One of the harsh realities of the criminal justice system is the ability of defendants to defeat charges against them unless the prosecution has done its homework and prepared for the case properly. Irrespective of how thorough the criminal investigation may have been or how much evidence is available to support a criminal charge, cases can be lost at trial when prosecutors fail to properly prepare for its adjudication. In order to gain some fresh insights in this area, this paper provides a review of the relevant literature to describe the identify the evidentiary stages in the criminal justice process including the discovery process, applicable case law, the defense tactic of impeachment and general expectations for court and applicable rules to describe how officers can best prepare for trial. A summary of the research and important findings are presented in the conclusion.
eview and Discussion
The Discovery Process
Simply…… [Read More]
Nursing -- Preparing for Management
In order to make an optimal contribution to the medical institution and to his or her own career, a nurse must have a refined set of skills in the areas of leading, coaching, and motivating a team of professionals and specialists. The student nurse program is designed to develop the skills crucial to the implementation of safe, high-quality patient care, and to address the particular challenges of long-term health care. This paper discusses approaches for managing patient care in a long-term health care setting, delegation of responsibilities, patient care planning, multidisciplinary teamwork from the perspective of a student nurse.
Patient Group and Outcomes ationale
The provision of long-term health care falls under the aegis of adult nursing in the NMC Code, which addresses the health care needs of people from 18 years of age to elderly people ("NMC Code," 2004). The focus of long-term…… [Read More]
Oral Communications (chapter Summary)
For a new employee, presenting a company agenda to veteran employees and board of staff is an uphill task. A new employee is challenged predominantly by fatigue, stage fright, and improper knowledge on the subject matter. As a measure, it is substantial for the communicator to develop reliable and updated communication methods. This presentation analyzes the procedural presentation on what should be considered by individuals seeking to improve their oral concise presentation skills. It is evident that aspects like invaluable listening skills, note making, note taking, and fear management are essential considerations when one is preparing to have a successful oral presentation.
Listening Skills: Conversations in Small Groups and Large Group Discussions, Lectures, & Meetings
In the accounting profession, the authors have shown that interacting with organizational members within and outside the department is paramount. The employee should develop distinctive communication skills. This will involve listening…… [Read More]
Emergency Response Drill
The increasing need for emergency preparedness has been triggered by the rush of many kinds of emergencies (Adini et al., 2012). These include mass casualty events, mass poisoning events, and biological occurrences, such as pandemics and bio-terror events. Emergency preparedness in hospitals and other healthcare facilities stands out as a major setting. A recent evaluation conducted among 29 surveyed general hospitals in Israel found a significant relationship between the level of emergency preparedness and the availability of needed components for preparedness. These components include appropriate standard operating procedures, training, and drill programs for various emergencies. A team of 16 experts in emergency management from the Israel Ministry of Health and the Home Front Command used an evaluation process. This process consisted of an evaluation of the hospitals' SOPs for the emergency events, and a state visit. Their overall findings revealed the need for an all-hazard…… [Read More]
Career in Human esources
Over the last several years, the economy has been going through a number of challenges. This is because globalization and the stagnant recovery have changed the way firms are working with employees. At the heart of these transformations, is focusing on addressing the needs of talented employees and reducing costs. Those individuals, who are able to help the firm achieve these objectives, will receive better forms of compensation. As they are assisting corporations in: being able to remain competitive and are addressing the most critical needs of customers. This allows them to aggressively compete against a number of firms in the marketplace. ("Impact of Globalization on Business," 2006)
To help businesses adjust with these challenges, there has been a focus on having the human resources department (H) playing a critical role in the process. This is because; these kinds of managers can be able to form…… [Read More]
There are several different types of audits: sponsor, IB and FDA. A sponsor audit is one where the company sponsoring the trial pays for and organizes the audit. An FDA audit is conducted by the FDA, and an IB audit is an institutional review board. An IB audit is therefore an audit conducted by the institution (university or hospital, most commonly) whose personnel and facilities are being used to perform the audit.
These audits are differentiated mainly by the body that is conducting the audit. Each body will conduct the audit based on its own interests. For example, FDA audits are conducted to ensure that the work on the trial is being conducted according to the regulations. IB and sponsor audits will be conducted to varying specifications that reflect the interests of those bodies, so they will be more variable in nature. That said, they will not be entirely…… [Read More]
Over the last several years, there have been numerous challenges associated with natural disasters and the impact they are having on stakeholders. To make matters worse, advancements in technology have increased the overall scope of threats to infrastructure and other targets through cyber attacks. This is problematic, as these kinds of incidents could have an adverse effect on individuals, communities and the nation. To deal with these challenges requires creating a strategy for mitigating the impact of these disasters. This will be achieved by analyzing the steps for all levels of government and the private sector before / during / after them. Together, these different elements will highlight the best approach for addressing these issues and it will assist health officials in reducing the total amounts of collateral damage. ("National Preparedness Guidelines," 2007) (Lindell, 2011) (Perry, 2003)
County Level esponse Procedures
The county must be prepared to work…… [Read More]
Managment Challenges in Emergency Services
Qualitative esearch Questions and Phenomena
BUDGETING FO EMEGENCY ISSUES
Many emergency management budgets are small having the tendency to lean towards statistical significance with variations from one issue to another. For instance, small standard deviation of figures varies based on strength of the issue. These figures suggest many of the emergency management functions are performed within a given public safety unit. In this proposal, the safest option is for the emergency management offices to provide coordination functions in case of occurrence of any emergency issue. To manage emergency budgets, both the private and the public must do what is necessary to minimize losses incurred due to such occurrences (Cherry & Jacob, 2008). A budget-conscious management is always important in any organization because it helps in set an outline for costs and enables improvement on weak financial areas. Thusly, aiding organizations (in most cases) with achieving…… [Read More]
REQUIED CHANGES FOR THE CURRENT IT SYSTEM
ICT Change Management Report
United States of America.
