Assessing the Problem: Technology, Care Coordination, and Community Resources Considerations

This is part three of five it goes directly with order numbers 262924, 262925
In a 5-7 page written assessment, determine how healthcare technology, coordination of care, and community resources can be applied to address the patient, family, or population problem you’ve defined. In addition, plan to spend approximately 2 direct practicum hours exploring these aspects of the problem with the patient, family, or group you’ve chosen to work with and, if desired, consulting with subject matter and industry experts. Report on your experiences during the second 2 hours of your practicum.
As a baccalaureate-prepared nurse, you’ll be positioned to maximize the use of technology to achieve positive patient outcomes and improve organizational effectiveness. Providing holistic coordination of patient care across the entire health care continuum and leveraging community resource services can lead both to positive patient outcomes and to organizational improvements.
Preparation
In this assessment, you’ll determine how health care technology, coordination of care, and community resources can be applied to address the health problem you’ve defined. Plan to spend at least 2 direct practicum hours working with the same patient, family, or group. During this time, you may also choose to consult with subject matter and industry experts.
To prepare for the assessment:

Review the assessment instructions and scoring guide to ensure that you understand the work you will be asked to complete and how it will be assessed.
Conduct sufficient research of the scholarly and professional literature to inform your assessment and meet scholarly expectations for supporting evidence.
Review the Practicum Focus Sheet pasted below, which provides guidance for conducting this portion of your practicum.

COPY of Practicum Focus Sheet Assessment 3
Note: Expect to spend at least 2 hours with the patient, family, or group you’ll be working with during this portion of your practicum, exploring issues of technology, care coordination, and community resources associated with the health problem you’ve defined. This includes time spent in consultation with subject matter or industry experts. For this portion of your practicum, discuss in depth how healthcare technology, the coordination of care, and the use of community resources can be applied to address the problem. Consider the following questions to help guide your exploration of these aspects of the problem and make the most of your time:
Technology

Do they use a device, such as a blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, or glucose monitor, to monitor the problem?
Have they used a smartphone app to help manage the problem?
Would telehealth be an option to help manage the problem?
Are any websites used to obtain more information about the problem?

Care Coordination and Community Resources

Have home care, physical therapy, dialysis, or other types of care been used to manage the problem?
Is transportation available to travel to problem-related appointments?
Have support groups been helpful in addressing the problem?
Have religious institutions been helpful in managing the problem?

Instructions
Complete this assessment in two parts.
Part 1
Determine how healthcare technology, the coordination of care, and the use of community resources can be applied to address the patient, family, or population problem you’ve defined. Plan to spend at least 2 practicum hours exploring these aspects of the problem with the patient, family, or group. During this time, you may also consult with subject matter and industry experts of your choice. Use the Practicum Focus Sheet Assessment 3 pasted above for this assessment to guide your work and interpersonal interactions.
Part 2
Report on your experiences during the second 2 hours of your practicum.

Whom did you meet with?
Comment on the evidence-based practice (EBP) documents or websites you reviewed.
Share the process and experience of exploring the effect of the problem on the quality of care, patient safety, and costs to the system and individual.

Requirements
The assessment requirements, outlined below, correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so be sure to address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. In addition, note the additional requirements for document format and length and for supporting evidence.

Analyze the impact of healthcare technology on the patient, family, or population problem. Conduct an astute analysis of the impact of healthcare technology on a patient, family, or population problem. Cite credible and balanced evidence of the advantages and disadvantages of specific technologies. Provide clear insight into current technology use in professional practice, as well as potential barriers and costs.
Explain how care coordination and the utilization of community resources can be used to address the patient, family, or population problem. Provide a convincing explanation of how care coordination and the utilization of community resources can be used to address a patient, family, or population problem. Cite credible and balanced evidence of the benefits of care coordination and the use of community resources. Provide clear insight into current use in professional practice, as well as potential barriers.
Analyze state board nursing practice standards and/or organizational or governmental policies associated with healthcare technology, care coordination, and community resources. Conduct an astute analysis of state board nursing practice standards and/or organizational or governmental policies associated with health technology, care coordination, and community resources. Clearly articulate the implications for ethical professional practice of applying standards and/or policy guidance or legislative requirements to the problem.
Support main points, assertions, arguments, conclusions, or recommendations with relevant and convincing evidence. Skillfully combine virtually error-free source citations with a perceptive and coherent synthesis of the evidence.
Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing. Exhibits strict and nearly flawless adherence to stylistic conventions, document structure, and source attributions.
Format: Format your paper using APA style. 
Length: Your paper should be approximately 5–7 pages in length, not including the reference page.
Supporting evidence: Cite at least five sources of scholarly or professional evidence that support your central ideas. Resources should be no more than five years old. Provide in-text citations and references in APA format. Make sure to include the DOI’s with the references
Proofreading: Proofread your paper, before you submit it, to minimize errors that could distract readers and make it more difficult for them to focus on its substance.

 
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