Entries by Lucy Shiko

What led to your current perspective and direction?

Topic 6 DQ 2 Education is an essential part of nursing. My solution to increasing adherence to breastfeeding for at least the first six months of life is to increase education. More education towards mothers, physicians, and nurses is needed. My evidence-based research concludes that breastfeeding support is one if not the most important factors […]

Explain your state laws for involuntary psychiatric holds

The Assignment In 3 pages, address the following: Explain your state laws for involuntary psychiatric holds for child and adult psychiatric emergencies. Include who can hold a patient and for how long, who can release the emergency hold, and who can pick up the patient after a hold is released. Explain the differences among emergency […]

Compare and contrast the standards of practice for the LPN and RN.

  For this discussion, compare and contrast the standards of practice for the LPN and RN. How does understanding the roles of the healthcare team and standards of practice support a civil environment? Use at least one-three credible resource to support your discussion (topic). For example, a credible resource could be the State Board of Nursing […]

How do the changes identify relate to outcomes?

Think of a change that is being implemented or was recently implemented at your workplace or clinical setting. Briefly explain the change. How do the changes identify relate to outcomes? How will data be used to evaluate these outcomes? What is the bedside nurse’s role in the dissemination or communication of clinical findings?Think of a […]

Differentiate among the types of hypotheses in peer-reviewed published studies.

Using the instructions above, let’s begin a discussion regarding research problem and design. Examine the research introduction, literature review, problem, and design in published research articles. Differentiate among the types of hypotheses in peer-reviewed published studies. Evaluate the credibility of the author of published research. The purpose of this discussion is to help students determine […]

Discuss the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Review the Resources for this module and consider the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Reflect on your experiences, observations, and/or clinical practices from the last 5 years and think about how pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic factors altered his or her anticipated response to a drug. Consider factors that might have influenced the patient’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic […]