Communicates in a professional manner

This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).

CO7: Integrates the professional role of leader, teacher, communicator, and manager of care to plan cost-effective, quality healthcare to consumers in structured and unstructured settings. (PO#7)
Discussion Questions
Planning for our patients during times of transitions (for example: hospital to home, home to rehabilitation facility) involves collaboration with a number of healthcare professionals. Please address the following questions:

How does your facility promote inter-professional collaboration during times of patient transitions?
What is the role of the nurse in patient transitions?
What gaps can you identify in this process related to quality of care? (If you are not currently in practice, please use a previous role or clinical experience in your answers.). (I work at an 800 bedded level 2 trauma center in the Neuro-trauma ICU).
Planning for our patients during times of transitions (for example hospital to home, home to rehabilitation facility) involves collaboration with a number of healthcare professionals. What are your thoughts regarding the role of nurses in patient transitions and quality of care, and how your facility promotes inter-professional collaboration at these times as you answer the questions above.

Please share examples from your practice and remember that this discussion requires crediting of outside and course sources for full credit.

Required Reading
American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.).
Required Article
Patel, P. C., Panzera, A., DeNigris, J., Dunn, R., Chabot, J., & Conners, S. (2011). Evidence-based practice and a nursing journal club: An equation for positive patient outcomes and nursing empowerment. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 27(5), 227-230. https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=104702184&site=eds-live&scope=site

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Discussion Board Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Answers the initial graded discussion question(s)/topic(s), demonstrating knowledge and understanding of concepts for the week.
16.0 pts
Addresses all aspects of the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding regarding all weekly concepts.
14.0 pts
Addresses most aspects of the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding of most of the weekly concepts.
12.0 pts
Addresses some aspects of the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding of some of the weekly concepts.
0.0 pts
Minimally addresses the initial discussion question(s) or does not address the initial question(s).
16.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Integrates evidence to support discussion. Sources are credited. ( APA format not required)
12.0 pts
Integrates evidence to support your discussion from: assigned readings OR online lessons, AND at least one outside scholarly source. Sources are credited.
10.0 pts
Integrates evidence to support discussion from: assigned readings OR online lesson. Sources are credited.
9.0 pts
Integrates evidence to support discussion only from an outside source with no mention of assigned reading or lesson. Sources are credited.
0.0 pts
Does not integrate any evidence.
12.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Engages in meaningful dialogue with classmates or instructor before the end of the week.
14.0 pts
Responds to a classmate and/or instructor’s post furthering the dialogue by providing more information and clarification, thereby adding much depth to the discussion.
12.0 pts
Responds to a classmate and/or instructor furthering the dialogue by adding some depth to the discussion.
10.0 pts
Responds to a classmate and/or instructor but does not further the discussion.
0.0 pts
No response post to another student or instructor.
14.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Communicates in a professional manner.
8.0 pts
Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).
7.0 pts
Presents information in an organized manner (few errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).
6.0 pts
Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).
0.0 pts
Presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).