Select one of the two scenarios below and weigh the pros of cons of the statements presented.

For this assignment, you will learn to identify fallacious statements, apply reasoning to support a decision or argument, and provide solutions to business scenarios.

Prepare a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation. The presentation should be planned for 15 minutes.

Select one of the two scenarios below and weigh the pros of cons of the statements presented.

  • Your employer has given you the task of increasing overall production within your department using the same number of permanent employees but no additional hours to complete the work. Determine some possible solutions (e.g., incentivizing your employees to work harder, using temporary contract employees to complete the work, automated solutions, or streamlined processes), describe common fallacious arguments against each proposed solution and present logical arguments to counteract these fallacious arguments. Select a final proposed solution, and explain why you think this solution will be more effective than the others.
  • Your company wants to hire a third-party vendor to handle all of the customer service calls because they are a well-known leader in the industry with many clients. You are the manager of the customer service department for your company and have consistently reduced expenses over the past three years. What argument should you present to your employer to not hire a third-party vendor to handle customer service calls?

Include the following in your presentation:

  • Identify the fallacious statements in the selected Learning Team business scenario.
  • Select five or more points of reasoning that support your decision or argument.
  • Describe how your logical reasoning counteracts the fallacious statements.
  • Summarize why your selected business decision would be more effective.

Description of a social problem in your community

Social change can require a large movement, or a small intervention, depending on the type of change you are trying to implement. This assignment helps you apply what you have learned this week to a situation in your community where social change may be necessary.

Review the Microsoft® PowerPoint® resources to enhance your presentation.

Create a 6- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation on social change in your community.

Include the following:

  • Description of a social problem in your community
  • Examples include graffiti in parks, destruction of community property, property theft, parking violations, speeding, improper disposal of pet waste, and improper landscaping.
  • A theoretical perspective on social movements to apply to this problem
  • Include a description of how this perspective proposes to address this problem and create social change.
  • The possible social influences or agents for change to address the problem in your community

Include detailed speaker notes for each slide

Review the American Geriatrics Society article and interactive media piece in this week’s Learning Resources.

To prepare:

  • Review the American Geriatrics Society article and interactive media piece in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Select one of the following over-the-counter drugs commonly used by geriatric patients:
    • Antacids or acid suppressants
    • Antidiarrheal
    • Antihistamines
    • Antimicrobial ointments
    • Antispasmodics for the bladder
    • Cough suppressants
    • Laxatives
    • Neutraceuticals (choose one; e.g., ginseng, St. John’s wart, etc.)
    • Pain medications (choose one; e.g., acetaminophen, ibuprofen, rub-on pain ointments/patches, etc.)
    • Supplements (choose one; e.g., calcium, iron, etc.)
    • Vaginal creams
  • Research the over-the-counter drug you selected. Visit a local pharmacy and explore the types/varieties of the drug that are available. Reflect on the ingredients in each type/variety, including additional active ingredients.
  • Consult with the pharmacist about the ingredients in each type/variety, including how to make safe and effective clinical decisions in relation to this drug. Discuss potential interactions in frail elders and precautions related to the drug based on Beers Criteria. If one is available, you may consult with a pharmacist at your practicum site as an alternative to visiting a pharmacy.
  • Consider ways to educate elders about the OTC drug you selected.

By Day 5

Post a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following:

  • Describe the over-the-counter drug that you selected.
  • Identify the types/varieties of the drug that are available. Describe the ingredients in each type/variety including additional active ingredients.
  • Explain the key information that you need to know about this OTC drug to make safe and effective clinical decisions. Include potential interactions in frail elders and describe any precautions related to the drug based on Beers Criteria.
  • Explain how you would educate elders about the OTC drug you selected.

Review your problem or issue and the study materials to formulate a PICOT question for your capstone project change proposal (short staffing).

Review your problem or issue and the study materials to formulate a PICOT question for your capstone project change proposal (short staffing). A PICOT question starts with a designated patient population in a particular clinical area and identifies clinical problems or issues that arise from clinical care. The intervention used to address the problem must be a nursing practice intervention. Include a comparison of the nursing intervention to a patient population not currently receiving the nursing intervention, and specify the timeframe needed to implement the change process.  Formulate a PICOT question using the PICOT format (provided in the assigned readings) that addresses the clinical nursing problem.

The PICOT question will provide a framework for your capstone project change proposal.

In a paper of 500-750 words, clearly identify the clinical problem and how it can result in a positive patient outcome.

Describe the problem in the PICOT question as it relates to the following:

  1. Evidence-based solution
  2. Nursing intervention
  3. Patient care
  4. Health care agency
  5. Nursing practice

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

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• Four to five pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages.

• Be sure to use in-text citations

• Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of six scholarly articles. As referred below, two of these sources may be from the class readings, textbook, but the others must be external.

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What is the nurse in each scenario responsible for as it pertains to informatics?

Read each of the following scenarios:

Scenario 1: Helen has recently graduated from nursing school and passed her boards. Last week, she completed her orientation period on the medical nursing unit at Good Samaritan General Hospital.

Scenario 2: Paul is a registered nurse in the neurosurgery unit at Good Samaritan General Hospital. He has been a staff nurse for ten years and provides direct patient care. In addition, Paul chairs the unit’s nursing council to improve patient care.

Scenario 3: Lisa is a nurse manager and leads the medical intensive care unit and surgical intensive care unit at Good Samaritan General Hospital. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations, staff adherence to policies and procedures, staffing, and payroll.

Step 2 Explain the role of the nurse with respect to informatics in each scenario.  discuss the role of each nurse in informatics. Use the following questions as guidelines:

How does the nurse in each scenario use informatics in his or her work?

