 85, R 16, and BP 160/90. Physical exam reveals +2 edema bilateral lower extremities, heart rate and rhythm regular, and lungs with rhonchi in the bases. The patient is started on a nebulizer treatment, and an electrocardiogram has been ordered. List the primary diagnosis and at least two differential diagnoses for this patient. Explain your […]
Identify at least two changes that have occurred in your local community within the past few years that may contribute to emerging infectious diseases. Why do you think these changes are beneficial or not?
Doctors and nurses have different roles in the hospital. Their training is different, and so are their responsibilities. It’s also true that patients choose their doctor and only end up with a particular nurse through the luck of the draw. But when a doctor and a nurse disagree over patient care, should the doctor always prevail? Please discuss what a nurse should do when he or she disagrees with a physician’s written orders? What action should the nurse take to protect the patient’s safety? Your initial post of at least 150-200 words is due Thursday by 11:59pm. Your post must […]