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NU433 Case Management Across the Continuum of Care

NU420: Unit 4 Assignment

Assignment Details

Investigate the Role of the Nurse Leader as a Change Agent

Assignment Background:

The hospital you work for has gained Magnet® distinction. The nursing leadership at your organization has reached out to a group of “Super Users” to gain essential knowledge of the Magnet® Model and implement it on your unit. You, as a “Super User,” have demonstrated leadership and engagement in the organization and are ready to take on the task!

Assignment Instructions:

Create a poster presentation to display in the staff lounge of your unit. The poster presentation must include the following:

  1. Accurate definitions of the main components to the Magnet® Model.
  2. A description of at least two qualities of effective change agents that help promote the change process to the Magnet® Model for your unit.
  3. Two examples demonstrating the role of the nurse leader/manager in implementing the change to the Magnet® Model on your unit.
  4. A brief analysis of the benefits of the transition to the Magnet® Model for leaders and followers.
  5. At least three scholarly resources to support ideas.
  6. APA format for in-text citations and references.

A poster presentation is a way to share the main components of a concept, research, or new knowledge. In many instances, posters are used to briefly describe a research paper or new process in a format that is quick to read and easy to follow.

You may create your own poster presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint®, or you may use the provided templates:

Template 1Template 2, and Template 3.

Feel free to customize, get creative, and use images as you see fit to best influence your colleagues.

Submit your completed poster presentation Assignment to the Dropbox.

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NU433 Case Management Across the Continuum of Care

NU420: Unit 2 Journal

Journal Details

Now that you have explored different leadership theories, please elaborate on which theory best reflects your style of leadership. Reflect on a situation you have encountered in clinicals or in nursing practice that highlights your application of the main components of the theory. Or you can create a hypothetical illustration.

Journals are reflective tools. You are encouraged to share quality information in your journals; however, scholarly research to support your ideas is not necessary unless warranted.

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NU433 Case Management Across the Continuum of Care

NU420: Unit 2 Assignment

Assignment Details

Course Outcome assessed in this assignment:

NU420-1: Evaluate the relationship between leadership/management theories and organizational effectiveness for quality nursing practice.

Assignment:

  1. Review the provided Case Study.
  2. Using at least two scholarly resources to support ideas, thoroughly discuss the topics following the Case Study in the linked out worksheet.

Case Study:

You have just taken over the nurse manager job on a medical surgical unit. The nurse manager that was previously in the position left abruptly two weeks ago. An alternate nurse manager from the telemetry unit next door has been filling in to help with staffing, but has provided little management and supervision to the unit. When you walk around the unit throughout your first day of work and settle into reviewing the paperwork on your desk, you notice several issues that need to be addressed:

  • The day nurses are choosing the patients for the night nurses, and the night nurses are choosing patients for the day nurses. Some nurses have extremely light loads, while others have extremely heavy loads. The nurses are choosing patients for their friends without consideration for staffing, patient load, and quality care factors. When you inquire about the prior staffing assignments system, the nurses replied, “Whatever it was, it was never enforced. So we took over.”
  • HCAHPS survey scores are extremely low in several categories including: “Your Care From Nurses” and “Your Experiences in this Hospital.”
  • The supply closets on the unit are barren. Staff are using whatever they can find in patients’ rooms and sometimes in other units.
  • Patient readmission rates are 20% higher than those of the rest of the hospital.

Please answer the following questions/topics in a detailed paragraph form using scholarly resources. APA format must be used for all in-text citations. You should have a reference page in APA format as well. No title page is needed.

Download the Assignment Worksheet.

Submit your completed worksheet Assignment to the Dropbox.

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NU433 Case Management Across the Continuum of Care

NU433: Unit 10 Assignment

Assignment Details

Health Promotion and Education Presentation

In this Assignment, you will create a comprehensive health promotion and education plan for a specified population health concern. This plan will be delivered in the form of a PowerPoint presentation that you will present to the class, the course professor, and a Case/Care Management professional of your choice. The presentation to the class and professor will be done in Adobe Meeting Room and will be scheduled by your course professor. You will be responsible for arranging the presentation with the Case/Care Management professional and turning this feedback form verifying this presentation was completed.

Scenario:

For this presentation, assume the role of a Case/Care Management professional who has been asked to teach nurses on the best practices for creation of a comprehensive health promotion and education plan. The presentation of your plan should be no more than fifteen (15) minutes in length.

