Assignment 2.1: Food Journal

Assignment 2.1: Food Journal

 Step 1: Track your food over the course of a minimum of 5 days either directly in the app or on paper.Keep a record of journal entry:·      Include ALL of your food – meals and snacks (I need to see the food I am not interested in just the words Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner PLEASE)·      Include ALL of your beverages – alcoholic and non-alcoholic·      Include a full weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)·      Include all of your exercise

Step 2: Take your food log and enter into the nutrition app of your choice, (ex. FitGenie) and track your food. App must categorize into carbs, fats, and protein not only calories. (if you do not have access to an app you can google each food for its components for example grams of carbs, protein and fat)

  • Include the meals and the servings sizes for each day.

Assignment 1.1: DRI

Assignment 1.1: DRI

Step 1: Identify the acronym DRI.Step 2: In a one page paper, explain the purpose of a DRI. Include an explanation and an example of each reference value that falls under the DRI’s.

  • EAR,
  • RDA,
  • AI,
  • UL,
  • AMDR.

Data Mining Age And Healthcare Improvement

We are living in the data mining age. Provide an example on how data mining can turn a large collection of data into knowledge that can help meet a current global challenge in order to improve healthcare outcomes. Three references

If depreciation expense is a noncash charge, why do we consider it when determining cash flows?

1.    Question :    The appropriate cash flows for evaluating a corporate investment decision are:

Student Answer:         incremental additional cash flows.

marginal after-tax cash flows.

incremental after-tax cash flows.

investment after-tax cash flows.

Instructor Explanation:    The answer can be found in Section 6.1: How to Compute Cash Flows.

Points Received:    1 of 1
Comments:

2.    Question :    The typical corporate investment requires a large cash outlay followed by several years of cash inflows. To make these cash flows comparable, we do which of the following?

Student Answer:         Adjust both cash outflows and inflows for taxes.

Subtract interest charges to reflect the time value of money.

Adjust both outflows and inflows for the effects of depreciation.
Apply time value of money concepts and compare present values.
Instructor Explanation:    The answer can be found in Section 6.1: How to Compute Cash Flows.

Points Received:    1 of 1
Comments:

3.    Question :    If depreciation expense is a noncash charge, why do we consider it when determining cash flows?

Student Answer:          because depreciation expense reduces taxable income, so reduces the amount of taxes paid
because depreciation expense offsets part of the initial cash outlay for depreciable assets
because depreciation expense reduces net income

because depreciation expense is a method for allocating costs

Instructor Explanation:    The answer can be found in Section 6.1: How to Compute Cash Flows.

Points Received:    1 of 1
Comments:

4.    Question :    The internal rate of return is:

Student Answer:         the discount rate at which the NPV is maximized.

the discount rate used by people within the company to evaluate projects.
the rate of return that a project must exceed to be acceptable.

the discount rate that equates the present value of benefits to the present value of costs.
Instructor Explanation:    The answer can be found in Section 7.1: Capital Budgeting Methods.

Points Received:    1 of 1
Comments:

5.    Question :    Chapter 7 introduced three methods for evaluating a corporate investment decision. Which of the following is not one of those methods?

Student Answer:         payback period

net present value (NPV)

return on assets (ROA)

internal rate of return (IRR)

Instructor Explanation:    The answer can be found in Section 7.1: Capital Budgeting Methods.

Points Received:    1 of 1
Comments:

6.    Question :    In perfect capital markets, the capital structure decision is:

Student Answer:         important because it affects the cash flows to shareholders.

important because debt and equity are taxed differently.

irrelevant because the decision has no effect on cash flows.

important sometimes.

Instructor Explanation:    The answer can be found in Section 8.1: Perfect Capital Markets.

Points Received:    1 of 1
Comments:

7.    Question :    The interplay of the tax advantages of debt and the threat of bankruptcy results in:

Student Answer:          companies that have some optimal level of debt that maximizes firm value.
all companies having a debt-to-equity ratio close to 50%.

all companies having a debt-to-equity ratio close to 30%.

capital structure being irrelevant.

Instructor Explanation:    The answer can be found in Section 8.1: Perfect Capital Markets.

