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The chair of the Network’s ad hoc task force

You are the chair of the Network’s ad hoc task force. Your charge is to evaluate the two alternatives and to make a recommendation on which one to accept, if revenues would be identical for the two alternatives, and hence the decision can be made solely on the basis of costs. As part of the analysis, the costs of the two alternatives must be estimated on a per procedure basis and an annual basis. In addition, any relevant qualitative factors must be considered before the recommendation is made.

To keep the base case analysis manageable, the task force was instructed to assume that the operating costs remain constant over the useful life of the equipment. For comparative purposes, this assumption is not too egregious because the activities are roughly the same for both alternatives and, hence, inflation would have a somewhat neutral impact on the cost comparison.

In addition, the System CFO has asked the task force to perform some sensitivity (scenario) analyses. He is concerned about the accuracy of the cost detail inputs. Although he is confident about many of the estimates, he thinks others are more arbitrary. Those activity cost inputs considered to be most uncertain are supplies cost per unit; billing and collection cost per unit; general administration cost per unit; and transportation, setup, and breakdown cost per unit.

Thus, first, the task force must redo the analysis assuming that these inputs are higher than the base case values by 10 and 20 percent. Activity cost inputs less than the base case values could also be examined, but the critical issue here is not to underestimate the total costs involved in the two alternatives. Second, the task force must determine what would happen to the cost estimates if the useful life of the capital equipment were as short as three years or as long as seven years. Another concern was that the useful life of the equipment depended on the alternative chosen; that is, there would be less wear and tear under Alternative 1 than under Alternative 2. Finally, the task force must assess the impact of a purchase discount: Would the discount amount influence the ultimate decision?

Chronic conditions

56 y/o Caucasian male presents to the primary care clinic with complaints of dizziness and nausea x 4 days. The patient reports he has not been able to get out of bed since the symptoms started. The patient reports symptoms are worse when he tries to get out of bed to stand. He denies any headaches or blurry vision. He states he is urinating more over the last few days and he has noticed an increase in thirst. He reports he just drank a large sweet tea before he came into the clinic.

The patient reports that he is out of his Lantus and metformin because he cannot afford the refill until he gets his disability check. He is disabled after his second CVA that left him with generalized weakness. His medical history includes DM, HTN, CAD.

Upon arrival at the clinic, the patient’s vital signs are as follows- Blood sugar 405, B/P 190/101, HR 102, R-20, T- 98.5.

Using Evidence Based practice, answer the following questions thoroughly. Be sure to use APA formatting.

What are the pertinent positive and negative findings in this patient assessment?
Create a list of differentials with rationales for this patient?
Discuss a medication regimen for this patient considering his financial status?
What is the priority concern for this patient?
How does this patient’s comorbid diagnosis impact his current symptoms?
Discuss how the patient’s health beliefs, culture and behaviors impact the potential outcomes for the patient.

Current political challenges confronting Iran, Turkey, and Egypt

Compare/contrast current political challenges confronting Iran, Turkey, and Egypt while examining their governmental systems. To what extent do these countries share similar historical and cultural experiences? What do you think the future holds for democracy in each country? Consider secularization efforts in all three prior to the rise of the current regimes and how current regimes shape the religious/secular divide.

How Japan compare to Germany and the UK in terms of political and economic practices

How does Japan compare to Germany and the UK in terms of political and economic practices? What challenges does Japan face and how has the state responded? Assess the extent of democratization.of Japan that contrasts its political practices (electoral system,parliament, etc.) and economic practices (Iron Triangle, Fiscal etc.) with theUK and Germany.

Leadership AOR Model

The AOR model is a method successful leaders use to improve their leadership performance. It involves 3 steps:

Action: What did you do?
Observation: What happened as a result of your action?
Reflection: How could it have been handled differently for better results?
Initial Post (Due Friday, March 19th ):

Select a contemporary leader from business, sports, politics, or military who has recently made a major decision or taken significant action. Research the extent to which he or she used or might have used the AOR model in guiding their subsequent actions.

History of economies

1. Part A. Think about the THE ECONOMY – what the definition of the economy is according to mainstream ( neo – classical ) economics – and why this definition is inadequate or incomplete for interpreting economic realities? How do Feminist economists rectify this incomplete definition of the economy ? Explain by using the diagram we developed/ shared in videos to analyze 4 ( four ) spheres of economic life. Give citations if you cite any works from the readings. Give the citation for the diagram by writing underneath the Source for the diagram.