Assignment Instructions:

Choose a Population Health concern (consider the data you reviewed in Unit 8 and/or do a search for your local population health data to determine an appropriate disease/health concern to focus on). Examples include: COPD, CHF, Depression, Anxiety, Obesity, and Diabetes.

Include the following in your PowerPoint presentation:

  • Introduction: Self-introduction (1 slide)
  • Description of Population Health Concern (1-2 slides)
  • Justification for specific Population Concern (1 slide)
  • Important Facts to Know about chosen Population Health Concern (2 slides)
  • What Needs to be Included in the Health Promotion/Education Plan (1 slide)
  • Population Health Model of Choice (1 slide)
  • Change Theory Chosen for Health Promotion/Education Plan (1 slide)
  • Structure of Plan (1-2 slides)
  • How is This a Holistic Plan: client-focused, cultural considerations (1 slide)
  • How will this Plan Improve Population Health (1 slide)
  • What are your Educational Outcomes (1 slide)
  • Evaluation – How Will You Measure Success of the Plan (1 slide)
  • Sample of the Plan –
    • Create three (3 slides) as an example of what you will be teaching patients/clients
    • Present those slides as if you were presenting to patients/clients
    • Slides should cover: health maintenance, symptom management, and wellness promotion
  • Question Slide (1 slide)
  • Reference Slide (1 slide)
  • Five Scholarly References Required

Before finalizing your work, you should:

  • be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above)
  • consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Resources) to make sure you have included everything necessary;
  • utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors; and
  • review APA formatting and citation information found in the Writing Center, online, or elsewhere in the course.

Your writing Assignment should:

  • follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
  • be well orderedlogical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
  • display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and
  • use APA 6th edition format for organization, style, and crediting sources including:
    • properly formatted header
    • 12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font
    • use of in-text citations
    • title page and reference page
    • use of headings (if applicable)

Submit the Assignment to the unit Dropbox before midnight on the last day of the unit.

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NU433 Case Management Across the Continuum of Care

NU433: Unit 10 Discussion

  • Topic 1: You have presented your Health Promotion and Education plan to your classmates, professor, and a healthcare professional. In this discussion, please share the specifics of who you presented to, and what type of feedback you received. Discuss changes you might make to your plan if you were going to implement it and what you learned from the presentation process. Please do not use the actual name of the healthcare professional in your post, please; just state basic information about their job/position and why you chose to present to that person.
  • Discussion TopicWell done! You have contributed to the discussionTopic 2: Please review at least two different organizations that offer case/care management certification. Choose one of those organizations you think fits you best, and describe how you would approach achieving certification.
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NU433 Case Management Across the Continuum of Care

NU433: Unit 9 Discussion

Topic: Population Health

Population health is an important concept concerning case/care management and the overall healthcare system in our country. However, it is often times a concept that is not familiar to Registered Nurses (RNs). For this discussion, use websites, our textbook, and scholarly references to define Population Health. Then discuss how the concept of population health is relevant to care/case management. What are the population health concerns in your region of the country? How do those concerns affect individuals receiving case/care management services?

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NU433 Case Management Across the Continuum of Care

NU433: Unit 8 Assignment

Assignment Details

Core Measures/Quality Improvement

In this Assignment, you will be evaluating performance of outcome measures and proposing a plan for improvement.

Instructions:

  1. Go to the Medicare.gov Hospital Compare website: https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html
  2. Enter your zip code and pick the three hospitals closest to you to compare
  3. Find comparison data related to “30-day readmission” in particular review data on COPD, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Stroke”

Once you have reviewed the data, you will then develop an essay including the following information:

  • Compare/Contrast Data from the three hospitals
  • Discuss the relationship of this data to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services “Core Measures”
  • Explain the implications of the data failing to meet benchmarks
  • Choose one of the hospital’s core measures to create a plan for improvement
  • Choose a design model and create a Plan for Improvement (i.e.: PDSA, Six Sigma, Lean Concepts, Quality by Design)
  • Discuss how the performance data will be measured
  • Explain how the Plan for Improvement will be evaluated for effectiveness and success

The finished essay should be 5-6 pages, excluding title page and reference page.

Your work must contain 3-5 scholarly references.

Before finalizing your work, you should:

  • be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above)
  • consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Resources) to make sure you have included everything necessary;
  • utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors; and
  • review APA formatting and citation information found in the Writing Center, online, or elsewhere in the course.

Your writing Assignment should:

  • follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
  • be well orderedlogical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
  • display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and
  • use APA 6th edition format for organization, style, and crediting sources including:
    • properly formatted header
    • 12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font
    • use of in-text citations
    • title page and reference page
    • use of headings (if applicable)

Submit the Assignment to the unit Dropbox before midnight on the last day of the unit. 

