Capella BSN4016 Full Course latest

BSN4016 Unit 1 Discussion 1 & 2 latest 2016 December

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Basic
Principles of Pharmacology

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  • For
    this discussion:
  • Think
    about the daily aspects of your nursing practice.
  • Identify
    and describe the basic principles of pharmacology as they relate to
    nursing and patient care.
  • Discuss
    how pharmacology impacts your daily practice.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to one other peer. Your response
should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and contain at least one
reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is in accordance with any
of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure to follow proper APA
style and formatting for any citations and references.

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Medication
Errors

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  • One
    important responsibility nurses have is the administration of medications
    to patients. Nurses must know and understand the principles involved in
    the delivery of medications for the treatment of both physical and
    psychological diseases. For this discussion:
  • Refer
    to the journal articles you read for this unit, as you explain what are
    considered medication errors and what can be done to prevent them.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to the post of one of your peers. Has
your peer identified information that is different from what you identified?
Your response should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and
contain at least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is
in accordance with any of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure
to follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and references.

Capella
BSN4016 Unit 2 Discussion 1 & 2 latest 2016 December

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Evidence-Based
Practice

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  • Nurses
    must be able to understand the application of evidence-based research in
    their nursing practices. This type of research requires nurses to evaluate
    outcomes while using evidence-based practices. The readings in this unit
    demonstrate that evidence-based practice is part of nearly everything we
    do in nursing and they are meant to have you think about it from many
    angles. After reading about the use of evidence-based research in nursing:
  • Describe
    an example of how you currently use evidence-based practice in your
    workplace.
  • Offer
    a rationale for this practice.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to the post of one of your peers. Your
response should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and contain at
least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is in
accordance with any of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure to
follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and references.

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Pharmacological
Protocols and Guidelines

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For
this discussion:

  • Consider
    the different groups of patients to whom you provide nursing care, and the
    setting in which you generally work—telemetry, orthopedics,
    medical-surgical floor, ICU, et cetera.
  • Identify
    the setting and the groups of patients in this setting.
  • Identify
    a specific disease or condition you have worked with in the past and
    discuss the current pharmacological treatments used.

    • Is
      it an evidence-based therapy?
    • If
      not, describe the possible medication errors, as outlined in the
      Drach-Zahavy et al. article or the information on the AHRQ Web site.
  • Describe
    the protocols, guidelines, and evidence-based practices that are in place
    in your current or past work place (be sure to maintain confidentiality of
    your work place) to assist nurses in evaluating quality patient outcomes.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to one other peer and discuss the
similarities and differences between the protocols, guidelines, and
evidence-based practices used in your work place and his or her workplace. Your
response should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and contain at
least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is in
accordance with any of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure to
follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and references.

Capella
BSN4016 Unit 3 Discussion 1 latest 2016 December

Pharmacology
and Psychopharmacology

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  • Nurses
    must have specific knowledge when administering medications to patients.
    Each category of medication has its own unique indications, interactions,
    and contraindications. All of these need to be monitored both before and
    after administrating a medication. For this discussion:
  • Select
    a high risk medication that you administer in your current practice and
    which is prescribed for one of the health conditions you read about this
    week. Assume you are starting a patient on this medication for the first
    time.

    • If
      you were initiating treatment with this drug on a patient, what will the
      patient need to know from a safety perspective?
  • List
    the drug, its indication, and three safety tips you would want to cover
    during education for the initial dose.

As an example, consider the following:

A newly diagnosed Parkinson’s patient has been
started on Levodopa therapy for treatment. The patient has asked for
information on his diet while taking this drug, and what it means when the
physician tells him that he will have to take a drug holiday at times. How
should a nurse answer his questions? What specific information would a nurse
give him regarding his treatment, diet, and drug holiday?

Response
Guidelines

Respond to the post of one of your peers. Your
response should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and contain at
least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is in
accordance with any of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure to
follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and references.

Capella
BSN4016 Unit 4 Discussion 1 & 2 latest 2016 December

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Safe
Medication Practices

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  • For
    this discussion, review this week’s Internet resources, linked in the
    Resources, and answer the following questions:
  • What
    do the Internet sites have in common and how do they take different
    approaches to providing information to health care workers about improve
    patient safety?
  • Which
    of these sites would you be most likely to consult for policy development
    or education on safe medication administration for your current practice?
    Why?
  • Support
    your position with references from this week’s readings.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to one of your peers to advance the
discussion on incorporating safe medication practices into patient care. Your
response should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and contain at
least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is in
accordance with any of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure to
follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and references.

