Describe the relationship of sodium and potassium in the ICF and ECF.

  • Assignment Objectives: Identify and select appropriate interventions including diagnostic tests and nursing interventions. Analyze physiological and psychological responses to illness and treatment modalities

Purpose: Examine case studies related to renal and urologic systems and fluid and electrolytes. Answer the assigned questions. This assignment should help refine your clinical/critical thinking skills.

Assignment Description: Answer the questions in the grading criteria related to each of the patients provided. Your answer must follow APA 6th edition format. Submit the answer in the assignment area of your course. This assignment is worth 50 points.

Patient 1 – A 52 year old female patient with a long-standing history of COPD and heart failure is being seen for recent onset of headache, muscle cramps, bilateral lower extremity edema, and nervousness. She also reports a 5-day history of watery diarrhea. Her medications include diuretics and long-acting and short-acting beta-2 agonists. The results of a Basic Metabolic Profile (BMP) reveal abnormally low serum sodium, potassium, and chloride levels. Her anion gap is normal.

  1. Describe the relationship of sodium and potassium in the ICF and ECF.
  2. Identify the acid-base imbalances for which this patient is at risk and why she is at risk for them.
  3. Define “anion gap” and the significance of the anion gap being normal in this patient.

Patient 2-You are asked to see a 20 year old woman who has white blood cells present in her urinalysis results. How would you determine whether she has cystitis or pyelonephritis?

  1. Differentiate between cystitis and pyelonephritis. Consider history, possible presenting symptoms, and urinalysis results,.
  2. Provide specific patient education for this patient regarding possible treatments and behaviors to prevent this condition in the future.

How does the project build on the organization’s core competencies and comparative advantage?

Company: Nordstrom Inc
Expansion: Dubai

In this milestone, you will provide sufficient detail about expanding Nordstrom Inc. to Dubai, its costs, and its time frame to give a loan committee a firm sense of the proposed investment. You will also analyze the impact of the investment proposal on your business by explaining why now is the right time for this investment given the global context and by explaining how the investment is a good strategic fit with your company. 

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
II. Investment Project: Use this section to describe the investment for which you are seeking funding, its costs, and time frame. Specifically, you should:

Describe the investment project. Be sure to provide sufficient detail to give the loan committee a firm sense of the parameters of the activity, the need for it, and what financial metrics are relevant for determining success. In other words, what do you propose to do, where, what marketplace
need will it fill, and how will you measure success?
Specify the resources the project will require and where these resources will come from. In addition to noting the amount of the loan you are
requesting, you should also consider human resources, facilities, government approvals, intellectual property, access to natural resources, and other
resources that might be required to carry out the project.
Time frame. When will the project start, what is the anticipated economic life of the proposed expansion, and how will you decide if, when, or how
to exit? Justify your choices with appropriate financial metrics.

III. Justification: In this section, you should analyze the impact of the investment proposal on your business. In particular, you should cover:

Why is now a good time for this investment given the global context? Justify your response, citing specific external factors such as trade regulations,
foreign currency considerations, or trends in foreign direct investment that might affect business financial decisions.
Strategic fit. Use this section to discuss why the investment proposal makes sense for your company strategically. Specifically:

How does the investment align with the company’s organizational and financial priorities? Support your argument with evidence from company reports and financial statement analysis designed to persuade the lender that the investment is a good strategic fit for your company.
How does the project fit within the global microeconomic environment? Support your response with evidence. For example, would theexpansion tap unmet demand for the company’s key products or services or fill a new niche? How do you know?
How does the project build on the organization’s core competencies and comparative advantage? For example, does the company have a strategic advantage from intellectual property, regional expertise, suppliers, or organizational structure?
Rubric

Guidelines for Submission: Your investment project and justification paper should be approximately 8-10 pages in length (excluding spreadsheets, other exhibits,
and list of references as necessary). It should be double-spaced with 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins, and should use APA format for references and citations.

What is comparative advantage? Can developing countries gain from trade? Are you in favour of merchandise trade between countries?

Answer the above questions in an essay format (maximum 1000 words). It is expected that in your essay you will cite appropriate academic sources and that the format conform to expected academic standards. Please see the marking criteria for further details on expected format and appropriate citation (posted in Moodle). Please note that sources such as Wikipedia and random websites of unknown origin are not acceptable as academic sources. That is, any source that you use must have an author who is recognised as an academic source by having published in an academic journal, or it must be an organisation that is recognised as an academic source, for example, The World Bank, WTO, or the publications of Central Banks of the various countries. Assignment: Essay What is comparative advantage? Can developing countries gain from trade? Are you in favour of merchandise trade between countries? Answer the above questions in an essay format (maximum 1000 words). It is expected that in your essay you will cite appropriate academic sources and that the format conform to expected academic standards. Please see the marking criteria for further details on expected format and appropriate citation (posted in Moodle). Please note that sources such as Wikipedia and random websites of unknown origin are not acceptable as academic sources. That is, any source that you use must have an author who is recognised as an academic source by having published in an academic journal, or it must be an organisation that is recognised as an academic source, for example, The World Bank, WTO, or the publications of Central Banks of the various countries.   Please use the link below for referencing and citation. www.aih.nsw.edu.au   Formatting Requirements: The assignment should be presented as follows:  Font/Font size: Times New Roman (preferred) /13, regular;·  Margin: (Left, right, top and bottom) 2.54 cm;·  Page numbers: yes;·  Line Spacing: 1.15;·  Paragraph Style: Justified.·

What challenges do you foresee in trying to plan and implement health education programs for this cultural group?

