Discussion: The Role of HR in Health Care Settings Janet has been working as a nurse manager for a little over six months. Since she took this position, nurses have asked her a variety of questions related to paid leave, health insurance coverage, retirement plans, and other important issues. Each new question causes Janet to wonder whether she is providing her staff with sufficient information. Janet realizes that she needs help answering these questions, and she is curious to see if she can enlist the assistance of someone in the Human Resources department. Despite her experience as a nurse and as a nurse manager, Janet is not sure what kind of support HR can provide, nor how and when she should request their help. Nurse managers may be uncertain about the roles that HR plays in health care organizations. In addition, many managers are unclear about how HR can support them with the staff function of their managerial responsibilities. As a nurse manager, what questions might you have about HR’s role? Furthermore, how have your previous experiences impacted your perceptions? To prepare Reflect upon the role HR has played in your current organization or one with which you are familiar. What interactions have you noticed between HR professionals and other staff in this setting? How do these interactions compare to those of nurse managers and staff that you have observed? Complete the media survey, “Survey on HR,” found in this week’s Learning Resources. Though this survey is not graded, take careful note of the questions asked and the correct answers. Review Chapter 1, “The New Human Resource Management Process” in the course text, Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, & Skill Development, as well as this week’s media, “Introduction to Healthcare Human Resource Management.” Consider how your perceptions of HR are similar to or different from the roles of HR described in the Learning Resources. How does the role of HR differ from that of a nurse manager? Post a description of your media survey experience, including your survey results and your reactions to the survey. Explain at least two perceptions that you held regarding the role of HR compared to the role of the nurse manager. Describe how these perceptions were similar to or different from the roles outlined in the Learning Resources. Without identifying individuals or organizations, support your response by briefly describing experiences that may have influenced your perceptions. AND Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days using one or more of the following approaches: Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information or research. Share an insight from having read a colleague’s posting, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives. Validate an idea with your own experience and additional resources.(I will send responses) Required Readings Lussier, R. N., & Hendon, J. R. (2016). Human resource management: Functions, applications, & skill development (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Chapter 1, “The New Human Resource Management Process” (pp. 2–38) Chapter 1 provides an introduction to human resource management (HRM). It overviews the various disciplines of HRM, as well as the roles and skills that HRM professionals fulfill within organizations. This chapter also highlights why line managers should be aware of basic HRM functions. Chapter 2, “Strategy-Driven Human Resource Management” (pp. 40–77) This chapter covers the importance of strategic planning and organizational structure. It also overviews organizational culture and strategic measurement tools. International Counsel of Nurses. (2011). International Centre for Human Resources in Nursing. Retrieved from http://www.icn.ch/pillarsprograms/international-centre-for-human-resources-in-nursing-ichrn/ The International Centre for Human Resources in Nursing (ICHRN) aims to address common health care challenges such as budget cuts and underemployment of nursing personnel by integrating meaningful data and best practices into health care settings. The ICHRN website provides nurse administrators with an online resource that assists them in HR-based endeavors. Required Media Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2006). Survey on HR [Interactive Media]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Before reading this week’s Learning Resources, take this survey to determine how much you already know about the role of HR. In addition, review this week’s Discussion and think about how you will use the results from this survey in your Discussion posting. Note: Please click on the following link for the transcript: Transcript (PDF). Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Introduction to healthcare human resource management. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes. This week’s presenters introduce how managers can partner with human resource professionals to better manage the people and processes of their setting.
June 26, 2020
Analytics are play a significant role in the world of sports business. From the selection of players to the way teams market to fans and the way concessions are sold, nearly every facet of sports relies on data analytics to generate revenue and create a positive return on investment for teams, organizations, and brands. For this assignment, you will research how a specific team, organization, or brand uses data analytics as part of the marketing process. In a 750-1,000 word paper, summarize the data collection techniques used and how that data collection has contributed to the team, organization, or brand’s marketing strategy. Provide examples of specific marketing decisions the team, organization, or brand has made based on what they learned from analyzing available data. Include discussion of how the target audience reacted to these marketing strategies and the challenges of measuring the costs and return on investment associated with data analytics. Finally, share your opinion about the marketing strategies that were employed based on the available data analytics, and discuss whether or not you believe similar data driven marketing strategies could be applied across the sports business landscape. Cite at least two outside resources in your paper. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
June 26, 2020

Question 1 A nurse is working in a women’s hospital where she is caring for a new mother who is experiencing postpartum urinary retention. Bethanechol (Urecholine) has been ordered. The nurse will observe for which of the following?

