Assignment: Global Healthcare Comparison Matrix and Narrative Statement Note: This Assignment is due on Day 5 of Week 11. If you talk about a possible poor health outcome, do you believe that outcome will occur? Do you believe eye contact and personal contact should be avoided? You would have a difficult time practicing as a nurse if you believed these to be true. But they are very real beliefs in some cultures. Differences in cultural beliefs, subcultures, religion, ethnic customs, dietary customs, language, and a host of other factors contribute to the complex environment that surrounds global healthcare issues. Failure […]
The hyperactive child is an adolescent, African American, Female client. Her speech is rapid, pressured, and tangential. Her thought process is disorganized with flights of ideas. She appears impulsive with poor boundaries as evidenced by grabbing items that do not belong to her. She presents with psychomotor agitation evidenced by constant fidgeting in her seat, grabbing objects, and manipulating them continuously in her hands. The client expresses an aversion to doing homework and reports that her parents are always “on my back about video games” (Laureate Education, 2013). While this video file does not provide the ability to ask important […]
A large majority of my psychiatric mental health experience has been with children and adolescents. I have worked with a large number of adolescents that experience all four behaviors as shown in the case studies. I have selected the case study of the “angry adolescent” for this discussion board. This adolescent projects on the counselor with statements of “you are a horrible counselor,” “I hate being here,” “I hate talking to you,” “this is worthless,” “you are stupid,” and “you know nothing about me” (Laureate Education, 2013). This young female displays angry emotions towards the counselor about the session. A […]
Why is it important for public health nurses to understand how the U.S. health care system is organized and functions, how it impacts the population and the practice of nursing? 300 -350 words and 2 cites
Describe the role of each component of the ECG in the heart’s contraction: the P wave, the PR interval, the QRS complex, the ST segment, the T wave, and the QT interval. What is the difference between artifact and dysrhythmia? How can you reduce artifacts? What are some situations that can occur if artifact is not reduced or eliminated? You are working in the Telemetry Unit. The nurse “watching” the monitors is reading a magazine. She constantly turns off an alarm that looks a lot like Ventricular Fibrillation. She tells you that it is not a dysrhythmia, it is just […]
Discuss one personal strength and one weakness you have regarding professional presentations. Name one method for improvement for each of these and discuss why it is important for you to work on these skills if you want to present your findings in a more formal setting.
Sustaining change can be difficult, as there are many variables that can affect implementation. One critical component of EBP is to ensure that practice change is part of an organization’s culture so it will continue to impact outcomes over time. Name two potential barriers that may prevent your EBP change proposal from continuing to obtain the same desired results 6 months to a year from now, and your strategies for overcoming these barriers.
In this assignment, you will propose a quality improvement initiative from your place of employment that could easily be implemented if approved. Assume you are presenting this program to the board for approval of funding. Write an executive summary (750-1,000 words) to present to the board, from which the board will make its decision to fund your program or project. Include the following: The purpose of the quality improvement initiative. The target population or audience. The benefits of the quality improvement initiative. The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement initiative. The cost or budget justification. […]
Go to the link https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/clas/standards (Links to an external site.). View the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) categories aimed at equity and quality care (HHS, n.d.). Notice how these standards overlap with many of the expectations and standards in professional nursing practice! In what ways are you and your peers using these standards in your areas of nursing practice? Discuss one nursing action you might incorporate to improve cultural competence in your organization.
A 20-year-old girl is brought into the ER by her parents. The parents write on the sign-in sheet that their daughter was caught having sex at her parent’s home with her boyfriend and the parents are demanding that the physician prescribe her the “morning after” pill. What should/can the nurse do? 1. Which of the provisions of ANA code of ethics apply in the scenario? Choose three provisions and explain why?