See attachments located in the files that have been uploaded that will assist with this assignment.

For this final segment of the SLP, consider everything you have learned throughout the SLP and write a paper that addresses the following:

Explain how you would approach a health education program for the cultural group you have written about for your SLP. Support your choices with scholarly references. You should be able to use the information you found in researching your previous SLP papers.

Would your program be for the person, extended family, or neighborhood?
What positive perceptions, enablers, and nurturers would you want to reinforce? What negative ones would you want to try to overcome?
What positive aspects of cultural empowerment would you want to reinforce? What negative ones would you want to try to overcome? What existential ones would you acknowledge but not try to change?

What challenges do you foresee in trying to plan and implement health education programs for this cultural group?

Length: 3 pages (excluding the cover page and the reference list).

All info accessed through Australian College of Nursing. Principles of Acute Care Nursing

All info accessed through Australian College of Nursing. Principles of Acute Care Nursing

UPDATED:

Case Studies Case study: Bill Bill, a 40‐year‐old, has had asthma since childhood. He has experienced many hospitalisations and required long‐term oral steroids. He presents to the emergency department (ED) with acute exacerbation of his asthma that he believes has been triggered by a known allergen. At home he increased his salbutamol with little effect. He is now anxious and agitated. On presentation to the ED his clinical assessment reveals: Noted use of accessory muscles RR 36 breaths/minute HR 150 beats/minute BP 142/88 mmHg Temperature 36.2oC SpO2 88% Height 170 cm Weight 80 kg Management in the ED includes: Oxygen via a non‐rebreather mask at 15 L/min Salbutamol, ipratropium bromide via nebuliser First ABG Suggested normal values pH 7.25 7.35‐7.45 PaO2 60mmHg 80‐100mmHg PaCO2 55mmHg 35‐45mmHg ‐ HCO3 22mmol/L 22‐26mmol/L Base excess ‐2 ‐2 to +2 No improvement so further management of: IV hydrocortisone Adrenaline via a nebuliser Salbutamol as an intravenous infusion IV normal saline at 100 mL/hour Arterial blood gas analysis

How would you demonstrate knowledge of cultural sensitivity/humility in approach to this patient?

You are working in the Emergency Room on the 7:00 am-7:00 pm shift. Upon arrival, a 27-year-old African-American male walked up to you holding his chest, and states: “I can’t breathe, help me”.  His diaphoretic, skin is warm and moist. Respiratory rate is 28 even and slightly labored, heart rate 112 even and regular. Blood pressure is 134/86. Lung sounds have bilateral wheezes.  His last meal was breakfast 30 minutes ago at McDonald’s

  1. Based on his presenting signs, what other questions would you elicit?
  2. How would you demonstrate knowledge of cultural sensitivity/humility in approach to this patient?
  3. What would you assess?
  4. What could be the problem?

this is for a nursing class just please answer all 4 questions based on the above scenario

Compare your home state’s laws(texas) in regards to Advanced Practice Nursing Practice to an alternate state with a less or more restrictive practice environment.

Compare your home state’s laws(texas) in regards to Advanced Practice Nursing Practice to an alternate state with a less or more restrictive practice environment.
To prepare:
•Consider the differences in certification exams options for your specialty (FNP)
•Reflect on how to approach relocating licensure from one state to another Write a 3 page paper which summarizes the following:
•Identify the certification exam you selected and explain why(There is two certification exam AANP FNP and ANCC FNP. The one I am planning to take is the AANP exam).
•Outline your plan for passing the appropriate National Certification Exam(AANP)
•Describe the NP Practice environment for your home state(texas) highlighting restrictions or limitations for practice
•Describe 3 strengths identified from the FHEA Exit Exam
•Describe 3 areas of weakness identified by the FHEA Exit Exam and develop a study plan for addressing these areas of weakness

Describe one point of discussion that affected your viewpoint on caring for patients with mental health disorders.

Please write a one-page reflection on today’s guest speaker answering the following questions:

  • Describe one point of discussion that affected your viewpoint on caring for patients with mental health disorders
  • Did you find this speaker to be helpful in your learning process on mental health? Why or why not?

Please be sure to follow APA formatting.  Scholarly sources are not required, but if you utilize a scholarly source, be sure to include a citation and reference according to APA parameters.