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NU433 Case Management Across the Continuum of Care

NU433: Unit 8 Discussion

Topic: Data management is key issue related to case/care management. Case/Care Managers need to be experts at properly documenting patient/client information. This information becomes part of the permanent medical record, and some of this information will also be shared with accreditation and regulatory bodies for means of reimbursement. Over the past decade, the majority of healthcare systems has converted to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and communicates information via Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) avenues.

For this Discussion, please review the regulatory guidelines established in the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for protection of private patient/client information and other scholarly resources to explain how private information related to a patient/client is protected in the EHRs systems. Second, address how EHR systems can be safeguarded from cyber attacks. Finally, what are the challenges associated with data management for the care/case manager and how can you address those challenges?

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NU433: Unit 7 Discussion

Topic: As a Case/Care Manager, you will not only be tasked with managing the physical/mental health of the patient/client, but you will also be responsible for adhering to regulatory guidelines established for reimbursement of services and compliance with care standards. For this Discussion, please review the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Core Measures through a literature review. Then come back and discuss the following:

  • What is the purpose of the CMS organization?
  • What is the purpose of Core Measures?
  • What is the care/case manager’s role in adhering to guidelines regarding Core Measures?
  • Discuss pros and cons of the Core Measures guidelines.
  • Discuss any experience you have with the adherence to Core Measures.
  • Finally, what skills does the Care/Case Manager require to be successful at complying with CMS guidelines?
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NU433 Case Management Across the Continuum of Care

NU433: Unit 6 Assignment

Assignment Details

Legal and Ethical Case Study

Read the following case study scenario:

CASE STUDY/SCENARIO

You are a Case Manager RN working in the Organ Transplantation department of a large university hospital in a metropolitan area. The job of the Case Manager RN is to manage the care of patients who are awaiting transplant. After transplantation, the Case Manager RN then assumes the role of assisting the patient in maintaining optimal health to ensure long term success and health with the newly transplanted organ. During both the pre-and post-transplant time the Case Manager RN will be assisting the patient in setting up appointments, managing medications, monitoring laboratory values, and often a variety of other duties will arise as well. The Case Manager RN is an integral part of the transplant team and has a vital role to ensure success.

In this situation, you are the Case Manager RN for a 35 y.o. male with Renal Failure caused by uncontrolled Type I Diabetes (T1D). Current medical history includes: renal failure, anxiety, depression, hyperglycemia, neuropathy, and renal dialysis three times a week. Social history includes: divorced, father of three children, unemployed, no current source of income, insurance has lapsed and has no coverage, living with his parents who are healthy and 60 and 65 y.o., children live primarily with their mother, and patient does not have his own form of transportation. The patient’s family has indicated they would like him to have a kidney transplant and they are willing to assist patient with managing his care after the transplantation. However, the patient has indicated he is “not sure” he wants a transplant and thinks it might be a “waste of a kidney” to use on him, because he “has no money” and “isn’t sure” he will be able to control his diabetes and follow postop instructions. As the RN, it is your job to assess this situation and give a recommendation to the nephrologist and the transplant surgeon since you are an expert in Case Management, and it will be your responsibility to assist this patient post-transplant in maintaining optimal health.

Consider the legal and ethical considerations regarding this recommendation. Also, make sure to consider your role as a patient advocate. 

For this Assignment contain the following:

  • Describe and Evaluate Legal Considerations/Implications
  • Compare/Contract/Critique the three models of Ethical Decision Making (ANA Code of Ethics pg. xxii – xxviii)
    • Jonsen’s “Four Boxes”
    • Ethical Principlism
    • An Ethic of Care
  • Describe and Evaluate Patient Advocacy appropriate to this Case Study/Scenario
  • Offer your recommendation for this patient: transplant or no transplant
  • Final Essay should be 5–6 pages in length (excluding title page/reference pages)
  • A minimum of 3–5 Scholarly References

Before finalizing your work, you should:

  • be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above)
  • consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary;
  • utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors; and
  • review APA formatting and citation information found in the Writing Center, online, or elsewhere in the course.

Your writing Assignment should:

  • follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
  • be well orderedlogical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
  • display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and
  • use APA 6th edition format for organization, style, and crediting sources including:
    • properly formatted header
    • 12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font
    • use of in-text citations
    • title page and reference page
    • use of headings (if applicable)

Submit the Assignment to the unit Dropbox before midnight on the last day of the unit.