A) Bradycardia

B) Hypertension

C) Hypotension

D) Decreased salivation

Question 2 A woman is receiving magnesium sulfate for intrapartum eclampsia. The patient is perspiring and her blood pressure is 88/50. The serum magnesium level is 10 mg/dL. The nurse will interpret these manifestations as

A) common adverse effects of magnesium sulfate

B) magnesium sulfate toxicity

C) a hypersensitivity reaction to magnesium sulfate

D) an idiosyncratic reaction from the magnesium sulfate

Question 3 A male patient is taking finasteride for BPH.Which of the following will the nurse evaluate at each clinic visit?

A) Serum cholesterol levels

B) Bone growth

C) Hemoglobin levels

D) Urinary elimination patterns

Question 4 A 71-year-old man has just been prescribed finasteride (Proscar). Which of the following complaints by this patient most likely indicated a need for this drug?

A) “My urine is extremely concentrated lately and it smells strong.”

B) “To be honest, I find that I can’t get an erection for the past few months.”

C) “My urine’s been cloudy for the last little while and it burns when I go to the bathroom.”

D) “Lately, I have to get up three or four times a night to go to the bathroom.”

Question 5 After 6 months of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, a 31-year-old woman and her husband have sought a referral to a fertility specialist in order to explore their options. A nurse at the clinic should recognize that the woman may benefit from

A) clomiphene

B) conjugated estrogen

C) progesterone

D) mifepristone

Question 6 A 59-year-old man with a recent history of erectile dysfunction has been assessed and prescribed sildenafil (Viagra). When providing patient education to this man, the nurse should tell him which of the following?

A) “You might find that your face becomes flushed or you get a headache after you take Viagra.”

B) “You should take your Viagra at the same time each morning, ideally on an empty stomach.”

C) “Make sure that you don’t take any other prescription medications while you’re using Viagra.”

D) “If you get some heart palpitations or dizziness after you take Viagra, know that this is normal and will pass with time.”

Question 7 A 66-year-old man has made an appointment with his primary care provider to discuss his recent erectile dysfunction (ED) and has requested a prescription for tadalafil (Cialis) based on television commercials he has seen. What characteristic of this patient would most likely contraindicate the use of tadalafil for his ED?

A) The patient takes allopurinol for the treatment of gout

B) The patient has a family history of osteoporosis and has undergone bone density testing

C) The patient has unstable angina and uses a nitroglycerin patch

D) The patient often takes ginseng when he gets a common cold

Question 8 A pregnant patient who has diabetes has been admitted to the hospital to begin labor.Since the patient has diabetes, the physician has decided to use oxytocin (Pitocin) to initiate labor contractions. When talking to the patient about the adverse effects of the drug, the nurse should understand that the most common adverse effects of the drug include

A) metabolic alkalosis

B) uterine tachysystole

C) electrolyte imbalances

D) water intoxication

Question 9 A 73-year-old woman has osteoporosis and is prescribed alendronate. She takes calcium and vitamin D supplements, drinks lots of water, and has just quit smoking. The nurse should advise the patient to also

A) include adequate amounts of vitamin C in the diet

B) drink at least 6 to 8 oz of milk daily

C) stop using artificial sweeteners while taking alendronate

D) perform light-weight exercises and go for walks

Question 10 A 29-year-old pregnant patient is extremely upset about having to take medication for a pre-existing medical condition. She is consumed with fear that her baby will be born with a physical deformity or a congenital anomaly but knows that she has to take the medication. She talks constantly about this and is unable to sleep most nights. Which of the following is the most appropriate nursing diagnosis for this patient is?

A) Injury, Risk to the fetus related to adverse effects of maternal drug therapy

B) Injury, Risk to the patient related to failure to receive needed drug therapy

C) Anxiety related to perceived danger of drug therapy to fetus or infant

D) Noncompliance with Drug Therapy

Question 11 The nurse practitioner has recommended that a breast-feeding woman take her prescribed medications just before her infant takes his longest nap of the day. The woman does not understand and asks the nurse to explain. The nurse will tell the woman that the recommendation was made to

A) increase the blood concentrations of the drug in the breast-feeding infant

B) reduce neonatal drug exposure

C) reduce the half-life of the drug

D) evaluate the drug’s potential adverse effects on the neonate

Question 12 A nurse is instructing a 19-year-old female patient on the use of fluconazole for candida vaginitis. A teaching priority will be to

A) take an antiemetic or antidiarrheal for adverse GI effects

B) use an alternative form of birth control, if taking an oral contraceptive

C) use an aspirin for relief of minor discomforts

D) take the drug with food

Question 13 A pregnant patient asks the nurse what over-the-counter medication she can take for recurring headaches. The nurse should recommend

A) aspirin

B) advil

C) tylenol

D) motrin

Question 14 A 38-year-old pregnant patient admits to the nurse that she is an alcoholic and has been consuming alcohol during her pregnancy. The nurse knows that using alcohol during pregnancy may result in a child who presents with

A) a high-pitched cry

B) microcephaly.

