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Nurse legislatures can represent the nursing profession because they understand the challenges that nurses face in the current health care environment. Nurse legislatures are in the unique position of representing the interests of nurses and the health care needs of the public. Mary Ann Dailey, RN, DNSc, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approaches the job from the perspective of a nurse and says that nurse legislators can represent the interests of the nursing profession in ways that no one else can. They understand the challenges that nurses face in today’s health care environment in a world in which hospitals desperately need more nurses and nurses agonize about being overworked (Larson, 2016).

Daley has been involved in efforts to pass a bill allowing prescriptive privileges for nurse practitioners in Pennsylvania and a bill that affects the usage and education of unlicensed assistive personnel. She is currently working on a bill to give whistleblower protection to nurses and other health care professionals who are concerned about issues that have happened in their hospital and may be too afraid of repercussions to speak up. Daily and other nurses serving in state and federal levels agree that more nurses should get involved in politics and encourage volunteering for others who are in office. She further states that it could be running for office, contacting their representatives with concerns, voting regularly, or volunteering for others who are in office and could even mean paying closer attention to issues that involve nursing

Adults with cognitive or physical disabilities

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More and more nurses are getting involved in politics and represent the profession as nobody else can. Nursing representation, and being the voice of the profession as legislators, can have a positive impact on the laws that are made that govern the profession. Laws, at times, can have a negative effect on the way nursing care is delivered and the day-to-day responsibilities of the nurse. Having representation in politics can be beneficial as nobody else understands the challenges that face a nurse in healthcare today. There are both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses involved in politics. Nurses that are currently involved in politics encourage all nurses to vote and to testify in public hearings on issues that interest them or involve them (Larson, 2016).

Adults with cognitive or physical disabilities are protected under a law authored by Senator Pat Vance in Pennsylvania.  Hearing about abuse is common now in families and health care settings.  It is mandatory to report abuse even if it is susceptive.  The law created an Adult Protective Services system with clearly defined procedures for filing complaints of abuse, neglect and exploitation against adults ages 18 to 59 with disabilities.  This law also provided for investigation of complaints and the development of service plans to remove the adult from imminent harm and provide for long-term need.

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Instructions
Overview/Description of Final Paper: The final written assignment will synthesize what you have discovered about the different advanced practice roles and scope of practice found in the master of nursing curriculum: APRNs, nurse educator, nurse informaticist, and nurse administrator/executive. You will review all roles and then examine the specialty for which you were admitted, focusing on the scope of practice, core competencies, certification requirements, and legal aspects of practice for that specific role. You will also identify the practice environment and population you will be working with, as well as peers and colleagues. In addition, you will discuss your future leadership role and participation in professional organizations.

Your paper is to be based on current literature, standards of practice, core competencies, and certification bodies for your chosen role. The paper should be 8-10 pages excluding the title and reference pages, and APA format is required.

Criteria:
Advanced Practice Roles in Nursing:
Briefly define advance nursing practice and the roles in advanced practice nursing pertaining to clinical practice, primary care, education, administration, and health information. Distinguish between ANP and the APN.
Describe the advance nursing practice role you aspire and briefly share the experiences and/or qualities you have that have influenced your decision. Include your personal philosophy.
Selected Advanced Practice Role:
Identify the AP you interviewed and summarize the interview, which should/may include (if not in the interview, please address):
Examine regulatory and legal requirements for the state in which you plan to practice/work.
Describe the professional organizations available for membership based on your selected role.
Identify required competencies (domains), including certification requirements for your selected role.
Describe the organization and setting, population, and colleagues with whom you plan to work.
Leadership Attributes of the Advanced Practice Role:
Determine your leadership style
Define Transformational Leadership and as it relates to your identified leadership attributes that you possess or need to develop
Apply the leadership style you will embrace in AP to one of the domains
Health Policy and the Advanced Practice Role
Based on your program of study, review the literature and address the following:

FNP/AGNP:Medicare reimbursement for NPs is 85%for the same health care that MDs receive at 100% reimbursement? Please address questions below and state your position on this mandate.
FNP/AGNP:What states have NP Full Practice Authority and which states have limitations or restrictions? How does this apply to your state? Please address questions below and state your position on this regulation.