Part A. What is diversity in social life? What is diversity in the process of construction of science ( e.g. economics )Why is it important to have diversity in the construction of science ( s) ? Explain how lack of diversity among economists has led to a mainstream ( neoclassical) economics that is inadequate in terms of explaining and understanding economic realities under capitalism ? answer Part B in light of your answer to part A

OPTIONAL BONUS Question :

2. What is Patriarchy? Did we always have Patriarchy in history? How did the transformation take place? What is the GENDER – based basic division of labor in economic life? What are the roles assigned to women and what are the roes assigned to men according to this gender – based division of labor in economic life under capitalism ? How does this basic division of labor (and patriarchal beliefs) have impacts in economic life? A) In terms of educational attainment? B) who gets to participate in the labor force? C) employment or hiring decisions? Make sure you include citations if you cite particular works or video lectures.

Research the recent Solarwinds supply chain attack

Compose a 3 page paper that details the cyber attack chain used in the attack. Include a additional reference page.

Start here: https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2020/12/solarwinds-supplychain-coverage.html

America’s involvement in World War I

Read and study chapter 23 and America’s involvement in World War I. After you have done so consider the following reasons that the US got involved in the war: Your task is to do the following in your initial post:

1. Rank in order from most important to least important, in your opinion.

2. Then you must justify your order. Explain your choices of most and least important. Why?

Five Reasons the US Entered WWI

Rank in order of importance


1.Economic Interests-The American businessmen were very interested in the Allied victory and many such as J.P. Morgan helped fund British and French war efforts with approximately $3 billion in loans and bond purchases. If the Allies would be defeated by the Central Powers, they probably wouldn’t be able to repay their debt to their US lenders. Many businessmen therefore supported the so-called ‘Preparedness Movement’ which campaigned for the US intervention in the war on the side of the Allied forces.
2.Sinking of the Lusitania-In May 1915, a German U-boat sunk the British passenger ship Lusitania off the coast of Ireland. Over 1,000 passengers were killed, including 128 Americans. Although the ship may have been carrying military equipment along with the civilians, the Americans were infuriated because the people on board weren’t warned before the sinking. In addition to straining diplomatic relations between the US and Germany, the Sinking of the Lusitania further increased anti-German sentiment in America.
3.Unrestricted Submarine Warfare-In response to Britain’s blockade, Germany turned to unrestricted submarine warfare to keep goods from reaching Britain. After the Sinking of the Lusitania, Germany promised to stop unrestricted submarine warfare but within less than one year, they torpedoed another passenger ship – the cross-English Channel ferry Sussex. Again, the Germans promised not to attack passenger ships without warning (the Sussex Pledge). But that pledge was short lived as well.
4.Zimmermann Telegram-In 1917, German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann sent a telegram to Mexico suggesting that if the US should declare war on Germany, Mexico should declare war on the US In return, Mexico would get back the territory lost in the Mexican-American War (Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona). Unfortunately for Germany, the telegram was intercepted by the British and hurriedly given to the Americans. Although Mexico had no real intention of declaring war on the US, the publication of the letter further mobilized the American people against the Central Powers.
5.German Atrocities in Belgium-One factor that had a major influence on American public opinion was the invasion of neutral Belgium and stories of German atrocities in the country which shocked and outraged the Americans. Stories of unarmed civilians being killed and small towns being destroyed circulated throughout the press. Although some of the stories were British propaganda, they left a strong anti-German sentiment among Americans.

The policy formulation and analysis processes.

It is important to understand the policy formulation and analysis processes.

Identify a problem or issue from your current practice (job-nurse care manager for an MLTC, work in an office setting reaching out to patients telephonically and assessing them on a monthly basis) setting or past student practice setting that you think could be framed as a policy issue. Very briefly explain the issue / problem and choose either the Longest or Kingdon model to apply to your issue / problem. Explain why you choose the model that you did.

Locate the U.S. Business Judgment Rule

Then locate the rule in any other country (you MUST select a country that has a Business Judgment Rule).

Discuss the following:

1. What part or parts of the U.S. rule do you either agree or disagree?
2. Compare/contrast the U.S. with your selected country. If they are the same, why do you think they are stated in similar ways. If different, discuss the differences.

If you could change the U.S. rule, what would you change and why?

If you would not change anything in the U.S. rule, discuss what aspects of the rule you believe are most effective and why?

You MUST provide citations for all materials used.