C) an electrolyte imbalance

D) thrombocytopenia

Question 15 A 68-year-old man is being treated for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and began treatment with finasteride (Proscar) 3 months ago. When planning the care of this patient, what desired outcome should the nurse prioritize?

A) The patient will remain free of sexual side effects related to drug therapy

B) The patient will experience complete bladder emptying

C) The patient will remain free of urethral pain

D) The patient will not experience hematuria

Question 16 A male patient with a medical background tells the nurse that he is not satisfied with the oral synthetic testosterone that has been prescribed for him and he would like to try a natural form of oral testosterone. Which of the following would be an appropriate response by the nurse?

A) “Natural testosterone undergoes a high first-pass effect and is not used orally.”

B) “Natural testosterone poses a higher risk of gynecomastia.”

C) “Natural testosterone undergoes a short first-past effect and is less extensively metabolized than what has been prescribed for you.”

D) “Natural testosterone would be more effective for you.”

Question 17 A nurse is caring for a patient who is at 28 weeks’ gestation and is receiving terbutaline (Brethine) to control preterm labor. Which of the following assessment parameters should the nurse prioritize?

A) Maternal body temperature

B) Fetal heart rate (FHR)

C) Correct fetal position

D) Fetal blood pressure

Question 18 A nurse is working with a patient in the clinic who has erectile dysfunction. The patient has been prescribed sildenafil (Viagra). The patient wants to do everything he can to promote effectiveness of the drug. The nurse will instruct him to

A) avoid taking the drug with a high-protein meal

B) avoid taking the drug with a high-fat meal

C) drink plenty of fluids

D) take a double dose of the drug

Question 19 A patient is being discharged from the hospital and will be taking oxybutynin (Ditropan) for overactive bladder. The nurse will instruct the patient that she will be taking a medication

A) that will be provided in pill form and which may cause lightheadedness

B) that will be administered as a weekly IM injection in an outpatient setting

C) that may be prescribed as a patch and which may cause dry mouth

D) that can be inhaled and that may cause occasional heart palpitations

Question 20 A nurse is discussing with a 58-year-old male patient the causes of erectile dysfunction in men over 50 years of age. Which of the following will the nurse inform the patient is the primary physical cause of erectile dysfunction of men in this age group?

A) Emotional stress

B) Atherosclerosis of the penile artery

C) Diabetes mellitus

D) Decrease in testosterone levels

Question 21 A nurse is working with a 16-year-old pregnant teen and assessing for behavior that may put the baby at risk. The most important assessment the nurse can make is

A) whether the pregnant woman uses illegal substances

B) whether the pregnant woman has health insurance

C) the pregnant woman’s exercise habits

D) the pregnant woman’s dietary habits

Question 22 A man has a demonstrated history of androgen deficiency and the consequences of this health problem include an inability to maintain an erection. Which of the following medications would best address this patient’s erectile dysfunction (ED)?

A) Sildenafil (Viagra)

B) Tamsulosin (Flomax)

C) Exogenous testosterone

D) Tadalafil (Cialis)

Question 23 Which of the following would the nurse include in a teaching plan about the signs and symptoms of thrombophlebitis and thromboembolism that should be reported by a patient taking estrogen?

A) Cholestatic jaundice

B) Amenorrhea

C) Headaches and chest pain

D) Breast tenderness

Question 24 A 36-year-old patient comes to the clinic and tells the nurse that she suspects that she is pregnant. During the initial assessment, the nurse learns that the patient is currently taking medications for diabetes, hypertension, and a seizure disorder. The nurse would be most concerned about which of the following medications?

A) Insulin

B) Ibuprofen (Advil)

C) Phenytoin (Dilantin)

D) Furosemide (Lasix)

Question 25 A woman is receiving prolonged drug therapy during her complicated pregnancy, and it may pose a risk to both the mother and the fetus. The primary care physician has made dosage adjustments to minimize adverse effects and prevent toxicity. The nurse should make sure

A) that serum levels of the drug are being monitored

B) that the FDA is informed that the woman is receiving drug therapy

C) to check the drug’s FDA pregnancy category to determine safety

D) that only nonpharmacologic alternatives are being used

Question 26 A 56-year-old woman will soon begin treatment of her overactive bladder with tolterodine (Detrol). What patient teaching should the nurse provide to this woman?

A) “It’s good to measure your heart rate before you take your Detrol each day, and withhold it if your heart rate is below 60 beats/minute.”

B) “You’ll probably need to stop taking your hormone replacement therapy when you’re taking Detrol.”

C) “You’ll likely find that you have scant amounts of blood in your urine for the first few days, but this is not unusual or problematic.”

D) “You might find that you get a dry mouth or a headache from this drug, but this does not mean it has to be discontinued.”

Question 27 The nurse has established peripheral IV access and begun an infusion of magnesium sulfate on a 29-year-old antepartum patient who is 35 weeks pregnant. Which of the following assessment findings most likely prompted the patient’s physician to order magnesium sulfate for this patient?