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Patient
Rights

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  • Many
    of us were taught that there were five rights of patient medication. Now,
    according to the textbook or Web site you reference, there are six, seven,
    and even eight rights. For this discussion, respond to the following:

Does increasing the number of patient rights
make it easier or harder to ensure patients receive the medications that are
ordered in a safe, effective manner?

  • Describe
    the version of the rights of patient medication you would find the most
    effective and describe the rationale for this choice.
  • Review
    the “Nurses’ Six Rights for Safe Medication Administration.”

    • Do
      you agree with the author’s points on medication safety?
    • Incorporate
      this into your decision of the patent’s medication rights. Support your
      position with references from this week’s readings as well as outside
      sources as needed.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to one of your peers to advance the
discussion on rights of patient medication. Your response should indicate that
you have read the weekly readings and contain at least one reference.
Additionally, make sure that your response is in accordance with any of the
established faculty expectations. Always be sure to follow proper APA style and
formatting for any citations and references.

Capella
BSN4016 Unit 5 Discussion 1 latest 2016 December

Communication
Tools

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  • For
    this discussion:
  • Identify
    and describe the different types of communication tools that you use in
    your workplace when administering medication to patients.

    • How
      do these tools facilitate effective communication and eliminate
      medication errors? For example, how does the Pyxis machine provide
      effective communication?
    • How
      do these tools promote patient safety?
    • Are
      there potential barriers to the effective use of these tools?
  • Support
    your response with references to this week’s readings.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to one other learner. Are the tools
identified similar, or did your peer identify tools that you do not use in your
workplace? Are these tools truly an effective way to communicate when
administering, ordering, or counting pharmacological agents? Explain. Your
response should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and contain at
least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is in
accordance with any of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure to
follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and references.

Capella
BSN4016 Unit 6 Discussion 1 latest 2016 December

Pharmacology
and Cultural Competence

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Cultural sensitivity and cultural competence
are important aspects of the care nurses provide and they are vital components
in the nurse-client relationship. For this discussion:

  • Describe
    the type of training offered in your workplace to promote cultural
    competence.

    • How
      has this training helped you to provide quality care for patient
      populations with different types of health disparities?
    • How
      has the training helped you specifically with the pharmacological aspects
      of the care you provide?
    • Are
      there other types of training that you feel would be beneficial with
      regard to cultural competence?
  • Support
    your observations with references in the current scholarly literature and
    the reading assignments for this unit.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to the post of one of your peers. How
is the training at his or her workplace similar or different from the training
provided at your workplace? Are there aspects of your peer’s training that you
think would be useful for you? Your response should indicate that you have read
the weekly readings and contain at least one reference. Additionally, make sure
that your response is in accordance with any of the established faculty
expectations. Always be sure to follow proper APA style and formatting for any
citations and references.

Capella
BSN4016 Unit 7 Discussion 1 latest 2016 December

Health
Disparities

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  • For
    this discussion:
  • Review
    Leading Health Indicators on the HealthyPeople Web site.
  • Select
    one of the health indicators and respond to the following:

    • How
      prevalent is this issue in your community or workplace?
    • What
      community health promotion strategies are in place to assist with this
      issue?
    • What
      pharmacological agents are typically used to treat the issue? Is there a
      particular procedure performed in conjunction with the drugs?
    • How
      do you educate the group of patients?
    • What
      cultural factors or barriers contribute to the group’s health disparity?
    • Are
      the outcomes being measured? If so, how? If not, how might they be
      measured?
  • Support
    your observations and strategies with information found in this week’s
    reading assignment and the scholarly literature

For instance, obesity is one of the major
health disparities that nurses encounter in their practices today.

  • Consider
    the patient population you care for, is obesity a common health concern
    among a specific group?

    • What
      type of pharmacological agents do you typically administer as part of the
      treatment for obesity?
    • Is
      there a particular procedure performed in conjunction with the drugs?
    • How
      do you educate this group of patients?
    • What
      cultural factors or barriers contribute to the group’s health disparity
      (obesity)?

Response
Guidelines

Respond to the post of one of your peers. Try
to respond to a peer who selected a different health indicator than you.
Discuss the similarities and differences in your communities. What
interventions would you suggest that might improve the situation? Your response
should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and contain at least one
reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is in accordance with any
of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure to follow proper APA
style and formatting for any citations and references.

