What should the federal government share with the city, and how can this information be controlled?

A suicide bomber has detonated his incendiary device on the Pink Line of the “El” in Chicago, IL. The emergency response teams have quickly extinguished the fire and have begun to treat the wounded. The explosion took place at 5 p.m. on a busy Thursday afternoon. The initial estimates are that 14 people have been killed and 67 wounded. There is also significant infrastructure damage to the Ashland station, impeding traffic on the Green and Pink lines as well as to and from the Illinois Medical District. Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group from Somalia, has claimed responsibility in response to the U.S. Navy’s killing of Somali pirates. Al-Shabaab warns that 2 more explosions will occur somewhere in other major U.S. cities. Their rationale is that three pirates were killed, and therefore three explosions will occur.

As can be expected, the public across the U.S. is in a panic. You are the public relations director for the Deputy Director of Homeland Security. He has asked you to develop a comprehensive white paper explaining the intervention options that the state and federal government can exercise to alleviate public fear and anxiety. He wants to make sure that you anticipate economic impacts at the local, state, and federal levels; use historical incidents if necessary. Your paper will be the basis for an upcoming DHS press conference in which the Deputy Director will attempt to assuage the public’s fear.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in 1,250–1,500 words:
    • Provide a brief summary of the event.
    • What psychological impacts will most likely be present
      • at the local level? Explain
      • at the national level? Explain.
    • What could be the social impacts? Explain.
      • Consider that the attack has significantly affected a major form of public transit for a major city.
    • What could be the economic impacts? Explain.
      • Consider consumer confidence and impacts to businesses.
    • How would the government respond to the attack? Explain.
      • How would the government address the psychological, social, and economic impacts? Explain.
        • Consider immediate, short-term, and long-term impacts.

Here is the outline that I submitted for this assignment. Please follow if possible, and feel free to add if necessary. 

  1.        Event Summary
  2.   The rapid-transit system in Chicago, IL has been affectionately nicknamed the “L”. This name refers to the whole system of elevated subway systems that are segmented. In this scenario, a suicide bomber detonates and incendiary device on the “L” at the Pink Line segment. The explosion occurred around 5 p.m. on a busy Thursday afternoon for a segment that generally transports approximately 13,000 people daily. An estimated 14 people have been killed and 67 are wounded. The damage to the infrastructure has rendered the Green and Pink segments unusable. Somalian terrorist Group Al-Shabaab has publicly claimed responsibility for the attack as retaliation for the killing of three Somali pirates by the U.S. Navy. Al-Shabaab has further threatened that 2 more explosions are going to occur in other major cities in the U.S. cities.
  3.        Overall Psychological Impacts
  4.   Psychological impact on local level
  5. What is PTSD?
  6.   Will terrorism eventually become and accepted behavior as a coping mechanism?
  7. Psychological impact on national level

III.            Social Impacts of terrorist act

  1.   How does an act of terrorism affect public transportation?
  2.        Economic Impacts of terrorist act
  3.   How does an act of terrorism affect businesses?
  4. How are consumers affected after an act of terrorism?
  5.        Government Response
  6.   How would the government handle the psychological impact?
  7. How would the government handle the social impact?
  8.   How would the government handle the economic impact?
  9. Are the implemented changes designed to be a short-term or long-term fix?
  10.   How can the government respond effectively immediately after an attack?
  11.        Conclusion
  12.   Summate how all of these things affect the targeted area and the way the government handled the situation.

VII.            References

Committee on Homeland Security. (n.d.). Preparedness for and response to terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Retrieved from website:https://homeland.house.gov/issue/preparedness-and-response

Levav, Itzhak. (2006). Terrorism and its effects on mental health. World Psychiatry 5(1): 35-36. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1472253/

Taylor, Eric R. (December 27, 2005). The government’s response to terrorism. An evaluation. Retrieved from website:http://www.independent.org/publications/policy_reports/detail.asp?id=18

Wessely, Simon. (2003). War and the mind: Psychopathology or suffering? Retrieved from website: http://www.pij.org/details.php?id=55

Assignment #2

You are a research analyst for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The department has received credible intelligence from the NSA, FBI, and Department of Defense that Al Qaeda is planning a biological attack using smallpox against Los Angeles, CA. Although the dispersal method is unknown, it is believed the most likely method will be airborne, through a populated shopping mall’s ventilation system. The lax security at these locations, coupled with a wide social and economic population sampling, will make identifying victims and stopping the spread of the disease difficult. The intelligence indicates that the attack is scheduled to occur within 7–10 days.

