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Mr. White is a 72-year-old man

Mr. White is a 72-year-old man

Mr. White is a 72-year-old man, with a history of hypertension, COPD and moderate dementia, who presents with 4 days of increased confusion, nighttime restlessness, visual hallucinations, and urinary incontinence. His physical exam is unremarkable except for tachypnea, a mildly enlarged prostate, inattentiveness, and a worsening of his MMSE score from a baseline of 18 to 12 today.
Mr. White's presentation is most consistent with an acute delirium (acute change in cognition, perceptual derangement, waxing and waning consciousness, and inattention).
What is the most likely diagnosis to frequently cause acute delirium in patients with dementia?
What additional testing should you consider if any?
What are treatment options to consider with this patient?

Population = parents and health care providers

Population = parents and health care providers 
On the discussion board, using a minimum of two articles that are supporting your PICOT question, submit one paragraph synthesizing the research into clear, concise statements without separately reviewing each of the studies in the paragraph—but by paraphrasing and synthesizing the work that was done. 

See my picot questions below.

Population = parents and health care providers 
Intervention/Indicator = receiving/willingness to receive HPV vaccination 
Comparison/control = Utilization vs non-utilization of HPV vaccine 
Outcome= hesitancy to receive the HPV jab 
Time= Six months three as the first and final HPV shots have a spacing of 6 months.

Harley-Davidson: Business Overview for New Planning Team Members

Harley-Davidson: Business Overview for New Planning Team Members

Instructions for this assignment: Perform all of the elements listed below.

This assignment has you complete two parts of a strategic business plan. To see how those parts fit into a full business plan, click herefor a strategic business plan outline.

Part I – Analysis of the External Environment

As part of the Strategic Business Plan, you have been asked to:

  • Identify and analyze the major driving forces for change in the external environment of the motorcycle industry.
  • Analyze the dynamics of competition using Porter's Five Forces Model of Competition. Correctly assess the dynamics of competition.
  • Provide at least three statistics about the size of the motorcycle industry such as revenue, growth rate, number of units sold by manufacturer/country, etc.
  • Summarize the strategic issues firms in this industry face and identify their biggest threats.

This section should be titled "The Analysis of H-D's External Environment."

Part II – Internal Environment Analysis


Gather the financial information necessary to do a complete ratio analysis and the Balance Score Card (BSC) key metrics information.

If you were going to create a BSC, what would be the key metrics you would measure in each of the four BSC areas:

  • Financial
  • Customer
  • Internal Business Process
  • Learning and Growth

Perform a ratio analysis using H-D's five-year financial performance. Interpret the meaning of the ratios and financial performance.

This section should be titled "The Analysis of H-D's Current Strategy: Two Views." Be sure to include the ratio analysis. You may also include other graphics to support your narrative.


Based on your analysis, you must decide which two competitors present the biggest competitive threat to H-D.

Perform a financial ratio analysis for the competitors after looking at trends in financial performance over five years, and compare the trends to industry averages.

Be sure you have a clear ranking of the industries' competitors.

This section should be titled "Competitor Analysis." Be sure to include the financial ratio analysis. You may also include other graphics to support your narrative.


Week 8

Week 8

1) On pages 13 and 14 of the Kasfir text, he explains the relationship between the 'postcolonial' and the 'postmodern.' Re-read this part of the text, then describe this relationship in your own words.
2) What are some of the tensions between formally art-school-trained African artists and non-academically trained artists?
3) What and when was Magiciens de la Terre and why was it so important? Please do some of your own internet research in order to answer this question. 

