Current Information and Communication Technologies

Discussion: Current Information and Communication Technologies
With so much attention focused on health care reform, it is important that nurses be given the opportunity to use high-quality technology tools. These tools can increase access to vital medical information, promote effective communication among health care professionals, and improve the patient experience. By actively seeking out and adopting these tools, nurses can greatly enhance the quality and safety of care that they provide.
This Discussion focuses on identifying quality technology tools that increase the ability of nurses to provide safe, effective care.
To prepare:
• Review the various technology tools described in this week’s Learning Resources.
• Identify a recently adopted information, education, or communication technology tool in your specialty area. Reflect on how it is used and how its use impacts the quality of care.
• Consider how your identified technology tool might impact nursing practice if it were more widely used. What are some barriers preventing increased usage? How could wider implementation be facilitated?
Post a description of a current or new information, education, or communication technology tool that is being used in your specialty area and assess its impact on the quality of care. Highlight the effect that increased use of this technology would have on nursing practice and discuss the barriers that are slowing or hindering its adoption. Summarize how adoption of the technology tool could be facilitated.

Survey of Western Music History discussion (350 words)

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Find and post a topically relevant recording of a musical performance (either a live performance or a studio recording), along with your brief 350-word analysis of that example that fits within the focus of the current topic. This assignment’s focus is:

Keyboard music of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, or delve into the music of the empfindsamer Stil. Make notes about harmony, form, and above all, social context.

Choose your music thoughtfully and listen to the music mindfully. Post your media example and form an analysis by demonstrating at least three distinguishing characteristics (such as the prevalent style technique, instrumentation, social context, and so on) that your example displays. In your synopsis, cite specific times in the recording (“4:42,” or “11:27,” for example) where you hear the characteristics or elements take shape. You should also include your general thoughts about the example, including what piqued your interest, and how it might have challenged your expectations or expanded your understanding of music in its historical context. Your embedded media must be functional in order for the assignment to be assessed for a grade.

Nota Bene: It is a good practice (especially if you have a variable Internet connection) to compose your Canvas assignments in Google Drive or other similar office software while you are developing your assignment. When you are satisfied that your assignment is ready to be posted, copy and paste your text into Canvas at that time. This will ensure that you do not work in canvas and inadvertently lose your work.

Transfer Pricing and responsibility centers

Coffee Maker’s Incorporated (CMI)

Three divisions of a CMI are involved in a dispute. Division A purchases Part 101 and Division B purchases Part 201 from a third division, C. Both divisions need the parts for products that they assemble. The intercompany transactions have remained constant for several years.

Recently, outside suppliers have lowered their prices, but Division C refuses to do so. In addition, all division managers are feeling the pressure to increase profit. Managers of divisions A and B would like the flexibility to purchase the parts they need from external parties at a lower cost and increase profitability.

The current pattern is that

  • Division A purchases 2,700 units of product part 101 from Division C (the supplying division) and another 1,300 units from an external supplier.
  • Division B purchases 1,100 units of Part 201 from Division C and another 700 units from an external supplier.
  • Note that both divisions A and B purchase the needed supplies from both the internal source and an external source at the same time.

The managers for divisions A and B are preparing a new proposal for consideration.

  • Division C will continue to produce Parts 101 and 201. All of its production will be sold to Divisions A and B. No other customers are likely to be found for these products in the short term, given that supply is greater than demand in the market.
  • Division A will buy 2,000 units of Part 101 from Division C at the existing transfer price; and
  • 2,000 units from an external supplier at the market price of $900 per unit.
  • Division B will buy 900 units of Part 201 from Division C at the existing transfer price; and
  • 900 units from an external supplier at $1,800 per unit.

Division C Data Based on the Current Agreement

Part 101 201
Annual volume (units) 2,700 1,100
Transfer price/unit $1,000 $2,000
Variable expenses/unit $700 $1,200

The fixed overhead for Division C is $1,200,000.

Case Assignment


Computations (use Excel)

  • Set up a table similar the one below to compute the difference between the current situation and the proposal for Divisions A and B.
Division A
Current Situation Proposal
No. of Units Purchase Price Total Purchases No. of Units Purchase Price Total Purchases
Internal purchases 2,700 $ 2,000 $
External purchases 1,300 2,000
Total cost for Part 101 $ $
Savings to Div. A $
  • Compute the operating income for Division C under the current agreement and the proposed agreement.
  • Is the revised agreement a good idea? Support your answer with computations.

