Impact of Health Care Policy and Determinants


Please don’t try to do this assignment without carefully reading
chapter 1 of the course text! The text is necessary for this

There are


parts to this assignment. The



is a response, asking you to discuss how healthcare policy impacts
health determinants. The beginning of chapter 1 covers health

Part two is a chart

in which you identify the different forms of health policy. Hint, you’ll find the key forms of policy beginning at

page 14 in chapter 1


Part three is another short response

discussing how
different forms of health policy shape future policies. For example, how
might a judicial decision impact a future healthcare law or regulation?
Or how might a healthcare law shape future regulations?

Make sure you list two references and don’t forget to include in-text citations in your work.

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HCS/446 Facility Planning Week FIVE Summary Worksheet
Facility Planning-Floor Plan: Part 3
Sierra Heider
March 25, 2019
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Part 2: Summary (complete worksheet) with at least 150 to 300 words per question:
1. Describe technology, equipment, and design elements you would use to support the
sustainability of your facility in the future.
While developing and constructing a birthing center facility, ensuring the sustainability
of the center is a key component in the business. Instead of designing a structure that will last
for a short time, the use of technology in handling operations and other activities of treatment
and giving birth will be incorporated. Apart from the implementation of technology in the
birthing center, I will ensure durable equipment has been installed that can last for a long time
in offering service. The design of the elements must be in ways that make use of less space and
allow a good set of beds and other facilities that cannot hinder movement or handling
emergency cases (Badiu, Salmah, & Tahir, 2018). The world is currently driven under the
influence of technology hence including technology in the areas possible within the birthing
center will be a priority. According to the set structure drawing, all the desired technological
aspects, equipment, and design can be well included during the completion stages to ensure a
comfortable and service oriented. My birthing center will have equipment for low-risk
maternity care and also have equipment at the readiness for emergency procedures in lifethreatening events to mother and baby. This equipment will include cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) equipment, oxygen, positive pressure mask, suction, intravenous (IV)
equipment, equipment for maintaining infant temperature and ventilation, blood expanders,
and medications identified in rules planned by professional staff and consultants to meet
emergency needs of mother and baby in the center and during transport to an urgent care
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setting. Equipment for performing standard screening, laboratory tests, and for sterilizing
instruments and other materials will also be included in my birthing center.
2. Imagine this facility was a renovation of an existing structure and describe what you
would have done differently while planning your facility.
In case the birthing center was a previous work being renovated, the major aspects I
would feature more on the latest ways of presenting various items on the facility. For example,
there are modern maternity beds and chairs for expectant mothers that can offer more comfort
than the previous beds and chairs. The latest utilities like chairs, beds, and sanitation
equipment have made tremendous improvements over the past few years hence the current
patients need to enjoy up to date facilities within the birthing center. However, service s
defined by the type of machines and equipment used alongside the level of technology.
Therefore, having the latest machines and systems running to prevent delays or detect
emergencies that must be acted upon quickly will lead to a well-renovated birthing center with
the latest design and equipment. With building within a pre-existing building, I will make sure
my birthing center meets codes for ordinary construction and for water supply and sewage
disposal. I want to maintain a safe, clean, and orderly mannered center. Up to date, local fire
and safety codes for ordinary construction will also apply to my birthing center. I will give
specific attention to the demonstration of adequate access and exit of occupants, placement of
smoke alarms, fire extinguishers or sprinkler systems, and fire escape routes. Fire reporting
systems and evacuation programs with appropriate drills will be outlined in the policies and
procedures manual.
3. Describe successes and challenges during your facility design.
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o Describe successes experienced while designing your facility.
Some successes that I had was being able to adjust the walls and size of rooms. As each
week I would adjust here and there but I believe I was successful with the layout of my birthing
center. Another success was being able to have all the amenities in the birthing rooms that I
believe was needed. I also liked that I was able to have bathrooms in the suites and at each end of
the building. The waiting room was also a success because I was able to provide comfortable
seating for family, guest, and others that are waiting for the new addition. From all the
information that I have studied about birthing centers, I believe that I was able to fit most of the
things I thought were needed in my building. With having classes available too my birthing
center can also offer aftercare for families and mothers.
o Describe challenges experienced while designing your facility.
Hydrotherapy for labor has been known and used around the world for many years. I
wanted to make sure that all labor rooms are equipped with a seated shower and a removable
shower head. Mothers may sit or stand as they enjoy the warm water spray. Suites are equipped
with a deep soaking tub that allows patients to experience buoyancy and freedom of movement
as they are in labor in the comfort of the labor pool. Partners can also lean into the tub providing
contact labor support. The mother may get in and out as often as she pleases. The challenge I
faced with this was that I needed to have enough space for the tub and the other essentials of the
suite. I also wanted to provide showers in the suites as another way of hydrotherapy. All of my
suites have the same equipment and amenities.
o Describe what you would do differently to address your challenges.
For my biggest challenge, I believe I was able to fix it. But even at this moment, I am
unsure if I have given enough room in the suite for staff, patient, and some family members. I
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was wanting a cozy space but I think there should be more room. One way I would change this
challenge would be to have the birthing suites on a different floor. I would have the offices,
examine rooms, and classroom all on one floor, and the birthing suites on a second floor the
stairs and elevator access. This would allow more privacy and room to make the suites larger. I
believe by doing this I would have plenty of room for a full bathroom that would be separated
from the suite but would still be opened to the suite. So simply I think by having a two-story
building would solve my space issue.
References (list at least 2)
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• Badiu, R., Salmah, A., & Tahir, A. M. (2018). UTILIZATION OF BIRTH SERVICES AT HEALTH
Kesehatan Masyarakat Maritim Universitas Hasanuddin, 1(1), 31-41.

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