-Make sure your answers are comprehensive, between 5 and 10 sentences long. 
-Use quotes from the text where possible, and be sure to cite properly. (Author last name and page number) 
Kasfir, Sidney. Contemporary African Art. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1999Kasfir Chapter 5

The city as palimpsest

The city as palimpsest

In the required reading for Unit 1, David Harvey writes of the city as a palimpsest, a “composite landscape made up of different built forms superimposed upon each other with the passing of time” (p. 49). In his view, “Planners, architects, urban designers . . . all face one common problem: how to plan the construction of the next layers in the urban palimpsest in ways that match future wants and needs without doing too much violence to all that has gone before. What has gone before is important precisely because it is the locus of collective memory, of political identity, and of powerful symbolic meanings at the same time as it constitutes a bundle of resources constituting possibilities as well as barriers in the built environment for creative social change” (pp. 49–50).

Choose one area of one Canadian city and create a visual essay, using maps, photographs, and explanatory text to describe the city as a palimpsest in which the area’s history is partially visible beneath the new. With reference to your visual research, and informed by readings from the course materials and beyond, provide a thoughtful and critical analysis of your visual essay that includes or considers the aspects below—images, layers, social justice, and political agenda. Your visual essay should include at least 15 and no more than 20 images, at least three of which must be maps. 

Images: Find or create images of this part of your chosen city in the Mercantile Era, the Commercial Era, the Industrial Era, and the Post-Industrial Era. Scale the maps so that they can be layered, one on top of the other, to communicate the changing city.

Layers: Consider layers of physical geography, Aboriginal heritage, colonial history, and twentieth-century policies and trends: how has the form and function of the city changed over time?

Social justice: In the required reading for Unit 6, Sandercock notes that questions about social justice and the city invite us to attend to radical practices that individually do not seem system-threatening “but taken together they . . . have the potential for making people less dependent on global capital, increasing social power and experiencing their own political power, albeit at a local level” (p. 177). Are there traces of people’s advocacy, over the past century, visible in the design and shape of your chosen city?

Political agenda: Brooks, in the required reading for Unit 4, cites Murray Edelman, who writes that the political agenda changes as “conditions accepted as inevitable or unproblematic may come to be seen as problems, and damaging conditions may not be defined as political issues at all” (p. 7). Can you see evidence of the changing political agenda in the layered history of your city?

EDUC 1006 WK1 Discussion

EDUC 1006 WK1 Discussion

Discussion: PSE Aims of Socialization  Professor of Human Development James Garbarino asserts that for children's optimal well-being, current society must view childhood as the social space in which to lay the foundation for the best that human development has to offer. This statement gives rise to the questions: What are society's goals/aims for children? Who and what in society have the most influence on how successfully children achieve these goals/aims?  Review the "Aims for Socialization" section (pages 41-48) in Chapter 2 of the course text.  By Day 3  Post your thoughts with regard to: •Garbarino's viewpoint as expressed in the quote. •The aims of socialization (as referred to in your text) that you believe are the most valuable and why •How you hope to help the children and families you work with in the future to achieve those aims.


    Ethics Writing Assignment

    Ethics Writing Assignment

    Respond thoroughly to the following questions in your reflective essay:

    1. What is the effect of this transaction on this year and next year’s income statement and income tax expense? Why?
    2. If R. J. Graziano Wholesale had been using the FIFO method of inventory costing, would the president give the same directive?
    3. Should the plant accountant order the inventory purchase to lower income? What are the ethical implications of this order?
    4. Which Code of Conduct principle would you act on from the professional codes of conduct guiding ethical behavior in this field (Provide the name of the organization, and the code of conduct that pertains to why you act, and then provide the URL for your source)?
    5. Based on your chosen code of conduct principle(s), what would you do (step-by-step) in order to act in accordance with your chosen principle to address this situation?
    Remember that income taxes are an expense item that would be found on the income statement.
    Make sure you take note that this is a LIFO (last in, first out inventory method).
    (File named Unit 9 Assignment has the rest of the details)

    Emerging Technology And The Methodology Slide Presentation

    Emerging Technology And The Methodology Slide Presentation

    Refer to both the Overall Concept for Assignments 1-4 especially using Screenr in Assignment 4 and your responses from Assignments 1 through 3 in order to complete this assignment.

