Enhancing Quality and Safety

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• For this assessment, you will develop a 4 page paper that examines a safety quality issue pertaining to medication administration in a health care setting. You will analyze the issue and examine potential evidence-based and best-practice solutions from the literature as well as the role of nurses and other stakeholders in addressing the issue.
Health care organizations and professionals strive to create safe environments for patients; however, due to the complexity of the health care system, maintaining safety can be a challenge. Since nurses comprise the largest group of health care professionals, a great deal of responsibility falls in the hands of practicing nurses. Quality improvement (QI) measures and safety improvement plans are effective interventions to reduce medical errors and sentinel events such as medication errors, falls, infections, and deaths. A 2000 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report indicated that almost one million people are harmed annually in the United States, (Kohn et al., 2000) and 210,000–440,000 die as a result of medical errors (Allen, 2013).
The role of the baccalaureate nurse includes identifying and explaining specific patient risk factors, incorporating evidence-based solutions to improving patient safety and coordinating care. A solid foundation of knowledge and understanding of safety organizations such as Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and The Joint Commission and its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program is vital to practicing nurses with regard to providing and promoting safe and effective patient care.
You are encouraged to complete the Identifying Safety Risks and Solutions activity. This activity offers an opportunity to review a case study and practice identifying safety risks and possible

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Similarities and differences between the two cohorts

Create a list of five people that you know that use social media at least 2 or more hours per day. This group of people will make up your first cohort. Then create a list of five people that you know that either do not use social media or use it very rarely. Take into account age when creating the cohorts, and try to keep the ages as similar as possible between the cohorts. Keeping a certain level of consistency in the two cohorts will help to negate the potential effects of generational differences. Provide a brief description of each of the ten people you are going to interview divided into their respective cohorts.

In other words, list the five people in the social media at least 2 or more hours a day, and provide a brief description of each along with why you chose them. Then provide a list of the five people that rarely or never use social media, and provide a brief description of each along with why you chose them.

Interview the participants to learn the similarities and differences between the two cohorts as it relates to attitudes, lifestyles, and relationships. Write a two-page paper comparing and contrasting what you learned about the two cohorts.

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Reducing Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Security

choose a scholarly article pertinent to your research topic [RESEARCH TOPIC: Homeland Security Reliability in Data-Sharing, Reducing Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Security] and write a review of it. You will “de-construct” the article for the reader, analyzing the claims that the author is making and how well he/she supports those claims. You will also explain how this article fits into your research strategy to answer your research question. Does it provide some insights but still leave you wondering?

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Class Distinctions and Thematic Connections

Identify at least 3 pieces of evidence of class distinction throughout the novel. List the textual
evidence, including a parenthetical citation, and then explain what that evidence reveals about
class structures and/or the development of themes in the novel. A list of themes is included
below for your reference, or you may find another theme that is not listed here.

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Functional region

What is a functional region? Provide an example using a characteristic of your hometown or college campus.

  1. Discuss and analyze the environmental, economic, and political consequences of the United States’ energy use.
  2. Describe erosion and deposition.
  3. The world soil map has strong resemblance to the world climate map. Discuss the reasons for the similarities and differences between the two maps.
  4. Describe the greenhouse effect in terms of radiant energy exchanges.

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EVALUATION OF THE AGENCY’S BUDGETING AND CUMULATIVE REPORT

As a consultant, you need to develop an in-depth analysis and evaluation of the selected agency’s budgeting parameters and then provide recommendations for improvement based on your research of related academic sources and websites. The analysis will be read by the VP of Public Service and client support, as well as by the leaders of the agency for whom you are working. Write a 4–6 page paper (including title and reference page) titled Part 4: Evaluation of the [Selected Agency]’s Budgeting and Cumulative Report, in which you separate the content into the following sections:

Analysis of Budgeting Plans and Actual Expenditures.
Implications of Foreign or Domestic Policy.
Budget Request and Recommendations.
Instructions
Determine which intergovernmental agencies contribute to or influence the budgetary decisions for the current and future budget over the next five years.
Based on your agency selection, analyze the impact of either international or domestic policy making on the current year’s budgets and its possible impact on future budget line items.
Examples of domestic policy impact could include neighboring localities or states providing assistance to other agencies.
Recommend two strategies which the agency could use to improve the budget for the next fiscal year. Recommendation should be detailed and focused.

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Planning and Execution

Review the information that you have gathered and the analysis that you have conducted. If necessary, do some more data gathering related to leadership development and a leadership succession pipeline.

Prepare a 5-page proposal that addresses the following issues:

What is the workplace you are working with (to remind your readers)?
What is the workplace presently doing to develop current and future leaders?
What are the leadership development and leadership succession needs that should be addressed?
What are the interventions that you will provide to enhance leadership development and succession?
Who will need to participate (at any level) in the training and development initiative?
When will the initiative take place?
What is the basic schedule for rolling out your initiative?

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Physical addressing, network topology

The OSI data link layer is responsible for physical addressing, network topology, error notification, sequencing of frames and flow control. IEEE has defined numerous protocols used with TCP/IP at the OSI data link layer. They are called the IEEE 802 Standards. Choose one of these IEEE 802 standards and discuss with your classmates the types of network devices and media that you would use to implement the standards in your network. In other words, which network elements would be necessary for the standard you described? Which topology would be represented using these technologies? Finally, discuss collisions relative to this environment.

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