Epi Week 8

Complete your week 8 required discussion prompts. You must complete:

  • Go to the website using this link: Outbreak at Watersedge
  • Click the Play button to start the game.
  • Follow the instructions. They will lead you on a search for an infected organism.
  • Once you have found the infected organism, post a synopsis of your experience to the board. What did you find? What process did you use?
  • Reflect on your experience during the game. How you might use this experience within your career? What are your opinions on epidemiology and public health? What are the major takeaways from this game and the topic of epidemiology that you have learned in the last 8 weeks?

The Use of Clinical Systems to Improve Outcomes and Efficiencies New technology

Assignment: Literature Review: The Use of Clinical Systems to Improve Outcomes and Efficiencies

New technology—and the application of existing technology—only appears in healthcare settings after careful and significant research. The stakes are high, and new clinical systems need to offer evidence of positive impact on outcomes or efficiencies.

Nurse informaticists and healthcare leaders formulate clinical system strategies. As these strategies are often based on technology trends, informaticists and others have then benefited from consulting existing research to inform their thinking.

In this Assignment, you will review existing research focused on the application of clinical systems. After reviewing, you will summarize your findings.

To Prepare:

Review the Resources and reflect on the impact of clinical systems on outcomes and efficiencies within the context of nursing practice and healthcare delivery.

Conduct a search for recent (within the last 5 years) research focused on the application of clinical systems. The research should provide evidence to support the use of one type of clinical system to improve outcomes and/or efficiencies, such as “the use of personal health records or portals to support patients newly diagnosed with diabetes.”

Identify and select 5 peer-reviewed articles from your research.

The Assignment: (4-5 pages)

In a 4- to 5-page paper, synthesize the peer-reviewed research you reviewed. Be sure to address the following:

Identify the 5 peer-reviewed articles you reviewed, citing each in APA format.

Summarize each study, explaining the improvement to outcomes, efficiencies, and lessons learned from the application of the clinical system each peer-reviewed article described. Be specific and provide examples.

I will provide the 5 articles, and the template for the paper.

PICOT nursing process: Legislation on Workplace Violence Against Nurses

This is a scholarly paper that will be graded based on the rubric attached.Using the PICOT nursing process, analyze a current nursing practice-related legislative issue and present it in a scholarly paper. The legislative issue will be of your own choosing.The scholarly paper should be typed, double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman using APA format, and limited to 6 pages including title and reference pages.Support your position with references from at least three peer reviewed journal reference articles.

The PICOT question format is a consistent “formula” for developing answerable, researchable questions. When you write a good one, it makes the rest of the process of finding and evaluating evidence much more straightforward.

P: Population/patient – age, gender, ethnicity, individuals with a certain disorder

I: Intervention/indicator (Variable of Interest) – exposure to a disease, risk behavior, prognostic factor

C: Comparison/control – could be a placebo or “business as usual” as in no disease, absence of risk factor, Prognostic factor B

O: Outcome – risk of disease, accuracy of a diagnosis, rate of occurrence of adverse outcome

T: Time – the time it takes for the intervention to achieve an outcome or how long participants are observed

video assignment

All work that you turn in must be in your own words. No credit will be given for late assignment submissions.


Website: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Website:https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/effectiveness-studies.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Video (below): Why do you need to get a flu shot every year?

University of Phoenix Accreditation Importance in Lifespan Management Paper

Write a 175- to 265-word response to the following:

  • Why is accreditation important in lifespan management? What is the role of accreditation on facilities? Provide examples.

Read and respond to the two discussion posts. Be constructive and professional with your thoughts, feedback, or suggestions.

1. Accreditation is important to lifespan management because people who will be working the facilities need to have experience and have certification or licenses. Nurses should have their CNAs and the LPN along with others who have to give medication needs to be certified. Facilities itself must have license, so it will have to be under the Federal and state laws. This is to make sure consumers are well taken care of and the staff knows what the are doing. Although there are those who still abuse consumers. Laws that protect the consumers require facilities to have accreditation.

Example: if I was looking for a facility that is geared to support a elderly person I would look for the ones who has a high rating for supporting, providing activities and plenty staff. Ones that has zero tolerance for abuse and they enforce the rules and guidelines.

The role of accreditation on facilities designated by someone or someone in authority to evaluate and review. Accreditation in the


, The LCME, Liaison Committee on Medical Education are nationally recognized as a educational programmed for MD degrees.

2.Accreditation is important to ensure that a minimum level of care is guaranteed no matter where a patient seeks medical attention. For lifespan management facilities and services, the minimum standards of quality in a nursing home are The Requirements of Participation. There are “185 regulatory standards” they can be classified into “15 major categories” (Singh, 2016).

The long-term care facility “must operate in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and must be licensed by the state” in order to maintain their accreditation (Singh, 2016). “This also includes the willingness to participate in yearly surveys, in which the state conducts inspections that may include speaking with staff and/or residents” (Graham, 2019).

Lifespan management facilities that are eligible for accreditation include places that have “beds licensed by the state as nursing home beds … beds designated as long term care beds under a hospital license … beds, units or facilities certified by Medicare or Medicaid as skilled nursing facility beds … beds, units or facilities designated as long term care by a government entity” (The Joint Commission, n.d.).


