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Certification Trainers Newfoundland, Canada. I introduction a discussion Future Labour Demands . This entire paper involves post secondary training. The remainder paper focus: History Post secondary Education Standards ( National, provincial Industry) Institutions ( university, college, private, apprenticeship trades) Certification Process accreditation / legislation Conclusion Could I introduction discussion future labour demands?.
Certification of trainers in Newfoundland, Canada
The basis of the modern day labor force rely in the Industrial evolution, when the people moved from the rural areas to the urban regions, to become employed in factories and search for a better life. Yet, their initial hopes were crushed by exploitation, low wages, improved living conditions, unsafe workplaces and other such abuses (Mokyr, 1985). Gradually however, the people joined forces and formed unions that would fight for the rights of the workers. Despite the initial violent reaction to the unions that was characteristic of factory owners, the law makers…
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Security categorizations are defined as per the level of effort needed for certification. Three categorization levels of security exist and are defined as follows:
This table has the definitions the three main security categorizations degree of effort based on them
This table shows the required SSP sections that are needed for systems in each of security categorizations.
When the initiation phase comes to an end, then the certification phase commences.
In this phase, the team mandated with certification evaluates the entire information system in order to determine whether the security requirements have been satisfied. They then proceed to identify any deficiencies or vulnerabilities. The corrections of the deficiencies/vulnerabilities that are severe enough to prevent system operation from being approved are a responsibility of the System Owner
System Security Plan. The SSP must bear a reflection the current system status. If there are modifications to the system security controls…
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Licensing and Certifications
POFESSIONAL LICENSING AND CETIFICATIONS
Under the laws of every state in the United States, certain professions require practitioners to obtain a license issued pursuant to state licensing guidelines.
Accountants, attorneys, engineers and physicians, in particular, must satisfy stringent requirements and attain a satisfactory score on professional licensing exams that individual states have established to qualify professionals intending to practice, which vary widely from state to state, in addition to satisfying any necessary educational degree requirements as a prerequisite to register for any licensing exam.
Precisely because the applicable statutes and specific scoring requirements vary between states, there is no national minimum standard for licensure, and practitioners must generally acquire a license in every state one wishes to practice, with certain limited exceptions that allow practitioners licensed in other states to participate in projects, represent clients or treat patients in other states. Nevertheless, the actual licensing exams for…
Certified Flooring Installers [Online Homepage] Accessed at http://www.cfi-installers.org/certification.htm
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Licensure, Certification and Accreditation
hospitals must meet various requirements in order to legally function as hospitals. Three avenues/requirements are: state licensure, based on minimum state requirements for a hospital; DHHS certification based on requirements for participating in Medicare and Medicaid; and JCAHO accreditation, based on meeting standards set by the Joint Commission. Though JCAHO accreditation is an indication of at least better-than-State standards for performance and quality of care, the accreditation process has some inherent weaknesses.
The Role of Accreditation
In order to understand the role of "Accreditation" in health care, particularly for hospitals, it is best to also review the nature and roles of "Licensure" and "Certification." All three terms apply to many types of health care providers; however, this work focuses on hospitals. As we learned in our course, hospital "Licensure" is overseen by State governments and is usually administered by each State's department of health. Essentially, a…
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NCLB stance on teacher certification for special education and its impact in New Jersey. And, what students right do you feel is most important to uphold?
NCLB is, in other words, the 'No Child Left behind Act' that was passed by the President of the United States of America George Bush in the year 2002. The Act is an educational policy that is primarily meant for attempts to improve the performance of the Primary and the Secondary schools of America by increasing the standards of answerability and accountability for the various states of America, as well as the school districts, and also the various schools. Parents too would be able to find benefits form this Act because it would allow them the flexibility to choose the particular school that their children must attend. (Definitions of NCLB on the Web)
With the passage of the NCLB Act, the entire responsibility of…
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This includes checking equipment, employee licensing, and general health concerns.
California also has special requirements which aim to ensure a complete lack of racist inequalities within the hospital environment. Every facility must incorporate a system where different languages, including nonverbal communication, are available to those patients who do not speak English as a first language. Proof of this system is necessary in order to fully give accreditation the specific facility.
Along with following such rules and regulations, the organization must stay on top of paying the state the necessary licensing fees to remain accredited within the eyes of the state of California. These include both survey and annual fees which are necessary for both private and public organizations. These fees are a necessity for any California business organization, and must be paid in full before the State will issue a healthcare organization full accreditation.
Once a specific hospital or private…
Joint Commission. (2008). Comprehensive accreditation manual for hospitals. 11 July. 2008. http://www.jointcommission.org/AccreditationPrograms/Hospitals/Standards/FAQs/default.htm
Opponents of national board certification argue that these schools place only passing emphasis on future teachers' mastery of the subject matter they will teach their students. Those are, of course, the same educational programs from which many of the current education officials themselves graduated. Of course, they are loathe to admit that there are more intellectually productive routes to fulfilling, productive teaching careers according to Robert Holland. (Holland, 2002)
Since 1987, the education powers-that-be have taken that dictum to a higher level via the National oard for Professional Teaching Standards (NPTS). Through this entity -- which is lavishly funded by elite foundations and the government -- they assert that national certifying of teachers according to the prevailing intellectual standards of the education-school establishment will create a fleet of master teachers who will be instrumental in elevating the state of public-school teaching. (Holland, 2002)
Recently the certification-as-usual mindset has…
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Describe the criteria and standards for becoming a licensed professional counselor in your state of proposed practice. Include educational and experiential requirements for licensure, and the scope of practice for the selected state of practice.
In the state of Florida an individual will need to earn a graduate degree from a program that has been accredited by CACEP. It must be a mental health counseling degree, as opposed to another specialty. In addition to core content areas, it should include courses in substance abuse and human sexuality.
There are many universities and institutions that offer CACEP accreditation such as Capella and Walden. Capella University, offers three online CACEP- accredited master's in counseling programs. These programs included Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling. In addition, Walden University offers one of the only CACEP-accredited online M.S. In Mental Health Counseling degrees in the country (Patel, 2010).…
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Alternative Teacher Certification Issues
Why are Schools Hiring Non-Credentialed Teachers?
Because many school districts across the United States have been experiencing severe teacher shortages [the U.S. Department of Education projects that up to 2.7 million new teachers will be needed by 2013 (Shepherd, et al., 2003)], many districts have turned to unqualified, non-certified college graduates, to fill in for the dearth of fully-credentialed teachers. This policy puts people with college degrees into jam-packed classrooms, but are they really teachers? Of course not. And, are they able to teach writing, reading, math, science - and give bona fide tests - with the same degree of competence as teachers who have gone through the entire training period and have received their credentials? Certainly not, in most cases, this paper shows.
Surely, it is safe to say that schools that hire non-credentialed individuals and call them "teachers" in order to put warm bodies…
Barnett, Barry. (2001). No Shortcuts to Preparing Good Teachers. Educational Leadership, 32-36.
