MN551 unit 2 DQ 1


Case Study 

Case Study Posting Requirements  Make sure all of the topics in the case study have been      addressed.  Cite at least three sources—journal articles,      textbooks, or evidenced-based websites—to support the content.  All sources must have been written within five years.  Do not use .com, Wikipedia, or up-to-date, etc., for      your sources. 

Case Study 1 

Mechanisms of Infectious Disease 

Thirty-two–year-old Jason is a general laborer, who fell ill shortly after working on a job digging up old water pipes for the town he lived in. The task involved working around shallow pools of stagnant water. Ten days after the contract ended, Jason developed a fever and aching muscles. He also had nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Jason’s friend took him to his physician who listened carefully to Jason’s history. She told him she suspected West Nile fever and ordered serological testing. Jason went home to recover and was feeling better by the end of the week.  Jason’s physician ordered serological tests. How would      antibody titers assist the doctor in confirming his diagnosis?  When Jason was feeling at his worst, he had extreme      malaise, vomiting, and diarrhea. What stage of the illness was he      experiencing at that time? What are the physiological mechanisms that give      rise to the signs and symptoms of infectious illness?  West Nile virus has a single-stranded RNA genome. How      does this virus replicate? In general terms, what are the various effects      viruses can have on host cells? 

Case Study 2 

Innate and Adaptive Immunity 

Melissa is a 15-year-old high school student. Over the last week, she had been feeling tired and found it difficult to stay awake in class. By the time the weekend had arrived, she developed a sore throat that made it difficult to eat and even drink. Melissa was too tired to get out of bed, and she said her head ached. On Monday morning, her mother took her to her doctor. Upon completing the physical exam, he told Melissa the lymph nodes were enlarged in her neck and she had a fever. He ordered blood tests and told Melissa he thought she had mononucleosis, a viral infection requiring much bed rest.  Innate and adaptive immune defenses work collectively      in destroying invasive microorganisms. What is the interaction between      macrophages and T lymphocytes during the presentation of antigen?  Melissa’s illness is caused by a virus. Where are type      I interferons produced, and why are they important in combating viral      infections?  Humoral immunity involves the activation of B lymphocytes      and production of antibodies. What are the general mechanisms of action      that make antibodies a key component of an immune response? 

Case Study 3 

Disorders of the Immune Response 

Ahmed has worked as a phlebotomist in the local hospital for the last 7 years. Last year, he began to complain of watery, nasal congestion and wheezing whenever he went to work. He suspected he was allergic to something at the hospital because his symptoms abated when he was at home over the weekends. One day he arrived at work for the morning shift and put on his gloves. Within minutes, he went into severe respiratory distress requiring treatment in the emergency ward. It was determined at that time his allergic response was due to latex exposure.  Ahmed experienced a type I, IgE-mediated      hypersensitivity response. How can this be determined by his signs and      symptoms? How might another type of latex hypersensitivity reaction      present?  How do T2H cells, mast cells, and eosinophils function      to produce the signs and symptoms typical of a type I hypersensitivity      disorder?  How is it that someone who does not come into direct      contact with latex can still have a hypersensitivity response to the      material? What do food allergies have to do with latex allergies? 

Case Study 4 

Inflammation, Tissue Repair, and Wound Healing 

Carlton, a six-year-old boy, was playing on a sandy beach with his mother. He began to run along the shoreline when he stepped on the sharp edge of a shell, giving himself a deep cut on his foot. His mother washed his foot in the lake and put on his running shoe to take him home. One day later, Carlton’s foot looked worse. The gash was red and painful. The foot was warm to touch and appeared swollen. Carlton’s mom put some gauze over the wound and prepared to take him to the local community health clinic.  What is the physiologic mechanism causing the wound to      become red, hot, swollen, and painful? How is this different than the      inflammatory response that might occur in an internal organ?  What are the immunologic events that are happening at      the local level during Carlton’s acute inflammatory response?  Nutrition plays an important factor in wound healing.      What stages of wound healing would be affected by a deficiency in vitamins      A and C? 

