physical Assessment

 

You will perform a history of a peripheral vascular problem that your instructor has provided you or one that you have experienced and perform a peripheral vascular assessment. You will document your subjective and objective findings, identify actual or potential risks, and submit this in a Word document to the drop box provided.

Peripheral Vascular System Assignment

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College of Technology 2019

EET110

Electric Circuits I

Name: ____________________________________

Date: ____________________

Exam time:

Show all steps leading to the final answer, where applicable, for partial credit.

1. For the circuit shown below, calculate

a. The total resistance

b. The total current

c. The total power dissipated in each resistor

2. For the circuit shown below, calculate

a. The total resistance

b. The total current

c. The power dissipated in each resistor

3. For the circuit shown below, calculate:

a. The total resistance

b. The total current

c. The total power dissipated in all resistors

d. The current in the 40kΩresistor (R2)

4. For the circuit shown below, calculate VAB

5. For the circuit shown below, calculate:

a. The total resistance

b. The total current

c. The power dissipated in the 20k resistor

6. For the circuit shown below, if the current through R3 is 1.5 mA and the voltage across R1 is 10V, calculate:

a. R2

b. R3

7. For the circuit shown below, calculate the total resistance between points A & B.

15

12

8

25

30

8

15

A

B

8. Determine the value of the current through R2 in the circuit shown.

Given IT is 12 mA, I1 is 3 mA, and I3 is 2 mA.

Extra Credit (3 Points)

For the circuit shown below, the total resistance is 2 kGiven that R3 is double R2, and the parallel equivalent of R2 & R3 is double R1, then calculate:

a. R1, R2, R3

b. The current through R2

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Persuasion

You now know that persuasion is a powerful tool to have in your  communication toolbox. Much of your current and future real-world  communication will likely be persuasive, from job interviews to business  proposals, to everyday conversations with friends and family. 

 

There are two parts to this assignment: 

Part 1:

  • Describe Ethos, Logos, and Pathos and explain why these elements are important to presenting a successful persuasive argument.

Part 2: 

  • Using the  online site ProCon.org find a topic/issue of interest to you, read  both sides of the argument and then summarize the elements of ethos,  logos, and pathos presented.
  • Do you have to have all three elements (ethos, logos and pathos) in order for an argument to be persuasive? Why or why not?
  • Does a speaker need to change an audience’s members mind completely in order to be successful at persuasion? Why or why not?

*Make sure to format any source material you used in APA format.*

discussion: Free Trade vs. Protectionism

 PART A:

  • Milton Friedman, a Nobel Prize winner economist and an advocate of free trade answers questions about the effect of free trade on employment in the following 6-minute video. Please watch the following and reflect on the employment argument for protectionism. Should we protect certain industries against foreign competition through tariffs and quotas to protect employment in these areas?

This video is from the 1970’s but we have the exact same argument in our current political and economic environment. We see the steel example in the video. Can you name one or two examples of protectionist policies in the US? Who will win, who will lose as a result of these new tariffs?

 

PART B:

  • Traditional trade theories assume that factors of production are freely mobile between industries and geographic regions within the same country. Therefore, workers who are displaced due to foreign competition can switch to other sectors in a different part of the country after a brief transition without any cost. In reality, labor markets tend to be sticky. Workers do not move even when labor market conditions would suggest they should and they are worse off as others who benefit from international trade are better off. 

International trade increases total surplus and therefore increases efficiency, but it will be at the cost of equality. What is the role of government in helping people who lose as a result of foreign trade? 

Displaced workers need more than what economists are suggesting

KM (Knowledge Management) Tools Analysis

6 Pages analysis and 10 PowerPoint Slides:

  • Select a company and a KM Technology that you find relevant (It can be the company you work for or a KM Technology that you know well – Do NOT investigate the same from previous assignments). 
  • Research the KM Technology tool that you will be analyzing (retrieve a minimum of 6 Peer Reviewed Journals.  You can consult with a Librarian for help or use ResearchGate, as advised in previous assignments.
  • Research the definition of KM, and KM Tools, then focus on your chosen KM tool.

