Identify at least three aspects of your workplace or clinical environment.
Discuss ways that nursing informatics could be applied to all areas of professional nursing practice, including clinical practice, administration, education, and research. Provide examples of each. What do you see as the biggest significance of nursing informatics, and why?
Choose a topic related to health that has meaning to your personal health, interests, and well-being. This may be a disease, such as diabetes, or a healthy fitness activity.
Conduct a database search comparing one of the following database directories with Google Scholar.
CINAHL and Google Scholar PubMed and Google Scholar
Explain how you were able to narrow down the number of article hits you had initially, and present within your post a summary of the credible article you chose as your resource. How do you know your article choice is credible? Which database do you prefer and why?
How will using a database search facilitate your
· scholarly work;
· nursing work (evidence-based practice); and
· personal self-development?
Healthcare Technology: Local, National, and Global Considerations
Imagine that you are a public health nurse, and you and your colleagues have determined that the threat of a deadly new strain of influenza indicates a need for a mass inoculation program in your community. What public health data would have been used to determine the need for such a program? Where would you locate public health data? What data will be collected to determine the success of such a program? How might you communicate this to other communities or internationally?
Workarounds and Their Implications for Patient Safety
1. What is a workaround? Identify a workaround (specific to technology used in a hospital setting) that you have used or perhaps seen someone else use, and analyze why you feel this risk-taking behavior was chosen over behavior that conforms to a safety culture. What are the risks? Are there benefits? Why or why not?
2. Discuss the current patient safety characteristics used by your current workplace or clinical site. Identify at least three aspects of your workplace or clinical environment that need to be changed with regard to patient safety (including confidentiality), and then suggest strategies for change.
F rom Data to Knowledge and Wisdom!
How does data become knowledge and finally wisdom? Explain the relationship between knowledge acquisition, knowledge processing, knowledge generation, knowledge dissemination, and wisdom. Then, provide examples from your clinical practice (or past work experiences) according to the following.
a. Examples of knowledge acquisition
b. Examples of knowledge generation
c. Examples of knowledge processing
d. Examples of knowledge dissemination
e. Examples of the use of feedback
Informatics and the Development of Standards
Discuss the roles of federal, state, and local public health agencies in the development of standards for informatics in healthcare.
Benefits and Future Trends
What technology do you find most beneficial to use in your work or school setting? Least beneficial? Why do you find this tool useful or not? Then, using your imagination, look to the future and think about