The Clean Power Company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been in operation for 5 years. The company produces an energy regulating device that automatically regulates the use of power sources in homes and businesses. Recently, they have realized that in order to stay in business, they will have to move their operations out of the country. They have purchased approximately 500 acres next to the Chavon River in the southeastern part the Dominican Republic. The land is totally undeveloped. However, it is located across the river from the Altos de Chavon complex that has shops, restaurants, and other commercial attractions. This land looks like a tropical paradise with palm trees and access to the sea via the Chavon River. As part of the sales agreement, the seller, Teltac Corporation, has agreed to put in roads, septic systems, and water lines. However, electrical power and sewer lines will be up to Clean Power. Clean Power Company plans to be self sustaining by using solar power. Teltec has informed them that there should be no problems running sewer lines directly into the river as the Chavon River is clean and large and can absorb the waste. You are the Director of Corporate Development in charge of spearheading the development of this new site. In addition, you are responsible for transitioning US employees to the new location and hiring local employees. You will need to decide which Cincinnati employees will go to the new Dominican Republic location or if the company should rely solely on local Dominican workers. Clean Power also plans to build a new school for local children to address overcrowding and the lack of basic necessities, technology, and space for the students. Clean Power desires to be a good corporate partner in this community, which has many dirt roads and undeveloped areas. Management knows that the initial capital outlay in this initiative will drive the price of the stock down, thereby upsetting the shareholders. However, management believes it will prove a sound investment in the long run. What is Clean Power’s corporate social responsibility for each ethical issue you have identified in this case? Write a minimum of 2 pages in APA format addressing these issues. Stakeholder Management — Write a minimum of 2 pages in APA format addressing the questions below regarding the following stakeholders: the environment, the employees, the customers, the community and the shareholders:
The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit. Your boss recently returned from a executive development conference and has taken a new interest in forecasting and forecasting errors. He asks you the following questions. To review the company scenario, click Should your division be using moving average, weighted average, or exponential smoothing in forecasting calculations? Why? What are some sources of forecast errors? What is a control chart, and what is the benefit to using them for forecasting errors? What are aggregate capacity requirements, and how could they be applied? Response to Peer Posts APA citation and references You are the Operations Manager for a $50,000,000 (sales) subsidiary of a $750,000,000 corporation. You report to the Divisional Vice President. Your division produces industrial products that are used in the construction, maintenance, transportation, and equipment manufacturing industries. The other two divisions in your corporation serve the automotive and electronics industries. A few products are cross-marketed. Your division is currently number three in your market place. The number one firm has about 60% of the market, the number two firm has about 25% of the market, and you have about 15% of the market. Your products are often used in human safety applications, so product quality is paramount. Neither you nor your competitors have a competitive quality advantage, nor a distinct production cost advantage. Being number three in the market place has meant that your division must excel in customer service and delivery reliability. Over 90% of your sales come through manufacturing representatives to regional distributors who hold inventory of your most popular products in limited quantities. To keep your distributors loyal, your company works very hard on customer service. Your division currently has about 4,000 products in your catalog. About 1,200 items are “in-stock” (MTS, Make-to-Stock) items. The remaining 2,800 items are “non-stock” items that can be considered to be Make-To-Order (MTO). The MTO items are not stocked but are manufactured if, and only if, an order for them is received. Your division promises to ship all “in-stock” items within 24 hours of receiving the order. If the order is received by noon, the order is shipped that day. Because most of your orders are small and are delivered to diverse addresses, UPS is the preferred shipping mode. In contrast, your two sister divisions operate on a much longer lead-time and ship in comparatively larger quantities. They tend to operate much more in the MTO mode and do not offer the fast 24-hour shipping responses that your division does. The corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, where the company was founded in the 1910s. You are located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where manufacturing operations were moved in the 1950s to exploit the lower labor costs. The corporate North American Warehouse (NAW) is located in a western suburb of St. Louis to be near the St. Louis airport. Virtually all shipments to customers are made from the NAW. Several years ago, to stay competitive, production operations started to shift from the Cape Girardeau location to a plant in Mexico. The shift to Mexico has been successful overall, but the plant does not always deliver what is needed and is sometimes late in delivering parts to the NAW. The corporation installed SAP several years ago. You have been far too busy to thoroughly investigate all of the details, but everyone in the organization seems to be satisfied at some level with the system. Because you are the STO (Senior Technical Officer) of your division, you also manage the client support group (located near the St. Louis airport) which consults with clients on selecting which products to purchase and offers consulting/project management services for installing your products. Your direct reports include the Plant Manager in Cape Girardeau, the Plant Manager in Mexico, the Divisional Supply Chain Manager, the Manager of Product Quality Control, and the Divisional Customer Support Manager. Your chief peers are the Director of Marketing and the Manager of the Divisional Headquarters staff. Order entry reports to the Director of Marketing. Purchasing, Accounting, Finance, HR, and IT functions are handled at the corporate level. The manager of the NAW formally reports to the VP of the automotive division, but he is tasked to serve all three divisions equitably. Several months ago, a new CEO took the reigns of your parent company. She is looking to improve profits, and is tasking all three divisions to reduce costs. For your division, she is particularly interested in reducing inventory while maintaining (improving) current customer service levels. She also questions whether having the Customer Support staff centrally located in St. Louis is really the best way (in terms of cost and service) to service your customers. Your boss, the Divisional VP, has asked you to put together an analysis of your division’s operations and to produce a plan to improve operations with an eye to reducing costs.
