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Evidence Based Practice

CO1 Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)

  • CO2 Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 and 8)
  1. Reflect on your practice, and identify a significant nursing clinical issue or change project that you would like to search for evidence in online sources. Formulate searchable, clinical questions in the PICO(T) format for your nursing clinical issue.

  1. Next, review the guidelines for the PICOT Assignment due Week 3. Use your PICOT elements to search for one report of a single, original study that has been published within the last 5 years from the CCN Library that is relevant to your nursing clinical issue.

  1. Briefly describe how it is relevant to your nursing clinical issue. Remember to give a complete reference to the study.

Case Study—Jobs that Literally Make People Sick

Read Jobs that Literally Make People Sick. Use the Argosy University online library for additional research, and do the following in a Word document:

  • In 1–2 paragraphs, summarize the case and your research that relates to the case.
  • In 2–3 pages, answer the following:

    • What would be the consequences to an employer of having highly demanding jobs with low security, unfair pay, and little control? Explain and justify your answer.
    • How could fish-processing plants like the one described here improve jobs so they can fill vacant positions profitably? Explain and justify your answer.
    • Based on your research, explain at least three HR trends and practices that might help the organization analyze work, design jobs, and job flow. Explain and justify your answer.

Apply the current APA guidelines to your work and use at least three resources in your response

  • Posted: 4 months ago
  • Due: 05/09/2018
  • Budget: $15

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

You are called to the room and find Michael 2 hours old has been very irritable and spitting up large amounts of formula. He is very jittery. You do not know the maternal history before coming into the room so you advise the mother that you would like to return the baby to the nursery for an assessment and monitoring. In the medical record you focus on prenatal history. You witness the baby having some significant tremors.  


 It is determined that this baby is going through opioid withdrawal. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome requires close observation and scoring. Methadone may be used. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Shows both the signs of withdrawal, scoring and the nursing care of a baby with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome


 What is your feeling and knowledge regarding breastfeeding this baby? 150 words.

Annotated Bibliography

In this assignment, you must list three sources that you have encountered in your research process.

You will list them as they would appear on a Works Cited page in MLA format. What makes this different than a Works Cited is that beneath each entry in your list, you must include a paragraph that does each of the following: 1) summarizes the source; 2) evaluates the source; and 3) describes how you might use this source in your paper. Each of these points should be achieved in two or three sentences, resulting in a paragraph of somewhere between six to twelve sentences. For instance, consider the following annotated bibliography entry:

Smith, Joe. “How evaluation-hungry administrators are ruining education.” The Chronicle of Education in America. 85 (2004): 319-334. Webline. Web. 23 Dec. 2012

Smith argues that school administrators, having created a social class for themselves based on no real merit, need to maintain some semblance of personal integrity. To do this, they foist tests and measurements on an overburdened population of teachers and trick them into “proving” themselves by rules they did not choose. Smith’s argument, though enjoyable to read by someone who already agrees with him, lacks logical merit. His ad hominem attacks on administrators overlook key evidence that could actually make his case more logical. In addition, he sometimes misconstrues the arguments of his opponents because of his emotional bias. In spite of its weaknesses, this article helps me establish the breadth and scope of the wider argument in academia concerning evaluation and measurement. In addition, by pointing out some of Smith’s weaknesses, I can establish the strength of my argument by opposition.

The above is a sample. Your annotated bibliography would have three of these entries. You may upload your annotated bibliography or cut and paste.

Assignment 3: Social, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Causes of Diseases: Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)

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

1. Analyze the development of T2D in the U.S., and compare its development to developing countries in general.

2. Using T2D statistics, compare the rates in the U.S. to the rates in your home state.

3. In addressing community concerns, analyze the cost of treating T2D in your community. Suggest five (5) prudent steps to address the psychosocial proliferation of the disease. Provide support for your suggestion.

4. Propose at least six (6) steps to address T2D in your current or previous workplace environment, and recommend the one (1) you believe to be the most important. Provide support for your recommendation.

5. Use at least six (6) peer-reviewed academic resources in this assignment. These must come from journal sources. Note: Fact Sheets, Wikipedia, and non-academic Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

· Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

· 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 and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Examine epidemiology, financial management, and cost-effectiveness analysis.

· Use technology and information resources to research issues in managerial epidemiology.

· Write clearly and concisely about managerial epidemiology using proper writing mechanics.

CT5-565

According to recent reports produced by the Council of Saudi Chambers, healthcare turnover is on the rise within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Nurses and physicians are leaving the Kingdom to Western countries in search of higher pay and better training facilities. 


You will develop a written paper addressing the financial costs associated with staffing. You will use current research to distinguish costs associated with staffing and turnover. Differentiate costs associated with hiring verses costs of current staff retention. 


For this Critical Thinking Assignment, conduct research on the costs associated with turnover and employee retention. 


Your paper should meet the following structural requirements:

  1. The paper should be 4 pages in length, not including the cover sheet and reference page. 

  1. Formatted according to APA  writing standards

  1. .Use heading to arrange your work 

  1. Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of four scholarly articles. 

  1. Two of these sources may be from the class readings, textbook, or lectures, but two must be external. 

  1. No plagiarism 

  1. The references should not be more than 5 years back

reduce waste

Identify and read two to three articles that discuss how your initiative can reduce waste at the health care setting you selected.

Note, expand your search to outside sources and materials.

Identify best practices you can use in your sustainability initiative.