Capella
BSN4016 Unit 8 Discussion 1 & 2 latest 2016 December

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Scope
of Practice

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  • As
    discussed previously in this course, the administration of medications is
    primarily the responsibility of the nurse. For this discussion:
  • Think
    about your own nursing practice—can you think of a pharmacological agent
    that requires a second nurse to verify the medication and dosage before it
    can be administered to the patient?

    • How
      is this typically done?
    • What
      is the rationale for this process?
    • Do
      you find that your coworkers implement this practice as ordered, or are
      shortcuts and work-arounds used to provide “lip service”
      compliance?
    • What
      are the potential problems with these work-arounds?

Response
Guidelines

Respond to one other learner. Are you familiar
with the medication he or she identified? Do you think the safeguards that have
been put in place are sufficient? What is your opinion regarding the identified
medication and how it is administered? Your response should indicate that you
have read the weekly readings and contain at least one reference. Additionally,
make sure that your response is in accordance with any of the established
faculty expectations. Always be sure to follow proper APA style and formatting
for any citations and references.

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Sensitivity
Reports

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  • For
    this discussion, respond to the following:
  • How
    does your current workplace define the responsibilities of a nurse
    regarding antibiotics sensitivity and resistance to an organism?
  • Do
    you think that the identification of a culture and sensitivity reports
    should be part of a nurse’s responsibility?
  • Support
    your position with references.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to the post of one of your peers. What
similarities and differences are there in the way that sensitivity reports are
handled? Do you agree or disagree with how your peer believes sensitivity
reports should be handled? Explain. Your response should indicate that you have
read the weekly readings and contain at least one reference. Additionally, make
sure that your response is in accordance with any of the established faculty
expectations. Always be sure to follow proper APA style and formatting for any
citations and references.

Capella
BSN4016 Unit 9 Discussion latest 2016 December

Clinical
Trials

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For this discussion, respond to the following:

  • Have
    you participated in clinical trials at some point in the development and
    release of a new drug (for example, the Eli Lilly Phase III trials for
    Xigris [drotrecogin alfa] in the treatment of sepsis, or the Novartis
    Phase III EXPEDITION trial program for QVA149 [indacaterol/glycopyrronium]
    in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    [COPD])?
  • What
    was your role in this process?
  • Did
    your role follow your scope of practice during the trial? Explain why or
    why not, using support from the literature and this week’s readings.

If you have not participated in a clinical
trial in your practice:

  • Describe
    the rationale for a step in the research and development of a new drug
    that does apply to your practice.
  • Support
    your description with findings in the literature as well as your review of
    this week’s readings.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to one of your peers by adding to his
or her description. Your response should indicate that you have read the weekly
readings and contain at least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your
response is in accordance with any of the established faculty expectations.
Always be sure to follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and
references.

Capella
BSN4016 Unit 10 Discussion 1 & 2 latest 2016 December

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Health
and Wellness

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Nurses play an important role in planning
patient care for different disease processes. It is vital that nurses know and
understand how to implement treatment plans that address aspects of health promotion
and wellness. Unfortunately, many times patients create their own barriers that
hamper improvement. For this discussion:

  • Think
    about the clients you see in your own nursing practice and describe at
    least two barriers that hinder a plan of care that includes health
    promotion and wellness.
  • Explain
    how each barrier works to inhibit the concepts of health promotion and
    wellness, using information found in this week’s readings as well as other
    scholarly sources.

Response
Guidelines

Respond to one other peer. What strategies can
you suggest to help overcome at least two of the barriers your peer described?
Your response should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and
contain at least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is
in accordance with any of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure
to follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and references.

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Reflection

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Over the past 10 weeks, you have examined
pharmacology from a patient safety perspective. for this discussion:

  • Reflect
    back on what you have learned and how you might apply it to your current
    nursing practice:

    • What
      three things did you learn that you feel will improve your nursing
      practice?
    • Cite
      any of the readings from this course to support these observations.

Response
Guidelines

Review the posts of other peers and respond to
at least one. Your response should indicate that you have read the weekly
readings and contain at least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your
response is in accordance with any of the established faculty expectations.
Always be sure to follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and
references.

Capella BSN4016 Unit 3 Assignment 1 latest 2016 December

Pharmacological Treatments

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  • For
    this assignment, you will select and examine a disease or health condition
    that requires a pharmacological intervention. You may choose any disease
    or health condition you wish, but the disease or health condition must be
    relevant to nurses in a variety of settings (for example, the E.R.,
    pediatrics, public health). Once you have selected and identified a
    disease or health condition, identify the areas where nurses are likely to
    see the disease or health condition.