Today & Tomorrow Magazine,
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Winter Street, FL 3671.
REF: ICT CHANGE Management REPORT
The following report provides an outline of concepts, organization, processes, and terms linked to clinical environments and patient care and change management in health informatics. The broader process includes access to the systems and controls of exits from the system. The system will be critical in managing outpatient and inpatient health care activities. System users will be in a position to report varieties clinical issues and healthcare specializations across their duties.
The report takes the design for which users without prior clinical experiences can interact with the new system. The design, analysis, and implementation of the new information system will focus on functional areas within the business. It…… [Read More]
Ebola and EMS esponses
Ebola: EMS Considerations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been at the forefront of America's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. When two medical workers returned to the United States with Ebola, weaknesses in the precautions hospitals had in place were revealed (CDC, 2015a). This event resulted in increased scrutiny concerning how well prepared first responders are should they be confronted by a patient suspected of having contracted the disease. Accordingly, the CDC has issued detailed guidelines for first responders.
According to the most recent press release from the CDC (2015b), it is difficult for anyone coming into contact with a symptomatic person suffering from Ebola to contract the disease unless they have direct contact with blood, urine, saliva, vomit, sweat, and diarrhea. Even then, unless the person is suffering from severe Ebola the chances of contracting the disease is reduced; however,…… [Read More]
Negotiation, the company needs to have a set of objectives with which to focus negotiations. First, the company cannot afford a labor-related shutdown. If competition has intensified, the last thing Molloy needs is to give its customers an excuse to switch to someone else. A shutdown was eviscerate the business. The second thing is that the contract has to fit with the strategy that the company is going to undertake. The idea of shifting to cheaper, less-experienced workers would undermine a critical competitive advantage, and would not result in Molloy being cost-competitive with overseas companies anyway. So the key is to determine overall strategy and then fit the negotiations within that context. Matthews needs to sit down with the CEO, before even formulating further objectives at this point. Ultimately, it is expected that Molloy needs to compete on the basis of being the best in the business, and should focus…… [Read More]
Preparing Organizations for Strategic Change
Changes in the health care field and health care delivery systems have never been occurring at a faster rate. Advancements in technology and a changing political climate have been some of the drivers of change. This has created an environment in which change is now the norm as the state of healthcare is continually evolving in a dynamic and turbulent environment. There are four basic categories of change that cause the profession to be in a state of constant change; these are sociocultural, technological, economic, and competitive-based strategic changes (Rod, Ashill, & Saunders, 2009). Nurses in this environment should be ready for change to help facilitate the inevitable changes they will undoubtedly face. There will be many healthcare processes in long-term care that will be updated, streamlined, or implemented in the near future.
There have been three factors regarding change that have been…… [Read More]
When Preparing Q & a Activities
When preparing for QA activities of all types, what information do you need to communicate and collect?
During the Q & A session you need to communicate standards and ideas for the programs. This will help everyone to follow a host of guidelines when working with each other and how to adapt them to specific vocational courses. Once this takes place, is when you want to collect data about: the effectiveness of the program and their ability to reach out to a host of individuals. This will create a basic strategy that can be used in vocational training programs. Over the course of time, this will create a way of monitoring and measuring how these kinds of courses are reaching out to a wide variety of individuals. This is when the program will be successful in helping everyone adapt to the various…… [Read More]
competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-Degree level vs. The baccalaureate-degree level in nursing
According to Moore ( 2009), Associate Degree Nurses (ADNs) are nurses with a two-year academic degree and licensed to practice nursing. Associate Nurses are prepared on the technical aspects of care giving that are necessary for their interaction with both the patients and their families in acute care settings. Their knowledge is limited to handling patients care in hospitals and community-based health organizations.
Baccalaureate Degree Nurses (BSNs) are nurses with a four-year academic degree. This program requires high educational qualifications and provides wide liberal arts perspectives as well as topics in clinical nursing including, critical thinking, case management, research, statistics, and health campaigns across various in and outpatient facilities with special emphasis on development of the essential skills in care for patients.
Differences in Competencies between Nurses
With the increasing complexity in health care, there is…… [Read More]
school prepare children for life -- and should it? The public school system in the United States has undergone dramatic changes over the past century. It has become a required institution in which children spend a minimum of 12.5 years and more time than in any other place than home for their formative years. Thomas Jefferson, for instance, believed that universal education would have to precede universal suffrage. The ignorant, he argued, were incapable of self-government. But he had profound faith in the reasonableness and ability of the masses and in their collective wisdom when educated. As one of the founding fathers, Jefferson in fact set the precedent for American education: reading, writing, mathematics, the Classics, and European and American History.
