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Fat and water soluble vitamins

What is the difference between fat- and water-soluble vitamins? What factors should you consider when deciding whether or not to use vitamin supplements?

Leadership

I agree with the thorough description of leadership in quality management and all of the philosophical components of strong leadership and management from various readings, but like so many institutions, our upper management falls so short of having those who possess leadership skills, that programs such as the CQI, which my fac

Radar Charts

What are radar charts? How are they used in relation to health care organizations? Give examples.

Human Cloning & Organ Transplants

1. All technology and new procedures can be used for positive or negative means. Therefore why should government arbitrarily choose one type of technology to prohibit? 2. What are the tangible things that a society has to fear from cloning? 3. Currently women have the right to choose to terminate a life by having an abortion

Mr. Kraemer's definition of Leadership

"Leadership, according to Kraemer, means setting clear values and expectations, focusing on the development of people, setting and communicating a clear direction, motivating people, and having a plan that includes execution, implementation, and measurement. And all of this should take place in an environment that promotes open,

Managers & Personality Characteristics

"The performance of nursing units is highly dependent on the effectiveness of the nursing managers, and effective managers use a broad repertoire of leadership styles to create high-performance work climates... They spent more time creating a vision for the group and gaining buy-in, were more democratic, and tried to maintain ha

Leadership types are defined.

What are some differences and similarities between transformational and transactional leadership? This topic deals with nursing leadership and management.

Bubonic Plague

1. What would you do if a person with the Bubonic Plague came to your facility? Did you know it still exists in the U.S.? About 10 to 20 people usually get plague each year in the United States, mostly in the West. One in seven cases is fatal. Plague is one of a handful of agents that federal health officials fear could b

Disaster Preparedness Kit

Last June 'O' magazine had a great article about the Avian flu including what to put in your preparedness kits. The idea is groceries, pharmacies, etc. may be shut down for a period of time so a kit needs to be created that would include a couple of cases of bottled water, supply of meds, protein bars, batteries as well as Tyle

Investigation of public health issue

The news is reporting Rhode Island has canceled school while public health officials research a possible connection between a new case of meningitis, and the recent death of a second grader from encephalitis. The public health department is conducting the research. What other State entities would you see being involved in this

Lead poisoning in candy

The Federal Government as well as many state and local governments test food items like candy for toxins regularly. The problem is how to restrict imports. The border with Mexico is very porous. Just about anything from any country can be brought into the U.S. legally through Mexico. Groups have tried without success to stop th

Sunburns

The Cancer Society cites the top five states for adult sunburn as being: Wisconsin, Wyoming, Iowa, Colorado and Idaho. As a public health nurse in these areas how would you try to reach susceptible populations to inform them of this? What roadblocks might you find?

Co-sleeping Issue

This summer South Carolina launched a campaign to halt "co-sleeping' of parents and infants in the same bed. The South Carolina concern occurred when the incidence of adults rolling over and suffocating children rose. Do you see this as a community health issue? How do you think you should target the population??

Environmental Science - Famine

I'm having a little trouble finding information on exactly The Sahelian famine. I've found a lot of information about famine but not exactly what I'm looking for and I need a little help...This is the task... You are a member of a panel that has been invited to Westmont College to discuss the causes of famine. You have bee

Federal Funding for Stem-Cell Research

In July of 2001, President Bush took a stand against abortion by limiting federal funding for stem-cell research. What are the arguments for and against President Bush's policy?

Forecasting in healthcare

Compare and contrast forecasting methods (e.g., seasonal, Delphi, technological, time series). Explain how your organization or an organization with which you are familiar uses one or more of these methods to forecast demand under conditions of uncertainty.

Can drugs reverse aging?

Please provide help with the following questions: 1. A one sentence thesis statement for your final project that can be adequately supported by the research you have conducted. 2. While still preserving what is at the heart of your thesis, re-write it so that it challenges and captures the interest of your readers.

Social network characteristics

How would you compare and contrast four characteristics of social networks that are used to study social support systems?

Nursing - Iv flow rate I need ASAP

Morphine 4 mg I.M. stat for a child weighing 78 lb. You have morphine sulfate 15 mg/ml. The recommended I.M. dosage for a child is 0.1 to 0.2 mg/kg/day. What is the child's weight in kg? What is the safe recommended dosage or rnage for this child? Is the order safe? If yes how much will you give? Please explain e

Nursing - intravenous flow rates

Your hyperglycemic patient receives 0.9% N.S. 250 ml with 250 U regular insulin to infuse at 7 U/h. Drop factor is 60 gtt/ml. How many ml/hr? How many gtt/min?

Health Care Information System

1. How important is it to have an established process when implementing a new technology into an organization? Why do you think organizations implement without an established process? 2. How important is technology to the healthcare environment? Will healthcare functions including business office, etc. ever become completely