Instructions

  • Identify
    the disease or health condition.
  • Describe
    the health issues or symptoms associated with the condition.
  • Identify
    drugs most often used in the treatment of the condition.
  • Explain
    the types of actions, side effects, indications, and contraindications
    that could be expected from this pharmacological treatment.
  • Describe
    the treatment regime (including pharmacology) that is most often
    prescribed for this condition.
  • Explain
    how this treatment regime, including pharmacology, impacts a client’s
    lifestyle (including financials, ease of administration – complexity, how
    hard are instructions to understand – frequency, length of medication).

    • Are
      there any controversies related to the medication? For example, is there
      a black box warning with this medication?
  • Describe
    how a nurse should monitor a client being treated for this condition in
    order to obtain a quality patient outcome.

Additional Requirements

  • Length
    of paper
    :
    Be as specific as possible, but try to limit this assignment to no more
    than 4 pages, not including title page and reference page.
  • References: Support your
    plan with references to at least two resources, in which one resource
    should be outside the required readings for this course.
  • Formatting: Follow proper
    APA style and formatting.

Capella BSN4016 Unit 5 Assignment 1 latest 2016 December

Patient Education Sheet

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  • This
    assignment consists of two important techniques needed to ensure patient
    safety and quality outcomes related to pharmacological therapies. For this
    assignment, assume your supervisor has asked you to develop a patient
    education tool for new “medication starts” in your current area
    of practice. You will complete a literature search in order to discover
    current information (less than 5 years old) on the medication. This
    information will then be utilized to prepare a single-page, evidence-based
    teaching tool that highlights patient safety. In the second part of the
    assignment, you will describe the process of creating the tool, based on
    your findings, in a short, scholarly report.

Instructions

Part 1: Patient Education Sheet
  • Create
    a patient education sheet. You can either choose an idea from below or
    choose your own topic:

    • Antibiotics
      (Amoxil/Amoxicillin) for pediatric ear infections.
    • Statin
      therapy (Zocor/Simvastatin) for a newly diagnosed patient with
      hypercholesterolemia.
    • Antihypertensive
      (ACE Inhibitors/Lisinopril/Zestril) for a patient who was discovered to
      have hypertension at a work health screening.
    • Drugs
      for treating gastric acidity: Proton pump inhibitors/antacids/H2 blockers
      for a patient complaining of chronic indigestion and heart burn.
    • Ear
      drops or eye drops for an elderly patient.
    • Any
      newly released medication for a patient in your typical practice (can be
      a new drug for diabetes, hypertension, or arthritis; or a new
      antibiotic).
  • Research
    the medication you have chosen and determine what information needs to be
    included on a patient education sheet. As you are aware, different drugs
    have different safety factors that have to be discussed to increase
    compliance and patient safety.

    • What
      information does the patient or caretaker of a patient need to know?
    • Choose
      the categories that you feel are the most important to highlight for your
      patients (remember that you are creating asingle-pageeducation
      sheet.)

      • Limit
        yourself to 3–5 categories to improve patient understanding. Examples of
        categories could include, but are not limited to, common indications,
        side effects, questions to ask your doctor, contraindications, and drug
        storage and disposal.
      • Use
        pictures that help reinforce education.
  • Attach
    the patient education sheet as an appendix to your paper or attach it as a
    separate document.
Part 2: Justification of Information
  • Justify
    why you decided to highlight your specific educational topics.
  • Describe
    your chosen categories and explain why you felt these were key issues for
    patient safety.
  • Discuss
    any consideration to the patient’s cultural needs that were incorporated
    into the design of the patient education sheet.
  • Explain
    why you feel those format or design elements were important.

Additional Requirements

  • Length
    of patient education sheet
    : 1 page.
  • Length
    of justification paper
    : 2–3 pages.
  • References: Support your
    decisions with references to this week’s readings and other current (less
    than 5 years old) peer-reviewed journal articles and evidence-based
    materials. Demonstrate your understanding of the relationship between
    patient safety, quality outcomes, and pharmacology.
  • Formatting: Follow proper
    APA style and formatting.

Capella BSN4016 Unit 6 Assignment 1 latest 2016 December

Communication

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The Riverbend City mission in this unit illustrated the
importance of effective communication. For this assignment, describe two
strategies that you use in your nursing practice to effectively communicate
with other members of your team, and with your patients.