  • Use the APA template provided (You should NOT remove the headings: cover page, abstract, keywords, introduction, etc. You can add subheadings as you find appropriate)
  • Use proper APA format for quotations, citations, paraphrasing.

  • In the body of your project make sure that you address the followings:
    • a)Define the terms, KM Tools and Technologies,
    • b)Define the term of your chosen KM Technology (Examples: Google, Canvas, Youtube, Sharepoint, Salesforce, Tableau, etc). Again, you can investigate any KM tool of your preference
    • c)Present a relevant analysis, including: list of benefits, challenges, and opportunities such KM technology present to the company you are analyzing.

Your analysis MUST present the 6(six) dimensions of KM- in the body of the document, after the Introduction. See list below:

  • Strategy-KM and data management
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Processes
  • Management & Leadership
  • Technology
  • Politics

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Exit interviews conducted with some of the Inuit workers made it apparent that the workers were leaving the

mine for two main reasons. First, many felt that they lacked the skills and training necessary to qualify for the

jobs that had been posted, and they did not understand how they could receive such training. This was an

unforeseen challenge of establishing operations in Nunavut. As mining was a relatively new industry in the

region, little to no training was available in the territory for potential employees. Elsewhere in Canada,

workers could enroll in training courses to learn how to operate heavy equipment, work in a processing plant,

or acquire trade skills. The training infrastructure necessary to feed the skill base that was required to operate

a mine was not in place in Nunavut. Many Inuit employees who filled entry-level positions had no opportunity

to advance. To make matters worse, the high-school graduation rate in Nunavut was the lowest in Canada,

with only 49 per cent of the Inuit population aged 25 to 64 having received at least a high school diploma in

2006 (compared to 61 per cent of the non-Inuit population of the same age group within the territory). To top

it off, even if an employee was able to get a job in a specialized field that had the potential for advancement,

the process by which employees were given internal training and opportunities was unclear.

The second reason was a combination of cultural values and understanding the “rhythm of life” at a mine.

CULTURE AND MINE LIFE

The Meadowbank workforce was a blend of Inuit, French as first language, and English as first language

workers. The ratio of workers was roughly 4:4:2, respectively. When the mine first opened, a high number

of equipment operators transferred to the site from other AEM operations in Quebec. Due to the high-risk

nature of the working environment and the fact that a range of languages were spoken, English was

established as the on-site working language. All training and communication at Meadowbank were

conducted in English. This was a real challenge for some Inuktitut- and French-speaking employees, who

felt that the language requirement represented a form of discrimination and voiced this formally through

established feedback channels and informally during their work.

Finally, it was also discovered through the exit interviews and discussion with Inuit community

representatives that as mining work was new to the region, the Inuit workers from one of the seven local

communities who applied for open positions at the mine often did not fully understand the level of

commitment associated with the two-week rotational schedule. The separation from friends, family, and home

proved to be a real challenge for many. Furthermore, the work-related expectations (i.e., regular schedule,

night shifts, rigid production timetable, and hierarchy of authority) often conflicted with the traditional Inuit

practices of hunting and fishing as well as the traditional values of family and independence. It was not

uncommon for workers to fail to show up for work and instead go to take care of their family or to hunt. Taken

together, these cultural differences fuelled the high absenteeism and turnover rates.

PROBLEM

“We need to fix this, Chris. And fast.” The words were still ringing in Stanson’s ears. He knew that his boss

was right. The high turnover rate and constant training burden were costing the company and increasing

the per-unit cost of gold. In a recent presentation at the Nunavut Mining Symposium (an event to discuss

mining issues in the Canadian North), Bellefeuille had gone as far as saying, “We have had fires and

production issues in recent years, but the most dramatic situation we have at Meadowbank right now is the

absenteeism and turnover within our Inuit workforce.”

