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Assignment 4 : Read, Research and Respond

Polypharmacy and malnutrition.-1.pdfPreview the document

  • Questions
  1. Describe how low plasma protein can become problematic.
  2. Research the BEERS/STOPP protocol and describe it. (This isn’t in the article, you will need to research and list your references).
  3. List some of the other side effects of drugs and the specific drugs that entice them

Opinion

  1. Imagine you are explaining polypharmacy to a patient.  Using figure 1 as a guide, explain the progression of this problem.

assignment 2

Review the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” Write a 750-1,000 word paper discussing the influence of the IOM report on nursing practice. Include the following:

  1. Summarize the four messages outlined in the IOM report and explain why these are significant to nursing practice.
  2. Discuss the direct influence the IOM report has on nursing education and nursing leadership. Describe the benefits and opportunities for BSN-prepared nurses.
  3. Explain why it is important that a nurse’s role and education evolve to meet the needs of an aging and increasingly diverse population.
  4. Discuss the significance of professional development, or lifelong learning, and its relevance in caring for diverse populations across the life span and within the health-illness continuum.
  5. Discuss how nurses can assist in effectively managing patient care within an evolving health care system.