Fratt, Lisa (2004). Study: Certified Teachers Can Increase Test Scores. District Administration.
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Health Care -- Licensing, Accreditation and Certification -- Case Assignment King/rew Medical Center
JCAHO accreditation is a formal "seal of approval" by an authorized organization while JCAHO certification is a "gold seal of approval" by a private arm of JCAHO given for adherence to high national standards. Both types of recognition provide numerous benefits and notable disadvantages, some of which overlap. A cautionary tale about official approval and the loss of it is provided by King/rew Medical Center, which was eventually forced out of business. Fortunately, the underserved population of South Los Angeles County that was formerly served by King/rew looks forward to the 2013 opening of the Martin Luther King-Harbor Hospital.
Accreditation and Certification, Their Relative Significance, As Well As Advantages and isadvantages
Accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) is a formal "seal of approval" for health care organizations meeting uniform…
Deficiencies at King/Drew That Resulted In the Problems and Current Status/Prognosis for King/Drew
King/Drew was the Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School, established in 1966, which joined forces with the Martin Luther King General Hospital, constructed across the street in 1972 (Calderon & Beltran, 2004). Consequently, the King/Drew Medical Center (KDMC) is deemed to have opened in 1972 (Mitchell, 2006). KDMC included a 2-year medical school and a hospital located in Willowbrook (Mitchell, 2006), south of Watts (Weber, Ornstein, & Leonard, 2007) and serving mostly poor and minority residents of Watts, Compton, Willowbrook, South Central and Lynwood in South Los Angeles (Ornstein, 2005). In its decades of existence, KDMC trained thousands of doctors, served millions of people and saved thousands of lives (Calderon & Beltran, 2004).
From its inception, KDMC endured internal and external difficulties that were crippling and eventually fatal. First, its structure was inherently weak: as a two-year medical school, its access to certain types of funding, including research funding, was automatically limited and KDMC had considerable difficulty attracting high-quality students, educators and administrators (Calderon & Beltran, 2004). Secondly, its existence as a "safety-net" hospital for poor, at-risk populations further limited its funding and forced KDMC to rely on the L.A. County Department of Health Services (LACDHS) and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors (LACBOS) for funding and oversight, though those organizations already labor in a system with huge budget deficits (Calderon & Beltran, 2004). Third, KDMC faced critical issues due to changing demographics: in a five-mile radius of KDMC, from 1980 to 2000 the African-American population sank from 64% to 35%
The PMI-ACP is a professional certification that is offered by a selected few institutes to individuals. PMI (Project Management Institute) is known to offer professional certification for agile practitioners known as PMI Agile Certified Practitioners (PMI-ACP). The examination for PMI professional certification stands apart from other project management certification examination development practices. The PMI is known to align itself with certification industry best practices, just like the ones that are used in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (Project Management Institute, 2014). In order to get the PMI-ACP certification, one must attain the minimum requirements education and professional experience requirements. One must have a secondary degree, have 12 months of having worked on project teams over the last 5 years, 8 moths of having worked on project teams using the agile methodologies over the last three years and at least 21 contact hours earned in agile practices.
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Kaiser Permanente (N. California) NCQA Accreditation
Kaiser Permanente (Northern California) NCQA Accreditation
Accreditation is a comprehensive evaluation process in which a health care organization's systems, processes and performance are examined by an impartial external organization -- an accrediting body -- to ensure that it is conducting business in a manner that meets predetermined criteria and is consistent with national standards (Iglehart, 1996). The 2010 federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for use of accreditation to ensure quality in the managed health care sector and provide resources to state policymakers through public-private partnerships. Accreditation also helps promote compliance with state law. States use accreditation as a part of their overall effort to evaluate and improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.
The accreditation process seeks to identify best practices and promote continuous quality improvements through ongoing performance measurements (Katzfey, 2004). Specialized advisory groups help to draft and periodically review accreditation…
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The second is the methods of work that must follow a quality certified system.
Overall System Design
Since the work relates to scientific study, a scientific temperament and better equipped laboratory is a must. For each section of the system dealing with major and minor investigations, appropriate equipments, modern electronic gadgets and data processing systems must be provided and they must also be upgraded frequently. The personnel must be trained in the use and proper management of digital forensic laboratories and high technology crime detection and investigation. These must be installed and maintained on turnkey approach. One suggestion is to contract a company which has experience in setting up the lab and turn over the installation to them. For example, the Pyramid Company provides turnkey contracts for setting up such Laboratories and Centres. (Pyramic Cyber, 2012) Such service providers would provide for the commissioning of equipments and tools as specified…
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The Airline Certification Process And Dot eporting egulations
Airline certification is a complex process that involves a series of steps an airline company should follow and meet its requirements for the certification process. The certification provides the airline company with the authority to carry out its operations in the global markets with minimal limitations. The certification process begins with filling in the application form in the air carrier authority. The information provided when filling the form includes supporting information, confidentiality treatment, service, and filing. The application is then processed by the carrier authority staff where they make decisions based on the information provided by the company and their credibility. Upon the acceptance by the staff, evidence requirements are submitted by the organization applying for the certificate. Evidence requirements include information such as fitness test, corporate ownership and structure, technical ability and management expertise of the organization, and operating…
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The relevance of counseling as a helping profession cannot be overstated. This is more so the case taking into consideration the role counseling plays towards the facilitation of the development of not only an individual but also a family or even a group.
Counseling as a Distinct Profession: The History and Philosophy of the Profession
Marini and Stebnicki (2008) point out that although counseling as a term made its first appearance (in print) sometimes in the year 1931, the practice of the same had started earlier on. It is important to note that although the roots of counseling as a helping relationship can be traced to the early omanian and Greek times, the actual development of the counseling profession as we know it today largely started taking place in the late 1800s. In the words of Marini and Stebnicki (2008), "the origins of the counseling profession in the…
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Blonna, R., Loschiavo, J. & Watter, D. (2011). Health Counseling: A Microskills Approach for Counselors, Educators, and School Nurses (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
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Intro / Job Description for Endoscopy Nurse
An endoscopy nurse is a position available to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), as well as egistered Nurses. Therefore, the minimum requirements of the position are the LPN or N degree. The service and care provided will vary from institution to institution, or employer to employers. However, the basic functions of the endoscopy nurse include providing support services for surgeons and physicians during any process involving endoscopy. Keefe (n.d.) describes the position as providing care to patients "with actual or potential problems involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract during specialized procedures performed with lighted, flexible instruments known as endoscopes," (p. 1). Patient populations are diverse, because endoscopy procedures are performed in pediatric as well geriatric applications and everything in between. Therefore, the endoscopy nurse works in a diverse health care environment and with a diverse patient population. The endoscopy nurse is intimately familiar with…
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As it applies specifically to the ISO 9001:2008 which replaced the ISO9002: 1994, the ISO 9001 concerns itself with quality management. In fact it is a quality management system that establishes various requirements ("ISO 9001:2008"). In order to gain certification the organization must:
1. Demonstrate its capacity to consistently offer product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements ("ISO 9001:2008").
