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The principal and agent relationship is examined.

Discuss the problems that could exist in the principal and agent relationship in aging services such as case manager and an nursing home. Please list the advantages and drawbacks of the relationship and any problems that could arise.

An explanation of evaluation and management services is embedded.

An important part of determining the level of evaluation and management services provided to a patient can be based on the key components and contributing factors. Explain each part of the key components and the contributing factors and give an example of a way to measure each. For example, history is one part of the key compon

Health Information Portability Act

You are a medical assistant in a family practice office. While working, you receive a call from a mother, whose 18-year-old daughter is a patient at your office. The woman said her daughter had not been feeling well and saw the doctor yesterday but did not share any of the information she received from the doctor. The woman h

What is the JCAHO's role regarding its documentation requirements?

Details: You worked for a number of years in the office of a family physician who has just retired. You have now taken a position on a busy surgical floor of a local, acute-care hospital. You frequently hear references to JCAHO requirements for documenting a patient's pain assessment and treatment, documenting medication ad

Science vs culture

Once you have read the article, visit the PBS website about Kennewick man, focusing on the scientists' claims ( and on the processes used to reconstruct a very lifelike model of Kennewick Man ( Then, do some research of your own into

Patient education

Discuss in detail, older adult patient education issues and the influence patient education has in health care using the experiences this patients following interview. 1. Did a patient education representative give you instructions on how to care for yourself after your illness or operation? Yes he did. After my total knee

CCRC and SNF: Continuum of Care

Describe where CCRCs and SNFs lie on a continuum of care that includes a local physician's office on one end and hospice on the other end. Use examples of facilities offered.

Pharmacy orders that requires math calculations.

Hello, I need some help with some Pharmacy Math Calculations: 1. A physician orders an IV of Cefazolin (Ancef) 1g/50mL, IVPB q6h. The infusion can be given in 20 minutes. What rate will you set on the IV pump (mL/min)?_____________________ 2. An IV infusion order is written for 0.3 L of D5W/0.45% NS to run over 12 hours.


You are taking part in a World AIDS Day Federal Conference Call for Federal Grantees and Staff. This is your chance to ask questions about global and domestic Federal HIV/AIDS programs, and a chance to ask representatives from (HHS, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, CDC, NIH/HRSA, SAMHSA, and others about Federal HIV/AIDS programs:


How can a consumer evaluate healthcare information and sort fact from fallacy?

Critical thinking skills are applied.

Instructions: Evaluate one of the following websites as a research source. Use critical thinking skills, be concise, and be specific. The Role of the Media in Tobacco Control Secondhand Smoke: The Big Lie http://www.smokingsection. com/issues1. html#smoke Healt

Communication and roles among family

Describe several attributes of dysfunctional family communication patterns and identify some specific strategies you can use for positively influencing or changing family communication patterns. Explain why changing role functions within the family can create stress and/or conflict and how the family nurse can respond. Ple

Aggregate and Community

Compare the differentiation between aggregate and community. Also, what is the identification and description of an aggregate?

Health care adaptation change

1. The external forces that affect any healthcare organization are: competition, technology, community service, funding, and workforce. Choose two (2) from the above, and discuss how they affected a healthcare organization of your choice (using the literature from the past 5 years), to the extent of this organization needing to

Medical Terms and Definition - Emphysema

Your Aunt Mary has recently been diagnosed with emphysema. You are going to be attending a family function in the near future, and you think that some of your relatives will ask you the meaning of medical terms that they have heard or read about emphysema. What terms do you think they might ask you about? Consider terms re

Using Medical Terminology

You are an admitting assistant in the emergency department, and you see the following note written on a patient's chart after the patient was transferred to a critical care unit. Instructions: You want to practice your knowledge of medical terminology, so you decide to rewrite the note using medical terminology to describe

Being a Medical Assistant: Medical Terms

You are being interviewed for a job as a medical assistant. As part of the interview process, the office manager tells you there will be a short test to assess your familiarity with using roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand medical terms. You are a bit nervous about taking a test, but you did well taking a medical

Community Health Education Programs

Acute care hospitals and health maintenance organizations are increasing the number of community health education programs they provide. What are some of the benefits of this practice as well as any concerns you may see in this approach?

DSCRs - Developmental Self Care Requisites

Discuss three Developmental Self Care Requisites (DSCRs) within your own community(Lacey, Washington). Site an example of each in your community that demonstrates the community meets and does not meet each of these requisites. Why do these examples meet the DSCR or provide evidence that there is a developmental-care deficit?

Prescription Drugs

The Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that 2/3 of chronically ill patients do not tell their physician that they cannot afford the drugs they are prescribed. Many states, communities and drug company programs are available but individuals do not know about them -- what would you suggest for a community health measure t