Your department has been tasked with reviewing historical incidents of smallpox, including academic assessments of its use as a biological agent for terrorism. Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s smallpox Web site as a guide to available resources and current planning (CDC Smallpox Information). With these tools, develop a communication plan that addresses the following:

Assignment Guidelines

  • Revise and amend your Week 4 Key Assignment by adding what you learned in the Discussion Board posts following the task, as well as taking into consideration your instructor’s comments.
  • Address the following with regard to the above information, and add your responses to your Key Assignment final draft:
    • Provide an overview of the threat (disease characteristics).
    • How can mass hysteria be prevented within the population?
    • What should the federal government share with the state, and can this information be controlled?
    • What should the federal government share with the city, and how can this information be controlled?
    • What should the federal government share with the nation?
    • When should information be disseminated to each recipient (state, city, and nation)?
    • What should be the characteristics of this information’s release to the public (consider medium, frequency, and timeliness)?

Prepare a 10-minute presentation (10-15 slides, not including title or reference slide) on organizational culture and values.

prepare a 10-minute presentation (10-15 slides, not including title or reference slide) on organizational culture and values.
Describe how alignment between the values of an organization and the values of the nurse impact nurse engagement and patient outcomes. Discuss how an individual can use effective communication techniques to overcome workplace challenges, encourage collaboration across groups, and promote effective problem solving. Incorporate how system needs and the culture of health may influence the outcomes. How does this relate to health promotion and disease prevention in the larger picture? Identify a specific instance from your own professional experience in which the values of the organization and the values of the individual nurses did or did not align. Describe the impact this had on nurse engagement and patient outcomes.

Analyze vulnerability research and test for hacking techniques.

M3A1: Determining Criticality from Ports and ResearchImage Source: www.istockphoto.comLab ObjectivesThis activity will address module outcomes 1, 2, and 3. Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to:• Identify different forms hacking attacks and malware types. (CO3, CO4)• Determine how security policies apply to data and system access. (CO1)• Analyze vulnerability research and test for hacking techniques. (CO1)This week the course assignment asks us to work with Nmap. Review the following videos first.• Introduction of what Nmap is, options, how it works behind the scenes- Nmap Intro.mp4 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.• Demonstrating the usage of Nmap against sample target – Nmap Usage.mp4 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.• Using Descover Scripts to parse Nmap results into a nice CSV format (covers the table with results you are expected to provide for M3A1) – Parse Nmap with Discover Scripts.mp4 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.• Example of the table with results you need to submit for M3A1 (Note this table is what the Discover nmap parser outputs the results to with the exception of the NSE script output) – Table.xlsx For this assignment, we will use Nmap from the Kali, attacker, VM to scan the Metasploitable, target, VM for open ports, running services, service/app versions, target OS, and invoke Nmap Script Engine (NSE) scripts to discover low hanging fruit vulnerabilities. Nmap can be utilized through the Command Line Interface (CLI) version or its Graphical User Interface (GUI) counterpart called Zenmap. Your task is to complete an Nmap scan of the target and report the results in a table format.Lab Instructions• Review all of the provided Nmap videos in the “Course Related Questions”>>Week 3 Additional Material”• Start the Kali VM• Use Nmap or Zenmap to scan your Metasploitable VM. The included videos provide a walkthrough of Nmap usage and scanning a target• Use Nmap build-in help menu as shown in the videos or refer to https://nmap.org/book/man.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to put together and execute Nmap scan (one scan) with the following options configuredo Enable script scanning, ports scanning, service scanning, OS detection, enable verbosityAND• o Export the results in XML format• Scan only the Metasploitable VM• Save the XML scan results• Complete a table with the results. The example table is provided in Excel formato The table can be prepopulated with most of the information using the Discover Scriptso To download and setup the Discover scripts watch the “Parse Nmap with Discover Scripts” video which provides a step-by-stepo Hint: The same video walks through also conducting Nmap scan against Metasploitable, saving the results in XML file, using Discover to parse the results, and import them into Excel

Choose one topic from the following list and evaluate how the chosen topic impacts your role as an advanced practice nurse.

Choose one topic from the following list and evaluate how the chosen topic impacts your role as an advanced practice nurse. What are the legal implications related to your practice? These topics are discussed in this week’s chapter readings from the book. Analyze how understanding of the chosen topic will impact your future practice.
Choose one:
Employer and employee rights
American with Disabilities Act
Employment contracts and unionization
Corporate liability
Sexual harassment in the workplace
Employees with AIDS/HIV and exposure to blood borne pathogens
Environmental health and safety
Reply and comment on at least two of your peers that have chosen a different topic than you have chosen.
Please carefully review the Discussion Board grading rubric in the grading rubrics section of the course home.

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Abuse

Mr. Wilko is a 40-year-old salesperson with a wife and three teenage children. He has recently begun to have a beer at lunch and a few drinks after work to reduce his work-related stress. An economic downturn in the housing industry has reduced the need for new home appliances and his income and sales record has been affected. Several other salespeople have been laid off at his firm. He has been told that if his sales and attendance records do not improve he will be fired. He and his wife are constantly arguing about finances and the children’s increasing demands for money. His drinking has increased to several beers at lunch and continued drinking after dinner. When he returns to work with alcohol on his breath, he is dismissed from his job. He continues to consume alcohol during the day as he attempts a job search. His wife is very concerned, as are his teenage children.

