healthcare professional

You are a healthcare professional who has researched the effects of environmental factors on population health. Because of your expertise in this field, you are presenting your findings at a global conference on environmental health issues. To prepare for this event, you have started to gather research and document the key issues you plan to present at the conference.

  • PREWORK:

 

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Examine the four (4) principal methods of science and research used in the study of environmental health. Provide a specific example of how each method is used to increase awareness and understanding of how exposure to hazards in the environment affects the health status of the community.
  2. Compare three (3) ways scientists and researchers evaluate the level of the danger environmental hazards have on population health. Using these methods, create a detailed outline of how they could be used to determine the level of risk to a community that has been exposed to an environmental hazard. Support your recommendation.
  3. Analyze the various health risks found in the natural environment. Provide an example of three (3) specific dangers to the health of humans found in their everyday surroundings. Justify your response.
  4. Evaluate the role of U.S. government agencies in managing the incidence of infectious disease. Determine one (1) environmental hazard that you think represents a significant challenge for these agencies in preventing a serious health risk to the population. Provide a specific example to support your analysis.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.
  6. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
    3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.
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quality improvement (QI) program

You have been asked to create a quality improvement (QI) program that involves 1 specified organizational process such as patient care improvement, patient satisfaction, surgical error prevention, medical error prevention, patient scheduling systems, and so forth.
Complete the following:
Provide specific details of the organization including at least the following: Location Size Scope or type of personnel Services or products provided Patient demographics Analyze the pros and cons of the quality improvement program that you are proposing for the organizational process that you identified. Justify the need for this program, and detail all of the program specifics, including a time line from launch to evaluation. Develop a communication plan for the quality improvement program. Assess the ethical and legal issues involved with the program, including consideration of at least the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Patient Bill of Rights. Summarize the program with a synopsis that includes information on the who, what, when, where, how, and why criteria.
Please submit your assignment.
Your assignment will be graded in accordance with the following criteria. Click here to view the grading rubric.
This assignment will also be assessed using additional criteria provided here.
Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:
1. TITLE PAGE. Remember the Running head: AND TITLE IN ALL CAPITALS. 2. ABSTRACT. A summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person voice. 3. BODY. The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The type face should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 3-4 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged. 4. REFERENCE PAGE. References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper and lower case usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference Page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Reading Assignment
Wiley, Chapters 10-12
Assignment Objectives
Assess the ability of commonly used Quality Assurance tools to improve performance of healthcare organizations. Evaluate quality measurement approaches for improvement planning in healthcare organizations. Determine appropriate quality measures that can be used in various healthcare organizations and settings. Discuss the impact of quality improvement on legal and ethical aspects of healthcare organizations. Analyze the financial and technological impact of quality improvement on healthcare organizations. Assess contemporary quality improvement models and risk management programs used in healthcare organizations. Develop a quality improvement plan for a healthcare organization.

Project 2: Promoting Health Care Quality

 

Section 4: Quality Improvement Strategies

 

Through your work on Section 3 of the Course Project, you have examined the gap between current performance and evidence-based targets and considered how addressing this gap relates to organizational priorities and large-scale aims for quality improvement.

 

In this section of the Course Project, you begin to think about quality improvement strategies that could help to bridge this gap. As noted in the Sadeghi, Barzi, Mikhail, and Shabot text, this is referred to as performance-driven planning.

Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s report “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” a good deal of attention has been paid to the need to examine processes that contribute to outcomes (Ernst, Wooldridge, Conway, Dressman, Weiland, Tucker, and Seid). As the USAID has noted, interventions “will not create the desired outcome to improve the quality of care unless the overall process of care delivery is also improved.” Therefore, attention to process redesign is a central aspect of cultivating strategies for improvement.

Throughout this course you have been considering the relationship between structure, process, and outcomes as it relates to health care quality. Looking at outcomes, alone, may not tell the “whole story.” For instance, if you are concerned with improving fall rates, evaluating the process—related activities or practices—can help you identify factors that contribute to outcomes and develop strategies for improving them.

For this section of your Course Project, you create a process map to examine a current process related to your quality improvement issue. You will use the results of the process mapping to redesign a process to help minimize or close the performance gap(s). As you proceed, keep in mind the importance of maintaining a patient-centered focus so the patient experience is not negatively affected by any changes in process.

