Regulation and Accreditation

Regulation and Accreditation
State regulations regarding schools of nursing and accreditation standards are two external factors that influence curriculum development. It is important for nurse educators to be informed of these regulations and standards so that they may develop a curriculum that will meet the requirements.
For this assignment:
Write a 3- to 4-page paper using APA style and formatting (6th ed.).
Compare your state regulations for baccalaureate degree nursing programs with those of two accrediting bodies, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Evaluate the impact of these regulations and standards on curriculum development; describe and defend your position regarding which accreditation, if any, you would seek to accredit your program.
My State is New York
Grading criteria
Synthesizes state regulations for baccalaureate degree nursing programs with those of two accrediting bodies, the NLNAC and the CCNE.
Synthesizes the impact of these regulations and standards on curriculum development, and describes and defends position regarding which accreditation, if any, to seek to accredit the program.

Clinical research and Evidenced-Based Practice

Clinical research and Evidenced-Based Practice
Using the Online Library find research articles on clinical research and EBP.
Discussion Question 1
Based on your research and understanding of the topic, answer the following question:
•How does a Home health care agency incorporate EBP in a clinical setting to promote patient outcomes? Do you have recommendations on how a Home health care agency can improve its use of EBP?
Discussion Question 2
Complete the following discussions:
•How can you use EBP in the home health care agency? Discuss some impediments to creating a program of nursing research in the home care clinical environment.
•Identify and discuss strategies for promoting EBP in the home health care practice

Stroke Rehabilatition Assignment 3

Stroke Rehabilatition Assignment 3

To successfully complete assignment 3, students will:

 1 Select their own sub-acute or chronic topic of interest, or select one from the scenarios below
 2 Create an on-line, educational package of information and resources that is presented as an individual journal. The package should take around 30 minutes for your audience to work through and complete
 3 Include the package’s learning objectives and a summary of its content and target audience


Epidemiology-Surveillance and Screening

 Epidemiology-Surveillance and Screening
 Discussion Topic 1: Comparing Screening and Surveillance
 Screening for a disease and disease surveillance can involve similar activities, but each one has a different focus. What do you see as the essential difference? Provide an example of 1) an Australian screening program and 2) Australian disease surveillance program (including references) and explain how they differ.
 Discussion Topic 2: Comparing Screening and Surveillance
 Do you think that the examples of screening and surveillance programs that you identified in the topic 1 Discussion are effective? Why? Why not?
 Basic Epidemiology by Bonita, R., Beaglehole,R., & Kjellström, T. Retrieved from Copyright 2006 by World Health Organization. Reprinted by permission of World Health Organization via the Copyright Clearance Center.
 ?Chapter 6, ‘Epidemiology and Prevention: Chronic Non-communicable Diseases’
 ?Chapter 7, ‘Communicable Diseases: Epidemiology Surveillance and Response’

Capstone Project Part 3

Capstone Project Part 3
  Consider the population in which the solution is intended, the staff that will participate, and the key contributors that must provide approval and/or support for your project to be implemented. These stakeholders are considered your audience.
 Develop an implementation plan (1,500-2,000 words) using the “Topic 3: Checklist” resource. The elements that should be included in your plan are listed below:
 1. Method of obtaining necessary approval(s) and securing support from your organization’s leadership and fellow staff.
 2.Description of current problem, issue, or deficit requiring a change. Hint: If you are proposing a change in current policy, process, or procedure(s) when delivering patient care, describe first the current policy, process, or procedure as a baseline for comparison.
 3.Detailed explanation of proposed solution (new policy, process, procedure, or education to address the problem/deficit).
 4.Rationale for selecting proposed solution.
 5.Evidence from your Review of Literature in Topic 2 to support your proposed solution and reason for change.
 6.Description of implementation logistics (When and how will the change be integrated into the current organizational structure, culture, and workflow? Who will be responsible for initiating the change, educating staff, and overseeing the implementation process?)
 7. Resources required for implementation: staff; educational materials (pamphlets, handouts, posters, and PowerPoint presentations); assessment tools (questionnaires, surveys, pre- and post-tests to assess knowledge of participants at baseline and after intervention); technology (technology or software needs); funds (cost of educating staff, printing or producing educational materials, gathering and analyzing data before, during, and following implementation), and staff to initiate, oversee, and evaluate change.
 Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