  • Mr. Wilko states he is a social drinker and “can stop at any time.” How accurate is his self-assessment?
  • What stressors are present in Mr. Wilko’s case?
  • Why does Mr. Wilko continue to increase his alcohol intake?
  • What changes in liver function can Mr. Wilko expect if he continues to drink large amounts of alcohol?
  • Mr. Wilko complains to his wife that all the stress is causing “indigestion.” How do stress and alcohol consumption affect GI function?
  • Why is Mr. Wilko at greater risk of trauma?

What are some of the new regulations and safety measures for oil drilling?

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill that started on April 20, 2010, and ran 86 days was a terrible disaster, but is was also a grimly informative experiment. In its wake, scientists are learning many lessons about deep-drilling technology, the environment, and the ecology of the Gulf of Mexico.       Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you answer the following questions:       Identify the types of air and water pollutants that occurred because of this oil spill. Are these primary or secondary pollutants? Explain. What are the short- and long-term effects of this spill on the environment and wildlife? Describe how the different layers of the atmosphere interact with different pollutants. Will the identified pollutants from this disaster affect the atmosphere? Why or why not? In the face of such disasters, what are the different cleaning procedures, including bioremediation, that can be undertaken? What are some of the new regulations and safety measures for oil drilling?   As the world is running out of oil, what are some other technologies or alternative energy sources? What would be your first plan of action if you were to identify possible solutions to this crisis?

Identify – state and describe the anomalies using the literature to provide the basis for the identification.

This is the the assignment based on the video. here is the link of the video. https://youtu.be/x-bOgRUJv4g.

Assessment Item: Realising professionalism in Nursing Practice

Preamble: Professional behaviours and attitudes of the registered nurse towards patients and their families are central to the development of an effective therapeutic nurse patient relationship. Professional boundary violations of ‘under and over' involvement delineate best practice from poor practice, and often transmit to a lack of respect and empathy for the patient's health care needs. Such unprofessional practice will lead to patient's feeling unsafe physiologically, psychologically and culturally. Communicating professionally, using an emotionally intelligent and caring approach is fundamental for patients and their families to feel safe in the health care environment. As a registered nurse, it will be your responsibility to develop and maintain patient safety with professional attitudes and behaviours at all times.

TASK.

1. By using the knowledge that you have gained this semester in relation to professional practice in nursing and while referring to relevant literature analyse the video “Crossing professional boundaries as a registered nurse”. (300 words) For an example of analysis see the Hotspot below…

2. From your analysis, identify and justify (with literary support) 10 professional practice anomalies that did or had the potential to impact on patient safety. (300 words)

3. Using a wide range of quality literature, and referring to the video critically discuss how these identified anomalies may impact negatively on both the patient's care and the nurse's professional image. (300 words)

4. From the literature, argue professional practice changes that would be necessary in ‘Nickie's' attitude and behaviour that would enable actual or potential patient safety was ensured (300 words)

Some points to consider when writing this paper:

-Review the TASK carefully. Highlight and define key words and directive terms. See HOTSPOTS below where directive terms have been defined and examples given.

-Review the marking criteria on your CRA carefully. Your paper will be graded from the criteria outlined in the CRA, therefore it is essential that you write to meet the criteria.

-You will need a minimum of 15-20 quality sources to allow you to write this paper. These should be highest available quality. (Australian as a priority, then expand to international as needed)

-A complete reference list is required at the end of the assignment. This must only include those literary sources referred to in the body or appendix of your paper. For further information on referencing at QUT, refer to QUT Cite/Write via http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au. Referencing style is an important academic skill and should adhere exactly to Cite Write – QUT APA.

-Use a separate page for the reference list. Remember QUT APA = all sources in alphabetical order (no numbering).

-Word count does not include intext referencing, the reference list or an appendix (if you choose to use one).

-Your paper must include an introduction and a conclusion. (approx. 150 words each) The introduction must relate to the task and the intent of the paper. The conclusion however must draw key points raised in the paper related back to the task. This will show your well-reasoned understanding of professional practice in nursing.

HOTSPOTS

A. LEARNING TO ANALYSE.

Analysis is the detailed examination of an item or situation where each key factor noted is examined against a benchmark or parameter. As a registered nurse, you will collect data about your patient's health, and will then need to analyse the data to determine priorities of care, therefore it is essential that you learn this skill early and quickly.

1. Identify and define the key words as a starting point for your own knowledge and understanding of the sentence to be analysed.