During their meeting, Bellefeuille had given Stanson the following directive for the coming month: develop

an effective plan that will allow AEM to

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• retain talented Inuit employees and reduce the Inuit turnover rate;

• promote a culturally sensitive and diverse workforce; and

• recruit a new pool of Inuit employees who could be trained to fill the 229 roles that had been vacated

during the previous year.2

Where to begin? Stanson began doodling on his notepad as he gathered his thoughts. He came up with a

title for the plan, “Talent Management for a Culturally Diverse Workforce at AEM.”

2 Assume that the workers who left the mine were from the following departments: housekeeping (35 per cent), food services (25 per cent), mine operations (25 per cent), and the processing plant (15 per cent).

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Late Adulthood: Aging and Stress

Part 1: Aging

A. What does successful aging look like and/or mean to you? Think of someone you know who is aging successfully. What personal qualities led you to select that person? Think of someone you feel is having some challenges with aging. What circumstances led you to think of this person?

B. Why is it important to understand aging adults’ perceptions of their circumstances – i.e., physical changes, health, negative life changes, and social support? How do perceptions of most older people promote psychological well-being?

Part 2: Stress

A. What is the difference between stress and a stressor? What are some stressors that one might experience in adulthood? What are some coping mechanisms for stress? What are some stressors that you have experienced and how have you coped with it/them?

B. In the Visualizing Development graphic titled 'Stress in Adulthood', the chart shows that stress decreases as individuals get older. What might be some reasons for this?

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Lesson 6 Discussion

After watching the video: Michael Shuman on Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age, complete the following critical thinking questions – support your position(s) with cited academic/peer reviewed and credible resources. After answering the questions, respond to at least one other classmate's post with substantive (challenging) information/questions/additional sources.

 

This requires a post answering the questions below:

Answer ALL Questions:

1. Why have imports?

2. Why limit imports?

3. How would a city or region that imported less benefit from limiting imports?

4. What types of products could be more locally produced? Why? How?

5. In what other areas would self-reliance be a good idea? (other "essentials")

6. What are local examples of self-reliance or import substitution? (farmers' markets, local fairs with local products)

7. Does self-reliance mean no trade?

8. In what ways do current laws/regulations make it difficult for businesses to stay local (not export) their labor/resources/businesses? Be Specific.

 

 

When replying to your classmates' posts:

Read your classmate's post and reply to no less than two of your classmates and a question. 

Your question should be one of the following three types:

· Clarification Based: This kind of question helps the writer by asking your peer to clarify points that you think could be more fully explained.  

· Evidence question – When a writer states something as fact rather than personal opinion, your peers argument is stronger if they cite evidence that the fact is true. Facts can be evidenced, in approximate order of strongest evidence to weakest, (1) by citing trustworthy data, (2) by citing the opinions of experts, (3) by citing repeatable personal experience, or (4) by citing common opinion. This kind of question helps the writer by asking for evidence if the student states something as fact but doesn't cite evidence.

· Hypothetical question – This kind of question helps the writer by asking your peer to test their argument by applying it to a situation that you specify. 

Posts needing a response:

Student 1:

Imports are standard when a country's domestic industry cannot produce a product or service as efficiently or inexpensively as the exporting country. Exporting raw resources or commodities may also be necessary if a country does not make them domestically (Eaton et al., 2022).

To protect their home markets from foreign competition, many nations impose stringent limits on imports. A protective stance seeks to safeguard existing interests. This is typically done to appease domestic political demands inside the country. The impediments to international trade come in a wide variety of forms. Protective tariffs, import quotas, trade embargoes, and voluntary export limits are the four most common forms. Protective tariffs and taxes on imported goods are the most prevalent trade obstacle. Governments use tariffs to generate income and shield home sectors against cheaper international imports. Tariffs are simple to implement since they may be applied to imported goods before they enter the country and are generally unpopular among the general public. While some domestic producers may benefit from protective tariffs, consumers do not. Costs for imported items are increased because of tariffs. It allows domestic producers to raise prices to the same level as the imported goods rather than lowering prices to compete with them. As a result, consumers pay more for everything because of tariffs (Su et al., 2022).