2. Plan to improve customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system ("ISO 9001:2008"). This plan will include procedures that enforce continual improvement of the system and the pledge of conformity to customer and proper statutory and regulatory requirements ("ISO 9001:2008").
It is also the case that all the provisions established by the ISO 9001:2008 are universal and intended to be pertinent to all organizations, despite their nature, size or product manufactured ("ISO 9001:2008"). Additionally
"Where any requirement(s) of ISO 9001:2008 cannot be applied due to…
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market communication plan for Divine Chocolate that produces chocolates for a noble cause of supporting the cocoa farmers of Ghana and promoting Fair Trade. The paper consists of an analysis of its business environment as well as a set of recommended strategies which it can use to beat the competition and effectively communicate its marketing messages to the most potential target customers.
Divine Chocolate is one of the leading Fair Trade chocolate manufacturers in the United Kingdom and United States. In addition to producing the best quality chocolates, Divine Chocolate also aims to promote fair trade in the Global community. This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the current business and marketing strategies of Divine Chocolate and proposes a market communication plan which can help it better understand its target market, effectively run its advertising and promotional campaigns, and beat the competitor brands which are supported by numerous unknown credential…
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NP "role" definition
A nurse practitioner is any independent certified nursing care provider who offers primary, specialty, or both primary and specialty, nursing services in long-term, ambulatory and acute care settings. NPs are engaged in the chronic or acute episodic ailment assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management. They are specialists in the areas of illness prevention and health promotion, and perform the tasks of ordering, performing, overseeing and interpreting lab and diagnostic tests, prescribing non-pharmacologic treatment and pharmacological mediators, and educating and advising their patients (American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2015).
History of the Nurse Practitioner Role, in General
The demand for individuals providing primary care in the nation grew with the launch of the Medicaid and Medicare initiatives, developed after the enactment of the 1965 Social Security Amendments. The two initiatives ensured low-income kids, women, aged persons, and disabled individuals could now access healthcare. Thus, with the enhanced need for…
The local community will know that the library and the campus in general support local businesses and local efforts. They have an excellent opportunity to build community support and rapport through purchasing locally as a part of the sustainability plan.
The campus library has many reasons to commit to sustainable building design. Aside from the apparent environmental reasons, the long-term benefits to their financial well-being and contribution to the community also make this an excellent project for the library. Sustainable building design demonstrates excellent community leadership for the library. People come to the library in search of knowledge and enlightenment. esponsible building design promotes the overall goals of the library as an example of what can be achieved and as a community resource.
Sustainable building creates sustainable communities. It only takes a single act to create the need for future buildings to follow sustainable principles. This will spread…
Perryman, J. (2010). The Cost of LEED certification: What budget advice can estimators provide to their Clients for going green. Design Cost Data. Retrieved April 13, 2010 From
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A variety of new and existing buildings have received LEED certification over the recent years. The following are ten examples of these awards:
1) Office Depot: Gold Award, New Construction. In 2007, Office Depot recognized its 39 million square feet of commercial real estate in North America was responsible for significant carbon emissions and a solid-waste footprint. As a prototype for future construction retail locations, the Austin, Texas, construction followed the LEED certification process. Included is a roof that reflects sunlight and cools the store, requiring less energy for air conditioning; high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning units; water-efficient fixtures in restrooms; locally sourced and recycled materials; and skylights that adjust with the sun and provide natural day lighting. The business offers green line merchandise, which sold $1.6 billion in the U.S. And Europe in 2007. They created a detailed LEED-EB Credit Report documenting sustainable purchasing of office supplies, technology,…
The ole legal nurse consultant may provide service in a number of roles, including but not limited to:
Trainer and in-service presenter
Quality improvement, risk management, claims management
Liability insurance marketer and clinical resource" (Chizek, 2003)
As standards of care constantly change, medical and nursing staff must keep informed of current standard to develop and/or modify policies and procedures, which must be maintained and secured indefinitely. In the event the facility is sued, these will be used to establish the current standard during the time of the questionable occurrence. Policies and procedures also provide the legal nurse consultant with the foundation for facility documentation to be judged for compliance. (Chizek, 2003)
The minimum length of time the modified policies and procedures should be kept is the time frame of the statute of limitations in the individual jurisdiction. In most jurisdictions,…
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But when it just recently occurred in 2004 at a store in Jonquiere, British Columbia, the reader must appreciate that a real battle had been won. The original efforts of that particular store for example had the local labor Commission reject certification by a margin of 74 to 65. When the union announced that it won the coveted certification at Quebec, it was quite a blow to the retailer. The Quebec Labour elations Commission issued the order certifying the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) as the bargaining agent of employees in Wal-Mart's store in Jonquiere. As noted, the reason a victory of this magnitude is huge is because of the policies and tactics used by Wal-Mart. The retailer works diligently to prevent its workforce from engaging in any collective action and they have consistently shown that they are willing to cross the line to guarantee their position.
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training is sometimes necessary in order to provide the company a skilled enough worker to handle even the toughest work. However, sometimes, one does not have to seek the highlight training available to perform well on their job tasks. Sometimes training and education can be more of a hindrance than an aid. Public accounting firm personnel often have a difficult time with the various job responsibilities that have. Some believe additional training and education may help. Some believe it is a waste of time and resources to seek anything higher than CPA certification. Should public accounting firm personnel responsible for auditing information systems be required to have additional certification beyond the CPA? The answer is no.
hy say no? It is first important to look at the reasoning behind the answer. One can do this by examining what CPA is and what it stands for. CPA is an acronym…
Allen, Arthur, and Angela M. Woodland. 'The 150?Hour Requirement And The Number Of CPA Exam Candidates, Pass Rates, And The Number Passing'.Issues in Accounting Education 21.3 (2006): 173-193. Web.
Armitage, Jack. 'The Experience Requirement For CPA Licensure'. The CPA Journal 84.2 (2014): 61. Print.
Crespi, Cheryl S., and Marie Kulesza. 'Shifting Experience Requirements For Obtaining Initial Certification As A CPA: A Study Of Changing Standards And Experience Requirements'. Papers.ssrn.com. N.p., 2013. Web. 4 Nov. 2015.
Gleim, Irvin N, and Grady M Irwin. CPA Review. Gainesville, Fla.: Gleim Pub., 2010. Print.
Overall the proper supply chain management system provides a company with an obvious competitive advantage.
Improvements to this system, supplier certification
This particular system has been quite advantageous for Dell and other companies. However, all supply chain management systems can be improved. One of the changes that can be made is an increase in the options that are available to consumers. Increasing such options will increase customer satisfaction and lead to greater customer loyalty. In addition this improvement can lead to an even greater competitive advantage for the company.