Instructions

  • Describe
    two strategies that are used in your nursing practice to effectively
    communicate with members of your team and with your patients.
  • Explain
    how the communication strategies reflect your knowledge of pharmacology
    policies and procedures, protocol, practice standards, and regulatory
    guidelines.
  • Explain
    how the communication strategies demonstrate respect for others and
    cultural competence.
  • Explain
    how the communication strategies ensure patient safety with regard to the
    delivery of pharmacological agents

Additional Requirements

  • Length
    of paper
    :
    No more than 3 pages, not including the title page and reference page.
  • References: At least two
    scholarly references, including this week’s reading assignment.
  • Formatting: Follow proper
    APA style and formatting.

Capella BSN4016 Unit 7 Assignment 1 latest 2016 December

Health Disparities

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As you think about the patients you currently serve or hope to
work with in the future, it is important to be aware of the health disparities
some populations experience. In this assignment, you will examine health
disparities for a population of your choice and then offer a community-based
approach to improve patient outcomes. When selecting your population, consider
aspects of culture, geographical area, generational factors, and any other
factors that might be considered outside the perspective of the majority
population. Describe the types of health disparities for this group, and then
select one health care concern to focus on for the rest of the assignment. For
example, the elderly might be your population and the health care concern could
be heart disease.

Instructions

  • Specify
    the selected population.
  • Identify
    the types of health disparities for this group and select one health care
    concern to focus on for this assignment.
  • Distinguish
    factors that create health disparities for this population.

    • Why
      does this group have health disparities?
  • Describe
    the identified health concern for this population as well as the
    pharmacological treatment for the condition.
  • Describe
    and discuss how the cultural values, socio-economic status, and
    traditional beliefs and practices impact the acceptance of pharmacological
    treatment for this identified health concern.
  • Offer
    at least one strategy for a community-based approach to improve the
    current pharmacological treatment regimens for this population.

    • What
      types of community outreach programs could be consulted to effectively
      reach your target population?
    • Are
      there education, access, or other issues that community programs could
      help address?
  • Discuss
    why you believe this strategy would be effective. Support your rationale
    with references from at least three resources, at least two of which must
    be from resources not required for this course.

Additional Requirements

  • Length
    of paper
    :
    3–4 pages, not including title page and reference page.
  • References: At least
    three resources, two of which must be from resources not required for this
    course.
  • Formatting: Follow proper
    APA style and formatting.

Capella
BSN4016 Unit 9 Assignment latest 2016 December

Issues in Pharmacology: A Nursing Perspective

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In a professional nursing practice, you will often have patients
whose personal or cultural views on medications may be quite different from
your own. For this assignment, assume that one of the issues below has become a
hot topic in your health care organization or community. You have been asked by
leadership to prepare a PowerPoint presentation to your nursing colleagues in
an effort to raise awareness of the topic. Please view the “Guidelines for
Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” linked in Resources, as well.

Topic
Choices:
  • The
    use of medical marijuana.
  • The
    use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) versus traditional
    pharmacology.
  • Experimental
    drug programs and disease management.
  • Mandated
    vaccinations and the implications for parental choice not to vaccinate.

Instructions

To prepare your presentation, research current, peer-reviewed
journals for articles that present at least two perspectives on the topic. Your
PowerPoint presentation should include the following:

  • Discuss
    the significance of the topic to your nursing practice and to patient
    safety.

    • What
      are the common types of diseases and health issues that are impacted by
      this topic?
    • What
      type of patient is typically impacted by this issue?
    • What
      nursing departments or internal departments are impacted by this issue?
  • Present
    a balanced overview of the issue, including pros and cons, supported by
    peer-reviewed journal articles. The focus of this overview might vary
    depending on the issue but be mindful of the following:

    • Community
      impact.
    • Patient
      outcomes.
    • Ethical
      considerations.
    • Health
      care organization impact.
  • Describe
    how a patient’s cultural beliefs can impact the issue.

Additional Requirements

  • Length
    of PowerPoint
    : 10–12 slides, not including the title slide and
    reference slide
  • References: Use the
    “presenter notes” section of the PowerPoint to include the
    references that support your evidence as well as detailed information you
    would include if presenting this information to an audience. The last
    slide of the PowerPoint should include a list of the references. Please
    review the “Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations,”
    linked in the Resources.
  • Formatting: Follow proper
    APA style and formatting.

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