Leadership Discussion: Activities

Leadership Discussion: Activities

Leadership Discussion: Activities

Activity #3

Read and respond to the questions under Assignment in Learning Exercise 20.7 How Will You Plan This Busy Morning? (LRMF p.687-690).

· Decide which patients you will assign to the LVN/LPN, NAP and yourself.

· Be sure to include assessments, procedures and basic care needs.

· Determine what you will do if a patient is admitted to your team.

· Explain the rationale for all of your patient assignments.

· Refer to the sample acuity levels provided to assist in determining patient needs and staffing.

Activity #4

Read and respond to the questions under Learning Exercise 23.13 Using Report Cards to Compare Health Care Institutions (LRMF p.809).

· Go to the Healthgrades website ( www.healthgrades.com ).

· Review the star ratings for the three hospitals closest to where you live in terms of cardiac, orthopedic, maternity, pulmonary, and transplant care.

· Review their patient safety ratings compared to other hospitals in the area as well as national averages.

· Write a summary of your thoughts explaining where you would and would not want to be treated for specific healthcare problems.

· Consider whether or not most patients use the information that is available to them through the report card.

· Explain why or why not and what nurses could do to help educate the public about the availability of health care report cards.



Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.

Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.