Look over the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 or the Nurse an

Look over the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 or the Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act (111th Congress) from the Library of Congress’s “Thomas” website for tracking federal legislation (www.thomas.gov). 
Think about and discuss one or two pros and cons of these bills. How can nurses get involved in the political process and use effective health policy?



Self-reflection: Answer the following: (grammar and punctuation will be graded)

Self-reflection: Answer the following: (grammar and punctuation will be graded) answer as a Nurse Practitioner.
a. What motivates me in my practice?
b. What do I do best in my practice?
c. Where do I get the most satisfaction in my practice?
d. How might I attract a consumer or organization to pay for my skills?
A written description of the type of position you are interested in, including the salary you desire. Salary information should be well researched and documented. (Be ready to support your request with literature or survey results to an employer, including your reference).
Letter of recommendation: prepare your own letter of recommendation for your future employer. The objective is to be able to provide information for individuals you will be requesting a letter of recommendations.
Answer the following questions. 3 separate pages. APA. 
No plagiarism



If you were to ask 10 people what they believe to be the most significant issue

If you were to ask 10 people what they believe to be the most significant issue facing healthcare today, you might get 10 different answers. Escalating costs? Regulation? Technology disruption?
These and many other topics are worthy of discussion. Not surprisingly, much has been said in the research, within the profession, and in the news about these topics. Whether they are issues of finance, quality, workload, or outcomes, there is no shortage of changes to be addressed.
In this Discussion, you examine a national healthcare issue and consider how that issue may impact your work setting. You also analyze how your organization has responded to this issue.
To Prepare:
Review the Resources and select one current national healthcare issue/stressor to focus on.
Reflect on the current national healthcare issue/stressor you selected and think about how this issue/stressor may be addressed in your work setting.
By Day 3 of Week 1
Post a description of the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected for analysis, and explain how the healthcare issue/stressor may impact your work setting. Then, describe how your health system work setting has responded to the healthcare issue/stressor, including a description of what changes may have been implemented. Be specific and provide examples.
By Day 6 of Week 1
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days who chose a different national healthcare issue/stressor than you selected. Explain how their chosen national healthcare issue/stressor may also impact your work setting and what (if anything) is being done to address the national healthcare issue/stressor.



Address the following Short Answer prompts for your Assignment. Be sure to inclu

Address the following Short Answer prompts for your Assignment. Be sure to include references to the Learning Resources for this week.
In 3 or 4 sentences, explain the appropriate drug therapy for a patient who presents with MDD and a history of alcohol abuse. Which drugs are contraindicated, if any, and why? Be specific. What is the timeframe that the patient should see resolution of symptoms?
List 4 predictors of late onset generalized anxiety disorder. 
List 4 potential neurobiology causes of psychotic major depression.
An episode of major depression is defined as a period of time lasting at least 2 weeks. List at least 5 symptoms required for the episode to occur. Be specific.
List 3 classes of drugs, with a corresponding example for each class, that precipitate insomnia. Be specific. 



The purpose of this assignment is to analyze how an organization’s quality and i

The purpose of this assignment is to analyze how an organization’s quality and improvement processes contribute to its risk management program.
This assignment builds on the Risk Management Program Analysis – Part One assignment you completed in Topic 1 of this course.
Assume that the sample risk management program you analyzed in Topic 1 was implemented and is now currently in use by your health care employer/organization. Further assume that your supervisor has asked you to create a high‐level summary brief of this new risk management program to share with a group of administrative personnel from a newly created community health organization in your state who has enlisted your organization’s assistance in developing their own risk management policies and procedures.
Compose a 1,250‐1,500 word summary brief that expands upon the elements you first addressed in the Topic 1 assignment. In this summary brief, address the following points regarding your health care organization and its risk management program:
Explain the role of your organization’s MIPPA-approved accreditation body (e.g., JC, ACR, IAC) in the evaluation of your institution’s quality improvement and risk management processes.
Describe the roles that different levels of administrative personnel play in healthcare ethics and establishing or sustaining employer/employee-focused organizational risk management strategies and operational policies.
Illustrate how your organization’s risk management and compliance programs support ethical standards, patient consent, and patient rights and responsibilities.
Explain the legal and ethical responsibilities health care professionals face in upholding risk management policies and administering safe health care at your organization.
Relate how your organization’s quality improvement processes support and contribute to its overall journey to excellence.
In addition to your textbook, you are required to support your analysis with a minimum of three peer‐reviewed references.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.