The American Educational system is supported in several ways -- primarily through taxation and Federal/State grant money. It is this support that gives us a clue as to the…… [Read More]
Clinical educators who prepare the students for enhancing knowledge and skills. They typically build the competent and provide quality clinical education. Many universities are offering these types of programmes to help students and prepare them for professional development of clinical educators. The educators develop themselves and their company for prospect healthcare challenges, this primarily help them in achieving their targets, and fulfill organization's need. It broad the horizon of student and give them inspiration to move ahead. We will also discuss the self-assessment criteria and other components of clinical education.
Goals of each workshop
In general the goal of each workshop was to learn, explore, and develop the phenomena of self-awareness. In the first module we have learned about the basic techniques of manipulating an optimal learning environment. The second module has demonstrated the abilities of learners to corroborate multiple skills throughout the framework to maximize value for patient care…… [Read More]
hopeful and preparing to do something I deserve by achieving my Masters in Finance for several years and am eager to now be working to turn my visions in to a certainty. I have come a long way from being granted a scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under The King Abdullah Program, earning the opportunity to be successful in a graduate school and accomplish my Ph.D. My efforts in finding out what career I was interested in and pursuing it has been honest but challenging which has made me stronger and more determined, nonetheless now I am a prominent and reputed senior graduating this upcoming semester in May 2011at 24 years of age.
I first attended California State University at Northridge and adjusted quite well with an inner concentration in my Bachelor's program; and have always been intrigued by the research and…… [Read More]
education preparing for this leg of career development. I not only attained undergraduate work in Psychology and obtained my B.A. But I have fine tuned my value to this program by working in fields that dovetail with my eventual career goals as well. I attended college and got my undergraduate degree while working with children and adolescents so the combined experience and knowledge would make me a strong candidate for entry to this program.
I believe that education alone is not enough, nor is work experience. I planned my life to incorporate both so by the time I reached this point I would not only be sure I wanted to become a psychotherapist, I knew I had what it took to succeed as one. I believe that my educational choices as well as my employment choices demonstrate that desire.
The completion of this program will provide a strong foundation for…… [Read More]
Healthy Behavior on the Healthcare System
Prepare initial statement. Understanding healthy behaviors U.S. health care system evolve make effective resources. How effectively solve problem; misuse health care dollars? How cost containment affected evolution delivery system health care U.
The effects of healthy behavior on the healthcare system
More than half of the money allocated for healthcare is misused. Giving patients defensive medicines or requesting they undertake unnecessary tests increase the amount of money spent in healthcare. There are inappropriate procedures that doctors or physicians request from the patients in order to provide a correct diagnosis Berwick & Hackbarth, 2012.
These procedures lead to the increase of health care costs and they are avoidable. Healthcare administration costs are exorbitant and account for 30% of the total bill given to a patient. The administration costs are included in the patient's final bill, and they have no option but to pay. Hospital administration…… [Read More]
Through internships, students get an insider's view of the many facets of the criminal justice field, which is under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The major in this particular field also offers a summer study abroad program that offers credit for the opportunity to study other countries' criminal justice systems.
In addition, most of the colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in criminal justice. hile, many colleges also offer graduate degree programs. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice is received generally in four years. hile, two-year programs in criminal justice is offered by majority community colleges, which can be transferred to a four-year college or university. Furthermore, graduate programs take from two to five years after bachelor's degree (Hobsons College View). Most people with graduate degrees become high-level administrators or professors.
Also, criminal justice programs provide extra training for students who are already occupied in correctional administration, security…… [Read More]
homeopathic ointments is easy, and one can manage to prepare them in their kitchen provided they have the correct ingredients and equipment. The main ingredients for preparing the ointments are base oil, which can be either seed oil, vegetable oil, sunflower, Almond, or sesame oils (Schneider, Klein, Stolt, & Oberbaum, 2005). One can also use olive oil, but they should know that it makes a heavier ointment. Lanolin can be used if one wants to make a heavier stickier ointment. However, this is optional, and one can opt to use beeswax and base oil, which would result in a lighter ointment. If you want a heavier ointment, you can increase the amount of beeswax.
The equipment one needs for preparing the ointments are:
• Double boiler or water bath.
• Rubber scraper
• Blender or food liquidizer
• Glass jars for storage
All homeopathic ointments start…… [Read More]
managing a start- firm tasked preparing operating plan import coffee U.S. Brazil. The plan intend operate coffee import business "Inventory Warehousing policy."
The organization will be importing coffee from Brazil and selling it into the United States. The idea behind this strategy is based on both cost efficiencies, as well as the long lasting history of Brazilian coffee, which is highly respected across the entire globe.
Still, in order to ensure the final success of the company, it is necessary to devise a strong strategic plan focusing on a multitude of aspects. Some of these aspects include the selection and motivation of the staff members, the purchase of the machineries, the renting of the space and so on. Each of these issues is dealt with in precise order, based on priority and importance.
At the present moment, the priority is represented by the creation of an operating plan in…… [Read More]
Counseling is a relatively new experience for me and I feel as if I suffer from a general lack of confidence. While I believe that humility is important and that my lack of confidence might encourage me to learn more about the therapeutic process and become a better academic counselor, if I allow my clients to view my lack of confidence, then I will undermine their faith in therapy. Therefore, I need to work really hard to ensure that I maintain a confident air while I am working with clients. I am comfortable with my degree of knowledge about therapy, but, unfortunately, I think that much of the confidence is going to have to be developed as I work with clients. I think that if I were very confident in my abilities as a therapist, at this stage in my career development, which would actually be arrogance, and might be…… [Read More]
There is virtually zero paper work involved in merchandising the goods to the shops.