When countries trade with one another, it benefits everyone involved. Consumers in the importing country have access to a wider variety of goods, producers in the exporting country benefit from lower prices due to more competition, and everyone wins. Although it would appear that everyone would benefit from free trade, some have contended that not everyone does. It is crucial to remember that import taxes are borne by domestic customers rather than levied on the foreign country's exports. The result is that consumers will pay a higher price for imports, but producers who rely on imported components or other inputs will also have to pass the cost on to buyers (Eaton et al., 2022).

Many European countries have run national campaigns in recent years praising the "benefits" of supporting local economies by purchasing goods made in the region. The general idea is that buying local food is a great way to give back to the neighborhood and boost small businesses. Nonetheless, we should be aware that there are other reasons why buying locally-grown food wherever feasible is crucial. Just what does it entail for food to be farmed locally? The simplest explanation is that the item is not being shipped over vast distances. This usually indicates that the food you eat does not come from factory farms. The coming holiday season is the year's biggest gastronomic event, and it is customary for people to prepare their favorite meals and serve them with their preferred beverages to toast the season and show their appreciation for their loved ones. It is important to remember the benefits of reaching out to and sourcing from nearby businesses right now. Thanksgiving is a great time to start buying from local farmers and artisans to express appreciation (Su et al., 2022).

Many countries in transition or emerging markets subscribe to the economic theory of import substitution industrialization (ISI) to lessen their reliance on wealthy countries. The strategy is to ensure the success of domestic startups by providing a nurturing environment where they can grow into robust industries that compete with imports. According to ISI, this results in economically sustainable communities and nations.

An economy is said to be "autarky" if it does not rely on external sources for growth or development. Indian economic independence was replaced by colonial economics after the British Empire's invasion (Eaton et al., 2022).

 

Reference

Eaton, J., Kortum, S. S., & Kramarz, F. (2022). Firm-to-Firm Trade: Imports, exports, and the labor market (No. w29685). National Bureau of Economic Research.

Su, B., Ang, B. W., & Sun, Y. F. (2022). Input-output analysis of embodied emissions: Impacts of imports data treatment on emission drivers. Energy Economics, 107, 105875.

Student 2:

Imports promote competition in local and foreign markets (Representative, 2022). There are some local organizations who feel that no other companies will supply equivalent products. The import will pressure this business to diversify and innovate high-quality items. 

The limit of imports is primarily a protection to local industries. Even though, these practices have also caused unfair trade practices (Siripurapu, 2021).  

In my experience, I send boxes to my family in Colombia, but I am limited to up to six items of the same type at a time. The value of the box must be below $200.00 or there is a 30% tax surcharge. I recently visited and compared the prices of the products if bought in the United States, but they were much higher. It is better to buy here and ship them, and I am saving money. The prices are higher due to the higher tariffs that importers must pay in Colombia. 

The benefit would be that since there are no added options, the purchase must be from local industries. Furthermore, the organizations will become more efficient when being pressured to increase profits and be competitive in similar markets (McDonald, 2022). 

There are fruits that only grow in specific regions. For example, I just went to Colombia and wanted to try all the fruits I used to eat when I lived there. There is a fruit called “Zapote” but is only found in certain cities. The same fruit also called “Zapote” is different in shape and flavor, but it is grown in the coast of Colombia. Some local products might need a different type of soil to grow. The products can sell at another region in Colombia or in another country depending on trade laws and regulations at a much higher cost. There are exotic fruits sold in the United States such as a “Dragon fruit” which costs about $6.00 each. 

Self-reliance would be beneficial for a farm to promote at a Farmer’s market. There are many businesses that have innovated with organic products such as hand-made soaps, candles, and freshly made fruit pies. There are government problems that support the Farmer’s Markets in different cities (Government, 2022). 

There are trade agreements still in process within different industries in the same region. A manufacturing company sells the raw materials to a distributor or vendor. There is still a demand for business even if it is just locally. A farm might have a large inventory of a product and they need to sell it to keep the business afloat. There are also trade shows where companies use networking to grow their customer base. Many good business relationships are born at fairs, Farmer’s Markets and expo shows. 

