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NURSING

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Transcript of NURSING

NURSING
INFORMATICS

Deanna M Tregoning
Gonzaga University
Nursing 561

The ANA describes nursing informatics as a specialty that integrates nursing, computer, and information sciences to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice (American Nurses Association, 2008)
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE MY FEELINGS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY
OVERWHELMED
pH 7.3 ? anion gap CT discharge K+ Hgb CVP Na+ Hct ? PT CBC BMP Swan hospice MRI ? CI POLST allergies DNR NPO intubate
WHAT DO I DO WITH ALL THIS INFORMATION?
It is important for the information available to be usable. Sometimes it can be hard to filter out what is important.
"Applying automation, even the newer, more
sophisticated solutions, without focused,
intentional process redesign can increase the
very complexities intended to be streamlined"
(Ball, Weaver, & Kiel, 2004, p 454).


USABLE
This video shows a great application for how we can use technology for patient care.

DISCONNECTED
How I feel at work some days.

Over the last eight years I have seen my organization go from paper charts to EMRs. In addition to the EMR we have integrated many different types of technology to assist with data management. I believe I am somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. I have been a superuser in the past and represented my unit to bring needed changes as systems have rolled out. I work with multi-disciplinary teams to discuss nursing workflow and assist with training new employees.
MY JOURNEY
My strengths include: assessment, education, and professional practice.
Weaknesses include: evaluation, advocacy, ergonomics, and consultation.
I believe we are at the beginning of what data management can do for nursing. Many institutions are currently utilizing or are transitioning into the use of electronic data management. There have been many benefits to changing over to EMR, but the data is not always usable and there is a lot of redundancy in charting. At times I question whether we are keeping the most relevant information or using it in most beneficial way for our patients. One benefit is the ease of transferring information between providers and patients. I think this contributes to patient safety and empowerment.
DATA MANAGEMENT
Goal 1: Continue to build personal relationships with my patients and not allow technology to make me feel disconnected from patient care.
Goal 2: My personal goal is not to get frustrated when I have difficulty using technology.
Goal 3: My professional goal is to work in more leadership roles and help with coordinating information for improved community resources.
a. Look at my patient when talking to them. (Not chart while we are talking)
b. Use technology and evidence based practice to ensure I am giving the best possible care.
c. Remember to treat the patient, not the numbers. Sometimes I react to the data and forget there is a person attached!

Learning activities
a. Allow myself more time when doing computer related projects that I am unfamiliar with, like Prezi.
b. Step away, breath, and comeback with a clear head.
c. Continue to educate myself on the varying systems I work with.
For example: managing the alarms on our telemetry monitors.

a. Begin to participate in the nursing leadership team for my unit and attend meetings with managers and nursing executives.
b. Learn more about what our case managers do, as far as, referrals to community resources and the role healthcare providers play.
c. Finding out what resources are available for patients in the surrounding communities that would support them on an outpatient basis.

The self assessment tool helped me point out my strengths and weaknesses in nursing informatics.
My three goals with learning activities are:
American Nurses Association (2008). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice (7th printing July 2013). Silver Springs, MD: Nursebooks.org.

Sewell, J., & Thede, L. (2013). Informatics and nursing. Opportunities and
challenges (4th Edition). Philadelphia: PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.



References
Welcome to my first Prezi presentation! The older I become the more I believe technology is passing me by. I am very excited to be in this class and look forward to taking this journey with all of you. I hope you enjoy the show.
This presentation has pushed me into new and exciting areas of technology. I am looking forward to learning more on how technology can enhance nursing and ultimately improve patient care.


Learning activities
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