Archive for December 19th, 2019

Differential Diagnosis For Skin Conditions

The Lab Assignment

Choose one skin condition graphic (identify by number in your Chief Complaint) to document your assignment in the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) note format rather than the traditional narrative style. Refer to Chapter 2 of the Sullivan text and the Comprehensive SOAP Template in this week’s Learning Resources for guidance. Remember that not all comprehensive SOAP data are included in every patient case.

•&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;Use clinical terminologies to explain the physical characteristics featured in the graphic. Formulate a differential diagnosis of three to five possible conditions for the skin graphic that you chose. Determine which is most likely to be the correct diagnosis and explain your reasoning using at least three different references, one reference from current evidence-based literature from your search and two different references from this week’s Learning Resourc


Analyze the number of people who participated in the sample compared to the number in the population.

For this assignment, you will review two different polls—one on presidential politics and one on environmental issues from the this Web site, and then answer some questions (listed below) in a 3–4-page essay.

How many people to survey?

Poll results are prevalent in the media, especially leading up to elections or when a topic receives widespread news coverage.

The results from small groups of people are used to portray a general consensus about a population. Do you ever wonder how many people should be included in a poll to make it a meaningful reflection of a population? Now you will be able to answer your own question. After learning this, you might never feel the same about these polls again!

For this task, you will access this Web site to choose a poll on two different subjects to analyze—presidential politics and environmental issues. Once you are on the Web site, select Topics and you will see a search box that says “What do you have on…” Type in “presidential politics” to get a long list of available polls on that topic. From there, you can scroll through various polls and choose one that is of interest to you. Look to choose a poll question that relates to a major topic, not a small subtopic. Once you see a question you like, you can click on the brown graph icon to the right of the question to see a graphical representation of the poll results and information on the sample size of the poll. If you click on the brown book icon, you will see a detailed report about the poll. Once you are done with your research on presidential politics, you should repeat the process for an environmental issues survey by going back to the Home page and simply typing “environmental issues” into the search box.

For each of the two polls you chose, please answer the following questions:

  • Describe the poll you chose and why you chose it.
  • Analyze the number of people who participated in the sample compared to the number in the population.
  • Given what you have learned about polls and surveys, do you think this is a reasonable sample size for the question polled?
  • Do you think that this poll accurately reflects the viewpoint of the population as a whole? Why or why not?
  • Discuss how the results of the survey can be used to tell a story or support an idea of the group that would be the most pleased with the results of the poll.
  • How do you think a group that is opposed to the results in this poll would use the results to support their cause?

Please submit your assignment as a Word document in APA format using the attached template. Using the template without deleting the headings ensures that you cover each segment of the assignment. The deliverable length is 3–4 pages.

Human Resource Management

This discussion has 3 parts:

  1. In your experience, how do human resources managers cope with demands, constraints, and choices confronting them with reference to employee rights and policies and procedures? 
  2. What are the benefits or consequences that you have witnessed when it comes to employee rights?
  3. What steps do you believe human resources managers use to solve problems and make decisions? If you have experienced this first hand, please feel free to share your experience

Choose an ethical issue to discuss. Briefly introduce the issue.

Your Final Assessment Essay will be a substantial product of 1000-1250 words. This initial draft was your starting point. You will now develop your draft into the finished essay, expanding in light of instructor feedback and your own continued thinking on the topic.


Task for the essay:

  • Choose an ethical issue to discuss. Briefly introduce the issue.
  • Apply the three main normative ethical theories to the issue. Briefly explain each theory and apply each theory to the issue.
  • Would the theories agree or disagree on the issue? Explain.
  • What is your view on the ethics of the issue? Explain.
  • Essay should be 1000-1250 words.


  • Try to sustain an argument to prove your case.
  • Make sure that all technical philosophical terms from the course are clearly defined.
  • Grammar and spelling will make up at least 10% of the value of the grade given.
  • Use your own words as much as possible.
    • If you copy directly from any text, you must cite your source and the page number. Long quotes (25 words or more) should be avoided.
    • No more than 10% of any assignment should be direct quotes.
  • Refer to the general Guidelines on Good Essays.
  • The paper must be submitted to the appropriate assignment submission folder as an attachment in Word (or Word-compatible) format.

I have my rough draft to use as a bas for the essay

Who are your top 2 global competitors in the market?

Must be 600 words APA format


You talk with Mike and Tiffany at lunch. “You’ve done some great research and brought up some good ideas to implement in the presentation,” you say. “There is one element that we are missing.”

“One of the most important aspects of the strategy: our competitors,” Tiffany states.

“I’ve already done some analysis, and there are many in the global market. It seems like there are several office furniture companies thriving, but not as many custom furniture manufacturers,” Mike elaborates.

“Well, we need to provide the board with some solid competitors. I’ll work on finding our top two,” you say. Complete the following:

  • Who are your top 2 global competitors in the market?
  • Provide a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis for each competitor.
  • Why are they direct competitors?
  • What is their competitive advantage?  
  • Could you form a cooperative strategy with any of the competitors?
    • If so, how?
    • If not, why?
  • What strategies could you use to build a competitive market profile?
  • What is balanced scorecard? 

Explain each of the subfields of anthropology and the importance of the four-field approach.

  1. Explain each of the subfields of anthropology and the importance of the four-field approach.
  2. Explain what is meant by differential net reproductive success. Give an example of how this mechanism works.
  3. Compare and contrast the processes and end products of mitosis and meiosis.

Weekly Homework Directions 

Each week you will answer 3 short answer/essay questions, each worth 5 points.  The questions will focus on key concepts from the current weeks’ module. Please follow the tips below to ensure you are getting the most out of your homework grade!

