Module 1 Discussion: HPMP
Review the HPMP Orientation Handbook and then substantively reply to the following question in 200 words or more: “Should nurses with substance abuse disorders be allowed to provide direct patient care?” In your response, discuss how the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and the ICN Code of Ethics applies to the situation. Be sure to review the Grading Rubric for important information.
- Isolation Precaution
What is MRSA and how can it be spread from one patient to another? What precautions must the nurse take to prevent the spread of this organism?
- Team meeting
Dena suggests that urinary catheters be removed as soon as possible. What is her rationale for this and why did the other nurses seem resistant to the idea?
- Infection Control Team
How might the use of an inter-professional team work toward improved infection control in the hospital setting? Is there one in your professional setting?
- Patient Question about handwashing
Consider how you will incorporate handwashing into your practice? Can you think of ways to reinforce this practice?
- Family member
Communication with family is vital in nursing. How would you feel if you were the family member and were told that you needed to gown and glove every time you came to see your family member? How would you as the nurse reinforce to family the need to follow precaution policies?
- Dr. Greene
Give three examples of how nurses can assist in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections? Consider what you have seen on the video, your readings and the lecture on infection prevention.
Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent 5 pts
Identifies and demonstrates a solid understanding of the Exemplar topic discussed. Provides appropriate and advanced nursing judgement.
Identifies and demonstrates an understanding of the Exemplar topic discussed. Identifies basic relationships between concepts.
Does not identify and demonstrate an acceptable understanding of the Exemplar topic presented.
5 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLinks to Course Readings and Additional Research 5 pts
Presents and relates connections between identified issues and the main exemplar topic with support from course content or from outside sources.
Presents connections between identified issues and the exemplar topic without support from course content or outside sources.
Makes inappropriate or little connection between the issues of the discussion and the exemplar topic with no supportive evidence.
5 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Mechanics and APA formatting of References 5 pts
All references and citations are in correct APA format. No spelling errors are present and terminology use is correct. There is at least one citation for each reference.
Reference and/or citations are mostly correct in APA format. Few spelling errors or misuse of terminology is present. Sentence structure is appropriate. Citations are present without an accompanying reference. OR references are provided without any in-text citations.
Reference and/or citations either are not present or are not in APA format. Multiple spelling errors and misuse of terms are present.
5 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeParticipation
Substantively responds to peers within the discussion board. (See course information for description of ‘substantive’.)
Substantively responds to two or more peers before the due date.
Substantively responds to one peer before the due date.
Either does not respond to peers or responses are not substantive (see definition in course information)