Case Study 5 

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 

Patience is 29 years old and has been HIV positive for nine years. She has remained asymptomatic and is not taking antiretroviral medication. Recently she was at the drop-in clinic to talk to a public health nurse about having a baby through artificial insemination. She said she had met a man who wanted to marry her and have children with her, but she was concerned about the baby contracting HIV. Her latest blood tests indicated her CD4+ count was 380/µL. The PCR test indicated her viral load was 850. The nurse referred her to the physician to discuss antiretroviral therapy during her pregnancy.  What are the factors that increase the chance of HIV      transmission from mother to infant, and how the transmission occurs?  Patience was told that after she became pregnant, she      would begin HAART therapy. Describe what this therapy is and what      particular antiretroviral medication would be particularly useful to her      during her pregnancy. What concern is there about administering certain      antiretrovirals early in the pregnancy?  Individuals with HIV are prone to contracting      opportunistic infections. What are opportunistic infections and the risk      factors that leave an individual with HIV particularly prone to      contracting this type of illness? 

Case Study 6 

Blood Cells and the Hematopoietic System 

Charlie is a 53-year-old man with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His treatment has been only modestly successful in delaying the progression of the disease, and he has recently relapsed. His medical team decided to administer aggressive chemotherapy. Knowing that the intensive treatment would have a destructive effect on Charlie’s bone marrow, they removed stem cells from his blood before the chemotherapy began. Afterward, the stem cells were returned by IV to reestablish his bone marrow function.  What are the therapeutic advantages of an autologous      stem cell transplant on Charlie’s bone marrow and immune system?  Before harvesting stem cells, a cytokine growth factor      is administered to the patient. What is the benefit of this procedure?  Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a disease involving B and T      lymphocytes. What aspects of the immune response are these cells      responsible for?  When considering erythrocytes, how is the body able to      meet hematopoietic demand in conditions such as hemolytic anemia or blood      loss? 

Case Study 7 

Disorders of Hemostasis 

Leona is 52 years old and smokes. She is also overweight and has atherosclerosis. When she was given a two-week vacation from work, she packed up her bags and flew from Minnesota to Sydney, Australia, for the trip she always wanted to take. Unfortunately, just three days after she arrived, she was hospitalized when her left calf became inflamed, causing her considerable pain. The physician attending to her told her she developed a deep vein thrombosis.  Explain, using your knowledge of hypercoagulability,      why the trip to Australia contributed to Leona’s DVT? Why was Leona      already at risk for thrombus development?  How does Leona’s atherosclerosis affect platelet      function? Conversely, what is the effect of increased platelet activity on      the development of atherosclerosis?  How do atherosclerosis and immobility promote changes      in blood coagulation?  When Leona was in hospital, she received heparin      therapy. Explain why this course of action was taken to treat her DVT. Why      was she not given heparin tablets to take back to the hotel with her? 

Case Study 8 

Disorders of Red Blood Cells 

Henry is 77 years old and lives with his daughter and son-in-law. He has chronic renal failure, but likes to get out whenever he can to work in his daughter’s backyard garden. Over the last few months, he began to go outside less often. He said he was feeling unusually tired and he was running out of breath doing the simplest of tasks. He also said his head ached and he often felt dizzy. His daughter took him to his doctor who performed a complete physical examination and diagnosed Henry with anemia.  From what you know of Henry’s history, what type of      anemia do you suspect he has? How would Henry’s red blood cells appear on      a peripheral blood smear?  What is the physiological basis that would explain why      Henry’s anemia would cause him to have the symptoms he is experiencing?  Predict the cellular adaptations erythrocytes undergo      when chronic hypoxia is present. How would this be evident on an      oxygen–hemoglobin dissociation curve? 