The documents prepared when merchandize is sold are minimum and include only check for the customer which is very comfortable and time saving. The sales point prints of all the check kept electronically in the system, only in the evening at the end of the day. The company keeps perpetual track of the records in the system and only at aggregate levels. The company also with employment of the mentioned above electronic system monitors and analyzes the costs incurred to deliver the goods to their sales point. Physical inventory is carried out only once a year, which is reasonable for the company of this size and for electronic system the company utilizes. The physical inventory is done only for the purposes to single out volumes of sold or spoiled products. The company targets to be cost…… [Read More]
Nothing contained in the company policies, procedures, handbooks, manuals, job descriptions, application for employment, or any other document of the company shall in any way create an express or implied contract of employment or an employment relationship on other than an at-will basis. No representative of the company will enter into any agreement whatsoever with any employee or applicant for employment on any other than on an at-will basis.
Training and Testing:
The company will provide paid training and testing that is related specifically to the employee's job. The only exception to this will be testing that involves part of the initial pre-hiring process.
Receipt of Mini-Handbook:
I have received the current company employee handbook and have read and understand the material covered and I understand that any future questions that I may have about the handbook or its contents. Questions will be answered by the Office Manager or their…… [Read More]
Captone ) Carrier specialization psy. Prepare handout pages APA format EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY ( ) summarizes information include references .
Career specialization in psychology:
Educational psychologists work in a variety of settings. Many of them work in schools, and work with children, teachers, parents, and other educational professionals to create a more supportive environment for students. The nature of the counseling may encompass the child's educational, emotional, and social needs. Students may have learning or behavioral challenges, or may be transitioning through a difficult life phase, such as a parent's divorce. "School psychologists address students' learning and behavioral problems, suggest improvements to classroom management strategies or parenting techniques, and evaluate students with disabilities and gifted and talented students to help determine the best way to educate them" (Psychologists, 2011, BLS). School psychologists may also work with administrators to design educational programs, such as anti-bullying campaigns or anti-drug campaigns. "They…… [Read More]
Email to Kyle and Chad: Preparing a Business Plan
Hello Kyle and Chad:
It was nice to see you at the birthday party this weekend. I enjoyed hearing about how Precision Auto Detailing is doing for you two. As promised, this email is regarding your questions about business plans so that you may have the best opportunity to get a loan for your truck bed liner machine.
A business plan includes a formal statement of Precision Auto Detailing goals, why the company is capable of those goals, and how the company intends to reach the goals. A business plan can ultimately determine the success or the failure of a company (SBA.com, 2011). Stating company goals benefits the company by setting goals for it to reach, while providing lenders and investors the opportunity to evaluate their involvement options in the business. When desiring to reach a significant, difficult goal, it is…… [Read More]
Are teacher preparation programs preparing our future teachers to operate in a technology rich classroom environment?
phenomenological. Researcher will be viewing subjects' responses to the phenomenon of a technology rich classroom environment in order to assess: are they prepared, are they not prepared? Three subjects from three different teacher preparation programs will be observed.
The study is outlined as follows:
Today's classrooms are utilizing more heavily than ever a technology rich environment, yet it is unclear whether teacher preparation programs are preparing future teachers to operate in such environments.
Are teacher preparation programs preparing our future teachers to operate in a technology rich classroom environment? What can the reaction of new teachers in such environments tell us about the preparation training currently being given?
Purpose Statement: The purpose of this study is to observe new teachers in technology rich classroom environments to see what their reactions are (whether they…… [Read More]
Information Security contingency plans are very important for firms operating in today's world, where cyber security is a top issue a result of business's technological and digital dependence. This paper will discuss the planning steps, possible recovery options, and recommended testing requirements needed to support a successful business contingency/continuity of operations environment. Included will be recommendations for a proposed 24-month cycle business contingency testing plan, what should be tested and how the test should be conducted. Critical corporate assets will be ranked with the type of testing (i.e. plan reviews, tabletop exercises and backup recovery tests). Costs associated with the recommended testing process will also be taken into consideration, including personnel, equipment and production costs.
Step 1 is to examine the organization of the IS department. An IS department should be organized in order to guard against an attack, blackout or any other natural or man-made…… [Read More]
orkplace Emergency Planning
hat preparations should be made by companies to be ready to respond when there is an emergency? hat kinds of emergencies should employees and management be prepared for? hat actions should be taken when an emergency occurs in the workplace? These issues will be discussed in this paper, with references from the American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Emergencies and Preparation - OSHA
The truth of the matter is that no one really expects an emergency or a disaster, but as OSHA points out on page 1, a disaster can happen almost anywhere. And even though a disaster cannot be predicted, because it threatens workers and the public and customers it is vitally important that companies be prepared.
hat are some of the emergencies that might occur in a workplace? Depending on the geographic location of the workplace,…… [Read More]
Emergency Plan for Jacksonville, Florida During Hurricane Season
First and foremost, when preparing for a hurricane, it is essential that a community have an effective communications plan for before, after, and during the storm. The government should have a plan regarding how to disseminate information to the public, including if there is a loss of power. The public should likewise be prepared beforehand to communicate with family members and work colleagues as well as emergency personnel. This may include being prepared for emergency texts and emails sent by the local government, being aware of the best websites and news channels to seek out for information, and having battery-powered radios in case of a total outage of both power and cellular service.