“It is without doubt that nurses are angels”.

2. Address each key word and intention of the writer using the literature to benchmark your writing

B. ANALYSIS OF THE VIDEO for this piece of assessment.

Be sure to view the video a number of times … at least 3 times. Also, read the transcript and highlight the key words and intentions of the words.

N.B. Remember as you are analysing a video, you need to be aware of non-verbal behaviours that are 
demonstrated as well as the verbal behaviours.

C. DIRECTIVE TERMS AND THEIR MEANINGS for this piece of assessment. (Cite Write, 2011).

Identify – state and describe the anomalies using the literature to provide the basis for the identification.

1500 words.

10 references.

Evaluate how prior health care interventions, or lack thereof, created the conditions that allowed this infectious disease to emerge.

Some of the most notable epidemics include the bubonic plague in the 14th century, smallpox in the 18th century, and influenza in the 20th century. Reportedly, the bubonic plague caused over 137 million deaths, whereas the death toll associated with influenza was 25 million (Ernst, 2001). These are dramatic examples of the kinds of acute outbreaks that led to the practice of epidemiology.
Many epidemiologists and health care professionals are concerned about the next potential pandemic or epidemic. With the increased mobility of society, the spread of infectious diseases continues to pose a serious threat. For this Discussion, you will investigate pandemics and epidemics using epidemiological tools, and you will consider strategies for mitigating disease outbreaks.
To prepare:
• Using the Learning Resources, consider examples of emerging or reemerging infectious diseases that are occurring locally, nationally, or abroad. Then, select one example on which to focus.
• Explore the epidemiological investigative process used to identify the emerging or reemerging infectious disease or outbreak.
• Examine your selected infectious disease using the epidemiologic triangle and vector theory.
• Consider how health care interventions may reduce the emergence or reemergence of infectious diseases.

Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:
1) Identify the emerging or reemerging infectious disease you selected.
2) Discuss the investigative process used to identify the outbreak, and describe its effect using descriptive epidemiology (person, place, and time).
3) Apply the epidemiologic triangle and vector theory to your selected outbreak.
4) Evaluate how prior health care interventions, or lack thereof, created the conditions that allowed this infectious disease to emerge.
5) Discuss how the disease outbreak might have been avoided or mitigated. Include agencies, organizations, and resources that could have supported these efforts. If appropriate, consider ongoing efforts to control the outbreak.

Evaluate the financial requirements and management of a small business. Use technology and information resources to research issues in entrepreneurship feasibility and analysis.

Assignment 1: Start Up a Small Business worth 250 points
Select a business idea which you would like to implement and complete this assignment. Note: You may use the same idea that you have used in discussion topics during Week 2 through Week 4.
Write a seven to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Propose the value proposition of the product or service the business will offer and explain the rationale.
Outline the competitive market and the industry in which the business will operate.
Determine at least two (2) strategies of each for protecting the following:

the branding
the logo
the product technology

Suggest methods to test the product idea for feasibility.
Suggest at least three (3) strategies to incentivize the founding management team.
Estimate the amount of cash needed to start the business. Provide a rationale to support your estimation.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
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 and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Analyze the business creation and start-up process.
Evaluate the financial requirements and management of a small business.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in entrepreneurship feasibility and analysis.
Write clearly and concisely about entrepreneurship feasibility and analysis using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment. 

Write about Hildegard E. Peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations

Write about Hildegard E. Peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations (mid-range theory)

Assignment 2: Nursing Theory Analysis Paper

Overview/Description:

The purpose of this assignment is to describe, evaluate and discuss application of a nursing grand or mid-range theory. This assignment also provides the learner an opportunity to connect theory and research to nursing phenomena. Learners will develop an 8-10 page paper (excluding the title page and references) using APA style to address the elements listed below.

Theory/Author Name and Background

Select a Grand or Mid-Range Theory that is appropriate to your practice setting.
Describe the theorist’s background in detail and discuss how their experiences have impacted the theory development.
Examine crucial references for the original and/or current work of the theorist and other authors writing about the selected theory.
Identify the phenomenon of concern or problems addressed by the theory.
Theory Description

Explain whether the theory uses deductive, inductive or retroductive reasoning. Provide evidence to support your conclusion.
Describe the major concepts of the theory. How are they defined? (theoretically and/or operationally) Is the author consistent in the use of the concepts and other terms in the theory?
Interpret how the concepts are defined. Implicitly or explicitly?
Examine the relationships (propositions) among the major concepts.
Evaluation

Identify explicit and implicit assumptions (values/beliefs) underlying the theory. On what assumptions does the theory build?
Examine if the theory has a description of the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm. If so, how are they explained in the theory? If the metapardigm is not explained, what elements do you see as relevant to the theory and why?
Discuss the clarity of the theory. Did it have lucidness and consistency?
Application