What is the nurse in each scenario responsible for as it pertains to informatics?

Discussion: Workplace Environment Assessment

Discussion: Workplace Environment Assessment
How healthy is your workplace?

You may think your current organization operates seamlessly, or you may feel it has many issues. You may experience or even observe things that give you pause. Yet, much as you wouldn’t try to determine the health of a patient through mere observation, you should not attempt to gauge the health of your work environment based on observation and opinion. Often, there are issues you perceive as problems that others do not; similarly, issues may run much deeper than leadership recognizes.

There are many factors and measures that may impact organizational health. Among these is civility. While an organization can institute policies designed to promote such things as civility, how can it be sure these are managed effectively? In this Discussion, you will examine the use of tools in measuring workplace civility.


To Prepare:

Review the Resources and examine the Clark Healthy Workplace Inventory, found on page 20 of Clark (2015).

Review and complete the Work Environment Assessment Template in the Resources.


Write a brief description of the results of your Work Environment Assessment. Based on the results, how civil is your workplace? Explain why your workplace is or is not civil. Then, describe a situation where you have experienced incivility in the workplace. How was this addressed? Be specific and provide examples.

Healthcare resource mangement




Upon reviewing the multiple facilities offering healthcare administration support and services, discuss the following:

· What are the healthcare administrative/management job opportunities in these organizations?

· How are these organizations interrelated?

· What type of support do these organizations offer direct care facilities?

· Identify one available position in which you are interested and discuss the KSAs needed to secure the position.



When reviewing the multiple facilities that offer healthcare administration support and services you can see how varied the opportunities in this profession can be. There are positions to work as part of Internships and Medical Offices and as an Administrative Medical Staff Secretary, Front Desk Receptionist, Patient Services Representative, Patient Account Representative, Medical Biller, Nursing Home Administrator, Home Health Care Administrator, Department of Public Health & Human Services Health Care Administrator among many other options depending on the organization’s needs.

As you navigate through all the websites of the different healthcare management organizations provided in Appendix A of the textbook (Buchbinder & Thompson, 2010) you can see how all these organizations interrelated. In some way they all provide healthcare managers with educational programs, research and volunteering opportunities and they even offer different tools for professional development like certifications, conferences and seminars. Most of these organizations have their own professional associations that help healthcare managers, administrators and students stay up to date with all the changes that are constantly happening in this field. They also help by providing them with the opportunities of connecting with other professionals in the field and in this way they facilitate job searching process.

As defined by Buchbinder and Thompson (2010), direct care settings are those organizations that provide care directly to the individual seeking help and non-direct care settings are those that provide the products and services needed in order to support that direct care. When referring to the list provided in Appendix A of our text book, all these agencies and organizations support, in some way, the many facilities that provide direct care. They all provide healthcare administrators and managers with education options, career development courses and are continuously researching in order to provide the most updated information and in this way equip professionals with the knowledge needed to effectively execute. Having motivated and appropriately skilled personnel determines the ability of a health-care system to provide safe, high-quality, effective, patient-centered services (Skela Savič & Robida, 2013).

As mentioned before, professionals in this field serve the healthcare industry in many different settings. Jobs could range from clerical and administrative to educational and research duties. Some of these organizations also support the field by monitoring that healthcare facilities are in compliance with the right regulations and guidelines. An example of this will be the AAAHC which as described in their official website, advocates for the provision of high-quality health care through the development and adoption of nationally-recognized Standards ( Acquiring the Certificate of Accreditation from this agency demonstrates an organization’s commitment to provide safe, high quality services to patients. With a similar purpose we have the AHRQ which is the lead federal agency in charge of improving the safety and quality of America’s health care system. These organization has the duty of “developing the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions” ( On the other hand, we have many associations that provide committed members with educational programs and many career development and networking opportunities like ACHCA, ACHE, AHA and AHIP.

When going in to the healthcare field and acquiring a degree in healthcare administration we choose to help others in having a better quality of life, especially in times of illness. There will be a variety of career options, not necessarily in the hospital setting, that will give us the opportunity to do so. A great example of this and a position a would be interested in applying for will be the opening for an administrator with the responsibilities of managing the administrative, operational and financial operations of Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Center. This position includes operational, human resources and finance responsibilities. Some of the Knowledge, Skills and Attributes required for this position include: “Exercise a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve TP’s objectives; Attention to detail and ability to prepare and maintain accurate records; Exceptional computer skills; General knowledge of accounting practices and procedures; Skill in gathering and interpreting data, analyzing situations accurately, and taking effective action; Knowledge of general principles of medical office operations including scheduling, billing, patient collections; Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and other third-party payers’ guidelines; Knowledge of HIPAA and compliance regulations; Knowledge of state and federal employment laws applicable to small businesses; Skill in planning, organizing, delegating and supervising; Skill in effective oral and written communication, including group presentation; Ability to work effectively as a team member with clinicians, staff, Board, and donors; Adheres to professional, ethical and legal standards of practice” (

When working in the healthcare field it is imperative to genuinely care for the wellbeing of others in order to truly enjoy our profession. This can be translated as patient-centered care (PCC), which according to Zhou, Kankanhalli, Yang and Lei (2017), refers to care that is respectful and responsive to individual patient preferences and needs, and ensures that patients’ values guide clinical decisions. Understanding and treating patients as unique human beings can increase patient satisfaction, improve outcomes, increase adherence, decreased healthcare utilization, improved quality of care and in return it will even help increase ratings of care for the organization (Fix et al., 2018).