Current Procedural Terminology

Patient care hinges in part on adequate and timely information exchange between treating providers. Referral and reply letters are common means by which doctors and nurse practitioners exchange information pertinent to patient care. Ensuring that letters meet the needs of letter recipients saves time for clinicians and patients, reduces unnecessary repetition of diagnostic investigations, and helps to avoid patient dissatisfaction and loss of confidence in medical practitioners.As a Nurse Practitioner (NP) you will need to know the difference between a consultation and a referral for treatment, when ordering and when carrying out consultations or referrals.ConsultationsA consultation is a request for opinion or advice, so that the requestor can manage the patient. A consultation is billed under one of the consultation codes listed in Physicians’ Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) (99241-99245 for outpatient of office consultations). If the NP is the consultant, the NP should document the request for a consultation, the reason for the consult, and the NP’s evaluation and recommendations.When an NP requests a consultation from another provider, the N P should request “consultation” on the referral form, rather than “referring.”Referrals:A referral is made when the referring provider wants to turn the management of the patient over to the referred-to provider, at least for the current complaint.When a NP refers a patient, the NP should state on the referral form that the NP is “referring the patient for evaluation and treatment.” The referred-to provider will bill an evaluation and management code, rather than a consultation code. Writing Assignment: Consult: Write up a consult request and include all key elements.Ms. Perez has been referred to Ms. Wilson FNP-C,APRN, MSN for consultation regarding eczema unresponsive to treatment in the past six months. Document the evaluation and recommendations for how Ms. Wilson FNP-C,APRN,MSN should deal with the consultation request and bill a consultation code. Writing Assignment: Referral: Write up a referral request and include all key elements.As an NP and Ms. Perez primary care provider, you decide to refer her to Dr. Owens a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment regarding eczema unresponsive to treatment in the past six months.1. Document your referral to Dr. Owens2. Document the evaluation and recommendations for how Dr. Owens should deal with the referral and bill a referral code.
Written Paper (Microsoft Word doc): minimum 2000 words using 6th edition APA formatting Please review the grading rubric under Course Resources in the Grading Rubric section.

organizational culture and values.

Prepare a 10-minute presentation (10-15 slides, not including title   or reference slide) on organizational culture and values.

  1. Describe how alignment between the values of an organization     and the values of the nurse impact nurse engagement and patient   outcomes.
  2. Discuss how an individual can use effective     communication techniques to overcome workplace challenges, encourage     collaboration across groups, and promote effective problem solving.     Incorporate how system needs and the culture of health may influence     the outcomes. How does this relate to health promotion and disease     prevention in the larger picture?
  3. Identify a specific     instance from your own professional experience in which the values     of the organization and the values of the individual nurses did or     did not align. Describe the impact this had on nurse engagement and     patient outcomes.

While APA style format is not required for the body of this   assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations   and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines,   which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student   Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to   beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for   successful completion.

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A mother brings her 8-year-old child to the clinic, stating the child “just isn’t breathing right, doesn’t want to play, just lies on the couch — this happens all the time.”

The appearance of both mother and child is disheveled. The child’s wheezing can be heard across the room. When asked if the child is better at any certain time of the day, the mother responds, “It’s like this all the time and has been for the past year — we saw a doctor last year who diagnosed asthma but we don’t have any money for drugs or to come back to the clinic.”

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*****This Assignment may be submitted in a PowerPoint presentation with at least 10 slides or as an APA formatted paper of no more than five (5) pages excluding title page and references.

Identify the resources currently available in your state to support this family in the care of this child, including assistance programs for costs of health care follow-up and pharmaceutical treatment agents.
Create a communication plan for mother and child for both prescriptive and non-prescriptive drug therapies.

communities, and populations.

Nursing professionals do not only communicate with others within their organizations—often, they are also the first point of contact with patients. Thus, nursing professionals need superior communication skills to explain procedures and medication instructions, as well as to listen to what patients need to say.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 2: Describe the concepts, processes, and tools required to conduct comprehensive health assessments for individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Recommend evidence-based strategies to improve nurse-client/patient communication.
Explain how nurse-client/patient communication strategies consider individual demographics.
Competency 3: Explain the internal and external factors that can affect the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Describe the types of communication that occur between nurses and clients/patients.
Explain the factors that influence the communication experience between nurses and clients/patients.
Explain how the client/patient communication experience can impact health care outcomes.
Prepare a 3–4-page report on nurse-patient communication in which you address types of communication, factors that influence the communication experience, and how the patient experience affects health outcomes. Recommend evidence-based strategies to improve nurse-patient communication and explain how the strategies consider patient demographics.

Assessment Instructions

Imagine that, in an effort to reduce the number of patient complaints about nursing staff, organizational leadership has asked your department to prepare some preliminary research on a number of different topics. Your topic is patient communication, such as the following:

The types of communication that take place between nurses and patients.
The factors that can influence both positive and negative experiences.
How the experience can impact health care outcomes.
Strategies that can improve the communication between nurses and patients.

Physical Exams and Diagnostic Tests

TO REPLY WITH A COMMENT TO EACH POST WITH TWO REFERENCE PER POST APA WITH CITATION ABOVE 2013. THE SECOND POST WILL BE GIVING TOMORROW.