Clinical practice improvement paper

 Clinical practice improvement paper
  This assignment builds on the work that already attatched . You will be provided with:
 ? a CPI template that they must type their CPI paper into.
 You will be required to use the library databases to locate a minimum of eight (8) secondary literature sources that closely relate to their nursing issue from Assignment 2. For example:
 ? systematic literature review, Cochrane review
 ? practice guidelines
 ? clinical protocol or guideline
 ? government report
 ? position paper of guideline from a reliable web-based resource (e.g. The Heart Foundation or the ARC etc).
 You are permitted to use the same sources they used in the attatched Assignment if they were secondary sources.
 You will be required to construct a CPI report using the supplied template. In order to pass this assignment, students must successfully address each of the criteria outlined on the Assignment marking rubric.


Legal and Ethical Implications of Health Information

Legal and Ethical Implications of Health Information
 Discussion Topic: Identify two major threats to patient confidentiality and discuss policies or strategies that you propose for protecting confidentiality against these threats. You may propose your own solution or strategy, or you may discuss existing policies or strategies that seem most effective to you.
 • Hoyt, R. E., Bailey, N., and Yoshihasi, A. (Eds.). (2012). Health Informatics: A Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals. (5th ed.). Raleigh, NC: lulu.
 ISBN: 978-1105437557
 Trotter, F. and Uhlman, D. (2011). Meaningful Use and Beyond.* Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media, Inc.
 ISBN: 978-1449305024
 Health Informatics, Chapter 8: Health Information Privacy
 • Health Informatics, Chapter 9: Health Information Security
 • Health Informatics, Chapter 10: Health Information Ethics

Public-Health Informatics

 Public-Health Informatics
contribute your personal reactions, reflections, responses, comments, examples, and analyses about the assigned topic. please respond to each student for example student one ….. student 2…. ( the instruction focused in the grammar). Student 1: Numerous opportunities are available to facilitate public health informatics’ impact on public health surveillance (Bailey, Hoyt & Yoshihasi, 2012, page 426). An important opportunity is the increasing adoption of EHRs and health information exchange (HIE) systems. The demonstration of meaningful use of EHRs, as articulated in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule, includes three public health requirements: electronic submission to public health agencies of immunization registry data, reportable laboratory results data, and syndromic surveillance data.
 EHR and HIE systems collate information about individual patients from different information systems (e.g., registration, clinical record, laboratory, and imaging) and through information exchange or aggregation from across different provider entities. Adoption of the systems is incentivized and facilitated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in the United States. Enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (US. Congress, 2009), the HITECH act authorized Medicaid and Medicare financial incentives for providers to adopt and use EHRs and authorized funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to encourage health IT adoption, aid in standard-setting, build the workforce, and support state- and regional-level development of HIE (Savel, 2014, pp 19).
 The goal of this funding has been to modernize the health system by promoting and expanding the adoption of health information technology by 2014. Consequently, opportunities are available to facilitate public health informatics’ impact on public health surveillance. For example, hospitals now have an economic incentive to electronically transmit reportable laboratory results to public health agencies (electronic laboratory reporting). This improves the speed and ascertainment completeness of reporting and affects the surveillance work flow and work load. As the semantics and the syntax of such electronic reports become more widely adopted, such information flow more easily between computer applications and systems (i.e., interoperability). This interoperability creates the potential to eliminate data-reentry into case management applications, which improves efficiency while reducing resource requirements and data-entry errors. As clinicians and public health workers increasingly work in electronic environments using the same types of interoperable data, the opportunity for bidirectional communication around cases or clusters of conditions also increases.
 Bailey, N., Hoyt, R. E., and Yoshihasi, A. (Eds.). (2012). Health Informatics: A Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals. (5th ed.).
 Savel, Thomas G. “The Role of Public Health Informatics in Enhancing Public Health Surveillance.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 July 2012. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.
 US. Congress (2009). American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
 Student 2:
 The spread of consumer health informatics (CHI) has been tailored around managing health issues. The trend of widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and increasing consumer interests in health informatics is contingent upon the widespread availability of internet, the adoption of home broadband connection, and the increase of wireless/mobile internet access (Bailey, Hoyt and Yoshihashi, 2011). Internet access has made health informatics more accessible for people to gain knowledge of medicine information. The internet has allowed the public to log onto various sites from their home, a coffee shop, and their phone to seek information regarding medical symptoms and treatments. “56% of internet users look online about certain medical treatment or procedure while 44% of internet users look online for information about doctors or other health professionals (Bailey et al, 2011).” The internet has definitely empowered people with the ability to
 stay informed.
 CHI has had a significant impact on public health informatics, but the field is still new and subject to critiques for effectiveness. CHI provides applications that will reach consumers at a lower cost and perform some functions that were once only available by humans. Bailey et al (2011) states that CHI applications have an impact on health outcomes by three significant elements: individual tailoring, personalization and behavioral feedback. Individual tailoring builds knowledge of what intervention is necessary; personalization designs the intervention; and behavioral feedback provides consumers with information about their wellbeing and intervention progression (Bailey et al, 2011).
 The utility and dynamics of CHI have created a support system for better health outcomes and behaviors. Bailey et al (2011) states that public health informatics is “the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research and learning.” Public health networks and geographic information systems are just a bridge that helps public health informatics more successful in studying the health of large populations. The popularity of programs such as Meaningful Use will help reporting public health informatics gain momentum in developing a standard in the way electronic information is exchanged. The HITECH Act and the Affordable Care Act are efforts that will affect public health in an important way by increasing care coordination in a positive way to ensure local and global health organizations are succinct in monitoring preventable chronic diseases.
 Bailey, N., Hoyt, R. E., and Yoshihasi, A. (Eds.). (2012). Health Informatics: A Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals. (5th ed.).