Memo (use Word)

Write a 4- or 5-paragraph memo to the division manager explaining the analysis performed. Start with an introduction and end with a recommendation. Each of the four or five paragraphs should have a heading.

Short Essay (use Word)

Start with an introduction and end with a summary or conclusion. Use headings.

Evaluate and discuss the implications of the following transfer pricing policies:

  • Transfer price = cost plus a mark-up for the selling division
  • Transfer price = fair market value
  • Transfer price = price negotiated by the managers

Why is transfer pricing such a significant issue both from a financial and managerial perspective?

Assignment Expectations

Each submission should include two files: (1) An Excel file and (2) a Word document. The Word document shows the memo first and short essay last. Assume a knowledgeable business audience and use required format and length. Individuals in business are busy and want information presented in an organized and concise manner.

In a literary analysis, explore the consequences of a dominant culture on a minority of people.” We are not responsible

Part 1:

In a literary analysis, explore the consequences of a dominant culture on a minority of people (marginalized group). Begin by defining the dominant culture as it is presented in one of the following works: “We Are Not Responsible” by Harryette Mullen . (Links to an external site.) The essay must be between 500-750 words in length, excluding the list of Works Cited and the passage you quote for your close reading. Present your essay in MLA-style, both in layout and in source documentation

Part 2: The Reflection [submitted separately]:

Identify a current event or firsthand personal experience that reflects some aspect of the work. In what way(s) does the work of literature better help you understand a current or personal event connected to cultural dominance (hegemony)?

Your reflection should be approximately 250-400 words, a minimum of three paragraphs, and formatted in MLA style.

Microsoft® Excel® to calculate the defined process metrics including variation and process capabilit

I have chosen the transportation sector as my personal continuous process from my personal life. I have chosen the aircraft sector, such as the systems they have in place to ensure the safety of the landing and take-off of their air crafts. Can you please help me with this? I am confused. I found a helpful excel file, but I am unsure how to place it with the subject that I am writing about.

  • Use Microsoft® Excel® to calculate the defined process metrics including variation and process capability.
  • Use Microsoft® Excel® and PowerPoint® to develop and display a control chart for the process.

Evaluate the control chart and process metrics using Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods.

Evaluate whether the process could benefit from the use of Six Sigma tools.

Week 2 Memo

CJ 510

Module Two Memorandum Guidelines and Rubric



Using one of the situations under “Ethical Dilemmas” of

The Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice


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Protection of Human Subjects in Health Care Research

Protecting human subjects is of primary importance in the world of research and especially in the area of healthcare. Understanding some of the historical situations that have led to this protection in the current day will help illustrate this importance.


What is the importance of protecting human subjects during data collection? Provide a real-world example of how nurses can protect subjects.

In a 3- to 4-page essay, post your response to the following:

  • Explain the Nuremberg Code and the Declaration of Helsinki, both of which set the foundation for the protection of human subjects.
  • Describe how these two historical events led to the development of other agencies that regulate the protection of human subjects in health care.
  • Discuss how current nursing practices are designed to protect human subjects.

Support your findings with examples and scholarly references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Philosophy 208

carefully reading the textbook material AND my lecture (in the
first thread), consider and respond to the following question.
Remember to offer ONE very full initial post and THREE
responses during the week for your fellow students.

acting out of a sense of one’s duty be the wrong thing
to do? Think of an example in which someone (perhaps you)
acted out of a sense of duty, even though by doing so one caused
greater harm than if one had not acted, one failed to prevent
harm from occurring, or one failed to bring about greater
happiness. Then, explain whether you think that (a) this
person was right to do that despite the negative consequences;
(b) it was wrong for this person to act in this way, despite the
fact that it was their moral duty to do so; or (b) this person
was mistaken about what their duty really was. Be
sure to back up your answer with argument and references to the
text. Discuss the positive and negative aspects of
deontological theory as it relates to another of the theories you
have encountered in this course.

