Explain what the best back-up source for a power outage would be.

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Power’s on, Power’s Off!

How convenient is it to have electricity come right to your home? We use electricity for so many things: lighting, heating, cooling, entertainment, cleaning, food storage and preparation, and even for taking this class!

Generating electricity from any source creates varying levels of environmental damage, including ecosystem disruption, water contamination, or polluting gas emissions. If we reduce energy use, then we reduce these environmental impacts.

We make choices about our energy use based on how we feel about conservation, the environment, and convenience. Reflect on your energy use, and review the following resources:

Review the tips at this site for ideas to reduce energy use at home.
Review this site for power outage readiness.

Respond to the questions for ONE of the following scenarios:

Power’s off!  

When the power goes out, explain your biggest inconvenience. What do you manage to live without?
If the power is out for 3 days or more, what are your main concerns? What are the absolute essentials? How do you know food is safe?
Explain what the best back-up source for a power outage would be (for example, solar panels, a gas-powered generator, or even a power inverter for your car).

Include 1 benefit and 1 drawback. What is your back-up plan?

Power’s on!    

In the U.S., heating, ventilation, and air conditioning accounts (HVAC) for 48% of home electricity costs (DoE, 2018). Describe one behavior you can change to reduce heating or cooling energy use.
Americans pay 9% of their electricity costs for lighting (EIA, 2018a). Explain how changing all of your light bulbs to LEDs can help save energy.
On average, 18% of home electricity costs go to heating water (EIA, 2018b). Describe one way to reduce hot water use. How easy or difficult is this to do?

200 words

Define the concept of the Electronic Health Record.How are EHRs at the heart of a clinical improvement system?


1. Provide examples of clinical outcome measures.  Why are these measures important for improving clinical care?  What are the important features of effective outcome measures? 

2. Customer satisfaction measures have become much more important to healthcare organizations in recent years.  Why are these measures important?  How do organizations determine their performance relative to competitors? 

3. Define the concept of the Electronic Health Record.  How are EHRs at the heart of a clinical improvement system? 

 4.The Donabedian Model uses three types of measures in quality work to examine health services and evaluate quality of care. The information gathered are from three measures: structure, process, and outcomes. Define and describe the difference between each and provide an example of each. 

 5.What is “systems thinking”?  Why is the concept important in quality improvement? 

 6.Define special cause and common cause variation.  How do they differ?  What approaches are taken to eliminate these causes of variation? 

7.Describe the Lean Improvement Cycle.  Give an example of how the cycle would be applied in a healthcare setting (clinic, physician’s office, hospital, long term care facility).  

8. Why do practitioners resist efforts at standardization?  How does standardization help the problems facing the healthcare system of high cost and poor quality? 

 9.What is Value Stream Mapping?  How is this tool used in a Lean Improvement Cycle? 

 10.How are Clinical Practice Guidelines examples of standardization?  Discuss three benefits of CPGs in the healthcare delivery system. 

 11.STEEEP is the acronym used for the IOM’s healthcare industry goals and represents care that is Safe, Timely, Efficient, Effective, Equitable, and Patient-Centered. Provide an example of each of the 6 AIMS.  Why are these concepts important for healthcare practitioners? 

12. Describe Shewhart’s PDSA cycle.  How is it applied to quality improvement in healthcare? 

 13.What are the major steps in the Plan phase of PDSA?  Which lean tools might be involved in this phase? 

14.Name three challenges to CPG implementation and describe how they create barriers to implementation. 

15.What are “never events”?  How are they being used in healthcare to promote quality care?

16. What is an “episode of care”.  How does this concept apply to CPG development? 

Who do you think is the most important contributor to develop the current technological appliances in your daily life?

Democritus, Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr all had major accomplishments in uncovering the fundamental building blocks of matter. Who do you think is the most important contributor to develop the current technological appliances in your daily life? Justify your reason.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Distinguish between atmospheric pressure and liquid pressure, and describe ideal gas law for various practical applications.

Select and read one of the articles below: 

MacInnis, J. B. (2015). Living under the sea.  Journal of Diving History, 23(85), 40-43. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=112931398&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Hardy, K., Koblick, I., & MacInnis, J. B. (2016). Ed Link’s submerged portable inflatable dwelling (SPID). Journal of Diving History, 24(86), 42-26. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=114708312&site=ehost-live&scope=site

After reading the article, you will write an article review that includes a short summary of the article and your general thoughts about the article. You should address how the physical concepts that we have learned in this unit are used or applied. In your discussion of how this article applies to the unit concepts, you should: 

describe various fluid dynamics terminologies within the article, 
distinguish between atmospheric pressure and liquid pressure, and 
describe ideal gas law for various practical applications. 