  • The questions will draw primarily from your textbook and the Power Points, but they will be supported by the material in the required films.  You are encouraged to use all your available sources to answer them. 
  • Each answer should be a minimum of 200 words, its not an exact science, but if you’re not close to this mark you are most likely not going into enough detail, or answering the entire question.
  • When answering questions that ask for a definition, do not use a quote from the book to give that definition! Put the answer in your own words to show you understand what is being asked.
  • Use quotations sparingly. Answers that are quote after quote do not show understanding or analysis and will be marked down.
  • Do not use bullet points, graphs, charts or other methods to answer.  You need to write out your analysis/answer to show me you understand the material.
  • Any quotes or outside sources need to be appropriately cited.
  • All answers need to be written at a college level with appropriate spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • You will be turning all of your homework in through the TurnItIn link. So remember, if you cheat, it will catch you!
  • Answer all three questions on one document and upload your work just once.
  • Do not email your work to me.  It will not be graded.
  • You are strongly encouraged to submit your homework well before the due date.  Late submissions will not be accepted.  So if you wait until the last minute to submit and you have technical issues, your computer crashes, or the internet goes out, and you cannot submit in time, you will still receive a zero for the assignment. 
  • When you submit your homework it must be in Word or PDF format.  If you submit it in any other format it cannot be opened and I will not be able to grade it and you will receive a zero on that weeks homework.

Organizational Strategy and Employee Performance

Last week, you explored the topic of job analysis. When conducting a job analysis, a manager develops a description of the duties performed in a position. However, effectively designing a position goes much further than simply listing duties. It includes building in strategies for training, review, recognition, and clear direction and responsibilities. Part of the role of the human resource manager is to design jobs in such a way that the employee feels motivated and appreciated, resulting in a higher level of performance.

This week, you explore the importance of job design, job training, and performance appraisal systems. You explore performance development actions that contribute to supporting a diverse workforce. You also explore how organizational strategy influences each of these areas. Based on the readings for this week, consider how organizational strategy is enhanced or hindered by each of these functions.

With these thoughts in mind:

  • Select a topic from this week’s readings that interests you the most.   
  • Which will be Chapter 9, “Training for Improved Performance” (pp. 334­–377)

In this chapter, you explore the important elements necessary for designing an effective training program. You gain an understanding of how well-designed training and development can improve performance. Finally, you are introduced to different methods for evaluating a training program.

Focus on the definitions provided throughout the chapter. Review and think about the examples and anecdotes provided in the chapter that illustrate the major ideas being conveyed. From a manager’s perspective, consider the different techniques for development and training that assist employee orientation. Ask yourself how an effective training program can improve retention

  • Consider a real-world situation that relates to or could be addressed utilizing primary concepts from the assigned readings.
By Day 4

Post an answer to the following questions:

  • How does this topic impact organizational strategy?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of HR approaches (job design, job training, or performance appraisal systems) related to the chosen topic?

Your post should be approximately 200–250 words in length

Explain case mix and why it is important in evaluating different health care providers.

To help you to better understand why case mix is important to managed care and reimbursement methods; here are some fictional heart attack mortality rates for three different hospitals. Consider the national average for heart attack death rates to be 16%.


Mortality Rate

National Mortality Rate 

Hospital A



Hospital B


Hospital C


Part I

Write a 3-4 page report in which you answer the following questions:

  1. Explain case mix and why it is important in evaluating different health care providers.
  2. Refer to the table of heart attack mortality rates for Hospitals A, B, and C. From your reading this week, what variables might be impacting the rates in the table? Please explain and discuss the use of data analysis for evaluating this kind of information.

Part II

You are a staff member at Hospital B, which has the worst mortality rate from heart attacks as seen in the table. Imagine that the administrator for Hospital B has asked you to appear at a Press Conference to share your knowledge about case mix.


Mortality Rate

National Mortality Rate 

Hospital A



Hospital B


Hospital C


After participating in the Press Conference, write a 2-page summary to explain the use of date for decision-making purposes, and how the technology department performs critical core business processes essential to the managed care organization.

What are the preliminary steps to an arson investigation?

  What are the preliminary steps to an arson investigation?


   What are some signs to look for that lead you to believe that arson may have occurred?


   Discuss how legal entry can be made into a fire scene and some of the legal challenges that can arise in entry to the fire scene.


 Original responses to the forum questions each week need to be substantial (350- words ) and significantly supported by at least 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly sources. The citation and references are required to be in APA 6th edition format. Sources used for studies or statistical information should be less than 10 years old. Direct quoting should be limited.  Interpretation in your own words is expected 

Evaluate how this firm uses lean strategies and how much lean techniques has improved the firm’s efficiency.

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is for students to evaluate the lean techniques applied to business in today’s workforce.

Note: Students and Faculty seeking more information on this assignment can refer to Ch. 14 of the Operations and Supply Chain Management textbook. 

Assignment Steps 

Select a business you are familiar with which incorporates lean manufacturing or lean supply chains. 

Evaluate how this firm uses lean strategies and how much lean techniques has improved the firm’s efficiency. 

Evaluate ways the firm can go even further to make improvements using lean techniques. 

Consider Goldratt’s theory of constraints and its use in overcoming bottlenecks

Determine if there are improvements that can be made in scheduling and/or controlling techniques

Use the results you obtained from evaluating this firm to apply to your own business or a business you are interested in which currently does not use lean. 

Develop a 1,050-word report in which you describe your lean evaluation project.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines. 

Submit your assignment.

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