    Create a presentation in which you present your research on a particular emerging technology and the methodology used to ascertain its appropriateness for your educational setting. Use Screenr to produce a video screencast which illustrates your use of the selected emerging tool.

    Following is a list of resources for presentation software. Be aware that while presentation software may have a free trial, some may require a credit card and cancellation after the free trial period. Some free software may have limited images, layouts, templates, and options. Check any system requirements for the software to ensure your computer is ready. [free trial requires credit card and cancellation] [free trial requires credit card and cancellation]

    If you have or would like to use other presentation software, please ensure it complies with the requirements of the assignment.

    Project Presentation

    Overall presentation style and structure

    1. Present your findings using presentation software with at least ten (10) main topics / slides in your presentation.
    2. Include a title slide and references section. (These two [2] slides are not part of the ten [10] slide requirement).
    3. Develop a creative, appealing presentation for a professional audience, using two to three (2-3) colors and two to three (2-3) visuals in your presentation.
    4. Provide coherent, clear, organized, and substantive content that can be easily understood by the audience.
    5. Provide audio narration of the presentation slides as if you were delivering the speech. (Note: If you do not have access to a microphone, then you should provide detailed speaker notes with your presentation.)
    6. Create a section of the presentation (five [5] slides) in which you:
      1. Provide a high-level introduction to your final project, using either a concept map or other organizing element.
      2. Introduce the emerging technology, the educational setting in which the technology would be used, and aspects of the scenario into which you propose introducing an emerging technology.
      3. Provide at least one (1) Website link to the source of information on the emerging technology.
      4. Briefly discuss the comparative study of the selected emerging technology and similar existing technologies. Conclude with the main reason why the selected technology is most appropriate for your endeavor.
    7. Create a video screencast (five [5] minutes or less) using Screenr, the ASSURE model, and Assignment 3 to demonstrate the appropriateness of your chosen emerging technology for your particular context. You will:
      1. Demonstrate clearly the appropriateness of the emerging technology at each aspect of the ASSURE model.
      2. Name your screencast by typing FirstName_LastName_Assignment4 in the "Describe your screencast" field (e.g., John_Doe_Assignment4).
      3. Publish a working and accessible link to your Screenr video, and insert the link into your presentation.
    8. Create a section of the presentation (five [5] slides) for reflection in which you:
      1. Provide your personal reflection, highlighting what you learned from researching this emerging technology and developing the project.
      2. Discuss your personal observations of the technology and its potential applicability in an actual work or school setting beyond the one you explored within your project.
      3. Discuss supporting research from at least five (5) peer-reviewed references, published in the last five (5) years.
    9. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
      1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
      2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the professor's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
    10. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

    Directions for submitting your presentation:

    • Submit your presentation to the area designated by your professor.
    • Review at least two (2) other classmates' presentations and post a response indicating what you learned by identifying two (2) specific points that your classmates made in the presentation.

    The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

    • Review current research related to emerging technologies for instruction and learning.Apply education principles and / or the ASSURE model to the design and evaluation of new technologies. Recommend reasons and methods for using visualization tools for teaching and learning.
    • Use technology and information resources to research issues in designing, developing, and evaluating educational technologies.
    • Write clearly and concisely about issues in designing, developing, and evaluating educational technologies.




    "Emerging Technologies for Instruction and Learning"  Please respond to the following:

    · Predict the next new technology-based assessment. Point out two (2) attributes and / or features of this prospective new technology. Discuss fundamental differences between the proposed technology (i.e., electronic e-Portfolios, clicker technology, surveys, and computer adaptive testing [CAT]).


    Reflective Essay: Classroom Management Reflection

    Reflective Essay: Classroom Management Reflection

    Write a 3-4-page paper that includes the following 3 parts & respond to the questions. Include smart goals in 3 parts of the paper. Using APA style and references.


    Part 1: Classroom Management Self-Inventory include the following paper.

    Part 2: Motivation and Engagement include the following in paper

    Part 3: Final Conclusion Reflection include the following in paper.


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