Describe the purpose of accreditation in lifespan management. (USE APPROX 265-300WORDS)

DMM 649 NFPA Regulatory Agency?discussion

  1. Overview of a regulatory

    agency healthcare
    emergency management standards and/or regulations (choose one). Don’t just provide background. Be sure to take a deep dive and describe the importance of the regulatory agency and how their regulations have impacted

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • National Firefighter Professionals Association (NFPA)
  • The Joint Commission (TJC


Tips for a good PowerPoint presentation: There is an example/tutorial

how to create an effective PowerPoint presentation that can be found under the Course Documents tab in

. This will be particularly useful to students who have not had experience with these presentations in the past, but may also help others refine their skills. You will be graded not only on the

content but
also the visual appeal and general effectiveness of your presentation in conveying the content.

Slides should have no more than 4-6 lines of text per slide, and 1-3 ideas per slide max. Text should be in bullet format, not paragraph/prose format. Information should be conveyed in a concise but comprehensible manner. Do not write too much, as this creates a crowded slide which is visually overwhelming. Your meaning will get lost in the slide and your audience will lose interest. Do not write too little as this makes it difficult to understand your intended meaning. You may receive a lower grade because it will not be clear that you understood the concepts. Use photos and diagrams thoughtfully to supplement and advance your presentations, not just as meaningless filler.

Each presentation should have a title slide, an objectives slide and one or more reference slides. The title slide should contain the title of your presentation, your full name, the date and DMM-649. The objectives slide should outline the main bullet points that your presentation will cover. These should be analogous to lessons you expect your intended target audience to learn from your presentations. Your target audience has a basic disaster management background equivalent to your own. PowerPoint Presentations of 15-20 slides:

Mod 8 Healthcare Reform and Policy Development Paper

Course Reflection Wrap-Up

As we reflect on the past seven (7) weeks, we looked at several current issues in health within the U.S. At this time, think about some of the concepts we have covered:

  • Decision making
  • Determinants of health
  • Sources of information
  • Licensure and registration
  • Healthcare reform and policy development
  • Rationing

Discuss three areas that are a current concern to you and the people around you. These areas should be health-related. Briefly include why you think these changes are needed and suggest some innovations to help.

    • Your original post of 100-125 words is due by Wednesday 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time), due to short week.
    • One peer reply of at least 75 words is due by Wednesday 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time), due to short week.
    • Before posting, check for spelling and grammatical errors; If I cannot evaluate your content, you will not receive points.
    • No quotes are permitted in this course; use of quotes will result in loss of points.
    • Plagiarism is not tolerated. If you are unsure if you have plagiarized or need help with your paraphrasing please see Learning Resources or NIP at HEC
    • You must cite any sources you use to support your work. APA format is used in health-related courses and professions. The SPC online library has a guide to assist you with your use of citations and referencing.

    Explain why those competencies are important and how the information you gleaned from this course will improve your own leadership style and strategy, health & medical homework help

    The final project in this course requires that you visit the Web site of a local health care organization (e.g., hospital, long-term care facility, ambulatory care clinic) in your town, city, county, or state and asses its goals and mission.

    Once you have assessed your chosen facility’s goals and mission statement, complete the following:

    • Write a paper that integrates what you have learned throughout this course, and describe and discuss 4–6 important competencies that you need to have to effectively lead your chosen organization, based on its goals and mission.
    • Explain why those competencies are important and how the information you gleaned from this course will improve your own leadership style and strategy.

    NUR4827 Florida National University Nursing Leadership and Mangement Quiz

    Answer the following questions for this writing quiz. Give a correct and not long answer. The answer has to be giving according to the Leadership book.

    Book: Essentials of Nursing Leadership & Management

    6th Edition

    Sally A. Weiss MSN, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF

    Ruth M. Tappen EdD, RN, FAAN

    QUIZ 13

    Question 1 What is: ADC, ALOS, HPPD?

    Question 2 Mention some examples of direct and indirect cost.

    Question 3 What is the Income Statement?

    Question 4 Mention three of the strategies for Cost-Conscious Nursing Practice.

    Question 5 What is Medicaid?

    Question 6 Mention the types of budgets

    Question 7 What is Medicare? How many part it has? What does each part cover?

    Question 8 What are DRGs and PPS? What they do for the Health Care System?

    resply to the post below

    Professor and classmates,

    I won’t lie, when I registered for this class I was a bit on the edge because it sounded like a class that could be extensively difficult if the professor wanted to drag it out. But I honestly enjoyed this class and didn’t even mind the double discussions every week. For one: because they were highly intriguing subjects and for two: we did not have over exhaustive assignments! That could’ve been disastrous!!

    I think the discussion topics were thoughtfully placed in a good order and the commentary was greaaat – not boring or too much!! I like Week 6 discussions, detention policies. We were allowed to do research but also formulate out own opinions- this made it more interesting in such controversial topics! One learning take away from this class is that, history is not boring when taught by a proper instructor, where homeland security is hands down one of the best arenas to study in history.