Application of Project Management Skills The primary objective of the portfolio project is to you familiarize yourself with project management skills relevant to the process groups of planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closing. Students will prepare a portfolio of documents representing their understanding of core components and competencies of IT project management, including a project charter, a project scope statement, a work breakdown structure, change management processes, communication management, quality management, and project closure plan. You may choose a real project in your current organization, or in another organization, or you may choose a fictitious project. You can choose a project in which you play a role or in which there is a role similar to the role you currently play in your work. The Portfolio Project requires that you create and submit a comprehensive project plan and to deliver on project outcomes that meet stakeholder expectations during Week 8. As you complete your weekly readings, be sure to take notes and apply what you are learning to the development of your Project. To begin, review the weekly Portfolio Reminders and Milestones. The Portfolio reminders in Module 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7 will guide you through the steps you need to take to complete the assignment. In Module 3 and 6 you will complete a Portfolio Milestone Assignment. Your instructor will grade these assignments. You may apply the work you did in the milestone assignments to your final portfolio, but you will not be graded on these milestones twice. In your final project, you will revise and compile each part of the final project that you have been working on. Submit your final Portfolio Project with the following components: In addition, also include the following elements: Your well-written project should meet the following requirements:
(In preparation for this discussion question, make sure you have read the course materials for the week: Hawkins & Clinton 9-12, McMinn 1-2, and the lectures for weeks 3-4) Your human services counseling clients will come to you suffering at one level or another. Our lectures for the last two weeks, and both the course texts, all discuss the concept of suffering and factors guiding how to counsel those who are suffering. In fact, a careful reading of the Reading & Study materials indicates numerous concepts and principles that could apply in counseling those who are hurting.
Read the case study at the end of chapter 11. Instructions: After reading case study, write a short paragraph depicting which were the most important failures that led to the near death event of the patient? What did you think was the most important contributor of all? Case Study A young man, Mr. Steve Goldberg, was admitted to a surgical unit at 6:00 PM after an elective laparoscopic gastric bypass surgical procedure. Mr. Goldberg was stable at the time of admission and was receiving a patient-controlled narcotic infusion at a “high-normal” range for pain management via a PCA pump. He was receiving oxygen via a nasal cannula at 2 liters per minute. On admission to the surgical unit, Mr. Goldberg’s blood pressure was stable at 142/87. He stated that he was comfortable but at times appeared uncomfortable and restless. At 8:50 PM, the patient denied having pain and wanted his oxygen removed. His oxygen levels were adequate, and the respiratory therapist removed the oxygen cannula at that time but left it in the room per routine procedure. Mr. Goldberg continued to be restless throughout the evening and was observed repositioning himself in the bed for comfort. At midnight, the nursing assistant, Ms. Veronica Martin, removed the blood pressure cuff from Mr. Goldberg’s arm for comfort after recording a blood pressure of 92/44. She did not inform the registered nurse, Ms. Margaret Bennington, of the decrease in blood pressure but recorded the blood pressure on her worksheet, a nonpermanent record on a clipboard that contained the vital signs of the patients assigned to her. The nursing assistants