Mosser, K. (2013). Understanding
[Electronic version]. Retrieved from

*** Please use these two References**

13-18 Entries Penn Foster, English homework help

Required Journal Entry 13: Evaluating Your Sources Describe when it’s appropriate to use sources in an essay. Why is it important to differentiate between facts, opinions, and bias when choosing sources for your research? (Minimum 2 paragraphs, 6-8 sentences each)

Required Journal Entry 14: Organizing Your Information Describe: Review pages 586–591 and 595–596 in Successful College Writing. Describe at least two ways to organize your information effectively. Choose the method that would work best for you and explain why. (Minimum 2 paragraphs, 6 sentences each)
Reflect: Take a look back to your response to Journal Entry 10. Briefly describe what counts as plagiarism. When is it appropriate to cite information? What information doesn’t need to be cited? (Minimum 1 paragraph, 6–8 sentences)

Required Journal Entry 15: Using Your Sources Responsibly Review the definitions of direct quotation, paraphrase, and summary in Chapters 23 and 24 in Successful College Writing. In your own words, define these terms. Then explain the most effective use of each of these three types of sources. (Minimum 2 paragraphs, 6–8 sentences each)

Required Journal Entry 16: Planning Your Argument Study the argument essay topics on page 184 in your study guide and choose your topic for your argument. This journal entry will help you begin to plan, research, and organize your paper. Please note that both topics are very broad, so you should narrow your chosen topic appropriately to suit your purpose and interest as well as the research and length requirements. Use the Journal Entry 16 Argument Essay Outline Worksheet to help you complete this entry.
Review “The Basic Parts of an Argument” on pages 501–507 in your textbook. Once you’ve chosen your topic and identified your issue, you need to develop support. According to your text, the three common types of support for an argument are “reasons, evidence, and emotional appeals.” Follow the process outlined below:
I. State your claim
A. Identify the type of claim (fact, value or policy).
B. Explain your purpose or goal for your research paper.
II. Identify your reasons
A. Reason 1
B. Reason 2
C. Reason 3
III. Start your research to develop support for your claim (provide at least two examples of each):
A. Support your reasons with evidence
1. Facts*
2. Statistics*
3. Expert opinions*
4. Examples*
5. Personal Experiences
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B. Identify your emotional appeals
1. Appeal to needs
2. Appeal to values
* Cite your sources using MLA citation and documentation format (that is, parenthetical citations and a list of works cited).
To research effectively and efficiently, use the Expanded Academic ASAP database in Penn Foster’s digital library.

Required Journal Entry 17: Recognizing Your Opposition Identify: Identify and define the three ways you can recognize opposing views in your argument. In your own words, explain why it’s valuable to include the opposition in your essay. (Minimum 1 paragraph, 6 sentences)
Reflect: Read William Safire’s essay “Abolish the Penny” on page 541 in your textbook and review the graphic organizer on pages 543. In your opinion, does acknowledging his opposition strengthen or weaken Safire’s argument? Explain. (Minimum 1 paragraph, 6 sentences)

Required Journal Entry 18: Course Reflection Reflect: Review your journal, starting with your first entry and the learning inventory. Reflect on how knowing who you are as a learner has helped you with the course activities. Consider your progress as a writer through each journal entry and essay. How has your writing changed since you started the course? Identify the improvements you’ve made and the skills you still need to practice. (3 paragraphs, 6 sentences each)
Evaluate: What goals did you set for yourself at the beginning of this course? Did you accomplish everything you hoped? Explain what you would have done differently, and describe the approach to writing you’ll use in your future assignments. (2 paragraphs, 6 sentences each)

Latin American news post

Word count: 350

Writing requirement:

Students should share or comment on at least one news item or current event related to Latin American from week 3 (September 3-9). To share a news item, students should post a link to a news article/journalistic video/podcast related to Latin America and write a short paragraph (4-5 sentences) about what they learned or questions that they have. To comment on a news item, students should read/view/listen to the linked story related to Latin America and write a short paragraph response (4-5 sentences) to both the article and the original poster’s comments (links to related articles or stories are also welcome). Whenever possible, students should connect the news item with topics discussed in powerpoint lectures/readings (if there are connections). If you need help finding reputable sources, you can check out this page of newspapers, podcasts, and blogs related to Latin America.