As it pertains to supplier certification all supply chains benefit greatly when suppliers are certified. As it pertains to quality management the ISO 9000 standards are often sought after. These standards provide companies with certain guidelines that are designed to assist them in attaining total quality management. As it pertains to supply chain management these standards are important for suppliers because…
"Benefits of Mass Customization." Retrieved September 7, 2009 from: http://www.managingchange.com/masscust/benefits.htm
From the supplier to the store shelf. "Supply Chain transformation for retailers and wholesalers. Retrieved September 7, 2009 from: http://www.logisticsasiapacific.com/main_images/PDF/FromSupplierToShelf.pdf
Hunter D. (Dec. 16, 2005) Tying Supply Chain to Customers: How Dell succeeds in an increasingly competitive market. Retrieved September 7, 2009 from: http://www.industryweek.com/articles/tying_supply_chain_to_customers_11124.aspx
Kaplan a.M., Schoder, D. And Haenlein M. (2007) Factors Influencing the Adoption of Mass Customization: The Impact of Base Category Consumption Frequency and Need Satisfaction. The Journal of Product Innovation Management. 24:101 -- 116
Firefighter Employment Scenario
Although it's not clear in the story whether an Associates Degree is a precondition for taking the exam, it should not necessarily be an absolute precondition for taking the exam. I personally believe education and experience are absolutely necessary before attempting to take the exam for certification, but that may not always be limited only to an Associate's Degree. There are a number of education programs in fire academies that often can serve as a good alternative for an Associate's Degree. Other types of certification, experience, or educational programs are out there that can help potential candidates succeed in their certification and beyond. Therefore, there must be requirements for various types of education and experience levels that are more fluid, allowing for judgment on individual cases rather than blindly across the board. This would mean that an Associate's Degree would not always be absolutely necessary as a…
Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2013). Strategies for Marketing Your Fire Department Today and Beyond. United States Fire Administration. Web. http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/marketing.pdf
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Current Employment Trends and Certification Options for Database Professionals. Monaco Vs US
Current Job Markets and Future Trends Analysis
The current job trends for database professionals indicate that in both countries employment is projected to grow by about 11 percent in the coming 5 years (Kline). This is faster than the average in any other occupation. The driving factor is the ever-increasing data needs of companies within the economy. Data has been seen as the next currency and every company wants to invest heavily in the management and processing of data. According to the (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), DBA professionals are ranked amongst the top 10 professions for the past several years. According to a survey carried out by (U.S. News & World Report), a majority of the current database professionals intend to retire in the next ten years since they are over 55 years. This means that there…
When this occurs typically a company will have to scramble to explain why all their commitments about a new product only partially were delivered, if at all. This and the precise market positioning of a new product to ensure existing products are not cannibalized require product managers to have a unique and expert-level skill set (Guide, Li, 2010).
Why the Industry Needs the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) and New Product Development Professional (NPNP) Certifications
The role of the PDMA is to support the continual education and attainment of excellence in product development and management, creating opportunities for professional advancement for its members while ensuring a consistently high level of professionalism and thought leadership. The PDMA often hosts seminars and promotes opportunities for learning among its membership base, which is global in scope. In addition to its commitment to continual learning, the PDMA also works to define and continually…
Choi, J., Kristiansen, E., & Nahm, J.. (2010). VAPORWARE. International Economic Review, 51(3), 653.
Guide, V., & Li, J.. (2010). The Potential for Cannibalization of New Products Sales by Remanufactured Products. Decision Sciences, 41(3), 547.
David Pickton. (2003). The PDMA Toolbook for New Product Development. R & D. Management, 33(4), 459-461.
Schmidt, J., Sarangee, K., & Montoya, M.. (2009). Exploring New Product Development Project Review Practices. The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 26(5), 520.
One article in a past issue of the Kappa Omicron NU publication Forum explored the real-world teaching of service learning as a tool for involving students in their community. The study had the established goal of making clear the practical applicability of the academic learning in family and consumer sciences, and the necessity of community involvement for students in these programs and other human science specializations, as well as for families who put family and consumer sciences to use every day (Leach 1998). As my specialization is family studies, much of the research and findings of this study are directly applicable to my own planned career in family and consumer sciences.
The article provides background by detailing the connection between family and community, which is "the family's more immediate external environment" and, if properly engaged, a solid source of support both materially and emotionally for the home economist (Leach 1998).…
AAFCS. (2003). American association of family and consumer sciences official website. Accessed 31 August 2009. http://www.aafcs.org/
Bois, D. (1997). "Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards." Distinguished women of past and present. Accessed 31 August 2009. http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/richards-es.html
Carland-Adams, B. (2009). "When Mom dates, Dad stops visiting his kids." journal of marriage and family, August. Accessed 31 August 2009. http://www.ncfr.org/ pdf/press_releases/JMF_August_2009.pdf' target='_blank' REL='NOFOLLOW'>
A company may be profitable, but not growing, and vice versa, thus affecting leverage (Aggaral and Zhao, 2007).
b. induce a negative relationship between firm value and leverage; conversely, if a firm is perceived with negative or flat growth, leverage is affected. Interestingly enough, new research shows that there are some micro-factors outside of growth that correlate to value and leverage. These include the way a corporation is managed, the size of the Board, the impression of large dividends and lack of focus on shareholder value, and milking of an industry (e.g. yellow pages in the day of the Internet). In addition, certain governmental regulations that are perceived as heavy handed and/or not conducive to growth or -- what is most critical -- perceived growth have considerable negative effects on leverage. Whether this psychological perception is valid or not, the research does not comment -- but it is surprising that…
Iyer, Khwaja, Luttmer and Shue. (2009). Screening in New Credit Markets. Retrieved July 2010, from Harvard University: www.hks.harvard.edu/fs/akhwaja/papers/PeerLending_09.pdf
THe Economics of Financial Intermediation. (2007, January). Retrieved July 2010, from Oswego.edu: http://www.oswego.edu/~edunne/340ch11.htm
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Stakeholders - Interests and Power. (2009, January). Retrieved July 2010, from Tutor2u.net: http://tutor2u.net/business/strategy/stakeholders-interests-and-power.html
Nationally, it ranges from the mid-thirty-thousand dollar range to more than twice that amount with a national average of approximately $46,000 (BLS, 2008). Naturally, the highest salaries are available to paralegals and legal assistants who have achieved professional certifications, since there are only approximately 15,000 certified paralegals out of more than one quarter million professionals in the field (BLS, 2008). Additional vocational benefits are similar to other fulltime professional positions in the private sector or in government positions, as the case may be. The U.S. federal government employs thousands of paralegals, with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Social Security Administration (SSA), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (DOT or "USTEAS") being the largest employers of paralegals by agency (Damp, 2007).
The paralegal profession is one that I might consider pursuing for several reasons. First, it is a profession with considerable growth potential at a time when most other…
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,
2010-11 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants.