 

To prepare:

 

Refer to the modified Donabedian model (access, structure, process, outcome, and patient experience) presented in Chapter 9 of the Sadeghi, Barzi, Mikhail, and Shabot text.

Recall the performance targets that you identified for Section 3 (in Week 6). What does the recommendation that performance-driven planning should “begin with the end in mind” suggest given your established goals?

Review the information presented in Chapter 9 of the Sadeghi, Barzi, Mikhail, and Shabot text, and think about how you would assess the organization’s strengths and weaknesses related to the performance gaps you identified in Section 3

Based on the above, start to think of specific evidence-based strategies that could be implemented to close/minimize the performance gaps you have identified. Consider both interventions (what) and processes (how). Focus on strategies that are supported by the latest research and could create systems-level change. These may be tentative for now, but be sure to identify at least one that specifically lends itself to a change in process (i.e., practice, protocol, pathway, activity). To complete this Assignment, you will create a process map and write a paper describing quality improvement strategies.

 

Review the instructions provided in the Learning Resources for creating a process map.

With your quality improvement issue in mind, as well as the other work you have completed on your Course Project thus far, think about how creating a process map could help you to better understand your quality improvement issue and redesign an associated process.

Create a process map using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.

Refine the strategies for promoting systems-level change to minimize or close the performance gap(s) that you began to think about in Week 7. As part of this, identify a way to redesign at least one process based on your analysis of the process map that you have created.

 

 

To complete:

 

Write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you describe quality improvement strategies that you selected related to your quality improvement issue.

Finalize your process map, which will be submitted along with the paper.

Submit your paper and process map.

EMS emergency medical services

one issue facing EMS emergency medical services

 

Executive Summary:  This is a one paragraph summary of your paper.  Write it when the paper is complete. 

 

With the exception of the cover page, Use an 11-point font and 1-inch margins.  Also, double space throughout the entire paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction:  This is a one or two paragraph description of the person (administrator) you interviewed and his or her organization (EMS education at Creighton University). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue:  This is a one or two paragraph description of the issue you are analyzing, including some discussion of the impact that the issue has on the organization you visited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research:  This is a 2 page description of the research you did on your issue.

 

This section should not be a discussion of what you think.  It should contain pertinent commentary on the issue by experts and should be of two types:

 

  • A description of the impact of your issue on health care
  • A description of what other health care providers are doing to deal with the issue or recommendations about the issue made by experts. To the extent you can, try to identify “best practices” among health care providers dealing with your issue – ie, find out what seems to be working.

 

Make sure to note your sources of information, even if you paraphrase rather than directly quote.  For example:

 

As Jones said, “Blah, blah, blah”.4  However, Smith’s point of view is that a health care provider should blah, blah, blah.2  

 

Tie the reference notations to your Bibliography.  You will have to Superscript them yourselves, as we are not using the standard footing format in Word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research:  This is page two of your research section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendations:  Now it’s your turn.  This is a one page description of what you think should be done.  Your recommendations should be based on your research findings, mixed with your personal views on the matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          Bibliography

 

Put your references here.  List them in alphabetical order by last name of the author.  Use standard reference formatting.

 

You should have at least 5 references, and I strongly recommend going to the Health Sciences library rather than relying solely on the internet.

 

 

 

 

 

major issue facing EMS emergency medical services

Outline:

First, I will talk about the administrator and his organization (EMS education at Creighton University)

  1. Introduction:
  2. A) Information about Administrator.

outline

  1. Mike Miller- an assistant professor and director of Creighton’s Emergency Medical Services Education Program.
  2. He has thirty years of experience in EMS.
  3. He joined the EMS Program in 2002.
  4. He has practiced as a paramedic and registered nurse, worked as a field paramedic, paramedic shift supervisor, quality improvement coordinator, EMS system program director, emergency department RN, and trauma program coordinator.
  5. Professional activities include

Site Visitor for the Committee on Accreditation for EMS Programs

member of the Nebraska Board of EMS and former member of  the Board of Directors for the National Association of EMS Educators.

Mike has served as a contributing author and as a reviewer for numbers EMS publications.

  1. Educational accomplishments include

Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership.

Bachelor of Science in EMS.

