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Assignment #1:
The COVID-19 pandemic caused many lessons to be learned and highlighted areas that
were possibly previously underemphasized. Frontline healthcare workers have been an
integral part of saving lives during this pandemic. Healthcare workers have engaged in
unprecedented life-saving measures and employed emergency strategies in the absence
of adequate preparedness, forcing bedside workers to make difficult decisions. This
assignment will entail developing/describing retrospective planning strategies and
standards that will reduce risks, better prepare frontline workers, and abate mortality.
Read the following reports:
Connors, M. (2020) Federal staffing standards for nursing homes leaves
Soldiers’ Home on shaky ground. Daily Hampshire Gazette. Retrieved
from https://www.gazettenet.com/Soldiers-Home-study-shines-light-oninadequate-nursing-home-staffing-standards-34401465
Wasser, M. (2020). Officials investigating multiple COVID-19 deaths at
Massachusetts Soldiers’ Home. NPR. Retrieved
from https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-liveupdates/2020/05/06/851308800/officials-investigating-multiple-covid-19-deaths-atmassachusetts-soldiers-home
According to one of the reports, staff say they asked about infections control
plans early on, but management withheld personal protective equipment. Given
the patient population at the Soldiers’ Home, some question whether allowing
the Veterans Administration (VA) to take over the facility would be of greater
assistance to improve outcomes.
For this assignment, in 3-4 pages, complete the following:
1. Identify the importance of frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) and why
they are essential in today’s healthcare landscape.
2. Examine if the Soldiers’ Home leadership failed to protect the staff. What
could have been done differently?
3. Discuss how frontline HCW’s engagement would assist in developing,
implementing, and evaluating interventions to improve patient and worker
outcomes.
4. Conduct additional research and identify whether allowing the VA to take
over the Soldiers’ Home would have been beneficial or not. Support your
rationale with scholar resources.
Assignment Expectation:
1. Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to
justify/support your strategic plan.
2. Limit your response to a maximum of 4 pages (title and reference
pages are not included in page number count).
3. Support your report with peer-reviewed articles, using at least 3-4
references. Use the following link for additional information on how
to recognize peer-reviewed journals:
Assignment #2
In a 6- to 8-slide PowerPoint presentation, complete with speaker’s
notes, continue the work that will result in your finished presentation for
the Board of Directors.
In this module’s presentation, discuss policy and procedures needed to
inform patients and families regarding the facility’s cultural standards.
Explain why these policies and procedures are important, both during
and outside of a pandemic. Identify methods of including frontline HCWs
in the development of procedures in the facility and rationalize how it
would be beneficial.
Note: At this point, your PowerPoint should be at least 12-16 slides, not
including your title or reference slides. You should have 4-6 references
as well.
ASSIGNMENT EXPECTATIONS:
1. Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to
justify/support your strategic plan.
2. Limit your response to a maximum of 8 slides (title and reference
slides are not included in page number count).
3. Support your report with peer-reviewed articles, using at least 2-3
references. Use the following link for additional information on how
to recognize peer-reviewed journals:
READING REQUIREMENT:
Bailey, M. (2020). Culturally competent healthcare: Lessons
from a safety-net hospital in the COVID era. BMC.
Retrieved from https://www.bmc.org/healthcity/populationhealth/culturally-competent-healthcare-lessons-covid-19
Connors, M. (2020) Federal staffing standards for nursing
homes leaves Soldiers’ Home on shaky ground. Daily
Hampshire Gazette. Retrieved
from https://www.gazettenet.com/Soldiers-Home-studyshines-light-on-inadequate-nursing-home-staffing-standards34401465
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. (n.d.).
Cultural competence in health care: Is it important for
people with chronic conditions? Retrieved
from https://hpi.georgetown.edu/cultural/
Health Research & Educational Trust. (2013). Becoming a
culturally competent health care
organization. Chicago, IL: Illinois. Health Research &
Educational Trust. Retrieved
from https://www.aha.org/ahahret-guides/2013-06-18becoming-culturally-competent-health-care-organization
Sokas, R., Braun, B., Cheven, L., Cloonan, P., Fagan, K.,
Hemphill, R. R., Eileen, H., & Storey, E. (2013).
Frontline hospital workers and worker safety/patient
safety nexus. Joint Commission Journal on Quality
and Patient Safety/Joint Commission Resources,
39(4), 185-192. Retrieved
from https://www.jointcommissionjournal.com/article/S15537250(13)39025-4/fulltext
Torres, E. (2020). Employees say veteran at Soldier’s Home
infected others after leadership failures. ABC News.
Retrieved from https://abcnews.go.com/Health/employeesveterans-home-deadly-outbreak-managementprotect/story?id=70052222
Wasser, M. (2020). Officials investigating multiple COVID19 deaths at Massachusetts Soldiers’ Home. NPR.
Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviruslive-updates/2020/05/06/851308800/officials-investigatingmultiple-covid-19-deaths-at-massachusetts-soldiers-home

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