Discuss how each best practice could address the selected performance.

Topic: Accountability and Nursing Practice

Order Description
Dashboard Analysis and Nursing Plan Application Rubric – due by Week 3, Day 7

For this Application assignment, review the quarterly Dashboard provided in the online classroom (and in Doc Sharing) which contains a variety of clinical and administrative indicators. Write a 3- to 4-page paper analyzing areas where there is good performance and areas of opportunity. Then, select one area that needs improvement and develop a nursing action plan based on best practices. Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria and the headings below for each section. Use a minimum of three references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional Web sites in addition to the literature references.
• Overview – 20 points

Begin this paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This paragraph will be about 2–3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to¨.
• Analysis of the data – 50 points

Describe the area of performance you selected that needs improvement. Discuss the findings and why you selected that area. This section is 1 paragraph.

• Nursing plan – 150 points

Outline your suggestions for how to improve performance on the selected indicator. Include a minimum of three best practices that could be implemented. Discuss how each best practice could address the selected performance. Support each selected best practice with references from the professional literature. This section is 4–5 paragraphs.

• Summary – 30 points

End the paper with a one-paragraph summary of the main points of the paper.
Format/Style
Proofread the paper as described in the tips for success in this course and correct any typos, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, or APA format errors before submitting your paper in the Dropbox. Up to 40 points can be deducted from the grade for this assignment for these types of errors, or for not using at least the minimum number of required references.

What are the medical care issues?

Scenario: You are the hospital administrator and are told by your ICU unit director of a patient in the unit that has suffered serious brain damage, but is not currently meeting the criteria for complete brain death. Half of the family is insisting that the patient “wouldn’t want to live this way” and the other half is accusing them of wanting to kill the patient. Some allegations have been raised about a substantial inheritance for some family members upon the patient’s death. The battle is becoming intense and it is beginning to disrupt the medical and nursing staff. 1) Write an analysis (1,250 words) of the situation from an ethical and legal perspective. Address the following questions:a) What are the ethical issues?b) What are the legal issues?c) What are the medical care issues?d) What actions would you take? Why? How?e) What resources would you tap?2) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines.3) This assignment uses a grading rubric. THE RUBRIC Brain Death Scenario 1 Unsatisfactory 0.00%2 Less Than Satisfactory 74.00%3 Satisfactory 79.00%4 Good 87.00%5 Excellent 100.00%70.0 %Content 40.0 %Read the scenario on possible brain death and identify the ethical, legal, and medical care issues, along with the actions you would take, the rationales you would utilize, and the resources you would access.Does not demonstrate understanding of the concepts in the brain-death scenario, including the issues and implications. Does not demonstrate critical thinking and analysis of the material and does not develop effective answers to the questions, with rationale.Demonstrates only minimal understanding of the concepts in the brain-death scenario, including the issues and implications. Demonstrates only minimal abilities for critical thinking and analysis, and develops weak answers to the questions, with minimal rationaleDemonstrates knowledge of the concepts in the brain-death scenario, including the issues and implications, but has some slight misunderstanding of the implications. Provides a basic idea of critical thinking and analysis for the questions, answers, and rationale. Does not include examples or descriptions.Demonstrates acceptable knowledge of the concepts in the brain-death scenario, including the issues and implications (in your own words). Develops an acceptable response to the questions and rationale for them. Utilizes some examples.Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the concepts in the brain-death scenario, including the issues and implications. Clearly answers the questions and develops a very strong rationale. Introduces appropriate examples. 30.0 %Integrates information from outside resources into the body of paper.Does not use references, examples, or explanations.Provides some supporting examples, but minimal explanations and no published references.Supports main points with examples and explanations, but fails to include published references to support claims and ideas.Supports main points with references, explanations, and examples. Analysis and description is direct, competent, and appropriate of the criteria.Supports main points with references, examples, and full explanations of how they apply. Thoughtfully, analyzes, evaluates, and describes major points of the criteria. 20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness 7.0 %Assignment Development and PurposePaper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. 8.0 %Argument Logic and ConstructionStatement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative. 5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. 10.0 %Format 5.0 %Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.All format elements are correct. 5.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)No reference page is included. No citations are used.Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be presentReference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct.

Describe two (2) essential competencies that are necessary for the associate degree nurse of the future to provide safe patient care.

The Catalano textbook (p.42-51) describes skills and competencies necessary for the nurse of the future.

Initial Discussion Post:

Describe two (2) essential competencies that are necessary for the associate degree nurse of the future to provide safe patient care.
Outline your plan to develop these essential competencies while you are enrolled in this associate degree program
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.

Catalano, J. (2015). Nursing now! Today’s issues, tomorrow’s trends (7th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.p>

What external factors and evidence may have influenced the incident?