Case Study 9 

Disorders of White Blood Cells and Lymphoid Tissues 

Max is a 60-year-old living in Iowa. For the 27 years, he has been working in the agricultural industry, particularly in the management of corn production. Recently he began to feel weak during work and tired easily. During the night he woke up sweating, and he often felt unusually warm during the day. Max was also surprised that, in spite of eating regularly, his weight was declining and his work pants were now too large for him. Upon physical examination, his physician noted his inguinal lymph nodes were swollen although Max said they were not sore. Subsequent laboratory tests confirmed follicular, non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Chemotherapy in conjunction with rituximab was immediately initiated.  What are the key cellular differences between      non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma?  The early manifestations of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and      Hodgkin lymphoma in lymphatic tissue appear differently. In terms of      lymphatic presentation, how would these two diseases appear clinically?  What are the pharmacologic properties of rituximab, and      what is its mechanism of action on malignant cells?  Outline the structure of lymph node parenchyma      including the areas where B and T lymphocytes reside. Where did Max’s lymphoma      arise? 

To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Home. 


OMM 618 week 2 Assignment


Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Assignment


Recruiting and Staffing Plan

Assess the opening case study from Chapter 6: “Amazon is Hiring…Big Time!” In a three- to five-page paper (not including the title and references pages), create a recruiting and staffing strategy for Amazon, and select one position from the given list to write a recruiting and staffing plan; consider how many of these positions Amazon needs to fill. You must select from the following full-time positions: Warehouse Supervisor, Delivery Representative, and Customer Service Manager.)

Your paper must include the following:

Write an introduction including the selected position,      a preview of your paper, and a succinct thesis statement. Discuss the legal landscape, including special legal      considerations that the company should be aware of. Create a recruiting plan for the position selected that      includes the following:

Explain what recruiting is and why it is important. Explain the tools that will be utilized to find       candidates for filling the selected position, and state why each tool was       selected. Create a selection plan for the position that includes      the following:

Explain what staffing is and why it is important. State what assessments will be used and why. Discuss the types of interviewing techniques that will       be used and why. List five job-specific interview questions for the       position candidates. Write a conclusion paragraph that reaffirms your thesis      statement.

Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. It must include citations and references for the text and at least three scholarly sources, one of which must be from the Ashford University Library.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Analysis of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Data


Week 5 – Final Paper


Final Paper

The focus of the final paper is an evaluation of how data analysis is changing the healthcare industry.  Choose one of the following topics: Marketing Reducing Costs Improving patient outcomes Reducing Disparities Improving Efficiencies Changing Behavior (Patient, Provider ,Care giver) Organizational Effectiveness

For your Final Paper: Include a discussion of the chosen topic and how it is      changing the healthcare industry. Evaluate a minimum of three barriers of data analysis      related to the topic. Describe any national initiatives related to the topic.       Explain any financial incentives related to topic.        Describe any accreditation expectations related to the      selected topic. Compare and contrast two software options for data      analysis. Summarize an example of a study related to your      topic.  For example, the use of data analysis for multiple sclerosis      patients. 

 Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper: Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length      (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA      style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a title page with the following:  Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a      succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical      thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a      minimum of three from the Ashford University Library. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in      the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted      according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

POL 201 Week 1 DQ 2


Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 2


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.



Amending   the U.S. Constitution

 The formal process of amending the Constitution is cumbersome and slow.  While this fact explains why relatively few amendments have been adopted, it does not discourage advocates of constitutional change from proposing them. Four amendment proposals that have gained considerable attention are the Balanced Budget Amendment, the Birthright Citizenship Amendment, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the Overturn Citizens United Amendment. Select one of these proposals as the topic of your initial post and use the assigned resources to inform yourself about its purpose and the arguments of its supporters and critics.

Before writing your initial post, review the assigned resources. To easily access the resources from the Ashford University Library, please see the table located in the Course Materials section.

In your initial post of at least 200-250 words, briefly summarize what the proposed amendment would do and the problem its proponents say it will solve. Explain the main pros and cons in the debate about the amendment. Evaluate the proposed amendment from two perspectives:  Your own political philosophy, values or ideology.      (Justify your assessment by clearly explaining your political values and      why they lead you to support or oppose the amendment.) The likelihood that the proposed amendment will      eventually be ratified to become part of the Constitution. (Justify your      assessment by explaining how the proposal will or will not, in your      judgment, survive the ratification process.)