Points Received:    1 of 1
Comments:

8.    Question :    Costs associated with bankruptcy include:

Student Answer:          legal fees, managerial time shifted away from value creation, and loss of brand value.
legal fees, additional inventory costs from sales growth, and loss of brand value.
legal fees, managerial time shifted away from value creation, and increased market share.
legal fees, employees leaving the company, and cost savings from lower labor costs.
Instructor Explanation:    The answer can be found in Section 8.1: Perfect Capital Markets.

Points Received:    1 of 1
Comments:

9.    Question :    All else being equal, as debt replaces equity in a profitable company’s capital structure, which of the following occurs?

Student Answer:          Interest expense increases, reducing taxable income and reducing taxes.
Interest expense increases, reducing net income and earnings per share.
Interest expense increases, reducing cash flows available to shareholders.
Interest expense increases, reducing profitability and the wealth of shareholders.
Instructor Explanation:    The answer can be found in Section 8.1: Perfect Capital Markets.

Points Received:    0 of 1
Comments:

10.    Question :    Two important aspects of debt financing are its tax advantages and the threat of bankruptcy. As a company shifts to more and more debt financing:

Student Answer:         these factors reinforce one another, implying that more debt is always better.
the tax advantage always outweighs bankruptcy risk.

the threat of bankruptcy makes only very low levels of debt acceptable.
the threat of bankruptcy eventually completely offsets the tax advantage of debt.
Instructor Explanation:    The answer can be found in Section 8.1: Perfect Capital Markets.

Your first step is to work with Alan to convert the consequences table shown on p. 91 to a preferences table. 

Parkway           Lombard             Baranov               Montana             Pierpoint

Alan’s commute               45                           25                           20                           25                           30

(mins)

Client access (%)              50                           80                           70                           85                           75

Office Services                 A                             B                             C                             A                             C

(constructed scale)

Office size (sq. ft.)           800                         700                         500                         950                         700

Monthly cost                     1,850                     1,700                     1,500                     1,900                     1,750

(dollars)

1. Your first step is to work with Alan to convert the consequences table shown on p. 91 to a preferences table. Clearly, on commuting time, Baranov is his “best” (100 points), Parkway his worst (0 points). He rates the others as shown on line 1 in the table below. Once completed, the preference table looks like this:

Parkway Lombard Baranov Montana Pierpoint
Commute 0 80 100 80 50
Access 0 80 60 100 70
Services 100 60 0 100 0
Size 90 80 0 100 80
Cost 10 50 100 0 40

 

2. Is it still clear that Lombard dominates Pierpoint, and that Montana practically dominates Parkway? You could drop Pierpoint and Parkway now, but keep them in while you finish the exercise.

3. Using the method described earlier, you elicit the following swing weights from Alan:

Commute 1.0
Access 1.5
Services 1.2
Size 3.0
Cost 1.0

 

4. Using these weights, calculate an overall preference score for each location. What do these scores imply for Alan’s decision?

5. Alan wonders about the weights, especially the cost. He considers cost very important, but his swing weight for cost is relatively small. How do you explain this?

6. Alan notices that the two alternatives you saw were dominated (Pierpoint and Parkway) score poorly, but that Baranov, the worst-scoring option, was not dominated. How do you explain this?

7. The even swaps and swing weights methods took about the same amount of time and effort on this problem. Do you find one easier to explain to the client than the other? Which would you choose if Alan had 40 sites to evaluate, rather than four?

8. Write a short (one or two pages, single-spaced) report to Alan summarizing the two site selection procedures, what you recommend, and why. Include enough detail that Alan can defend his decision to his Board.

Review of Current Healthcare Issues

Review of Current Healthcare Issues

If you were to ask 10 people what they believe to be the most significant issue facing healthcare today, you might get 10 different answers. Escalating costs? Regulation? Technology disruption?

These and many other topics are worthy of discussion. Not surprisingly, much has been said in the research, within the profession, and in the news about these topics. Whether they are issues of finance, quality, workload, or outcomes, there is no shortage of changes to be addressed.

In this Discussion, you examine a national healthcare issue and consider how that issue may impact your work setting. You also analyze how your organization has responded to this issue.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and select one current national healthcare issue/stressor to focus on.
  • Reflect on the current national healthcare issue/stressor you selected and think about how this issue/stressor may be addressed in your work setting.
By Day 3 of Week 1

Post a description of the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected for analysis, and explain how the healthcare issue/stressor may impact your work setting. Then, describe how your health system work setting has responded to the healthcare issue/stressor, including a description of what changes may have been implemented. Be specific and provide examples.