Accessed online 25 February
2012 from: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos114.htm
ISO 9000 and the Small Company
The ISO 9000 is a "generic management system standard," which is primarily concerned with quality management:
The ISO 9000 family of standards represents an international consensus on good management practices with the aim of ensuring that the organization can time and time again deliver the product or services that meet the client's quality requirements. These good practices have been distilled into a set of standardized requirements for a quality management system, regardless of what your organization does, its size, or whether it's in the private, or public sector." (ISO Web site)
enefits: Any business across sectors, whether big or small in size, gains significantly by acquiring ISO certification. Since many countries have adopted the ISO 9000 series as a national standard, an ISO 9000 certified company improves its access to world markets. ISO 9000 certification also facilitates ease of trade since ISO standards serve…
CIRAS ISO Quality System: Carver Pump Earns ISO 9001 Certification." CIRAS Web site. URL:
CIRAS ISO Quality System: Management Guide." CIRAS Web site. URL:
ules & Ways of Knowing
The author of this report is asked to answer several questions as they relate to the current nursing classes that the author is taking. The first question is the role of scholarly during an APN/DNP program. The second question asks the author to discuss the interest the author has in the selected role and degree in question. A sub-section of that question is whether the role in question meets the APN consensus statement, what professional organizations offer certification in the applicable certification role and what the criteria are for any applicable industry exams. Next up will be a selection and explanation of an APN conceptual framework for practice. After that will be an explanation of the ways of knowing and how they influence the author's current practice. What will follow that is an identification and explanation of the author's preferred paradigm. Last will be a…
BCEN. (2014, June 3). Get Certified CEN ®. CEN BCEN. Retrieved June 3,
2014, from http://www.bcencertifications.org/Get-Certified/CEN.aspx
Duke. (2014, June 3). FAQ's. Duke School of Nursing. Retrieved June 3, 2014, from https://nursing.duke.edu/academics/programs/dnp/faqs
MUN. (2014, June 3). Conceptual Model. School of Nursing. Retrieved June 3, 2014,
Sustainability Process in the Design of Construction of Sports Venues
In the United States, the construction and operation of sports stadiums create certain numbers of environmental problems. The construction projects including the sports projects consume 60% of the U.S. raw materials yearly. Moreover, the physical facilities in the United States consume 14% of the country's potable water, responsible for 38% of CO2 emissions, 30% of waste output, and 72% of electricity consumption. In most cases, construction of sports projects fails to integrate sustainable protocols in their design strategies during and after the constructions leading to the environmental degradations. Many products used to construct the facilities exteriors and interiors after or during the construction affect the environment negatively. Over the years, the U.S. government introduces series of legislations such as the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Clean Air Act (CAA) mandating the sport events stakeholders to integrate sustainability into the design…
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is an agency under the prison health care systems. The Institution was established to provide a more humane and modern care for state prisoners, make the prison service more professional, and to oversee reliable and central management of the government prisons. The key role of this agency is to restrict perpetrator to a humane, safe, secure and cost-efficient location for them to spend time for the criminal offenses they have committed and receive the care that is needed. BOP also has a responsibility of reducing the possibility of future criminal offenses and law offenses wit programs where violators are prevented from breaking the law again. Statistically, these programs have proven to be very effective. BOP workers help criminals by offering a variety of services and programs to inmates, to help prepare them to regain a lifestyle with morals and live a life…
Siegel, L.J., & Bartollas, C. (2011). Corrections today. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
Whitehead, J.T., Jones, M., & Braswell, M.C. (2008). Exploring Corrections in America. Burlington: Elsevier Science.
A principal, for instance, will advertise on Ed Join for, say, a third grade, second grade or whatever opening he or she has, screen and hire the candidates, and then notify Personnel.
At the io Linda Union School District, job candidates still bring in their applications in person. They bring portfolios to interviews. Not nearly as much is done online, in the screening and hiring processes, as it is at within other districts nowadays. The io Linda Union School District's still-centralized hiring, according to Barker, allows for greater consistency in hiring. Barker also added, however, that unlike in the past, she now considers it best for principals to select their own new hires from a pool of recently hired candidates, in order to best meet the needs of, and have the best fit with, that principal's own school. This, Barker said, is because unlike in the past, schools today must…
Barker, B. (October 17, 2005). Interview. Rio Linda Union School District Office,
Certificated Personnel BP 4112.2 CERTIFICATION. (October 30, 2005).
California school boards association. Retrieved October 30, 2005, at http://www.gamutonline.net/indexframes40.html.
Attract and retain top nursing talent -- organizations that have achieved magnet status tend to have far less turnover than those who do not. The research postulates that this is due to several factors, among which the nurses' ability to actively participate in the organization and higher than average job satisfaction scores (Jones and Gates, 2007).
Improve patient care, safety, and customer satisfaction -- Because nurses are happier, have more advanced training, and are allowed to robustly participate in the organization's operations, patient care is improved, there is a higher nurse to patient ratio, greater emphasis on avocation and safety, and higher customer satisfaction numbers with an increase in quality (Hines and Yu, 2009).
Foster a collaborative culture within the healthcare organization -- Magnet organizations, but their very nature, foster more collaboration between physicians and nurses, nurses of all stages of their career, and nurses and other departments. The idea…
Aiken, L., Sochalski, J., Lake, E. (1997). Studying outcomes of organizational change in health services. Medical Care. 35 (supplement): NS6-18.
American Nurses Credentialing Center. (2011). Certification. Retrieved from ANCC Home Page: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/
____. (2011). Magnet Model Components. Retrieved from ANCC: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Magnet/ProgramOverview/New-Magnet-Model.aspx#TransformationalLeadership
____ (2010). Case Studies. Retrieved from: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/MagnetTestimonials.aspx#3
learnthat.com/2008/07/network-2008-tutorial / encompasses allows the reader to discover that the tutorial addresses six different areas of networking. Those six areas are of primary concern to those individuals interested in passing not only the latest version (2008) of the networking certification exam, but the 2005 version as well. The six areas of networking interest addressed by the website includes 1) technologies, 2) media and topologies, 3) devices, 4) management, 5) tools and 6) security. Since all of these areas are presumably of interest to the individual seeking certification in networking skills it is nice to know that the information is available at one easily accessible location. The tutorial's Home page also provided information regarding the concepts that would have to be understood to pass the examination.
One the Home page has been perused the reader can then click on one of following pages to learn about the different domains. Pages two…
Environmental management system is an important element in the modern business environment in light of the increased demands for environmental protection. The increases demands are fueled by the considerable effects that manufacturing processes have had on the environment and ecosystems across the globe. This paper provides a report of the need for an environmental management system for a small, growing manufacturing company that produces lithium-ion battery for aviation and automotive industries. The discussion examines what an EMS is, its goals, how it will help the firm comply with environmental laws, and how it will assist the organization to decrease its liability exposures. An explanation of additional benefits of the EMS for the organization and why the company should pursue its certification by ISO 1400 standards is also provided.
Environmental Management System (EMS) in an Organization
A small, growing manufacturing company that focuses on manufacturing lithium-ion battery for the automotive and…
Christini, G., Fetsko, M. & Hendrickson, C. (2004, June). Environmental Management Systems
and ISO 14001 Certification for Construction Firms. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 130(3), 330-336.
