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Assignment: Analysis of a Pertinent Healthcare Issue The Quadruple Aim provides



Assignment: Analysis of a Pertinent Healthcare IssueThe Quadruple Aim provides broad categories of goals to pursue to maintain and improve healthcare. Within each goal are many issues that, if addressed successfully, may have a positive impact on outcomes. For example, healthcare leaders are being tasked to shift from an emphasis on disease management often provided in an acute care setting to health promotion and disease prevention delivered in primary care settings. Efforts in this area can have significant positive impacts by reducing the need for primary healthcare and by reducing the stress on the healthcare system.Changes in the industry only serve to stress what has always been true; namely, that the healthcare field has always faced significant challenges, and that goals to improve healthcare will always involve multiple stakeholders. This should not seem surprising given the circumstances. Indeed, when a growing population needs care, there are factors involved such as the demands of providing that care and the rising costs associated with healthcare. Generally, it is not surprising that the field of healthcare is an industry facing multifaceted issues that evolve over time.In this module’s Discussion, you reviewed some healthcare issues/stressors and selected one for further review. For this Assignment, you will consider in more detail the healthcare issue/stressor you selected. You will also review research that addresses the issue/stressor and write a white paper to your organization’s leadership that addresses the issue/stressor you selected.To Prepare:Review the national healthcare issues/stressors presented in the Resources and reflect on the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected for study.Reflect on the feedback you received from your colleagues on your Discussion post for the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected.Identify and review two additional scholarly resources (not included in the Resources for this module) that focus on change strategies implemented by healthcare organizations to address your selected national healthcare issue/stressor.The Assignment (3 Pages):Analysis of a Pertinent Healthcare IssueDevelop a 3 page paper, written to your organization’s leadership team, addressing your selected national healthcare issue/stressor and how it is impacting your work setting. Be sure to address the following:Describe the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected and its impact on your organization. Use organizational data to quantify the impact (if necessary, seek assistance from leadership or appropriate stakeholders in your organization).Provide a brief summary of the two articles you reviewed from outside resources on the national healthcare issue/stressor. Explain how the healthcare issue/stressor is being addressed in other organizations.Summarize the strategies used to address the organizational impact of national healthcare issues/stressors presented in the scholarly resources you selected. Explain how they may impact your organization both positively and negatively. Be specific and provide examples.XXXXXX NOTE: XXXXXX I selected Opioid crisis as my stressor at work. I have attached a copy of my discussion post and I have also included two response from two of my classmates to reference. Also attached resources to utilize, you can add new ones if neededlPEER RESPONSE #1The opioid crisis is a severe public health issue that has resulted in an upsurge in overdose deaths in recent years. According to Healthy People 2030 (n.d.), more than 20 million people in the United States have a drug issue, with the vast majority not receiving the necessary treatment. In addition, the CDC states that more than 70,000 individuals died from drug overdoses in 2017, making it the most significant cause of injury-related mortality in the United States, with a prescription or illegal opioid being involved in approximately 68 percent of the fatalities (CDC, 2019).The overdose and addiction pandemic has shattered many individuals and their families. I call addiction a family disease because although one person may use but the whole family suffers. Unfortunately, I fall into the family category, as I lost my dear nephew to an opioid overdose last July. The opioid problem is a complicated matter that must continue to be addressed and targeted with different strategies.The CDC is dedicated to decreasing opioid abuse, overdose, and mortality by implementing five essential strategies to guide its work and safeguard all Americans. For example, one strategy is the progression of research and statistics to assist public health professionals and other decision-makers in understanding the scope of the problem, allocating resources where they are most needed, and assessing the efficacy of preventative measures. Another strategy was increasing state, local, and tribal capacity to play a critical role in preventing opioid overdoses and related harms by overseeing prescription drug monitoring systems, licensing healthcare practitioners, and responding to drug overdose epidemics (CDC, 2019).The fight against the opioid crisis will be a difficult one. While there have been positive effects with many programs in place, much more work is to be done, and the end of this pandemic is still a long way off.ReferencesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019, January 11). CDC’s response to the opioid overdose epidemic. https://www.cdc.gov/opioids/strategy.htmlHealthy People 2030. (n.d.). Addiction. https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives and- data/browse- objectives/addictionPEER RESPONSE #2Great post. The opioid epidemic is a global problem, and there are many contributing factors. The pharmaceutical companies convinced doctors that opioids did not cause addiction and were prescribed at enormous rates. In the United States, the World Health Organization (2021) estimates that more than 50,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2019, and opioid misuse is costing the government $75.8 billion per year. Communication among healthcare systems and providers also added to the problem. The integration of the electronic health record and prescription drug monitoring programs has helped fill this gap (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021). My healthcare facility has also created policies and programs to combat the opioid epidemic in my community. Our facility offers inpatient and outpatient detoxification, rehabilitation programs, counseling, and other resources to ensure the successful completion of the programs. We care for many accidental and intentional drug overdoses and drug addictions in the intensive care unit. Unfortunately, there is a large homeless population in my community, and many are frequent patients. Our social workers, healthcare providers, and chemical dependency counselors work with patients when they are well enough to help them if they are willing to accept treatment. We also give a lot of class 2 medications intravenously on my floor for sedation and pain control. Our pharmacy sends us these medications in pneumatic tubes with a secure code to ensure the medication arrives at the right location and person. As a charge nurse, it is also my responsibility to monitor the Omnicell for medication discrepancies and resolve them quickly. All staff who administer narcotics complete yearly drug diversion prevention education. Healthcare technology has helped to promote the safe administration and disposal of narcotics, helping to keep the patients and staff safe (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2022).ReferencesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021). Opioids: Prescription drug monitoringprograms. https://www.cdc.gov/opioids/providers/pdmps.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fdrugoverdose%2Fpdmp%2Fproviders.htmlMcGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2022). Nursing informatics and the foundation ofknowledge (5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.World Health Organization. (2021). Opioid overdose crisis. https://nida.nih.gov/drug-topics/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis

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