Rubric

NM230 Guest Speaker Reflection RubricNM230 Guest Speaker Reflection RubricCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent12.0 ptsLevel 5Shows in-depth reflection with specific detailed examples from speaker10.0 ptsLevel 4Shows adequate reflection with a few specific examples from speaker9.0 ptsLevel 3Shows some depth with reflection with limited examples from speaker7.0 ptsLevel 2Limited depth with reflection; very limited or vague examples from speaker5.0 ptsLevel 1Lack of depth with reflection and no examples from speaker0.0 ptsNo MarksNot attempted12.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar/Format3.0 ptsLevel 5No errors in spelling/grammar/sentence structure; APA format; meets page limit2.7 ptsLevel 41-2 errors in spelling/grammar/sentence structure; APA format; meets page limit2.4 ptsLevel 33-4 spelling/grammar/sentence structure errors; APA errors; slightly over or under page limit2.1 ptsLevel 24-5 spelling/grammar/sentence structure errors; APA errors; slightly over or under page limit1.8 ptsLevel 15-6 spelling/grammar/sentence structure errors; APA errors; significantly over or under page limit0.0 ptsNo MarksMore than 6 errors in spelling/grammar/sentence structure; APA format not followed; 200 words or more over or under page limit3.0 pts

Reflect on the historical and current image and voice of nursing and the profession of nursing are affected.

Reference the “Turnitin Requirement” section of the course Syllabus (or Using Turnitin for Assignments on the Topic List Page) for general instructions. Please note: You will need to submit the final version of your assignment in the course space as well as to Turnitin.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is for the student to reflect on the historical and current image and voice of nursing and the profession of nursing are affected. The student will project how to enhance the image and voice of nursing in the future in order to recruit, retain, and reward nurses.


Guidelines for Writing the Paper

This paper is a comprehensive assessment of nursing image and voice. You will conduct a review of literature about the image and voice of nursing and how it affects rewards, recruitment, and retention in nursing. Future challenges and strategies for improvement will be included. The paper will be a minimum of 7 double-spaced pages in length and maximum of 14 pages, excluding the title sheet and the reference list, and must address these criteria:

  1. Description of historical image of nursing
  2. Overview of how nursing image is portrayed by, and affected by the media
  3. How nursing leaders impact image
  4. How nursing staff impact image
  5. Description of how the image of nursing can be improved
  6. Future challenges
  7. Summary


Grading Criteria for Assignment 3: Image and Voice of Nursing Paper

This assignment, which is in the form of a scholarly paper, is worth 15% of your grade. The paper will be a minimum of 7 double-spaced pages in length and maximum of 14 pages, excluding the title sheet and the reference list, and minimally must address these criteria:

  • Description of historical image of nursing: (10 points)
  • Overview of how nursing image is portrayed by and affected by the media: (20 points) Include various forms of media such as print, television, and film media Explanation of how nursing leaders and nursing staff impact image: (15 points)
  • Description of how the image of nursing can be improved: (20 points)
  • Combine a summary of findings from the literature with your thoughts; include at least two behaviors you can implement to improve the image of nursing.
  • Future challenges: (10 points)
  • Summary: (5 points) Briefly summarize the past image of nursing, the current image of nursing, and projections for the future image. Summarize the importance of image to nursing as a profession.
  • Uses correct grammar. Paper flows in a logical, organized sequence. (10 points)
  • Uses APA format throughout the paper. Includes at least five professional references. (10 points)


APA format of paper includes:

  • Title page
  • Body of paper: references cited in paper, margins, page numbers, paragraph structure, use of headings.
  • References: correct APA citation; minimum of five professional references


Mentor’s tip for this paper:

The references listed in the back of From Silence to Voice may be helpful to identify possible resources for this paper.

Note: These directions will be used to evaluate and grade your assignment. Please refer to the details when preparing your assignment.


Use the Add submission button to submit your written assignment.

Optional CAT Question #2 Young Men and Teen Pregnancy

Answers those 2 optional question each one 100 words references and citation

Main discussion

Adolescent pregnancy is viewed as a high-risk situation because it poses serious health risks for the mother and the baby. Describe various risk factors or precursors to adolescent pregnancy. Research community and state resources devoted in adolescent pregnancy and describe at least two of these resources. Research the teen pregnancy rates for the last 10 years for your state and community. Has this rate increased or decreased? Discuss possible reasons for an increase or decrease.

Optional CAT #1 Physical Health Risks to Teen Mom

Our main discussion question covers risk factors that would lead to the teen becoming pregnant.. Here I would like you to discuss a physical risk to the teen mom who is pregnant or giving birth and explain the cause or rationale, make this a physical risk factor not psych social . For example: The pregnant teen mom is at risk for ______________ because….. _____”

Providing and accurate answer and a link to your source will result in one of the six required substantial replies for the week.

Remember scholarly sources like your textbook are required. Posts that reference consumer web sites like Mayo Clinic, Web MD etc. will not earn credit. The question should focus on the United States Health Care system and population. You are allowed one attempt.

Optional CAT Question #2 Young Men and Teen Pregnancy

Class in the discussion of teen pregnancy the risk factors and the impact on young men is often left out. Teen fathers or fathers of teen girls’ children are certainly part of the equation. Please discuss and share current information on risk factors and impact of teen pregnancy on young men and on resources available to engage young men in prevention of teen pregnancy. As always answering the question correctly with scholarly current information will result in you earning credit for one substantial reply.