Given that the conditions of a hurricane are always changing, families should be encouraged to have adequate amounts of food and water on hand, batteries for flashlights, and any…… [Read More]
When contemplating using my faith to help people through counseling, it is impossible for me not to consider current events that might be relevant to the world of mental health. The current event right now that touches on faith-based counseling is the Duggar molestation scandal and the family's choice to put the offender in a possible faith-based counseling program rather than pursuing legal intervention or seeking counseling from a different type of provider. Lacking all of the information about the offenses, I am not prepared to speculate on whether their choice was the morally or legally correct one, or whether the program that they chose would have been sufficient to end the predatory behavior and protect the victims. I do not have the information that I think would be necessary to begin evaluating those issues. However, it has made me very aware of the fact that, as a…… [Read More]
stressful if one is not properly prepared. Writing a paper can e a stress filled time-consuming event or it can e learning and growing experience depending on how the student approaches the task. Writing a paper for school can e done with ease and calmness if certain steps are followed along the way. There are several important factors that can e applied to every written paper that will insure a etter grade, a more thorough learning experience and a less stressful outcome.
Writing a paper involves several steps that must e uilt upon each other (Palmini, 1996). The first step to writing any paper is to choose a topic to write aout. Often time's teachers or professors will assign a topic ut even within an assigned topic the search can e narrowed for a more focused and more well written document. A topic such as healthy eating can e narrowed…… [Read More]
Marines build leaders that last. By preparing soldiers that are ready and able to enter into any combative situation, soldiers are not only skilled in ways of warfare, but in ways of leadership as well. This is no mistake -- by establishing a set of core values and leadership skills, the Marines are prepared for almost anything. By integrating important values with distinctive leadership skills, the Marines are one institution that develops successful leaders. This paper will examine how intense training, challenges, responsibility, mentoring, and accepting failure as experience creates model leaders in Marines.
The Marine Corps Core Values are honor, courage, and commitment. (Marines) Simply put, "the qualities of maturity, dedication, trust and dependability commit Marines to act responsibly, to be accountable for their actions, and to fulfill their obligations" (Marines). These core values are just the stepping stones to what obligations lay ahead for each Marine.
Awaiting each…… [Read More]
The failure to be able to deal with the fallout of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans caused many overstressed hospital workers to respond in what would later be regarded as a horrific manner. Investigators "were stunned when health care workers charged that a well-regarded doctor and two respected nurses had hastened the deaths of some patients by injecting them with lethal doses of drugs" allegedly in an act of mercy due to the inability of rescue workers to evacuate the patients in an effective fashion" (Fink 2009:1). The New Orleans doctor implicated in the patients' deaths argued that "informed consent is impossible during disasters and that doctors need to be able to evacuate the sickest or most severely injured patients last -- along with those who have Do Not esuscitate orders -- an approach that she and her colleagues used as conditions worsened after Katrina," given she believed that many…… [Read More]
Theory -- Approach Linkage
As you prepare to complete your literature review, it is important to understand the relationship between theory and the qualitative approach. For this Discussion, you will analyze this relationship and how it is -- or is not -- reflected in the articles you have chosen.
To prepare for this Discussion:
eview the course text readings for this week and the media segment on theory.
Consider the role of theory in qualitative research.
eview the articles you have located for your literature review thus far. In each one, how clear is the alignment of theory with the choice of qualitative approach for the study? How well do the authors justify the alignment?
Which article stands out to you as the best example of alignment between theory and approach? Why?
Draw inferences from the qualitative articles in your literature review to answer the following question: "What is the…… [Read More]
ACA and EMS
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is sure to change the way EMS operate in the coming years. Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), for instance, are now responsible for overseeing how reimbursements are paid out to those agencies that provide health care -- and at the same time they are responsible for gauging whether or not quality care is delivered by providers (Koury et al., 2014). This is a tall order for a new functioning body and the ACOs tasked with these orders will have an indirect impact on how EMS operates. To see how that impact will be effected, an examination of the ACOs and hospitals interact requires examination -- because it is that interaction that will inevitably alter the way in which the EMS goes about their business. This paper will examine the relationship between the ACA, ACOs, hospitals and EMS and show how…… [Read More]
Dr. Maggie needs someone to prepare her an employee evaluation form. Approximately 30% of her employees have left the company relocating to similar jobs in the area and the oft-cited grievance was ambiguity of expectations of employees, and disassociation between written and expected expectations. Staff did not know where they stood, work expectations had not been appropriately clarified, and there did not seem to be a connection between the job they were hired to do and the evaluation of their work. Furthermore, Dr. Maggie's practice used supervisor's evaluations to make recommendations regarding pay increases and promotions, but there was no consistent methodology to the evaluative process. The lead physicians at each site were responsible for evaluating the clinical staff, and the non-medical supervisors, who were located at the Marietta office, handled the clerical staff, but this procedure did not work too well and the evaluation process did not seem connected…… [Read More]
Dean of Students,
As I prepare to meet with you this coming week, I do so with a full understanding of the seriousness of my offense. However, this is an understanding that I have truly only gained during the last year and as a result of my own regrettable actions. Last year, I was accused of plagiarism for failing to properly quote and cite some of the sources that I used to complete a research paper for a Geography 100 level course. I am sorry to say that I am guilty of this offense.
