How would you approach health care systems leaders or employers about changing employment policies related to punitive actions when errors occur?
Topic 1: Policy Implications of Patient Safety Standards and Practices
Read the case study number one, Moving to a Common Core Interprofessional Patient Safety Curriculum on page 254 in Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide , by Milstead. Why is it important that health professionals share a common understanding of patient safety standards and practices? What are the policy implications from accepting that “mistakes are normal and all human err”? How would you approach health care systems leaders or employers about changing employment policies related to punitive actions when errors occur?
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Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
You have been asked to educate patients in a nursing home about the muscular system. Answer the following questions, with at least 1 scholarly reference and citation included:
Which lower extremity muscles are utilized during standing and walking?
What changes are occurring to the muscular system as a person enters late adulthood?
How can muscle changes affect the fall risk in older adults?
What are ways to prevent muscle loss or maintain muscular strength as people age?