Implementation of ICU Dairy or icu follow-ups Nursing Identify an area of practice development or critical incident within contemporary practice in critically ill patients with traumatic injuries, neurological or endocrine disorders. Define an appropriate model of change, developing an action plan within which the student defines their own leadership role. (100%) Guidelines for writing an assignment / action plan: In this assignment you will have the opportunity to identify and critically appraise an incident or area of practice development that you have personally been involved with in your clinical practice related to critically ill patients with traumatic injuries, neurological or endocrine disorders. The critical incident / practice development must be related to the module outcomes and should be selected in consultation with your specialist option tutor. You may wish to use a reflective framework to help structure your work, however the descriptive / affective aspects of the incident need to be concisely stated as an appendix, and the main focus of the assignment should be on writing a detailed analysis that critically evaluates the incident / practice development and critiques, evaluates and synthesises the surrounding literature. A recognised model of change should be identified which will underpin an action plan in which you discuss your own leadership role, developing strategies for the integration of the identified changes to practice within the action plan. Introduction Briefly introduce the incident or area of practice development, and provide a rationale for your selection of this event. A complete description of the incident or practice development should be included as an appendix to your assignment; ensure that confidentiality to all patients, colleagues and placements is maintained as per University guidelines. You could also include a brief summary of the critical incident analysis technique and you will need to outline the module themes that your incident will address. The work must be presented in an orderly way with clearly defined foci/focus. Development of Discussion In this section you need to discuss your particular critical incident or practice development in more depth. You should include a reference of the incident/ practice development contained within an appendix, and highlights the specific points that you intend to critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate. You should write a detailed critical analysis of this incident / practice development examining and evaluating your own and others’ actions, critically appraising associated literature and formatting evaluations which can be integrated into practice developments. The discussion should include a recognised model of change, which is utilised to underpin a developing discussion related to your leadership role in the action plan and implementation/ integration of the changes, identifying your justification of this linked to the supporting literature. It is important to keep the focus of your discussion onto the incident/development throughout this assignment. You may wish to consider the following points in developing your discussion: a. What were the key features of the incident/ practice development which you feel influence your area of practice? Justify how you enhance content with detailed examination and evaluation of the literature. b. What were the effects of the incident / practice development on the patient / colleagues/carers? c. Identify and critically analyse your own role/actions in this incident/practice development and those of the other members of the multidisciplinary team, demonstrating the integration of the evidence you have discussed within the role developments. d. What external factors and evidence may have influenced the incident? Policies, protocols, guidelines, environmental issues etc, and develop a discussion critically appraisin these areas. e. What were the positive and negative features of this incident / practice development, and how did this underpin your action plan for practice? f. On appraisal of you own actions discuss what you have learnt about your own strengths and areas for development? g. What strategic and personal developments have you included to demonstrate how you have synthesised the evidence to underpin your action plan? Conclusion Summarise the main points of your discussion developing areas of discussion to demonstrate how you have synthesised the supporting evidence to develop strategies for integration of your conclusions. Review the key issues identified from your critical incident/practice development and evaluate areas for future development which expand to include your role in the developments. Action Plan Having critiqued supporting literature and synthesised the evidence reflecting upon the transformation and redefinition of personal growth and development upon the incident / practice development, identify issues arising from it. Your action plan should identify the goals that have emerged from your analysis of the significant event. There is no set format for an action plan, since it is based on the philosophy of individual, person-centred planning. However, you will be expected to present your plan in the form of a table, and to provide a discussion of the evidence underlying the goals you have set, demonstrating excellent synthesis of the supporting evidence. Your table may include: a. the goal b. the actions that need to be taken to achieve the goal c. the date by which they will have been achieved d. who will carry out the individual actions e. resources that are needed in order to carry out the actions f. evidence that they have been carried out. In drawing up your action plan remember that there may be several actions needed for each goal that you set and that œresources may include the time and help of other members of the care team. You are required to reflect upon the areas identified within the discussion, and demonstrate how the underpinning evidence will support/dispute these, introducing pathways for the integration of your areas for personal and practice improvement which are underpinned by the evidence you have presented. These are to be formatted in the action plan demonstrating full exploration of the significant events. These areas of the plan will clearly demonstrate how you intend to change practice. Your discussion may include consideration of: a. how you identified the goals that you have set b. how your action plan will improve the co-ordination required to meet the goals c. when your action plan should be evaluated and updated d. which evidence underpins each development section

Describe two (2) essential competencies that are necessary for the associate degree nurse of the future to provide safe patient care.

The catalano textbook (p. 42-51) describes skills and competencies necessary for the nurse of the future. Describe two (2) essential competencies that are necessary for the associate degree nurse of the future to provide safe patient care. Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.

Reference:

Catalano, J. (2015). Nursing now! Today’s issues, tomorrow’s trends (7th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Define the test, its positive predictive value, reliability and validity.