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Questions

How does not seeing your dad make you feel? It is well understood that familial structure and exposure to marital discord are key risk factors in children with disruptive behavioral disorders (DBDs).
Do you believe your behavior is “ok” and acceptable? Many children may have little insight into their behavior, the consequences, and how their behavior affects those around them. Evaluating their perspective is valuable in that the feedback can be included in their treatment plan and goals.
What in your daily life upsets you the most? Workups of children with ADHD incorporates assessment for comorbid anxiety, depression, and developmental and learning disorders (Hamed, Kauer, & Stevens, 2015). Evaluating daily anxiety causing factors such as school work, home environments, trauma, etc. can give the practitioner insight into clear diagnosis, treatment, and services appropriate for the client.
Feedback

The most important people in the client’s life that could provide valuable feedback are her mother, grandmother, and teacher because they have the most contact with the client. The grandmother is important to interview as she may have different experiences with the client while in her care. The grandmother can also be asked about the mother’s behaviors and temperament during her childhood and adolescent years, especially considering the mother is exhibiting obvious symptoms of ADHD in her adult life. Studies have shown a mean heritability rate of 75% in family studies of behavioral disorders (Wilens & Spencer, 2010). The client’s teacher can provide a overview on any specific triggers preceding her tantrums and outbursts in class, and relationships with peers. The mother should be asked about the severity of the client’s behavior and tantrums at home, relationship with sister, and level of disobedience as these assessments may indicate progression into more severe behavioral disorders suggesting prompt attention (Committee to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income Disability Program for Children with Mental Disorders, 2015).

Physical Exams and Diagnostic Tests

When diagnosing ADHD and other DBDs, a thorough physical evaluations is needed to rule out medical causes. A structural MRI could document diffuse abnormalities in children with ADHD. A study found, individuals with ADHD may have smaller total cerebrum, cerebellum, and four cerebral lobes that do not change over time; in adults, imaging studies have shown smaller anterior cingulate cortex, thought to be the region that regulates ability to focus on tasks and choose between options, and smaller dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which controls memory and ability to process new information (Wilens & Spencer, 2010). EEG should also be considered as one study found EEG’s show more Beta activity than Theta/Alpha activity in children medication responders compared to non-medication responders, strongly suggesting a biological correlation to the behaviors in ADHD (Hamed et al., 2015). Blood chemistry, thyroid levels, and ferritin levels have also been linked to the diagnosis of ADHD.

Differential Diagnoses

ADHD (most likely): Based on criteria outlined in the DSM-5, symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity should be observed in at least different setting and present for 6 months or longer; symptoms must result in impairment of social, academic, or other functioning; and symptoms must not be better explained or attributed to other physical or mental health condition, or social situation (Brown, Samuel, & Patel, 2018).
Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD): Defined as a longstanding pattern of hostile, defiant, or disobedient behavior. Children with ODD experience more school failures, suspensions, and expulsions; home relationships are often disrupted; and they are less successful at per relationships (Committee to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income Disability Program for Children with Mental Disorders, 2015). Characterized by temper tantrums, arguing with parents and other adults, defiance, refusal to comply with directives, deliberately annoying others, and being spiteful and vindictive.
Conduct Disorder: A disruptive behavioral disorder with higher incidence in adolescence years, that includes some antisocial behaviors such as lying or stealing. Severity of symptoms often rise with age and can co-occur with substance abuse disorders. Adolescents with the disorder demonstrate more school failure, drug abuse, and arrests than adolescents without the disorder. It has been suggested that children with ADHD can progress to conduct disorder without proper treatment and intervention (Committee to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income Disability Program for Children with Mental Disorders, 2015).

“How a Bill Becomes a Law” media.

As you have discovered through this course, nurses are influential members of the community and the political system. Therefore, for the purposes of this assignment you will identify a problem or concern in your community, organization, etc. that has the capacity to be legislated. You will conduct research and state a proposal. Through the legislative process, your proposal for the problem or concern may influence an idea for change into a law.

First, refer to the “How a Bill Becomes a Law” media.

http://lc.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/courseMaterialPages/nrs440v_how-a-bill-becomes-a-law-v2.1.php/.

Then, view the “Bill to Law Process” to watch the scenario.

After viewing the scenario, refer to the “Legislative Assignment.” You will need to save the document first in order to use it.

Submit the assignment to the instructor. You also reserve the right to submit your completed proposal to the respective government official. However, this is optional. If you select to submit your proposal as a part of the legislative process, refer to “Find Your Representative” or research the contact information on your own.

the political system.

As you have discovered through this course, nurses are influential members of the community and the political system. Therefore, for the purposes of this assignment you will identify a problem or concern in your community, organization, etc. that has the capacity to be legislated. You will conduct research and state a proposal. Through the legislative process, your proposal for the problem or concern may influence an idea for change into a law.

First, refer to the “How a Bill Becomes a Law” media.

http://lc.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/courseMaterialPages/nrs440v_how-a-bill-becomes-a-law-v2.1.php/.

Then, view the “Bill to Law Process” to watch the scenario.

After viewing the scenario, refer to the “Legislative Assignment.” You will need to save the document first in order to use it.

Submit the assignment to the instructor. You also reserve the right to submit your completed proposal to the respective government official. However, this is optional. If you select to submit your proposal as a part of the legislative process, refer to “Find Your Representative” or research the contact information on your own.