In your initial post, please select two classifications of drugs from the following list and explain the factors that may influence the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics processes of these agents

Your initial post should contain two to three well-developed paragraphs using APA formatting, and integrating two evidence-based resources to include clinical practice guidelines!

In your initial post, please select two classifications of drugs from the following list and explain the factors that may influence the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics processes of these agents.

List of Drug Categories

  • Selective Serotonin Inhibitors
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Beta-Adrenergic Antagonists
  • Antilipidemics
  • Corticosteriods
  • ACE Inhibitors

TURNITIN ASSIGNMENT (NO PLAGIARISM)

Note: My background for you to have as a reference: I am currently enrolled in the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, I am a Registered Nurse. I work in a Psychiatric Hospital.

Hematologic Disorder Concept Map

Title of Assignment:

Hematologic Disorder Concept Map

Purpose of Assignment:

The purpose of the assignment is to identify and analyze a hematologic disorder and process the possible manifestation of the selected disorder.

Course Competency(s):

· Compare pathophysiologic alterations that affect the hematologic disorder and cardiovascular systems.

Instructions:

Using the concept map, select a hematologic disorder and complete the fields included on the map.

1. Include the pathophysiology of the hematologic disorder

2. Explain the etiology of the hematologic disorder

3. Describe the clinical manifestations of the hematologic disorder

4. Provide the treatment for the hematologic disorder

Use two evidence-based articles from peer-reviewed journals or scholarly sources to support your findings. Be sure to cite your sources in-text and on a References page using APA format.

Resources:

You can find useful reference materials for this assignment in the School of Nursing guide:

https://guides.rasmussen.edu/nursing/referenceebooks

Have questions about APA? Visit the online APA guide: https://guides.rasmussen.edu/apa

Consider how business processes as services can improve efficiency

Work #1:

Consider, in 500 words or more, how business processes as services can improve efficiency. This discussion is about business process as a service and security.

Use at least three sources. Use the Research Databases available from the Danforth Library not Google.   Include at least 3 quotes from your sources enclosed in quotation marks and cited in-line by reference to your reference list.  Example: “words you copied” (citation) These quotes should be one full sentence not altered or paraphrased. Cite your sources using APA format. Use the quotes in your paragaphs.  Stand alone quotes will not count toward the 3 required quotes.

Copying without attribution or the use of spinbot or other word substitution software will result in a grade of 0.

Write in essay format not in bulleted, numbered or other list format.

It is important that you use your own words, that you cite your sources, that you comply with the instructions regarding length of your post and that you reply to two classmates in a substantive way (not ‘nice post’ or the like).  Your goal is to help your colleagues write better. Do not use spinbot or other word replacement software. It usually results in nonsense and is not a good way to learn anything. I will not spend a lot of my time trying to decipher nonsense. Proof read your work or have it edited. Find something interesting and/or relevant to your work to write about.

Work #2:

(1) Define the time value of money.  Do you believe that the average person considers the time value of money when they make investment decisions?  Please explain.

(2) Distinguish between ordinary annuities and annuities due.  Also, distinguish between the future value of an annuity and the present value of an annuity.

Peter R Kongstvedt states, “The case manager is consistently challenged with managing fiscal constraints with patient expectations

Peter R Kongstvedt states, “The case manager is consistently challenged with managing fiscal constraints with patient expectations in light of orders and expectations articulated by the care team. This requires a highly skilled individual, certainly not a job for the faint of heart.” The case manager can also play a role in identifying disease prevention strategies.

In 2 pages, develop a “job description” or job outline for a case manager. Consider disease prevention as part of the responsibilities of the role. Also consider education and skills. Feel free to set up your information in a table. Give your work a professional look, and be sure to include each of the following headings or sections:

  • Facility name
  • Department
  • Position title
  • Classification
  • Position grade or level
  • Shift and/or days of the week
  • Reporting relationships
  • Summary statement
  • Responsibilities
  • Required competencies or position requirements
  • Physical requirements or working conditions
  • Date written
  • Date revised

For information on case managers, see your reading. You may also want to conduct research in the following websites:

Do not simply reproduce a position description that already exists! This is plagiarism. Be creative. You will be evaluated on the information contained in the position description, as well as how professional your document looks.
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