Assignment: Patient Safety Committee
Assignment: Patient Safety Committee
You are on the patient safety committee at your hospital. Your assignment is to identify two sources related to safety. One resource must relate to the individual nurse, and the second must relate to the practice and work environment. Identify the ANA website and use this site to identify the resources.
Mrs. Langman is in the hospital recovering from hip replacement surgery. Her surgery involved insertion of a new type of hip replacement prosthesis and newer postsurgical care. The advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is preparing her discharge medication and rehabilitation prescriptions. The staff nurse is preparing to transfer Mrs. Langman to a rehabilitation facility. The nurse educator is conducting bedside rounds to explain the new prosthesis and related postoperative care.
Discuss the roles of the staff nurse, APRN, and nurse educator.
What is the educational preparation for each role?
Assignment: Patient Safety Committee
The Health Care Delivery System
Community Hospital is a 400-bed urban hospital, one of six hospitals in a health care system. The nursing department of the hospital is applying to the American Nurses Credentialing Center for Magnet status. Nursing units are working on a number of projects to prepare for the Magnet application process.
You are a staff nurse on a medical-surgical floor at the hospital. The unit is trying to improve its culture in unit?
Discuss four strategies that the nursing unit can use to deliver patient- and family-centered care.
You are asked by a newly hired nurse what the nursing-sensitive outcomes mean and why it is important that the unit measure the outcomes. What is your response?
Community-Based Nursing Practice
you are managing community care for Katie, age 17, who has cerebral palsy and is severely disabled. Because of the impact of this adolescent’s disability, you are also providing care to her mother, Monica, age 50, who is a single parent. Monica has cardiac disease, and all three of her siblings died in their late 50s. She is not able to work and is on public health insurance; Katie is covered through her state insurance program. Katie attends special education programs through the school district, and she will remain eligible for this education until she is 21.
Katie’s two siblings, Josh (22) and Marilyn (19), both have cardiac disease and follow strict health promotion activities, which include diet and exercise. Both are in college and currently live at home. Monica is encouraging them to live in their own apartment when they graduate and have a job.
identify some of the social determinants of health for this family. Use the following reference to assist you: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Social Determinants of Health, Definitions, 2014b, http://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/Definitions.html(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Which resources do you need to identify for the family?
How would you help the family begin to envision the new family structure as Josh and Marilyn move out of the home?
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
Your nursing class is debating the issue of the usefulness of grand theories in current practice. Make a case for the applicability of grand theories in modern nursing and describe how nurses can use the original nursing theory—Nightingale’s environmental theory—in the following settings:
Critical Care Unit
Emergency Department (ED)
You are providing care to a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who has been readmitted 3 times within the past month for difficulty breathing. Explain how you would apply Peplau’s interpersonal theory to help this patient prevent complications and promote self-management of his disease.
For the same patient described previously, how would you apply Orem’s self-care deficit theory to help the patient? Compare and contrast the use of Peplau’s and Orem’s theories for this patient.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.