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Nursing Informatics Competencies

This presentation will review Informatics competencies expected of a student, or any nurse, working in an increasingly technical and digital health care environment.

Maria Murt

on 11 January 2016

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Transcript of Nursing Informatics Competencies

Nursing Informatics
© 2015 Maria F. Murt, MSN, RN, CSN, CNE, PhD (c)
Competencies for Nursing can be derived from existing standards

3-pronged model
Important definition!
T.I.C.C. grew out of T.I.G.E.R.!
(T.I.C.C. developed a set of competencies)
Why re-invent the wheel?
Standard-setting bodies already exist!
"The League" is the academic association for
the Nursing profession.
The A.N.A. is the business
or professional association
for the Nursing profession.
This is a handbook that outlines a nurse's responsibility in an Informatics role.
T.I.G.E.R. is an acronym for...
This report came out in 2009
If nurses make up most of the health care workforce, then we are obligated to take the lead in improving patient care.
F.Y.I.: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (prounounced 'gur tuh')
1749-1832; German poet, writer, philosopher, scientist...
Very true!
The word "silos" is used often when describing the lack of information or resource sharing.
When does it begin?
Think "computer system," not weapons system!
at the NLN
For Basic Computer Competencies, use the...
For Information Literacy competencies, use...
Important concept!
For Information Management competencies, use...
on HL7 and interoperability
There is also an international version - the ICDL.
A division of the A.L.A.
TICC has adopted the ECDL competencies and is recommending them for all practicing nurses and graduating nursing students. In fact,
we define basic computer competency as being ECDL certified.
The modules of ECDL basic computer competencies are:
1. Concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
2. Using the Computer and Managing Files
3. Word Processing
4. Spreadsheets
5. Using Databases
6. Presentation
7. Web Browsing and Communication
How is a DSON student tested for informatics competencies?
Our curriculum
TICC is recommending to the healthcare industry that all practicing nurses and graduating nursing students:

Within two years
of the publication of these recommendations, as a first and significant step towards basic computer competency,
gain or demonstrate proficiency in ECDL modules 1, 2, and 7, as well as ECDL category 3.1.

Within five years
of the publication of these recommendations,
become ECDL certified
or hold a substantially equivalent certification.

Information literacy
is critical to incorporating Evidence Based Practice into nursing practice. The framework below describes the
5 steps
and skills needed for providing the best patient care.
Information Management Competencies were borrowed from HL7, and a separate Health module of the ECDL. These competencies are organized into
4 categories:
Due Care
User Skills
Policies and Procedures
A full listing of all the TICC competencies can be found in this document...
Appendices A, B, and C of this publication by the TIGER Initiative contain the full listing of competencies.

Unfortunately, the competencies have never advanced from 'recommendations' to 'requirements.' Schools and clinical agencies are trying to sort this out!
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