Environmental Protection Agency. (2013, April 10). Environmental Management System (EMS).
Retrieved from The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website: http://www.epa.gov/ems/
The management accounting leads candidates into finance, risk management and even production management. hile CMA certification is not necessary to pursue a career in management accounting, it is recommended. The IMA claims that certified management accountants earn on average $25,000 more per year than non-certified peers (IMA, 2011).
As with the accounting profession in general, there is increased demand for management accountants. CMAs are in demand because of their ability to contribute to the profitability of businesses, and demand for CMAs is expected to grow in coming years. Because CMA job duties are less structured than those of financial accountants or auditors, CMAs enjoy greater career flexibility.
Both types of accounting positions are poised to enjoy significant growth. There is also a trend in business, particularly since Sarbanes-Oxley, of looking to accounting professionals to lead firms. More CEOs are coming from the accounting stream than ever before, which highlights the…
Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2011). Occupation outlook handbook 2010-2011: Accountants and auditors. BLS. Retrieved March 20, 2011 from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm
IMAnet.org, various pages. (2011). Institute of Management Accountants. Retrieved March 20, 2011 from http://www.imanet.org/ima_home.aspx
Taub, S. (2003) Now playing: CFO as CEO. CFO Magazine. Retrieved March 20, 2011 from http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/3007934
In order to come to the decision that this would be the best way to address a workforce education program at Edison College, though, there were many things that had to be considered. A panel of experts was formed to study the impact that this program could have, how it would work and be used, and whether there would be instructors available and students interested in it. If these things would not all come together, there was little point in trying to continue with the program. The experts talked with people in the community, took surveys of existing students, and talked with Habitat for Humanity and other organizations. They also implemented a DACUM process through which the panel of experts was located and the study into whether the workforce education program in construction would be beneficial was carried out. What type of licensing was needed for the instructors was addressed…
Allsopp, DH, Santos, K.E., & Linn, R. (2000). Collaborating to teach prosocial skills. Intervention in School & Clinic, 35(3), 141-146.
Badshah, A. (1997). Building corporate sector partnerships. Public Management.
Barna, E. (2002). Rutland region marshaling support for new development: downtown, Route 7, railroad yard take center stage. The Vermont Business Magazine.
Biondich, P. (2002). Performance training for the Mind. Retrieved from http://www.ultimatestudent.tv/features/articles/training_techniques/performancetraining.asp
enlightening the Far West community in terms of the education level having special focus on the students with Limited English Proficiency. The executive summary will highlight the fact that the population in the region is 70% immigrants and what challenges this portends for the education system. Here also the need for the project as an alternative certification, career ladder, special support for teachers, as a means to improving faculty skills and a preparation source for bilingual counselors will be highlighted. This section will also include the expected cash figures that will enable the project to be effectively implemented from the development of the curriculum to the support for tuition fees and buying of books.
Statement of need
This is the second part where the potential sponsors need to see that the project is in real existence, in the hands of capable people and that the funding would lead to benefits…
Foundation Center, (2012). Proposal Writing Short Course. Retrieved October 22, 2012 from http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/shortcourse/methods.html
A philosophy of caring and compassion is necessary but not sufficient for effective nurse administration. Nurse administrators assume additional duties and responsibilities when they manage health care facilities. In addition to understanding the regulations affecting day to day operations, nurse administrators need to have a firm command of financial management and human resources management expertise. Nurse administrators also need to know about how to form strategic alliances with partners in the community, government, and private sector. Essentially, nurse administrators tend to be relatively far removed from the job of actual nursing and provision of care, while also keeping in mind the need for patient-centric policies. Strong communication skills, organizational and coordination skills, leadership skills, and of course, strategic management skills are among the core characteristics of an effective nurse administrator.
Scope and Standards
A nurse administrator serves in an executive, managerial, and leadership position. The nurse administrator serves in…
This has been most apparent through my work to obtain my education certification. In conjunction with this certification, I had the opportunity to work with a middle school aged student in a one-on-one tutoring situation. I brought different materials, and worked with the student once a week in preparation for a state examination. Not only was I able to help the student improve academically at the end of the lessons, but also I impacted him on a personal level. The eighth grader did not spend all of our time together speaking about academics, but also brought personal problems to me for assessment. He said that he struggled with being organized, and also confessed to being bullied. I advised the student to stop procrastinating and confront the bully verbally without anger. The student reported academic success, in addition to noting that the bully had stopped interfering with his studies. This experience…
I interviewed John Perez who is a recent graduate of Florida International University. John obtained his CPA designation shortly after graduation in 2009. He currently works for Macy's Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio as a corporate accountant. He has been working in this capacity for the past 8 months and cites his CPA designation as a catalyst for obtaining his career with Macys.
How has having a CPA certification or consulting with a CPA helped you do your job?
Summary answer: John's job is predicated on trust. This is particularly true in the midst of the economic slowdown and the European debt crisis that has gripped world markets and businesses. John indicated in the interview that the economic uncertainty has many companies worried about the future economics of their respective industries. The CPA certification therefore provides trust within an uncertain world according to John. The certification is a sign…
Health Unit Coordinator Description
A health unit coordinator may also be known as a unit clerk, ward clerk, or unit secretary (Health Unit Coordinator). They help maintain the facility's service and performance. One of the main responsibilities is acting as a liaison between patients and staff, which includes communicating with doctors, nurses, patients, other departments, patients, and visitors that visit the patients.
Prospects of health unit coordinator positions are in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations, and home health agencies all across the nation. Employment opportunities for this position are expected to grow in demand as agencies require more help to coordinate services and performance. The start salary can range from $21,600 to over $24,000. The health unit coordinator may specialize in several different areas, such as reception, scheduling, safety protocols, or patient interaction.
High school courses of algebra, biology, chemistry, computer skills, data processing, psychology, English, composition, social…
Health Unit Coordinator Certification, Exam, and Licensing Information. (2012, Dec 8). Retrieved from Edcation Portal: http://education-portal.com/articles/Health_Unit_Coordinator_Certification_Exam_and_Licensing_Information.html
Health Unit Coordinator. (n.d.). Retrieved from Health Careers Center: http://www.mshealthcareers.com/careers/healthunitcoord.htm
U.S. v AOL:
AOL case was a lawsuit involving collusion between the executives from AOL and PurchasePro Inc. (PPO) with the sole intention of overstating revenue. The 37% overstated revenue would make executives to believe that PurchasePro Inc. had achieved its sales forecasts, which would in turn contribute to inflation of the company's stock price. Due to their contributions, some of the executives involved in this illegal agreement and fraud would obtain large bonuses and the company's stocks. However, the jury in the case acquitted the three defendants in the much publicized five-year investigation into fraudulent accounting practices between AOL and PurchasePro. Notably, the case offers an example of criminal offenses conducted through the use of computers and necessitates the use of computer forensic tools and procedures in order to resolve.
