Prepare an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes that discusses the health care service provider selected.

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Select one of the health care service providers identified in your Week Three assignment, Health Care Providers and Products. ( Download the assignment down below to help making the slide.)

Prepare an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes that discusses the health care service provider selected.

Include the following in your presentation:

  • Identify the selected health care service provider selected.
  • Identify two additional services and products he or she provides.
  • Identify the roles of various stakeholders and emerging roles within the health care service provider selected.
  • Explain how the services and products are financed or paid for.
  • Identify current and future trends that may have an impact on this provider of health care services.

Cite at least 3 peer-reviewed or scholarly references and your textbook to support your presentation.

Format your presentation according to APA guidelines. Your presentation must include an introduction slide, conclusion slide, and a reference slide.

Health care service providers

Health care service providers

Kim Luu

Tara McCormick



Health care service providers


In completing this assignment, the healthcare service providers I have selected are acute care and end-of-life care. As people continue to age the demand for critical care and end-of-life care increases, the increasing health challenges among the aged has created the need for these healthcare service providers in the health system. However, in the process of strengthening the health system, the emergency interventions need to be integrated with public health measures and primary care (Detering et al., 2010). This paper will be focusing on acute care and end of life care where the services and products provided in by the healthcare service providers.

Acute care

Acute care can be defined as the secondary health care involving giving the patients short term but active treatment for illness episode or serious injuries. Also, it requires health care services during surgery recovery and urgent medical condition of patients. The acute care services are usually delivered by health care professionals ranging from surgical specialties to medical specialties. It can sometimes require the patient to stay in the urgent care center, hospital emergency department or any short-term staying facility (Horan, Andrus and Dudeck, 2008). The inpatient care facility that is hospital-based aims typically at discharging the patients once they are deemed stable and healthy.

The services and products that are provided by acute care can include surgery services and diagnostic services among other short-term health care services. Therefore, the critical functions entail preventive, rehabilitative, and promotive actions aimed at improving the health condition of the patients. The effectiveness of the acute services and products entirely depend on the rapid intervention, and time that is taken to respond (Anderson et al., 2014). The settings of acute care include intensive care, emergency department, neonatal intensive care, cardiology, and coronary care.

The acute curative services can be considered as the most time-sensitive health care services regardless of the disease entity. Critical care services entail health care components and healthcare delivery platforms that help in the treatment of urgent and unexpected episodes of illness and injury that can cause death. It involves numerous clinical healthcare functions such as emergency medicine, acute care surgery, urgent care, critical care, trauma care and inpatient stabilization in the short term (Horan, Andrus and Dudeck, 2008). The acute care services have proved to be essential in the health care service delivery as it helps in improving the well-being of the patients.

End-of-life care

The end-of-life care can be defined as the health care for the patients who are in their final hours and those who have a terminal illness that is incurable. However, numerous decisions need to be made during the provision of the end-of-life care services. For example, decisions concerning routine medical interventions need to be made to determine ethics that need to be applied in different situations (Truog et al., 2008). End-of-life care entails rationing and allocation of resources in national medical systems. In the process of making the decisions concerning end-of-life care bioethics, medical and economic factors are usually considered.

The services provided by end-of-life care include support services and medical care services to patients during the last moments of their life. The aged people experience chronic diseases hence they require serious consideration during their previous times before death. The primary objective of the end of life care facilities is to make sure that the aged are provided with the appropriate help until they die and ensure they die with dignity (Detering et al., 2010). However, the treatments in end of life care are usually subject to some considerations of the patient independence. The patients and sometimes their families reserve the right to determine the moment aggressive treatment is necessary.

The healthcare professionals providing the end of life care need to make sure that they ask the preferences and wishes of the aged patients. The end-of-life care can be offered at hospitals, care homes depending on the needs of the person (Truog et al., 2008). Because the people approaching the end of their life need health care services that are of high quality, it is essential for the healthcare service professionals to understand the patients. It can be important in the process of making sure that the service delivery is tailored to meet the preferences and needs of the patients receiving the end of life care.

The end-of-life care involves palliative care aimed at making the aged feel comfortable despite the deteriorating condition. It can entail providing spiritual, social and psychological support that can help in managing the distressing symptoms. Different social and health care professionals are responsible for offering the end of life care (Detering et al., 2010). For example, some of the professionals who can be involved include occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and the complementary therapists. In the case the end-of-life care services are offered at the care homes, community nurses have the responsibility of providing the needed care.


End-of-life care and acute are among the health care providers that are mainly tailored to meet the needs of the aged population. Considering the increased concerns for the older adults the health care systems are regarding the preferences of the patients. However, in acute care and end of life care, the health care services need to consider the trends in the industry. For example, in the healthcare sector technology has become an essential aspect of the service delivery hence the need to keep pace with the technological advancements.



Anderson, D. J., Podgorny, K., Berríos-Torres, S. I., Bratzler, D. W., Dellinger, E. P., Greene, L., … & Kaye, K. S. (2014). Strategies to prevent surgical site infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology35(S2), S66-S88.

Detering, K. M., Hancock, A. D., Reade, M. C., & Silvester, W. (2010). The impact of advance care planning on end of life care in elderly patients: randomised controlled trial. Bmj340, c1345.

Horan, T. C., Andrus, M., & Dudeck, M. A. (2008). CDC/NHSN surveillance definition of health care–associated infection and criteria for specific types of infections in the acute care setting. American journal of infection control36(5), 309-332.

Truog, R. D., Campbell, M. L., Curtis, J. R., Haas, C. E., Luce, J. M., Rubenfeld, G. D., … & Kaufman, D. C. (2008). Recommendations for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: a consensus statement by the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Critical care medicine36(3), 953-963.