used the worksheet to record vital signs for the registered nurse’s review before documenting them in the permanent medical record. At midnight, however, Nurse Bennington was busy admitting a new patient. One hour later (1:00 AM), Nursing Assistant Martin repeated the blood pressure measurement and documented a blood pressure of 76/34 on her worksheet. Again, Nursing Assistant Martin did not report the increasingly lowered blood pressure to Nurse Bennington. Nurse Bennington stated that at 2:45 AM she checked on Mr. Goldberg and characterized him as being restless, able to hold a conversation, and complaining of being too hot. Nurse Bennington gave Mr. Goldberg a cool wet cloth and took his blanket off. Nurse Bennington did not check any additional vital signs or ask to see the recorded blood pressure readings, stating that she assumed the patient was stable. One hour later (3:45 AM), Nursing Assistant Martin was assigned for a short time to another unit. She did not communicate any information to Nurse Bennington regarding Mr. Goldberg before leaving the unit. She returned approximately one and one-half hours later. At 5:15 AM, Nursing Assistant Martin returned to the clinical unit and recorded Mr. Goldberg’s vital signs as 77/34, pulse 100, and respirations 20. Nursing Assistant Martin gave Nurse Bennington a brief report on a second patient and then left to take a third patient’s vital signs. At 5:30 AM, the surgeon, Dr. Steel, came in earlier than his usual time to evaluate the patient. Dr. Steel’s intentions were to quickly assess the patient and then leave for the airport where he had an early commercial flight to catch. Dr. Steel stated that he could hear Mr. Goldberg snoring as he approached the room, and when he entered Mr. Goldberg’s room, he found the patient cyanotic from the neck up and unresponsive to verbal stimuli. Dr. Steel left the room to get Nurse Bennington for , and together they returned to Mr. Goldberg’s room. Nurse Bennington stated that Mr. Goldberg was positioned on his side, which was unusual, and that it was obvious he wasn’t doing well. His color was poor, respirations were slow, and he was unresponsive. At this time, Nurse Bennington repositioned Mr. Goldberg on his back to open his airway and improve his breathing. Over the next 50 minutes, the narcotic infusion was discarded and Mr. Goldberg received two doses of medication to reverse the effects of the narcotic infusion. His arterial blood gases were assessed, and his oxygen was reinstituted via nasal cannula. He remained on the surgical unit for approximately 50 minutes while, according to each of the three staff members interviewed, Dr. Steel was reclined in a chair in the corner of the patient’s room or at the nurses’ station making phone calls while they suggested interventions to him. The three registered nurses interviewed expressed concerns about their perceived delays in treatment after Mr. Goldberg was discovered in his unstable condition, and attributed the delays to waiting for Dr. Steel to take the initiative. According to Dr. Steel, he reinstituted Mr. Goldberg’s oxygen, instructed Nurse Bennington to turn off the patient-controlled narcotic infusion, and to give the medication to reverse the effects of the narcotic. Dr. Steel left to catch his plane before the patient was stabilized. Mr. Goldberg showed some improvement before Dr. Steel left. Dr. Steel stated that he thought the patient’s systolic blood pressure was approximately 100, and he had oxygen saturation levels of approximately 92%. Neurologically, his pupils were reacting slightly; he was posturing on his left side and flaccid on the right side, and remained unresponsive to verbal stimuli. Mr. Goldberg was transferred to the intensive care unit at 6:20 AM where the nurses in the ICU quickly increased the oxygen support and added intravenous vasopressors per protocol after consultation with the on-call physician in internal medicine, Dr. Asvall. A gap of approximately 30 minutes occurred between the time Dr. Steel left for the airport and the time Dr. Asvall arrived to manage the case.