The taxes and tariffs that must be paid make it difficult for a company not to depend on imports. Many companies must buy raw materials from abroad to increase their profit margin. The wholesalers provide tax cuts, reduced shipping charges and with the trade agreements, the governments ease the transactions at a reduced rate. The outsourcing of some services also reduces costs in customer service help.  

  

  

 

Government, A. N. (2022, 11 04).  New York State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $700,000 Available to Support New York's Farmers' Markets. Retrieved from Department of Agriculture and Markets: https://agriculture.ny.gov/news/new-york-state-agriculture-commissioner-announces-700000-available-support-new-yorks-farmers

McDonald, B. (2022).  International Monetary Fund. Retrieved from International Trade: Commerce Among Nations: https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/fandd/issues/Series/Back-to-Basics/Trade

Representative, T. O. (2022, 11 29).  Economy & Trade. Retrieved from The Office of the United States Trade Representative: https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/economy-trade#:~:text=Moreover%2C%20imports%20increase%20consumer%20choice,both%20domestic%20and%20foreign%20markets.

Siripurapu, A. C. (2021, 10 8).  Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved from The Truth about Tariffs: https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/truth-about-tariffs

Here is the Cengage website to access the book: https://www.cengage.com/dashboard/#/my-dashboard/authenticated?page=

The book is called: International Business Law and Its Environment.

The email is .

The password is CGarrison001!!!

To access the book for reading, click on the BUL 4461 class, then Lesson, followed by Chapter, and then the first option for reading.

Please let me know if you have any issues accessing it.

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Essay

Scenario

Action Aid, an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has just hired you for its global health programs as the field program officer. Your previous manager from the World Health Organization recommended you for the job and now you are required to do a comprehensive Assessment for a USAID funded project in Kigali, in the Republic of Rwanda. Kigali has been hit with COVID-19 few months ago, but the cases have dwindled since last week. Unfortunately, in the last three days, there has been another outbreak of a new variant of COVID. Experts say it is highly infectious and the death rate has been increasing especially among the elderly and children. International organizations and foreign governments have been collaborating to help.

Food shortages, malnutrition, and lack of water supply are problematic in Kigali because of lack of irrigation. Action Aid is helping with the construction of water wells, but they have a long way to go especially in dealing with the culture and beliefs of the local citizens.   

One of the issues you discovered was that the new variant affected only a specific demographic. The government in Kigali has changed health policies to favor nations that came in to help and many primary health organizations are teaching the population preventive measures and other infection control measures. To save lives certain risk behaviors were banned by the government and a mask mandate was instituted for everyone in the community.

Your work in Kigali is to do a thorough assessment for Action Aid and prepare a report to the [presented to USAID for funding. In your 5–6 pages report, address the following areas in justifying your request for funding. (cite peer-review articles as references)

1. Describe the challenges and barriers of measuring health and disease among people of a non-western culture like those in Kigali.  

2. Explain the benefits and limitations of the western biomedical approach to health in other cultural contexts. 

1. How could you apply those measures to the situation in Kigali?

3. Describe some of the dominant types of cultural explanations of disease causation and methods for understanding culture

4. Explain the relationship between social determinants and the challenges of improving the health population in the community.  

5. Describe why the children and elderly were more vulnerable to the disease outbreak in Kigali, and what role did malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies play in this case.

6. Do you believe the situation would have been different if it were a western country? Why?

7. How did the difference in income level of the population become a factor in the spread and severity of the disease?   

8. Discuss mitigation to the cumulative exposure to risk factors, as well as alleviation strategies that impact health outcomes. 

9. Describe policy responses you would recommend to the government in Kigali to help mitigate the problem.

AustralianBowerBirdBehavior.docx

View the video of the Australian Bower bird and read the science focus in your textbook. Describe the behavior exhibited by the Australian Bower bird and the significance of this behavior to its success and survival. In addition, describe the role of natural selection in shaping these behaviors. The website for the video can be accessed with the following address: Australian Bowerbird Behavior

Hint: Darwin described the role of natural selection in this process as sexual selection. Simply put, sexual selection is the evolutionary process that favors adaptations that increase an animal's chances of mating.