The Use of a Computer to Commit the Crime:
As previously mentioned, U.S. v AOL is a lawsuit involving…
"Certification: GCFE." (n.d.). GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE). Retrieved December
5, 2013, from http://www.giac.org/certification/certified-forensic-examiner-gcfe
Easttom, C. & Taylor, J. (2011). Observing, Collecting, Documenting, and Storing Electronic
Evidence. In Computer crime, investigation, and the law (1st ed., Chapter 7, 236-244). Cengage Learning.
health information technology occupation and conduct a search of the Internet, consult professional
Thorough Job Details: Although there are not an abundance of qualifications that an individual must have to earn a position as a professional medical coder, there are several different avenues to pursue them. Candidates typically must have graduated high school or earned the equivalency of a high school diploma. Once they have completed this step, they can satisfy the general education requirements in a couple of different ways: either by earning an associate's degree or a postsecondary certification in health information technology or in a related field. Certificate programs typically last less than a year, whereas associate's degree programs are generally two years of full time study. The completion of these courses usually qualifies individuals to begin working within the field of medical records and health information technology as a medical coder. It is also permissible for…
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014). Medical records and health information technicians. www.bls.gov. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm
Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2014). Medical and health services manager. www.bls.gov. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
One of the major challenges impact healthcare providers is medical errors. These issues are challenging, as they will have an adverse impact on quality and safety. In the case of the ICU, these challenges are becoming more pronounced. This is because of the different conditions and large number of patients they are working with. A good example of this can be seen with insights from Orgeas (2010) who said, "Although intensive care units (ICUs) were created for patients with life-threatening illnesses, the ICU environment generates a high risk of iatrogenic events. Identifying medical errors (MEs) that serve as indicators for iatrogenic risk is crucial for purposes of reporting and prevention. We describe the selection of indicator MEs, the incidence of such MEs, and their relationship with mortality. We selected indicator MEs using Delphi techniques. An observational prospective multicenter cohort study of these MEs was conducted from March 27…
Data and Statistics. (2014). CDC. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/hai/surveillance/
Marcucci, L. (2012). Avoiding Common ICU Errors. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Marino, P. (2012). ICU Book. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
McClean, S. (2011). Intelligent Patient Management. New York, NY: Springer.
Quality cancer data is an important part of cancer management programs and efforts to prevent the disease and treatment measures. This article examines the significance of cancer registry and cancer registrars in the process of collecting quality cancer data. The discussion incorporates determining what a cancer registry is and the role of the cancer registrar in the process. AHIMA requirements for credentialing as a certified tumor registrar and maintaining the certification are also discussed. The author concludes with an evaluation of the role of certified tumor registrar in the American Cancer Society.
The availability of quality cancer data is integral to the fight against cancer throughout the country. The significance of quality cancer data has contributed to the development and establishment of cancer registrars that help in capturing such data. The registrars capture important information related to this disease i.e. history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for all…
Jensen, O.M. & Storm, H.H. (1991). Cancer registration: principles and methods. Walton Street,
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
National Cancer Registrars Association. (n.d.). Become a Cancer Registrar. Retrieved November
10, 2014, from http://www.ncra-usa.org/files/public/BecomeaCancerRegistrar2014).pdf
Emergency Action Plan
As a strict requirement of OSHA, the clinical laboratory science department must comply to this standard that is used in describing all the appropriate actions that must be taken by the facility in order to ensure that there is proper safety in case of any accidents such as fire outbreak.
As a strict requirement of OSHA, the facility must ensure that there is a proper Fire Prevention Plan that is necessary to avert any kind of loss of either life or property.
Medical and First Aid
All the employees who work in this department must have the necessary component of both medical and first-aid providers. This is in order to ensure that any emergency situation that arises can be met with the appropriate solution.
Personal Protective Equipment
Due to the high risk of infection that is associated with the samples in the laboratory, it is…
AIUM, (2009).Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices
ARDMS (2010) Introducing...MY ARDMS
Project Management Accreditation
A project is a temporary group endeavor, with an agreed beginning and duration time frame, organized to produce a unique product, service or result. (PMI 2011) A distinguishing characteristic of a project is that it is progressively detailed as the project is better understood by the people working on it. Another characteristic of a project is that it is not a routine operation, although a project may be assembled for the purpose of establishing the procedures that ultimately become routines. Owing to the temporary nature of projects, managers, team members and specialists are assembled for a stated period of time; they often have never worked together before as most of the team members are drawn from regular operating units. Examples of projects are software development, the construction of a building or bridge, a disaster relief effort, or a drive to expand a sales territory in…
International Project Management Commission. Retrieved February 10, 2011 from http://www.certifiedprojectmanager.org
PRINCE2. Retrieved February 10, 2011 from http://www.prince2.com/us
Project Management Institute. Retrieved February 10, 2011, from http://pmi.org
ProjectSmart, Malcolm Wheatley, "The Importance of Project Management." Retrieved February 10, 2011 from www.projectsmart.co.uk
Secondary Career Option Cardiovascular Perfusionist
Second Career Option Cardiovascular Perfusionist
Second Career Option: Cardiovascular Perfusionist
Second Career Option: Cardiovascular Perfusionist
A cardiovascular perfusionist is a specialized health professional who operates the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery and other surgeries that require cardiopulmonary bypass (Goeckner, Hicks, and Wanzer, 2011, p. 136). The perfusionist is a highly trained member of the cardiothoracic surgical team whose responsibilities center around the support of the physiological and metabolic needs of the cardiac surgical patient so that the cardiac surgeon may operate on a still, unbeating heart (Lackatta, 2002, p. 29). Perfusionists are vital to the completion of such operations, and are vital to the hospitals in which they work as these individuals are often responsible for purchasing equipment and supplies relative to their duties, hiring support technicians and overseeing department management and quality improvement regarding their area of work and expertise. In addition to playing…
American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. (2011). Recertification. Web. Retrieved
from: http://www.abcp.org/recertification.htm on 9 November 2011.
Goekner, B., Hicks, R. And Wanzer, L. (2011). Perioperative pharmacology: a framework for medication safety. Association of Operating Room Nurses Journal. 93.1: pp. 136. Web. Retrieved from: ProQuest Database.
Lackatta, E. (2002). Age associated cardiovascular changes in health. Heart Failure
Determinations of irregular behavior result in annotation of the examinees' USMLE transcripts. As a result, recipients of these transcripts, such as residency program directors and state licensing authorities, are made aware of these determinations. For some infractions, examinees are also barred from USMLE for a period of time. As emphasized in the posting, a determination of irregular behavior can put your medical career in jeopardy." (ECFMG ebsite, "Irregular Behavior on the Internet," 2004) Thus, although conflicts with two sides of mutal validity are negotiated, conflicts between employees and students regarding the ethical nature of credentials for doctors are not.