strategic plan

strategic plan
write 1 to 5 year strategic plan for the Director of Nursing, Risk Manager at John Hopkins hospital. write one page point about the strengths and weaknesses in the John Hopkins hospital as risk manager your paper will be about strengths and weaknesses in the JH as a risk manager you can write it as point. Do not write it as ( I see or my work)


Capstone Rough draft

Capstone Rough draft
You may feel at this point a bit like the mythological Sisyphus- trying to push a gigantic boulder up a steep hill!
Yes, you’ve started writing. Many late nights of writing await you when you come home from your busy days at work. Yet, the writing continues, because you know that in three weeks, this project paper called the Capstone will be personal history and an achievement that you perhaps never thought you’d arrive at!
The tendency at this point for many students is to slack off. Kind of like midwinter blues in the Midwest, if you know what I mean. If you need to, take a walk. Or try writing elsewhere. The important thing is to continue on task, because once the task is completed, you can celebrate.
You should have a good portion of your first draft done at this point. If you need some hints or help, please ask.
Please upload your current/first draft of your paper, including at least 15 pages of content. This draft should focus chiefly on your secondary research, and is also to include the 2 page [or so] Introduction. At this stage don’t worry about reference-citing everything in final form. Track and finish those details later.
Also check the syllabus .
attached a set of guidelines that you’ll find helpful [or necessary] in developing your Capstone paper – particularly the ‘full’ rough draft due in a few weeks.
By this time you’ve studied the short doc “Writing the Introduction” – the first link shown in the Capstone Project Resource Folder [CPRF]. And, you’ve also finalized your project objectives [from Week 1], correct? You need to talk about these, of course, as part of your 2 page Introduction section.
Have you taken a look at the sample student Capstone papers that I’ve referenced in the CPRF? If not . . . this will give you a pretty good idea of what to shoot for as you develop your own draft(s).
Bear in mind that you’re developing a formal, professional and graduate-level research paper. This means, among other things, that the ‘language’ you use throughout your paper must convey a professional tone. So . . avoid using common/spoken vernacular, avoid using unnecessary superlatives [something we often find in newspaper editorials, for instance], and avoid inserting your personal viewpoints and/or value judgments – other than when you get to the recommendation/conclusion sections. There, as researcher, you are free to tell the world what you’ve found, determined and concluded on the basis of all “the evidence” you’ve presented to that point.
Be sure to not submit your Abstract with your 1st [initial] rough draft. [Why? You haven’t yet reached the stage of summarizing the key findings of your project or writing your Recommendation and Conclusion sections.]Finally, your “initial” and “full” rough drafts are just that . . so don’t spend lots of time pouring over grammar and etcetera. You’ll have a chance to polish your phrasing, grammar and semantics later