A) Decreased level of consciousness with a sudden onset

B) The presence of rales and rhonchi and oxygen saturation less than or equal to 80% on room air

C) Maternal bradycardia accompanied by a prolonged QT interval

D) Systolic blood pressure readings in excess of 190 mmHg

Question 28 The nurse recognizes that the potential for teratogenic drug effects is not static throughout the prenatal and postnatal periods. The potential for teratogenic effects is highest during

A) breast-feeding of the neonate

B) the first 2 months of pregnancy.

C) the two to 3 weeks prior to delivery

D) the second trimester

Question 29 Alendronate (Fosamax) is prescribed for a 67-year-old postmenopausal woman. In order to help prevent gastrointestinal distress, the nurse will advise the patient to

A) stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes after taking alendronate..

B) avoid drinking water with the drug

C) lift weights in the gym at least five times a week

D) take calcium and vitamin D supplements

Question 30 A female patient is taking oral cyclophosphamide therapy for breast cancer. Because of possible adverse effects of the drug, the nurse will instruct the patient to do which of the following?

A) Drink a lot of water

B) Limit fluid intake

C) Take the medication at bedtime

D) Increase the protein in her diet

Question 31 A patient is taking flavoxate hydrochloride (Urispas) to help control an overactive bladder. On a follow-up visit to the clinic, the nurse will question the patient about which of the following?

A) Chronic diarrhea

B) Dental hygiene practices

C) Headaches

D) Diet

Question 32 Alprostadil (Caverject), a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, has been prescribed to a 42-year-old patient. When providing education to the patient and his wife, the nurse should inform the wife about which of the following adverse effects?

A) Low blood pressure

B) Vaginal burning

C) Increased heart rate

D) Reduced desire for sexual activity

Question 33 A male patient is trying to decide if he should use finasteride (Proscar) to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). When providing information about the drug, the nurse will include which of the following as a risk associated with finasteride therapy?

A) Excess fluid volume related to potential effects of drug therapy

B) Hypercalcemia related to drug therapy, immobility, and breast cancer

C) Sexual dysfunction related to erectile dysfunction

D) Prostatic neoplasia

Question 34 A 20-year-old woman has been prescribed estrogen. As with all women taking estrogen, the nurse will carefully monitor the patient for which of the following?

A) Lack of secondary sexual characteristics

B) Cardiovascular complications

C) Early epiphyseal closure

D) Decreased libido

Question 35 A nurse is providing patient education to a 50-year-old woman who is taking methotrexate (MTX) for breast cancer. The nurse will instruct the patient to avoid which of the following drugs?

A) Acetaminophen

B) Salicylates

C) Furosemide

D) Digoxin

Question 36 A patient is taking etoposide for a testicular tumor refractory to treatment. The nursing assessment reveals that he is also taking warfarin. The nurse must carefully monitor for which of the following?

A) Decreased heart rate

B) Increased serum drug levels of etoposide

C) Elevated prothrombin time

D) Lower liver enzymes

Question 37 A nurse is caring for a 46-year-old female patient who is taking paclitaxel for ovarian cancer. Two or three days after the infusion of the drug, the nurse must closely monitor for which of the following?

A) Cardiotoxicity

B) Constipation

C) Neurotoxicity

D) Asthma

Question 38 A nurse is performing patient education for a woman who has just been prescribed a bisphosphonate. Which of the following diagnostic and history findings would have prompted the woman’s care provider to prescribe a bisphosphonate?

A) Height in the lowest quartile of the population and a history of joint pain

B) Low bone density and a family history of osteoporosis

C) Complaints of cold intolerance, recurrent constipation, and evidence of diverticular disease

D) Labile moods and short-term memory deficits

Question 39 A nurse is explaining to a pregnant 21-year-old college student why she cannot continue to take ibuprofen (Advil) for her headaches. The nurse draws a picture depicting drug molecules crossing the placental membrane and entering into the fetal circulation. The nurse tells the patient that the main reason this happens is because

A) there is a 40% increase in blood volume during pregnancy

B) the mother’s heart rate is 10 to 15 beats per minute faster during pregnancy

C) drugs compete with the hormones of pregnancy for albumin-binding sites

D) hemodilution of plasma albumin occurs

Question 40 A 36-year-old woman with a history of dysmenorrhea has begun treatment with progesterone, which she will be receiving by the intramuscular route. The nurse participating in the woman’s care should prioritize which of the following potential nursing diagnoses?

A) Incontinence, Functional, related to neurosensory and musculoskeletal changes

B) Fluid Volume Deficit related to metabolic changes secondary to drug therapy

C) Confusion, Chronic, related to CNS changes resulting from adverse drug effects

D) Risk for Injury related to loss of vision or thrombotic events

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