However, I hope to make it clear to you in our meeting that this offense was not committed out of malice or dishonesty. It was a simple error in judgment and one that I will never make again. After enduring this process while simultaneously attempting to remain on top of my current studies, I have gained…… [Read More]
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As our research shows, and as St. Leo's core values demonstrate, a great deal of Personal Development is required to face the difficult decisions that are implied by end-of-life planning. ith this personal development, growth and maturation comes an appreciation for the suffering of others in the wake of one's passing. The result is a concerted effort to ease this process. And as the article by Bunting-Perry (2006) finds, "the lifting of care burden opens a window for formal grieving. Family and friends comfort the bereaved person for a short period of time after the death." (Bunting-Perry, 106)
By showing a sense of the experience of others rather than simply of one's own fear in facing death, one also demonstrates a clear understanding of the Responsible Stewardship implicated by maintaining a living will. Particularly, Furrow et al. tell, "a number of devices have been developed to facilitate…… [Read More]
Comparative criminology is an area of study in criminology that examines the social trends of crimes across different cultures in order to identify the similarities and differences in crime patterns. This area has continued to develop in the recent years because modern criminology attaches great significance to the social context of crime, particularly the impact of the wider society. The need for conducting comparative criminology has been brought by the increase in crime rates across the globe making criminologists to realize the need for sharing and learning from each other.
In order for criminologists to conduct effective comparative study in criminology, they need to make adequate preparations. These preparations include the identification of an effective source for gathering crime data in the areas to be analyzed and an understanding of the crime rates in the different regions. The various sources utilized to gather crime data can be divided into…… [Read More]
Tailor data analysis to organizational and employee needs.
Quantitative Data Analysis
(Cohen & Crabtree, 2006)
Quantitative data is tabulated so according to the results for different variables in the data set. This provides a comprehensive picture of the data and assists in the process of identifying patterns.
A common way of displaying the data to facilitate the analysis is by using a frequency distribution, which is an organized tabulation of the number of the responses or scores according to each variable category. Tabulation provides a structured way to determine data accuracy, identify data outliers, gauge the spread of the scores or responses, and observe categorical frequency
Quantitative data analysis using interval data that are continuous, that has a logical order with standardized differences between values, but that does not have a natural zero. Items on a Likert scale are a good example of interval data.
Data are frequently displayed in…… [Read More]
Healthcare Organizational Readiness & Strategy
Healthcare Organization Network
Vanguard operates 25 acute care and three specialty hospitals in urban and suburban areas of Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, and exas. Across the Vanguard hospital system, there are roughly 7,100 licensed beds ("Hoover," 2014). he Vanguard regional health care system provides a continuum of care that spans outpatient centers, medical office buildings, clinics, and hospitals ("Hoover," 2014). Vanguard operates four managed health care plans serving members in Arizona, Illinois, Michigan, and exas ("Hoover," 2014).
Although Vanguard Health Systems declared it "wants to lead the way to better health care," in 2013, Vanguard was acquired by enet Healthcare ("Hoover," 2014). he enet Healthcare system extended the range of services to 80 hospitals, more than 190 outpatient centers, 36,000 affiliated physicians, more than 105,000 employee, and six health care plans ("Hoover," 2014). enet is a for-profit organization operating in 14 states in…… [Read More]
topical outline for a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods proposal. Include the major topics in the examples in this chapter. (Chapter 4 -- Writing the Proposal)
Topical Outline for a Qualitative proposal -- Qualitative Transformative Approach
Statement of the problem (Gender Discrimination in work-place - issue addressed; existing literature about the problem; deficiencies in the literature; and relevance of the study for audiences)
Study the impact of women discrimination by society
Philosophical assumptions or worldview
Qualitative research strategy
ole of the researcher
Data collection procedures (including the collaborative approaches used with participants)
e. Data analysis procedures
f. Strategies for validating findings
g. Proposed narrative structure
h. Anticipated ethical issues
Preliminary pilot findings (if available)
Significance of the study and transformative changes likely to occur
Appendixes: Interview questions, observational forms, timeline, proposed budget, and a summary of proposed chapters for the final study
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JOB: Case analysis
Malaria is a killer in many parts of the world and it specifically affects a large population of young children around the globe. I need to write a report that would inform the public about the threat that malaria poses to lives and health of millions of people who due to lack of better health facilities and treatment are dying unnecessarily. These lives could have been protected had better services been available to these people. Bill Gates foundation has undertaken the task of reaching out to this underprivileged population globally. I need to write a report which can be downloaded from the website but before they do so, I need them to know about the significance of the report so the people wouldn't download it without knowing what it contains.
Since people from various walks of life visit the Bill Gates foundation website, I am…… [Read More]
LUCY'S HOME FOR GIRLS RAISED BY OLVES
King, Angela. "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by olves." 4 March 2015. prezi.com. eb. 2 April 2016.
The rhetorical information is that this is a web-based blog dissecting the literary elements of Russell's short story for other literary students and possibly for her professor.
The content is an analysis of the themes of Russell's story and the characters' five stages of: personal freedom; first awkward adaptation to human culture; interaction with "purebreds" and the desire to return to freedom; more comfortable enculturation with the human race; and visit home to her wolf roots.