Ethical Codes and Standards By , respond to the discussion question. Submit your responses to the appropriate . Use the same to comment on your classmates’ submissions and continue the discussion until . After moving from a big city to a rural setting, Janice is suffering from anxiety and depression because of adjustments to the change. She wants to seek counseling services to her adjust. Janice has always valued her privacy and is finding it difficult to commit to seeing a counselor in a rural setting. The community has only one mental health counselor. Janice fears that if she begins counseling sessions, people will learn that she is undergoing therapy. In addition, Janice is a devoted Catholic and is aware that the counselor is a devout Jehovah’s Witness, as is most of the community. Janice is apprehensive that the counselor might try to encourage her to convert. She is desperate to talk to someone and does not know where to turn. . After moving from a big city to a rural setting, Janice is suffering from anxiety and depression because of adjustments to the change. She wants to seek counseling services to her adjust. Janice has always valued her privacy and is finding it difficult to commit to seeing a counselor in a rural setting. The community has only one mental health counselor. Janice fears that if she begins counseling sessions, people will learn that she is undergoing therapy. In addition, Janice is a devoted Catholic and is aware that the counselor is a devout Jehovah’s Witness, as is most of the community. Janice is apprehensive that the counselor might try to encourage her to convert. She is desperate to talk to someone and does not know where to turn. Purchase the answer to view it Purchase the answer to view it
What opportunities for lateral leadership exist in your current professional role? After watching this week’s videos and reviewing the course materials, consider how you would improve your approach to getting support for your initiatives in situations where you don’t have management authority. Post your initial response by Wednesday, midnight of your time zone, and reply to at least 2 of your classmates’ initial posts by Sunday, midnight of your time zone. respond 1 The opportunity for lateral leadership in my current professional role occurs when I can advise college students on the importance of the journey they have taken on. I recently change work careers from being an office manager in manufacturing to administrative assistant to Dean of Education at a college. This transition is a lot different from what I have been use to yet a lot more rewarding. The lateral leadership now is talking with young people making sure they understand this education journey they are taking will be challenging, but the reward will come. There is a lot of support education; the problem exists when trying to bring all or most of the resources together — improving on getting support for initiatives in situations where management can also with supplies. The problems come when attempting to get everyone on the same page. We tend to have the same goals in mind; just reaching the target the same way is the problem. Article I found interesting: Published on April 24, 2014 Welch, J.: Chapter 18: Hard Spots Huffman, E.: 7 Tips for Managing Sideways Prentiss, B.: We are talking this week about working relationships and ways to make our relationships with coworkers more productive and efficient. We have to make sure, as Jack says, that you have the most capable and highly developed people on your team. This encompasses more than technical knowledge and capability. It encompasses the ability of the team members to interact well with each other and contribute to the work of the organization. It also includes the concept of lateral leadership which is the ability to influence those with whom you work without occupying a position of formal authority. The article below offers a unique perspective on this mandate.
Need a short research paper for a peer-reviewed research paper that pertains to the week’s assigned reading. This will be a detailed summary of the research paper and what you gained from the research. Each week, you will find an article/peer-reviewed research paper that pertains to the week’s assignment. If you have a difficult time, Google Scholar is a wonderful location to find these types of articles: https://scholar.google.com/ Once you find the article, you will simply read it and then write a review of it. Think of it as an article review where you submit a short overview of the article. Paper should meet the following requirements: • Be approximately 2-3 pages in length, not including the required cover page and reference page. • Follow APA6 guidelines. Paper should include an introduction, a body with fully developed content, and a conclusion. • Support your answers with the readings from the course and at least two scholarly journal articles to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook. • Be clearly and well-written, concise, and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques.
A counselor’s own perception of psychopathology is extremely important in the diagnostic process. Using the case study of “Tina”, write a 500-750 word essay in which you examine your thought process about her presenting issues. Include the following in your paper: 1.Discuss the historic and cross-cultural perspectives of psychopathology that could potential impact the diagnosis and treatment of Tina. 2.After reviewing the several diagnoses that could pertain to Tina from the latest version of the DSM, what is your diagnostic impression? 3.Substantiate your diagnostic impression with appropriate criteria from the current version of the DSM. 4.Discuss how historic misconceptions of psychopathology could potentially impact the treatment of this client. As part of this discussion, you may include a diagnosis, any referrals that you would make, and a general course of treatment. 5.Include at least five scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. Purchase the answer to view it
Genetics testing is viewed as either positive or negative. When used to detect the genes for breast cancer, health insurance companies deny care based on genetics. Why? Describe one genetic test and its impact on health, prevention, screening, diagnostics, treatment selection, and treatment effectiveness. Evidence-based practice and standardized clinical guidelines have improved organizations and the ability of providers to provide the care with the highest level of evidence to each patient. Describe one pharmacological agent with a protocol/clinical guideline that is used. Discuss how this protocol may not take into consideration genetic variations. What can be done to tailor care to each patient while providing standardized treatments? Describe one health issue and discuss how nutrition can impact this health issue positively and negatively. Choose one disorder of malnutrition. Discuss the genetic and environmental influences on this disorder, including prevalence rates, testing, treatment, and prognosis.