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Case Study Details – Melody King, 36, Peritonitis following ruptured appendix:

Ms. Melody King presented to the Emergency department with 2-3 days of severe Right Lower Quadrant abdominal pain, which required emergency laparoscopic surgery for removal of a ruptured appendix. She has a past medical history of asthma and depression, with her current prescribed and compliant medications list which includes Ventolin, Seretide, Sertraline. Melody’s observations were as follows:

BP 95/45mmHgHR 120Temp 38.3°CelciusRR 22/min and shallowSpO2 95% on room airShe complained of increasing nausea and centralised abdominal pain 7-8 on a scale of 0 to10. Physical assessment showed a distended abdomen and generalised abdominal guarding. To investigate her condition further, pathology results reveal a raised white blood cell (WBC) count and CRP. You are the RN caring for Melody post-operatively on the surgical ward.

Determine a nursing practice problem that is of interest to you and that is appropriate for a quantitative research study

Formulating a specific, applicable research problem statement is an important step in beginning a research process. The problem statement defines the focus of the research study, dictates what methods and tools will be used, and sets the stage for all subsequent elements of the research process. Because of this, it is necessary to put a great deal of thought into the problem statement to ensure that the rest of the research process will be well planned and appropriate to the problem at hand. This week’s Discussion asks you to identify evidence-based practice problems that can be addressed using quantitative research methods. Based on the practice problem you select, formulate a quantitative research problem statement. In this Discussion, you are also given the opportunity to evaluate your colleagues’ problem….

MANAGING QUALITY IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Explain perspectives that stakeholders in health and social care have regarding quality Define your understanding of quality Define your understanding of stakeholders. Briefly explain the categories of stakeholders (write name of few stakeholders in each category from the organisation in case study). Explain the perspective of any 3 stakeholders giving example of their perceptions about service quality of the organisation in case study (Write each in separate paragraph).

1.2       Analyse the role of external agencies in setting standards

Briefly explain your understanding of external agencies in HSC? Write the name of 3-4 external agencies related to case study. Analyse the roles of any 3 external agencies with the importance of their standards setting; write example from the organisation in case study (write each in separate paragraph).

1.3       Assess the….

In a formal paper of 1,000-1,250 words you will discuss the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Committee Initiative on the Future of Nursing

In a formal paper of 1,000-1,250 words you will discuss the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Committee Initiative on the Future of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine research that led to the IOM report, “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” Identify the importance of the IOM “Future of Nursing” report related to nursing practice, nursing education and nursing workforce development. What is the role of state-based action coalitions and how do they advance goals of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action? Explore the Campaign for Action webpage (you may need to research your state’s website independently if it is not active on this site): http://campaignforaction.org/states Review California’s state’s progress report by locating your state and clicking on one of the six progress icons for: education, leadership,….

Alcohol and Drug Study

Methamphetamine is a potent stimulant drug that can be made in any home. The demand for “meth” in the street is high, so drug dealers seek a steady supply. Oregon is the state having the biggest methamphetamine abuse problem, and now is the state that has developed programs to prevent this ruinous epidemic. Watch the documentary “Meth Epidemic” on Frontline,PBS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meth/ Answer these questions: · What is the main ingredient in street meth? · Where is “ingredient” it made? · What is the DEA doing to slow down production of street meth? · Explain how street purity of meth relates to increasing and decreasing levels of abuse and addiction in the population. What impacted the street meth purity, what made it rise and fall twice in the 1990’s…..

John is a 65 year old gentleman сurrently living at home. He is a widower and has two children

John is a 65 year old gentleman сurrently living at home. He is a widower and has two children, George, who is married with two children aged six and ten, and lives locally and Angela, who is single and lives in Germany. George visits his father every day. Angela visits every 1-2 months.

John had enjoyed good health until his late fifties. His only рast medical history had been treatment for a duodenal ulcer at age 45, which resрonded well to helicobacter pylori treatment. He did not take any other prescribed medication at that time. In July 2016, John developed a persistent respiratory tract infection and his GP arranged for a chest x-ray. The chest x-ray findings demonstrated a 5cm right upper lobe mass with a number of….

Individual Poster: Specialty dementia Assessment

Assignment 2 – Individual Poster

Presentation as a poster on a dementia

DEAR WRITER PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THE 4 OPTIONS BELOW TO WRITE ABOUT DEMENTIA CHOOSE ONLY ONE Poster Options:

Preventing behaviours in persons with dementia. Applying person centred dementia care in practice. Physical and chemical restraint in persons with dementia. End of life care for persons with dementia.

Assessment Description: Poster Presentation This assignment requires you to create a poster (using the template provided) addressing a Question or issue about dementia.  You are expected to search a wide range of peer reviewed journal articles to support your discussions, this assignment requires you to present the current researched evidence throughout your poster. Points that you need to address:

 

Question or Issue to be stated in the….

Determine the level of your learning objectives using Bloom’s taxonomy. Construct three learning objectives containing appropriate active verbs. Identify a possible teaching strategy for each of your objectives

Respond to one of the two discussion questions applying information from the lectures, reading assignments, library resources, and Internet resources. Reflect on a three-part lesson you would like to teach to a friend or family member. Determine the level of your learning objectives using Bloom’s taxonomy. Construct three learning objectives containing appropriate active verbs. Identify a possible teaching strategy for each of your objectives. Indicate how you plan to measure each objective. Or Topic 2 You have been assigned to teach a class using gaming, in which 75% of the students are from a particular ethnic group (you decide the content area, class size, and ethnic group). Choose the topic of your choice and take into account the ethnic group’s special needs. Describe your approach, and provide details….

The context should be an area (not only geographic but also service area) that you are genuinely interested in – in your case I understand that this would be all acute care hospitals in England? You could focus more the assignment if you wish, for example, by looking at a specific type of hospitals like NHS psychiatric hospitals or District General Hospitals,

The context should be an area (not only geographic but also service area) that you are genuinely interested in – in your case I understand that this would be all acute care hospitals in England? You could focus more the assignment if you wish, for example, by looking at a specific type of hospitals like NHS psychiatric hospitals or District General Hospitals, or University affiliated/Research intensive hospitals or keep it broad and inclusive for the whole of the country and any hospital type. This is up to you; but bear in mind that the more focused your study is the better you may manage to strike the right balance in covering breadth vs depth in your assignment.

 

You are also expected to provide a balanced argument and….

Professional Issue Practices in Nursing Practice

This milestone assignment focuses on the literature review portion of the issue paper. The issue paper is the final written assignment for this course. In any scholarly endeavor, clinical investigation, professional practice matter, or exploration of a scholarly topic, it is vital that you use the literature to explore what has been written about a particular topic or clinical issue. Thus, literature review is one of the first activities once you have chosen your issue topic. All sources must be evidence-based, and use of correct APA format is essential. Feedback provided by your course instructor in this and all upcoming milestones is to be incorporated into the final paper. Prompt: For this milestone assignment, you will submit a presentation that includes the highlights of your literature review. The….