My evaluation of the source is that this is valuable because the author obviously carefully read and thought about Russell's story and is articulates the main themes and stages of the story.
King, Stephen. "hat Ails the Short Story." New York Times Book Review 30 September 2007:…… [Read More]
Social Work Exercises
Preparing for 3 Clients
Mrs. Nancy Cannon telephoned from her place of work ( the Capital nsurance Company -- phone [HDDEN] She sounded concerned. She said that on the previ-ous Saturday night, her 14-year-old daughter Amy had come home after her 9: 00 p. m. curfew, smelling of alcohol. She says that she " grounded" her daughter but now wants to talk with a social worker about the situation. Mrs. Cannon requested an appointment for herself alone, indicating that she wanted to sort things out with someone before she dealt further with her daughter.
Mrs. C. reported that this was the first such incident. She said, " 've never had any trouble whatsoever from Amy. She's been a wonderful child." She stated that she had not sought pro-fessional help before and that this was her first contact with any social service or mental health agency. She indicated…… [Read More]
Masters-prepared Nurse's Role: Questions
Describe the masters-prepared nurse's role as advocate for the nursing profession.
Historically, nursing has seldom garnered the respect it deserves as a profession. A masters-prepared nurse is capable of performing many of the functions of a physician. The technical preparation and level of specialty confounds stereotypes of the nursing profession as merely a 'helper' to doctors.
Describe the masters-prepared nurse's role and responsibility in professional activities.
As well as technical duties, APNs are often called upon to act in managerial capacities. The nurse must balance the needs of the organization with the demands of patients and the role of the nurse-practitioner. The masters-prepared nurse has a responsibility to stay on the cutting edge of professional literature, including updating his or her credentials; reading publications; and becoming a member of professional organizations.
713.1.2-03: Describe the masters-prepared nurse's role in maintaining continued competence.
Healthcare is a constantly-changing field.…… [Read More]
If a person has good Public elations with superiors and subordinates of the field, he will get the benefit of these relations. If he has decent qualification and he is competing with another applicant with same qualification, he may b preferred over the other just because of his Public elation (P). This P also helps the employee to prosper within the company and reach the top position in the company. A person's nature is a big asset for him. This asset can bring huge successes for him in the career. And he can also prove to be a great asset for the company that can fetch some business for the company. So his progress in the career is guaranteed.
To keep oneself alive in the field of Human esource, he should keep himself up-to-date with changes and progress throughout this field in the whole world. Human esource is a rapidly…… [Read More]
Essentially, the most successful it security systems will rely on a fragmented structure; they may look to third-party or other external local hosting service providers for data that is not as crucial to keep secret. Thus, enterprises must plan for space for "machine rooms that afford high availability and reliability to departmental server resources as well as appropriate network security for these resources" (Clotfelter, 2013, p 7).Then, for more restricted data, in-house servers can provide an extra layer of security to help ensure that such sensitive data remains in proper hands. To protect such restricted data, proper identity management strategies should include "a cross functional client and technical team abstracted requirements for updates" (Clotfelter, 2013, p 5). Thus, enterprise organizations must rely on a tiered network infrastructure that provides a number of different levels of security for various elements of the enterprise organization.
Security plans are a necessary…… [Read More]
This help in solving conflicts between patients in a hospital.
In nursing practice, there are quite different in between clinical nursing specialist and nurse practitioner in the scope of operation. Therefore, a clinic nurse specialist works under the legislated scope of practice for a registered nurse but has advanced education. While nurse practitioner works under a separate scope of practice and can perform certain functions and tasks that are outside of the scope of practice of registered nurse, including clinical nurse specialist. However, nurse practitioner generally provide primary care, and clinical nurse specialists act more a s consultants in their roles as expert clinicians, clinical leader, educators, collaborators and researchers.
Many researches have written that emotions sometimes can influence ethical decision making in a health care system. Therefore, nurses are equipped with knowledge to make decision without any kind of influence. The model demonstrates that certain emotional states influence the…… [Read More]
communications skills to solve problems they are likely to encounter in the workplace.
Communication is the process of sharing information, expression, feeling, and thought between two or more people. Effective communication plays an important role in the organizational development, and communication forms an important constituent of every aspect of an organization. To maintain good working relations, it critical for the entire workforce to communicate with one another to enhance coordination, as well maintaining good working relations.
Evidence of communication skills is the ability of an individual or business organization to persuade and negotiate within business environment. Persuading and negotiating is one of the important aspects within business environment. Arriving at a concrete agreement within a business environment involves using effective communication skills. Persuasion involves ability to convince others to reach appropriate course actions, while negotiating involves ability to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.
Evidence of communication skills is…… [Read More]
(Heal and Rusch, 1995)
In a sepaate study entitled: "Impoving gaduation and employment outcomes of students with disabilities" Pedictive factos and student pespectives" Benz, Lindstom, and Yovanoff (2000) epot findings fom two studies that examined seconday and tansition pactices. The fist of the two studies made an examination of students factos as well as pogam factos that seved to pedict the gaduation of paticipants with a standad high school diploma and placement in employment and continuing education while the second of these studies conducted an examination of the peceptions of paticipants of the chaacteistics of the pogam and staff that they felt wee most impotant in assisting them in achieving thei education and tansition goals. Benz, Lindstom, and Yovanoff epot that "caee-elated wok expeience and completion of student-identified tansition goals wee highly associated with impoved gaduation and employment outcomes. Individualization of sevices aound student goals and pesonalized attention fom staff…… [Read More]
New Look Jacket Inc.