Fully respond to all parts of the question. Write in your own words. Support your position with APA citations to two or more of the assigned resources required for this discussion. Please be sure that you demonstrate understanding of these resources, integrate them into your argument, and cite them properly.

By Day 7, respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts. Your peer responses each must be at least 75 words. They must demonstrate critical thinking (e.g., ask a relevant question about your peer’s post while explaining why your question is significant, or state a perspective that contrasts with your peer’s while explaining or justifying your position).

Evolution of Management


Week 1 – Discussion 2

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.


Evolution of   Management

Read the article, “The Management Century”. Based on the content presented in the article, describe the evolution of management and how management practices have changed over time.  How has our understanding of management changed over time? Why has it evolved in the ways that it has?

Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. In your response, discuss why you agree or disagree with your classmates’ choices.

Clover's Matrix

Literature matrix for Clover

Discussion; Telecommuting,

Telecommuting, remote work, or telework is a work arrangement in which employees do not commute to a central place of work. These terms were coined by Jack Nilles in 1973 (JALA International). A person who telecommutes is known as a “telecommuter,” “teleworker,” and sometimes as a “home-sourced” employee. Many telecommuters work from home, while others, sometimes called “nomad workers” use mobile telecommunications technology to work from coffee shops or other locations. According to a Reuters poll, approximately “one in five workers around the globe, particularly employees in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia, telecommute frequently and nearly 10 percent work from home everyday” (Reaney, 2012).

In February, 2013, Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, discontinued Yahoo’s telecommuting program, sparking a national debate. For this activity, perform an Internet search for Policies and Procedures for Teleworking. Review the policies from several different companies and organizations, and then enter this forum and discuss the following: Advantages and benefits associated with telework from the perspective of both workers and companies/organizations. What are some of the disadvantages and concerns regarding telework? Again, include both the worker and organization perspectives. What are the main points? How are they alike? How do they differ?

MN 506 week 10 DQ 1


Unit 10: Employment and the Workplace – Discussion


To access the Discussion Board, click this unit’s Discussion link, on the left. Be sure to post a response to all Discussion topics. Please review the Discussion Board Participation grading rubric under Course Home in the Grading Rubrics section. This is important information that will ensure that you earn maximum points. Your postings should be qualitative and provide substantive depth that advances the discussion. Please see the Kaplan Writing Center located in the student portal for assistance with writing, APA, and online communication. 


Topic   1: Legal issues of an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Workplace

Choose one topic from the following list and evaluate how the chosen topic impacts your role as an advanced practice nurse. What are the legal implications related to your practice. These topics are discussed in this week’s chapter readings from the book. Analyze how understanding of the chosen topic will impact your future practice. 

Choose one:  Employer and employee rights  American with Disabilities Act Employment contracts and unionization  Corporate liability Sexual harassment in the workplace Employees with AIDS/HIV and exposure to blood borne      pathogens Environmental health and safety

Reply and comment on at least two of your peers that have chosen a different topic than you have chosen. 

Please carefully review the Discussion Board grading rubric in the grading rubrics section of the Course Home. 

SOC 120 week 4 DQ 1


Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Discussion 1


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.



Equal   Access to Healthcare

 This discussion presents the opportunity for you to address the inequality of access to healthcare in the United States using moral and ethical reasoning. There is overwhelming evidence that social inequalities affect health outcomes. Many argue that lack of health care access related to poverty is a human rights concern in the United States and that should be subject to public and social justice inquiry. As such, the Affordable Care Act was implemented to promote health equity. Prepare and post a response to the following prompt:

From the viewpoint of a social justice activist, present an argument to a Congressional committee as to the ethical and moral reasons for supporting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Through research, anticipate an item of debate that will be offered to you by the panel and use at least one ethical theory or perspective from the text to support your evidence of moral imperative.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

Animal Farm Film Review

Guidelines are in attached document. Please read guidelines/directions CAREFULLY and watch the  whole animal farm film before you complete the assignment!