Instructions Research Proposal Draft By the due date assigned, write a 2 page  a

Research Proposal Draft
By the due date assigned, write a 2 page  addressing the sections below of the research proposal.
Extraneous Variables (and plan for how controlled).
Instruments: Description, validity, and reliability estimates, which have been performed (on a pre-established measure). Include plans for testing validity and reliability of generating your own instrument(s).
Description of the Intervention
Data Collection Procedures



Discussion Question Please begin by responding to the following questions. Searc

Discussion Question
Please begin by responding to the following questions.
Search and locate an existing instrument that will be used to address your research question. Post the title of the instrument selected and the level of measurement on the tool. Next, post a description of the type of scale used in the instrument. Include a brief discussion of data collection procedures that will be presented in your proposal.
Provide constructive, supportive feedback to your classmates’ posts.
Go to the South University Library and look up ProQuest Dissertations.  Put in the search bar your topic (diabetes, CAUTIs, ER thgroughputs, etc.) and see what dissertations come up.  The dissertation must show the measurement tool (questionnaire, survey, etc.) they used.  This might be in the Appendix, but will be detailed in the Chapter 3



Consumer health informatics/telehealth case study The use of telehealth can elim

Consumer health informatics/telehealth case study
The use of telehealth can eliminate healthcare disparities in areas and in populations that would otherwise experience healthcare inaccessibility. During the Covid 19 surge, the use of telehealth grew as patients could not go to the doctors’ offices either due to lack of appointments or due to closure.  Telehealth has continued to be used in patients who were treated for severe cases of Covid who have been discharged home to monitor symptoms and ensure proper vital signs monitoring. (Bryant et, al 2020). Telehealth helps keep patients at home especially patients in rural areas who may lack transportation to healthcare facilities. In my facility, telehealth has been beneficial, especially for consulting physicians, especially neurologists, and psychiatrists who may not be available to evaluate patients. Telehealth is also used to monitor critically ill patients in the ICU setting at night where the doctor is constantly monitoring vital signs or any other hemodynamic changes.
Some of the barriers that must be removed to achieve well-being are affordability of healthcare, healthcare literacy, technology literacy, gender, race, religion, and age. To reduce these barriers, healthcare should be made affordable to all. Patients needing support in healthcare or technology education should be assessed, and education should be provided. Patients should also have accessibility to devices – computers, phones, and the internet to use these phones. In communities that may not have these resources, there should be community centers where these resources are available. (Verma et al, 2019). Also, when designing programs for telehealth, there should be consideration of the end-user – the patient who may be elderly and may need a simple device that they may use to transmit information. (Samuels et al, 2021),
Both patients would benefit from telehealth services as long as they are proficient with technology. Mr. Kasich would benefit from a safety standpoint if he had a means of contacting someone if he fell, or if he had a device that would monitor him for falls. His falling may be attributed to his hypoglycemic event therefore having telehealth monitor his blood glucose and remind him to eat, and what to eat would help keep his blood glucose levels balanced. He also has CHF therefore monitor his fluid intake, meal intake, weight, vital signs including pulse oximetry would help alleviate an exacerbation of CHF. Telemonitoring would also remind him to exercise and ask him of any pain due to his history of cancer. All these measures would be beneficial to help him from hospitalization which in his case is 40 miles away, which may create a burden on his wife who may also be elderly, and may not have the means to visit him while in the hospital. Similarly, Mr. Lane is a truck driver who primarily lives in his truck needs the same reminders as Mr. Kasich. Due to his prolonged stay in the truck, he may benefit from reminders to exercise as prolonged sitting periods with CHF may lead to serious problems example pulmonary embolism. The goal for both patients is to optimize their care at home.
From a nursing and an ethical standpoint, both patients should be provided with equal care despite their payor source, their age, or their living conditions.
Bryant, M. S., Fedson, S. E. Sharafkhaneh, A. (2020). Using telehealth cardiopulmonary rehabilitation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Journal of medical systems. 44(7). doi.org/10.1007/s10916-020-01593-8
Verma, I., Taeger, J. (2019). Access to services in rural areas from the point of view of older population – A case study in Finland. International Journal of environmental research and public health. 16(23). doi.10.3390/ijerph16234854
Samuels-Kalow, M., Jaffe, T., & Zachrison, K. (2021). Digital disparities: Designing telemedicine systems with a health equity aim. Emergency medical journal, EMJ.