Discussion: Medicaid Services HLT 308
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a list of health-care-acquired conditions in 2011. (HACs). What steps has your health care organization (or health care organizations in general) taken to manage or prevent “never events” from occurring in their facilities? Two peer-reviewed articles should be used to back up your response.
DQ 1 for HLT 308V Week 4
To address patient safety issues within health care organizations, the Joint Commission established the National Patient Safety Goals. Determine three patient safety issues that your health care organization is addressing. Identify the organization’s actions or three issues that you believe should be addressed by health care organizations. Make recommendations for actions to be taken. Two peer-reviewed references should be used to back up your responses.
You should proofread your paper. However, do not rely solely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part, and your grade will suffer as a result. Papers with a high number of misspelled words and grammatical errors will be penalized. Before submitting your paper, go over it in silence and then aloud, and make any necessary changes. It is often beneficial to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Uncorrected mistakes are preferable to handwritten corrections.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point typeface (10 to 12 characters per inch). Smaller or compressed type, as well as papers with narrow
margins or single spacing, are difficult to read. It is preferable to allow your essay to exceed the recommended number of pages rather than attempting to compress it into fewer pages.
Large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are also unacceptable, waste trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced, and have a one-inch margin on all four sides of each page. When submitting hard copies, use white paper and print with dark ink. It will be difficult to follow your argument if it is difficult to read your essay.