Nursing: Epidemiology class:Shelby is a 32 year-old mother of two, who has smoked 1 PPD for the last 15 years, and who comes to see you today for her yearly well woman exam in your family practice clinic. She has a family history, in a single paternal grandmother of breast cancer at age 52. She also has a history of an abnormal cervical cancer screening three years ago requiring colposcopy.Given her history please consider the following:Choose one screening test that might be considered either now or in the next few years of Shelbys care. Define the test, its positive predictive value, reliability and validity.Nursing: Epidemiology class:Shelby is a 32 year-old mother of two, who has smoked 1 PPD for the last 15 years, and who comes to see you today for her yearly well woman exam in your family practice clinic. She has a family history, in a single paternal grandmother of breast cancer at age 52. She also has a history of an abnormal cervical cancer screening three years ago requiring colposcopy.Given her history please consider the following:Choose one screening test that might be considered either now or in the next few years of Shelbys care. Define the test, its positive predictive value, reliability and validity.

Which of the eight recommendations resonates most with you in unifying the nursing profession on policy, education, practice, and leadership?

The IOM Future of Nursing Report (2010) depicts recommendations for transforming the future of nursing. Which of the eight recommendations resonates most with you in unifying the nursing profession on policy, education, practice, and leadership?Reference:Institute of Medicine. (2010). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.thefutureofnursing.org/sites/default/files/Future%20of%20Nursing%20Report_0.pdfThe IOM Future of Nursing Report (2010) depicts recommendations for transforming the future of nursing. Which of the eight recommendations resonates most with you in unifying the nursing profession on policy, education, practice, and leadership?Reference:Institute of Medicine. (2010). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.thefutureofnursing.org/sites/default/files/Future%20of%20Nursing%20Report_0.pdf

How will you provide authentic assessment What does Feed Forward mean to you and how will you provide this kind of feedback Nursing Informatics Competencies

Order DescriptionYour Nursing Informatics CompetenciesThis module has provided you with the opportunity to explore the world of healthcare informatics and to appreciate the need for ensuring that graduate nurses are prepared to enter the world of technology in healthcare. Your obligation as a nurse educator is to develop your own knowledge skills and attitudes concerning healthcare informatics and its relation to patient safety and quality of care. Then reflect on the kind of nurse educator you wish to be in terms of the feedback you will provide to your learners. How will you provide authentic assessment What does Feed Forward mean to you and how will you provide this kind of feedback Nursing Informatics Competencies: Self-Assessment [PDF file size 93.9 KB] Are you at the Modifier Level
The Innovator Level Please reflect on your own healthcare informatics knowledge and competencies. What do you know now that you did not know at the beginning of this module What areas of knowledge do you need to develop more How will you further prepare yourself to facilitate the learning of your students to become savvy well-informed and technologically competent providers of nursing care Feel free to demonstrate your understanding of your role in as a nurse educator who has sufficient tools/ideas to promote student learning and ultimately safe quality patient carethrough sharing a meaningful graphic (picture or model) drawing or poem working links to a meaningful web resource and or embed on relevant video demonstrating the well-informed and technologically savvy nurse educator.

Discuss the EBP process and importance to nursing practice.

Week 5 Evidence-Based
Practice
Discuss the EBP process and importance to nursing practice.
Identify your selected specialty track. Provide a rationale on why you selected
the specific professional track. Identify a concept or topic you have a passion
about or an area of interest related to your future specialty advanced practice
area. Provide an example, using the best evidence available, substantiating the
significance of your selected area of interest as it relates to your specific
specialty track.Week 5 Evidence-Based
PracticeDiscuss the EBP process and importance to nursing practice.
Identify your selected specialty track. Provide a rationale on why you selected
the specific professional track. Identify a concept or topic you have a passion
about or an area of interest related to your future specialty advanced practice
area. Provide an example, using the best evidence available, substantiating the
significance of your selected area of interest as it relates to your specific
specialty track.

Identify and describe a minimum of two types of sampling techniques used in quantitative research.

Please separate each questions answer so: Question 1: answer and references, Question 2: answer and references 250-300 WORDS 2 SCHOLARLY REFERENCES (PREFER NURSING JOURNALS-ALL WITHIN 5 YEARS) EACH QUESTION. APA FORMAT, INTEXT CITATIONS ARE REQUIRED-REFERENCES MUST MATCH IN TEXT CITATIONS AND VICE-VERSA!! The bulk of a posting or assignment needs to be original thought (at least 75%) supported by a reference. Question 1:After reviewing the resources in the Weekly Guide/Week 2, identify a clinical problem within the nurse’s practice setting related to patient care. Develop a research question utilizing the PICO format (SEE ATTACHED). Determine how the research question could guide the nurse’s search of the literature to address the issue to implement a change in practice. Explain the benefits to interprofessional research collaboration to improve patient health outcomes.PICO (T) Information:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoXSTjSxkr8 Question 2: Define and explain the significance quantitative research methodology. Discuss the different types of quantitative research design. Identify and describe a minimum of two types of sampling techniques used in quantitative research. Describe methods for collecting data for quantitative research.