Technology is the lifeblood of this organization. The office intranet connects us with one another. The Internet connects us to medical students across the world. Our faxes, telephones, modems, broadband connects keep us in constant touch with governments across the world. Technology enables us to inform medical students about test…
FAQ. (2005) ECFMG Website. Retrieved 21 Feb 2005 at http://www.ecfmg.org/2005ib/ibfaq.html#faqhdr
Irregular Behavior on the Internet." (30 Feb 2004) ECFMG Website. Retrieved 21 Feb http://www.ecfmg.org/announce.htm#irreg2005at
Actions Lawsuits in Employment Sex-Discrimination Lawsuits: When are they Appropriate?
The class action lawsuit is a somewhat controversial tool, particularly in the case of employment discrimination. In many ways, it is a hallmark of judicial efficiency. After all, if a number of plaintiffs have the same claim against a defendant, it is inefficient to try the same case a number of times. Moreover, later plaintiffs may be unable to recover if earlier plaintiffs exhaust a defendant's financial resources. Therefore, if a company has an employment policy that is facially discriminatory, or has a readily-provable and consistent disparate impact, class-action litigation can be appropriate. However, in many ways the class actions lawsuit is not well-suited for employment discrimination lawsuits. Employment discrimination, particularly gender-based employment discrimination, is frequently subtle and a finding of discrimination is not going to be based on company policies, but on the treatment of a particular individual. Moreover,…
Cummings, S.L. (2011). Privatizing public interest law. UCLA Public Law Series. Retrieved January 25, 2012 from eScholarship website:
Epstein, R. (2003). Class actions: Aggregation, amplification, and distortion. University of Chicago Law Review, 70, 475-518.
McKinney, C. (2011, June 20). Supreme Court blocks class action sex discrimination suit.
Balance Scorecard for Fatura
Business organizations operate with the sole objective of effectively utilizing the input factors in order to maximize on the output. For this case, output is measured in terms of performance, which, essentially relates to the profits or customer satisfaction. In the industrial age, most managers relied heavily on conventional financial metrics as the only strategic measure to align the activities of the organization to the goals and objectives of the same organization. However, this perspective has gradually shifted in the information age. Balanced scorecard is the most recent strategic tool that most organizations currently use in their planning and management activities. It is crucial as far as the alignment of the business activities to the objectives of the firm, boost both internal and external communications, and assess the organization performance relative to strategic goals. BSC is classified into four quadrants that include customer, financial, internal business…
Kaplan, R.S., & Norton, D.P. (1992). The Balanced Scorecard: Measures That Drive Performance. Retrieved June 18, 2008, from http://library.tmu.edu.tw/news/%5BHarvard%20Business%20Review%20-%20January-February%201992%5D%20-%20Kaplan%20&%20Norton%20-%20The%20Balanced%20Scorecard%20-%20Measures%20That%20Drive%20Pe.pdf
Kaplan, R.S. & Norton, D.P. (2004). Measuring the strategic readiness of intangible assets. Retrieved May 17, 2010, from http://www.cma-slp.com/onlinelibrary/OL_English/Strategy%20Implementation/Management%20Accounting/MeasuringTheStrategicReadinessofIntangibleAssets.pdf
Niven, P. (N.D.) Learning and Growth perspective. EPM Review. Retrieved May 17, 2010, from http://www.epmreview.com/Resources/Articles/Learning-and-Growth-Perspective.html
Gumbus, A. & Johnson, S.D. (2003, July). The balanced scorecard at Futura Industries. Strategic Finance. 85(1). 36-42. Retrieved May 17, 2010, from http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?sid=1&vinst=PROD&fmt=6&startpage=-1&clientid=29440&vname=PQD&RQT=309&did=370139621&scaling=FULL&vtype=PQD&rqt=309&TS=1226799369&clientId=29440
Nurse Eduactor Strategic Plan
Nurse educator strategic plan
A strategic plan for a nurse educator
At present, I would say that my greatest strength as a nurse educator is my willingness to challenge myself in the pursuit of excellence. Within the next year, I will obtain my MSN with a specific concentration in education. Previously, I obtained certification as a Basic Life Support instructor (BLS). Also within the next year I intend to seek out certification in Advance Cardiac Live Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Life Support Instructor (PAL) with the intention of becoming both an ACLS and PALS instructor. These will enhance my capabilities as a nurse educator and provide greater specificity in the range and types of teaching I will be able to convey.
My second great strength as a nurse educator is the compassion I have for my patients and my genuine love of teaching. A nurse is…
Covey, S. (2012). 7 habits of highly effective people. Franklin Covey.
Gardner, H. (2007). Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. New York: Basic
Professional Nurse Educator's Group. (2013). Official Website. Retrieved from:
woman I interviewed seemed the consummate professional who valued a good education. She in her second reply discussed the PCI (Parent Coaching Institute) in Bellevue, WA. She stated PCI was the only institute to her knowledge that offered proper certification for a parent coach. This is an important bit of information because most who want to be certified parent coaches assume any training will allow them to achieve certification. She also described the process and the availability of distance learning which makes it seem like a flexible way to learn.
Being passionate, something she appears to be, is important in pursuing anything in life, especially anything that is uncertain like a new career. It is not easy, what she does. She has to put in many hours of coaching, 500 to be exact, in order to qualify. She even did pro-bono coaching, which was coaching for free. Another great gem…
Leduc, C. (2004). The coaching parent: The middle ground method. Outremont, Que?: Carte Blanche.
The completion of a rigorous competitive review should take no more than several weeks in each proposed area of operation. Specific steps necessary for the completion of this deliverable include the identification of any local competitors in the cafe and restaurant industries, as well as providers of Internet services through computer use or wi-fi networks. Pricing comparisons for menu items and bandwith (if charged for) will also need to be conducted, as will an analysis of the specific products and services -- from menu items to delivery service, where applicable. Analysis of this review will reveal specific local opportunities for the proposed business venture. Identifying the target audience and efficiently and correctly segmenting them will take a somewhat longer period, though will tend to be more generally applicable to all regions of operation given the overall goals and values of the proposed venture. Analysis of consumer trends in…
Online distance learning is completely different environment from that of a traditional classroom. There are different rules and regulations that must be adhered to. Class discussion often takes place via a bulletin board and more often than not also serves as a way of taking attendance. Students should expect to spend between two and three hours per credit hours per course studying every week. This is a completely different learning style that involves no face-to-face contact and often takes away from human aspect of learning. Distance learning is not for everyone, but for those who have the self-discipline to be successful it can open an entire set of new opportunities to get an education. Those who partake in this type of learning often find that they like the freedom that it gives them to get an education without having to be tied down to a traditional learning environment.
Benefits of Distance Learning. (2009). Retrieved March 21, 2010, from Web site:
Fairfax, BJ. (2010). Distance Education Gains Popularity. Retrieved March 21, 2010, from Online-Education Web site: http://www.online-education.net/articles/general/distance-education.html
Larson, Ryan. (2005). Limitations of Distance Learning. Retrieved March 21, 2010, from Explore Online Degrees Web site: http://www.exploreonlinedegrees.com/limitations-of-distance-learning.html