Leading Change in Public Health

Week 11 Project Leading Change in Public Health
Then discuss the following issues as they pertain to this particular chronic issue “Deep Vein Thrombosis Even (DVT)/Pulmonary Embolism (PE)”. It is not necessary that you discuss these in this sequence, but you will need to include all of these areas in your final paper. Do a literature search, as needed, for additional information on this issue.
Title: “Deep Vein Thrombosis Even (DVT)/Pulmonary Embolism (PE)”.
Address the following questions:
1. Describe the current reality.
2. What is unacceptable in this situation?
3. What is your public health vision for the situation? What are the outcome goals?
4. What are the barriers and facilitators of change? Make sure you consider the people, the personalities involved, as well as the organizational structure/culture.
5. How do you foster the change process?
6. What is the “creative tension”? What are the tensions that arise from the difference between current reality and the public health goal?
7. Create a logic model for this situation.
8. Describe the ethical implications or concerns of your team’s public health change model.
9. Set the metrics by which you would measure progress and success when addressing this public health issue.
10. Describe how you would ideally address any ambiguity and uncertainty arising from the leadership challenges of this change effort.
11. Provide a bibliography.


New risk factors for VTE(http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/features/keyfinding-blood-proteins.html)
Study explores levels of proteins important in blood clotting as possible new risk factors for VTE
(Published October 15, 2014)
Preventing HA-VTE(http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/features/keyfinding-pba-vte.html)
VTE is both a public health problem and a preventable patient safety problem.
(Published March 6, 2014)
Use of CT Scans in EDs(http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/features/ct-scans.html)
Diagnosis of PE associated with and trends in use of CT scans among patients with chest symptoms.
(Published: December 17, 2013)
New Study Findings: Hospitalizations of adults 60 years of age or older with venous thromboembolism(http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/features/keyfinding-hospitalizations-vte.html)
The journal Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis has published a new study that looks at the rates, trends, and factors associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE) diagnosis among hospitalizations of adults aged ? 60 years during the period 2001 to 2010.
(Published: September 6, 2013)
Key Findings: Venous Thromboembolism(http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/features/pediatricgenetics-keyfindings-vte.html)
Trends in Venous Thromboembolism-related pediatric hospitalizations, 1994-2009.
(Published: September 17, 2012)
This Is Serious Campaign
This campaign from the Vascular Disease Foundation and Spirit of Women®, in partnership with the CDC, raises awareness and action around the prevention of DVT and PE in women.
Clot Connect
Clot Connect’s mission is to increase knowledge of blood clots and clotting disorders by providing education and support services for patients and health care professionals.
National Blood Clot Alliance
The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is a patient-led advocacy group dedicated to prevent, diagnose and treat thrombosis and thrombophilia through research, education, support and advocacy.
Venous Disease Coalition
The Venous Disease Coalition (VDC) offers patient and health care provider information to increase awareness on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of venous diseases.
Blood the Vital Connection (American Society of Hematology)
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders. ASH provides hematologist-approved information on clotting disorders.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is the section of NIH that provides information for professionals and the general public about blood disorders such as deep vein thrombosis.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans. This guide from AHRQ describes ways to prevent and treat blood clots; symptoms; and medication side effects as well as when to go to the emergency room.
Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
On September 15, 2008, Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism – 2008 at the Venous Disease Coalition’s Second Annual Meeting.
The North American Thrombosis Forum
The North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) is a multidisciplinary organization founded with the objective of improving patient care through the advancement of thrombosis education.
CDC Travelers’ Health Yellow Book and DVT/PE
Preventive measures for travelers can be found in CDC’s Travelers’ Health Yellow Book.
Anticoagulation Forum
The Anticoagulation Forum provides information on VTE family-based research.

Please apply the Application Assignment Rubric when writing the Paper.

I. Paper should demonstrate an excellent understanding of all of the concepts and key points presented in the texts.

II. Paper provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other sources, and discerning ideas.

III. Paper should be well organized, uses scholarly tone, follows APA style, uses original writing and proper paraphrasing, contains very few or no writing and/or spelling errors, and is fully consistent with doctoral level writing style.

IV. Paper should be mostly consistent with doctoral level writing style.

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