Please write at least 150 words PER question (600 words) and cite a reference per question.
1. Provide an overview of what a behavioral health healthcare venue is and how these services compare to more traditional healthcare venues. In your response, please be sure to also include your personal thoughts related to each venue.
2. Consider the purpose of the Joint Commission in terms of how care is delivered in the United States. What does this mean to you in terms of quality of care for patients?
3. Provide an overview, in your own words, of what purpose a Forms/Documentation Committee serves for a Healthcare Organization. Be sure to include how this ultimately impacts patients downstream.
4. Think of a time where you had to fill out forms that seemed to be incredibly redundant when visiting a healthcare provider. What are some ways that medical record redundancies can be reduced using your personal experience?
Stage I hypertension Blood Pressure Regulation
A 56-year-old patient with newly diagnosed stage I hypertension has been referred to you for counseling regarding lifestyle modifications. He is married with four children; two in high school, two in college. His job as a senior vice-president for a major retail chain requires that he work long hours and frequently eat at restaurants. He smokes two packs of cigarettes a day, has a body mass index (BMI) of 29 kg/m2, and a waist-hip ratio of 1.6. He usually drinks one to two dry martinis to relax after he gets home from work.
How would you develop a realistic plan to help this patient reduce his blood pressure and prevent complications?
Which risk factors would be among your top two or three priorities for this patient, and what interventions or recommendations would you provide for modifying these?