Analysis a Business Issue.
New Look Jacket Inc. (NLJ) specializes in the production of Nylon Jackets and Leather Jackets. The company delivers successful financial records at the end of the 2012 fiscal year with the net income of $417,100, which is $170,850 greater than the net income budgeted for the 2012 fiscal year despite that the company operations goes through some turmoil. A more detail variance shows that the external factor largely responsible for the growth of leather markets that rapidly increase than anticipated making NLJ to catch with the increase in market demand.
Based on the figure in Exhibit 1, the total amount of contribution margin for the Nylon jackets is $4,350 less than the budget. Although, the actual unit of contribution margin is $0.15 greater than the standard due to the lower admin cost and selling per unit. However, the…… [Read More]
Operational Plan and Correlating Budget
The 4 West is an organization that delivers health care for the community. ecently, the organization has decided to replace the existing medical-surgical unit into a new acute care oncology unit. The oncology is a specialty in medicine that deals with cancer. The CNO (Chief Nursing Officer) has informed the nurse director that 4 west is to become a specialized oncology unit. Since the hospital is planning the transition from the medical-surgical unit to the oncology unit, the hospital will need a new operational plan and correlating budget to assist the hospital to deliver high quality healthcare at lower costs.
Objective of this project is to develop an operational plan and correlating budget for the hospital to assist in effective transition from the medical-surgical unit to the oncology unit,
Project Details and Data
To start the budget plan, it is critical to use…… [Read More]
There are two ways to view the issue of government intervention in hiring. The firm-level view would definitely hold that the firm should be able to hire without any intervention. Interventions place limits on hiring, for example by mandating drug testing for companies that do business with the federal government, through the Civil Rights Act and other similar acts regarding different protected groups. These interventions place some constraints on the hiring for the firm, and may result in sub-optimal results. The problem, of course, is that this is a somewhat erroneous interpretation of the legal environment. Aside from drug testing, the other laws only state that the firm cannot discriminate -- these laws do not mandate quotas. So a lot of the complaints from business are red herrings, as the government does not step in and tell the business who to hire and who not to hire.
So ultimately…… [Read More]
One of the great challenges the military faces is remaining current and preparing the current and future generations of soldiers for inevitable shifts to the geopolitical environment, technological changes, and shifts in both domestic and foreign policies. The importance of preparing officers for the new realities of unpredictable environments and non-state actors cannot be underestimated.[footnoteef:1] The roles and goals of the AMSP and SAMS have not changed. These educational programs provide the requisite advanced and specialized knowledge to foster critical thinking and strategic analysis among military leaders. What must be remembered, however, is the need for organizational awareness and the willingness to change. [1: Edward B. Bankston, Boards vs. Bureaucracies: Field Grade Officer Education in the United States Army, 1946-1985. School of Advanced Military Studies Monograph, 2013.]
This analysis points out the importance of analyzing post-Cold War realities and adapting AMSP and SAMS programs accordingly to include such things…… [Read More]
Med Scope and Bob
MIS is a critical and growing element of many companies in this day of fast-pace computer innovation. As such, it is important for companies to be sure that they make good decisions about which systems to use for numerous reasons. But just as importantly, the choice of MIS components is also symbolic of the level of involvement and engagement across a company. Technological advances introduce new opportunities for employees in companies to share their capabilities and talents and to otherwise engage more openly with others who share the responsibility for making a company succeed. This fact can be amplified in cross-cultural settings that mirror the same kinds of advancement potentials, such as in countries like Australia.
Bob Underwood finds himself in a new leadership position in a subsidiary of a U.S. company located in a deceptively similar nation, Australia. As the article notes prominently, Bob and…… [Read More]
It would help for me to have some understanding of the LP and EP of the employer side of the negotiations, therefore, I would consult with any available experts who might be better able to explain to me the position that the employers take.
One of the main components of the preparation process would be to rehearse negotiations with the female representatives of the working women. Women at almost every skill level of employment indicate a lack of faith in the bargaining process; so that they do not feel that they can meaningfully impact their employment situations through bargaining, which leads them to settle for the award rates in pay scenarios. Even in a negotiation where they do not actual negotiating, I am very concerned that this attitude could make our position seem weaker and make it less likely for the bargaining session to be successful. Therefore, any woman who…… [Read More]
An emergency and disaster preparedness plan and program is an important aspect for an organization due to its significance in promoting workplace safety. The preparedness program helps in enhancing safety in the workplace through inclusion of initiatives for lessening injuries and loss of lives, minimizing insurance claims, lessening property damage, and improving employee morale. While emergencies still happen despite of measures to prevent them, an organization's preparedness plan is critical in preventing the frequency of their occurrences, minimizing injury and property damage, and establishing ways for mitigating their impacts. This is largely because the plan consists of basic procedures to handle emergencies in the workplace. In most cases, organizations use preparedness plans and programs to protect workers from fire incidents and other emergencies.
Threats and Vulnerabilities in the Workplace:
Since an organization's workplace involves several employees, threats and vulnerabilities are likely to occur both from within and outside the…… [Read More]