Master of Science Degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University School of Law, Werner Institute.

  1. B) General information about Creighton University EMS Education.

outline

  1. Creighton University EMS Education has been educating medical professionals for over 100 years.
  2. In 2014, Creighton University EMS Education celebrated the 40th Anniversary in EMS Education and the 20th Anniversary of the Bachelor of Science in EMS (BSEMS).
  3. Creighton University EMS Education’s Programs include an online Master of Science in EMS (MSEMS), an Associate degree in EMS, and Paramedic and Critical Care Paramedic Certificates.

References

Creighton University, EMS Education, https://ems.creighton.edu/

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  1. Body: one issue

We have discussed many major issues facing the EMS with Dr. Miller but have decided to talk about Designation of EMS as an essential service (like fire and police services):

outline

  • What we mean by ems designation? Why?
  • Ems Illinois
  • Ems in Toronto as example.
  • Omaha fire department and ems.

References

 

 

 

Health

Research the following in your community or surrounding area:

  • One walk-in clinic, such as urgent care
  • One retail clinic in your local grocery store or drug store
  • No appointment physician’s office

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that includes the above centers and addresses the following:

  • Analyze the changing landscape of the health care system.
    • Differentiate the various places health care is delivered.
  • Analyze what impact cultural demographics have on the health care market.
    • Analyze the targeted audience of the clinic or office based on cultural demographics.
    • Analyze the effectiveness of the marketing approach for the clinic or office to various cultures.
    • Analyze the marketing techniques that could be used to improve the marketing within different cultural demographics.
  • Differentiate what effect different generations have on the health care market.
  • Analyze the targeted audience of the clinic or office based on generational demographics.
    • Differentiate the effectiveness of the marketing approach for the clinic or office to various generations.
    • Differentiate the marketing techniques that could be used to improve the marketing within different generations.
  • Analyze the impact of media and social networking on consumer choices.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Cite 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your paper.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Nursing paper risk management issue

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper on a current risk management issue at your facility.

  • Include the steps that have been set in place or discussed to address the issue.
  • Discuss how your agency determined a path to remedy the problem.
  • Identify valid methods adopted by other facilities to address the same problem.
  • Compare your results to the process being developed at your agency.
  • Support your paper with a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

Content: 12 points possible

Points available

Points earned

Introduction

2

Describes steps that have been set in place or discussed to address the issue

2

Describes how the agency determined a path to remedy the problem

2

Identifies valid methods adopted by other facilities to address the same problem

2

Compares results to the process being developed at the agency

2

Recommendations and conclusion

2

Format: 5 points possible

Points available

Points earned

Follows rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation

1.5

Has a structure that is clear, logical, and easy to follow

1.5

Consistent with APA guidelines for formatting and citation of outside works

2

Total

17

pharmacology

Discuss the components of pharmacology addressed in this module/week’s readings (Doweiko, 2015) and presentation. Discuss in detail the different classes of drugs, routes of absorption, and how such affects the high. How does what you’ve learned help you to have greater understanding/compassion for those who struggle? Consider these thoughts in light of your faith and Scripture.

 

600 words (APA, title page, references)

Define pharmacology, different classes of drugs, routes of absorpotion, and how such affects the high. Use a good Christian scripture

(2) 200 replies (I will upload them later tonight)

1000 words total

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COUN class

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/21270572125/index.html?wf=1&item=3

copy and paste link for video

Topic: After viewing the session on Cognitive Therapy, choose 1 of the questions below to discuss. Begin a new thread when answering a question, and indicate which question you are responding to.

Respond to 2 students who answered a different question than your original post. Briefly explain why you agree or disagree with their views.

  1. Cognitive therapists believe that it is important to socialize the client to therapy. What are some examples of this goal in the session? How effective do you believe this technique was? Would you have done anything differently?
  2. Helen identifies the automatic thought “he will resent me,” and Dr. Lundgren extends this thought to include “and it will be horrible if he resented you.” What other automatic thoughts can you identify? Explain which of the 3 automatic thought types each thought relates to. How would you work with these thoughts?
  3. If you were counseling Helen from the Cognitive framework, what additional technique(s) could you employ in the session? What would you hope to accomplish?

250 words essay

(2) 100 words (uploaded later)

450 words total