Your article review should be at least three pages long, and it should be formatted in APA style. You are not required to use any references other than the article, but any information from outside sources, including the article, should be cited in APA style.

Describe any psychological factors and emotional states of your client which appear to impact her or his mental and physical health

Prepare: Ensure you have finished reading Chapters 3 and 4 in your textbook and reviewed any relevant Instructor Guidance prior to completing this discussion.       Reflect: Address the following in your post. Take the role of a professional utilizing applied behavioral science methods to help clients manage pain. Create a fictitious scenario in which a client is referred to you by her or his family physician for an applied psychology treatment to help manage pain. Your client has been taking prescription medications for pain management and desires to reduce the need for the medication.       Write: For your initial post: 

Identify the type of pain your client is experiencing for which applications of applied behavioral science are appropriate (e.g., arthritis, bone or joint pain, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, cancer pain, post-surgery, etc.).
Describe any psychological factors and emotional states of your client which appear to impact her or his mental and physical health (e.g., depression, anxiety, general level of satisfaction with life).
Indicate the client’s locus of control and health motivation. Utilize terminology outlined in your reading.
Identify any additional stressors your client is experiencing that may exacerbate her or his pain experience.
Based on the reading, identify at least one pain management technique you believe would best reduce the pain experience in this situation.
Examine the application of your selected pain management technique in relation to the same situation within a different culture. Explain the role of the perception of pain and the impact of culture on perception of pain, identifying and usage trends of applied behavioral science unique to different groups.

Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words. You must utilize at least two scholarly sources (e.g., professional web source, peer-reviewed journal articles, recommended video) and include in-text citations and a reference list that are in accordance with

How is oppression and dominance expressed in the worship of these spirits, gods and goddesses?

After reading Chapter 6, select a topic for additional research:
     a. Mexica religious folklore
     b. Mexica’s militaristic stage
     c. Human sacrifice.
     d. Coatlicue, She of the Shirt of Serpents
     e. Pick a legend of your own choice from this chapter.

How is oppression and dominance expressed in the worship of these spirits, gods and goddesses?  How are gender differences reflected?  How did these beliefs keep the population under control?

List the types of coverage organization from single-payer to universal coverage.

Week 1 Project


Supporting Lectures:

Review the following lecture:

An Introduction to Health Insurance

Given the complexity of the types of financing entities covering the cost of healthcare in America, it is critical to understand the types and their similarities and differences. This project will assure that they are enumerated and understood.


List at least six types of coverage organization from single-payer to universal coverage.
Describe their main features.
Contrast them from the standpoint of billing.
Distinguish the public-financed types from the commercial-type coverage in terms of regulations.

Submission Details:

Submit this topic as a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document. Use APA standards for citations and references.
Cite a minimum of three outside peer-reviewed sources to support your assertions and save it as SU_HCM1201_W1_Project_LastName_FirstInitial.doc. Submit the document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
Cite any sources using correct APA format on a separate page.

Search for information about how to do a SWOT analysis.

U.S. health care is very different from that in most other countries,  as you have seen this week. Financial management is probably one of the  greatest differences. However, every country has challenges and  strengths, depending on how their health care systems are financed. Some  may face unique challenges, such as universal coverage, unsafe care,  fragmented care, impoverished care or misdirected care, for instance.  Reforms needed in health care systems should be country specific. In  this assignment, you will have the opportunity to compare and contrast  the U.S. health care services and financing to that of other countries.  Understanding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of  each country and its health needs help guide the reformation process.
To prepare for this assignment, read the following from your course text, Introduction to U.S. Health Care:

Chapter 3, “Health Care Provision”
Chapter 4, “Financing the U.S. Heath Care System”

Also search the Internet for information about how to do a SWOT analysis.
Explore the supplemental interactive media, Health Care Financing.
This assignment has two parts.
Part 1
This part of the assignment is an individual effort.
Using your assigned country (Assigned Country is India) from the beginning of the  course, compare its health care services and financing to U.S. health  care services and financing. Write up a SWOT analysis matrix format with  2–4 comments per box. Write a short paragraph of approximately 200  words summarizing your analysis.
A SWOT Analysis is a strategic planning assessment tool  that provides helpful information in matching an organization’s  resources and capabilities to its competitive environment by classifying  internal factors (strengths and weaknesses) such as staffing, and the  external factors in a strategic environment (opportunities and threats)  such as the economy.

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