Write a 90- to 175-word summary for each citation that explains how the article supports the sustainability initiative you are developing in this course.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Personal Nursing Philosophy

You are required to submit a scholarly paper in which you will identify, describe, research, and apply the concepts that underlie your personal philosophy for professional nursing practice.

This will help you identify your own values and beliefs about the established metaparadigms and metatheories of the discipline. It will also help you identify and articulate concepts relevant to your specific practice. This paper is intended to be an exercise in clarification and organization of your professional foundation. You are also required to provide a list of assumptions from personal nursing practice that illustrate the concepts and framework of your theory.

Your paper should follow a format that includes:

  • Nursing Autobiography: A brief (1 page) discussion of your background in nursing.The Four Metaparadigms: Identification, discussion, and documentation from the literature of your perspective on the basic four metaparadigms/concepts of patient, nurse, health, and environment.

You are required to submit a scholarly paper in which you will identify, describe, research, and apply the concepts that underlie your personal philosophy for professional nursing practice.

This will help you identify your own values and beliefs about the established metaparadigms and metatheories of the discipline. It will also help you identify and articulate concepts relevant to your specific practice. This paper is intended to be an exercise in clarification and organization of your professional foundation. You are also required to provide a list of assumptions from personal nursing practice that illustrate the concepts and framework of your theory.

Your paper should follow a format that includes:

  • Nursing Autobiography: A brief (1 page) discussion of your background in nursing.The Four Metaparadigms: Identification, discussion, and documentation from the literature of your perspective on the basic four metaparadigms/concepts of patient, nurse, health, and environment.

DISCUSSION

*DISCUSSION POSTS at least 250 words each/ no paper format just copy questions and answer under it**

Week 5 discussion1: due 09/06

Employer Liability for   Negligent Hiring

Read Malorney v. B&L Motor Freight, Inc. ( https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=4195436759662276740&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr )  Discuss what duty or duties a business has with regard to checking the background of potential employees before hiring.  Do you agree that businesses should be liable for injuries resulting from negligent hiring? Why, or why not?

Week 5 discussion 2: due 09/08

Discrimination

Not all discrimination is prohibited by law. For example, employers routinely discriminate between potential employees based upon education or experience. Other types of discrimination are more subtle, but still legal. For example, some employers discriminate between potential employees based upon personal characteristics such as weight or attractiveness. Should employers be permitted to discriminate based upon attractiveness? Take a side and argue that an employer should or should not be permitted by law to discriminate against persons who are not attractive.

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Week 5 paper – 3 page due 09/10

Anti-Discrimination Laws Related to Employment

Your supervisor has placed you in charge of hiring a new, full-time administrative assistant for your department.

  • Prepare an advertisement for that position that      complies with federal law. This advertisement must be detailed. The      minimum length of your job description must be 300 words (approximately      three-fourths of a page). You can make up the job details but must include      the following:
  • A job description
  • A description of the job duties
  • A description of the minimum qualifications
  • Prepare 10 illegal questions that must not be asked.      For each question, be sure to justify your reasoning.
  • Prepare 10 legal questions that may be asked during the      interview. For each question, be sure to justify each question.

Week 6 discussion 1-due 09/13

Claims to   Environmental Friendliness

After reading The ‘six sins of greenwashing’: A study of environmental claims in North American markets  ” http://sinsofgreenwashing.com/index6b90.pdf discuss the tension between business’s interests in maximizing profits and the public’s interest in receiving complete, truthful, and non-misleading information about products that they purchase. From a business perspective, what are the dangers of greenwashing? If you were a marketing executive, would you have a policy against greenwashing? Why or why not?

Week 6 discussion 2- due 09/13

Environmental Statutes

Visit the Small Business Administration’s “Environmental Regulations (Links to an external site.) .https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/stay-legally-compliant and visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s “Laws & Regulations  –https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations Identify one environmental law that is relevant to your past, current, or future employer. Apply that law to a business situation created by that employer. How does (or did) that employer maintain compliance with that statute?  Do you believe that environmental regulations help or hinder business? Why, or why not?

FINAL PAPER- 10 PAGE

Final Paper

Prepare a 10 page paper (not including the title and reference pages) that assesses a legal/ethical issue or situation relating to a current, previous, or potential future work environment. Use at least 10 scholarly sources that are suitable for research in a graduate-level course.

Your paper must include the following:

  • A description of a business situation that presents a      legal and ethical issue. The business situation must be from prior,      current, or anticipated future employment experiences or from a current      event. The description of the business situation must not exceed two      pages.
  • An analysis of the ethical concerns raised by the      situation.
    • Apply at least two different ethical theories to the       situation to support at least two different outcomes.
    • The paper must determine which ethical outlook as       applied to this particular situation will result in the best legal       outcome for the business.
  • An explanation of at least three of the relevant areas      of law that have been addressed in this course (e.g., constitutional law,      contracts, anti-trust law, securities regulations, employment law,      environmental law, crimes, or torts) and an assessment of the each area of      law as it applies to the business situation identified.
  • A recommendation to reduce liability exposure and      improve the ethical climate or the overall ethics of the situation. Your      recommendation must be supported by specific legal, ethical, and business      principles.

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

  • Must be 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including      the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as      outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a      succinct thesis statement which identifies the focus of the paper.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical      thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least 10 scholarly sources.
  • Must document all sources in APA style,