Whistle-blowing

Question Research a story of whistle-blowing. Relate what "your" whistle-blower did with the seven steps recommended in the chapter. What have you learned from the comparison? Answer Whistle-blowing In the recent period, whistle-blowing has emerged as a popular method of exposing malpractices in organizations. Whistle-blowers are those who expose fraud. On some occasions, whistle-blowers have experienced retaliatory action from organizations and individuals exposed of fraud. This has necessitated governments to develop whistle-blower protection guidelines. In 2010, Cheryl D. Eckard exposed irregularities at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pharmaceutical company. The company had for years sold contaminated pharmaceutical products and ineffective antidepressants. Cheryl D. Eckard was the quality manager at the company during the time. After notifying the company of the contamination issues, the company terminated her employment instead of resolving the issues she highlighted. In the seven steps of “how to blow the whistle”, the whistle-blower should first notify the manager just like Eckard did. If the manager fails to take note, the whistle-blower should make another approach...
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Personal Ethics Development

Question need paper on personal ethics development that examines your personal ethical system & ground rules.Incorporate  terms found in UOP Material: Key Terms.Focus on the developmental aspect of your ethics rather than on a particular position on any issue.Define your underlying ethical system, its primary principles,the sources that helped shape your ethics such as people,institutions,events,etc.& the criteria & decision-making factors you have used to revise them.Discuss potential effect of your ethics on your performance or use of them in your workplace. Use a specific personal example.Explain why ethics are needed in an organization & how ethics are integrated into an organization to achieve its direction & goals. What effect does the application of these ethics have on individuals, organizations, and society.need 3 reference less than 5 years old. Answer Personal Ethics Development   Trevino & Nelson (2011) defines ethics as “the principles, norms, and standards of conduct” that guide people or organizations in their daily operations. Ethics lays down the expected conduct or behavior of...
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Risk Management Issue within the VAMC

Questions concern is that veteran are not getting their treatment in timely manner and are dying at many VA facilities.  solution is Choice Cards and NVCC (non va care consult) placed to send vets outside of VA for their specialized care that the VA cannot curretnly provide.  3 peer reviewed references less than 5 years old Answer Risk Management Issue within the VAMC Introduction The Veterans Health Administration Program provides integrated health care to millions of veterans each year. The program provides medical coverage to veterans and their beneficiaries across the U.S. Over the recent past, concerns have arisen over the quality of health care provided in VA facilities. Veterans are currently forced to wait for a long time in accessing some forms of health services. This paper will analyze the situation at VA facilities and provide recommendations on the way forward. Steps that have been set in place or discussed to address the issue A number of steps were identified as remedy to the aforementioned issues....
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NUR492 Signature Assignment:Process Improvement & Change Project Presentation

Questions : prepare a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes in which you: Explain the health disparity or social justice issue related to quality management in today's health care arena. Analyze a problem, system, or process to be improved. o             Address each of the following in your analysis: ?              Regulatory, such as OSHA mandate ?              Benchmarking ?              Improved efficiency ?              Patient satisfaction ?              Life safety issue Analyze a change theory, and incorporate it into your improvement plan. Analyze personal leadership theory and style, and incorporate them into your improvement plan. Evaluate system changes needed to implement your planned solution, including tools and technologies. Create an implementation plan, including a timeline, based on plan-do-study-act (PDSA/PDCA) cycle, including implementation strategies, potential barriers, and evaluation process. Include at least five peer-reviewed references less than 5 years old(you may not use your course textbooks or Electronic Reserve Reading articles) to support your process improvement and change project   https://speedywriters.us/organizational-structure-and-culture/  ...
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Organizational Structure and Culture

Question Obtain a nursing organizational chart for your agency, department, or service area. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you address the following: Identify the type of organizational structure. How does the structure create an environment of support for client-centered care? Discuss the use of information systems, communication methods, and a decision making-ability with culture and organizational structure of the agency. Obtain an organizational chart from your health care setting and prepare to discuss the various lines of communication and reporting. Identify what you observe to be the formal and informal reporting lines and look at issues of power and control, as well as whom the real leaders in this organization are. How are the social and cultural influences of your community integrated into the delivery of care in your organization? How do generational differences influence the organizational culture of the workplace? Answer Organizational Structure and Culture Type of organizational structure Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) uses a matrix organizational structure. A matrix organizational structure combines...
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Nursing Process Improvement Research-HCS/492

Question HCS/492 Need research information about a process improvement you would like to focus on in your Process Improvement and Change Project Presentation due in Week 7. Summarize your process for improvement and why it is needed in 350 words or less. This needs to coordinate with the previous paper I requested for week 7. Answer Nursing Process Improvement Research There is need for process improvement at VA Hospital in order to reduce cases of post infections following total knee arthroplasty. Currently, the use of antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended following a total knee arthroplasty. The use of prophylaxis antibiotic has been proved as the most effective method of reducing post infections in total knee arthroplasty (Kalore, Gioe, & Singh, 2011). In particular, the addition of prophylaxis in the irrigation solution has been found to be more effective in reducing post infection in total knee arthroplasty. The use of antibiotic-laden cement in reducing post infections is discouraged as the method is ineffective. Use of chlorhexidine...
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Health Care Leader Interview

Question Interview a health care leader of your choosing. Discuss topics related to leadership style and the roles and responsibilities of leadership and management. Answer Health Care Leader Interview This interview involved an Associate Nurse Manager who has been in the position for three years. The purpose of the interview is to identify the roles and responsibilities of nurse leaders in healthcare organizations, and to get insight on the general nurse leadership position experience. Me: Could you briefly share about your background and the role you have today? KC: I have been a general nurse for the past 20 years. Three years ago, I received a promotion to become an Associate Nurse Manager at Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), a position I hold to date. As an Associate Nurse Manager, I am in charge of the primary care clinic at VAMC which handles 20 primary care teams. I am directly answerable to the Director of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer at the clinic. I holds a Bachelor’s...
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Nursing Process Improvement Research-Moreno Medical Center Case study

Nursing Process Improvement Research There is a need for process improvement at the Veteran Administration Medical Center to reduce cases of post infections following total knee arthroplasty. Currently, the use of antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended following a total knee arthroplasty. Numerous studies have shown the use of prophylaxis antibiotic is the most efficient method of reducing post infections in total knee arthroplasty (Kalore, Gioe, & Singh, 2011). In particular, the addition of prophylaxis in the irrigation solution has been found to be more efficient in reducing post infection in total knee arthroplasty. The use of antibiotic-laden cement in reducing post infections is discouraged as the method is ineffective. Use of chlorhexidine is also being encouraged since it gives better results compared to the traditional povidone-iodine in surgical field treatment. Chlorhexidine is considered a better sterilizer in surgical field treatment. There is greater need to control the hospital environment where the surgical procedure occurs.  Research indicates that the operating room environment also determines...
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Nursing Leadership

Questions Write a 350-700-word paper answering the following questions: What are your personal views of leadership? How does leadership differ from management? What are the characteristics of an effective leader? Answer Nursing Leadership Leadership is the act of influencing a group of people towards a particular course.  My personal view on leadership is that this is not something inherent on particular individuals or acquired during birth. Rather, leadership is about the situations that people find themselves. This means that anyone can become a leader, and the most basic thing is to adapt to the needs of the tasks at hand. Experience also determines the quality of leadership exemplified by a particular individual. The more experienced an individual is the better the quality of his/her leadership. Good leadership also involves having the will to take responsibility and ability to handle assigned responsibilities. Thus in some situations, leaders should have the necessary educational qualifications (Rickets & John, 2010). There is a significant difference between leadership and management....
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Adverse Trend and Data Management

Questions An elderly patient has been admitted to the medical/surgical unit from the local nursing care facility. The new lab results in her electronic health record (EHR) indicate that she has methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in her urine. She is placed on contact precautions per the hospital guidelines. The health care provider arrives to examine her new patient and inquires about the need for contact precautions. The nurse explains the lab results reveal the patient has MRSA in her urine. The health care provider states that she reviewed the patient's lab results in the emergency room and the urine results were normal. The unit coordinator reveals to the staff nurse and nurse manager that this is the third incident this month of lab results being uploaded to the wrong patient's EHR when admitted from the emergency department. Write a 1,050 to 1,400-word paper based on the case study in which you: Analyze the adverse trend, including how it affects patient care. Evaluate the data that needs...
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