As an integral part of the healthcare team, nursing has evolved tremendously. In Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies a picture was painted of what the future of nursing looks like. From my own opinion I do feel that a reform or evolution in nursing education is required to create competent nurses of the future. Current nursing school programs are academic heavy with an emphasis on skills. While growing competency in clinical skills is necessary, there is much more to the future of nursing than being highly skilled.
Nursing is about merging the talent of caring with the recent high technology.” When nursing presence is combined with technological practice, an opportunity is created to better understand the patient (Bernardo, 1998). Nurses are generous and give their best in the plan and application of information technology in healthcare. .Cope et al (2009) states that “Nurses relied heavily on their senses of sight, touch, smell, and hearing to monitor patient status and to detect changes
Electronic Health Records and Patient Confidentiality Technology has become an essential part of our everyday life therefore, it makes sense that doctors and hospitals get rid of the old fashioned paper charting and use technology to access patient records. Electronic health records (EHR) provide quick access to information, as doctors no longer have to wait for other providers to fax previous records to them. The accessibility of Electronic Health Records assist medical providers to make quick medical care decisions, by accessing previous care provided to patients including treatment and diagnosis. Quick access to information through EHR enables health care providers to treat patients faster as there is no need for records to be mailed or
Evolving healthcare has changed the dynamics of health care. Today’s patients are more diverse, have more complex health needs and typically require more than one discipline to address issues regarding their health status. These increasing needs have brought about the emergence of interprofessional communication and collaboration. The most effective communication occurs when health care professional work in tandem and better enable them to address these complex and challenging needs of their patients. This interprofessional approach allows sharing of expertise and perspectives to form a common goal of improving outcomes.
The article reviewed identified seven emerging technologies that will change the practice of nursing; three skill sets nurses will need to develop to acquire, use, and integrate these emerging technologies; and four challenges nurse leaders will face in integrating this new technology. The article outlined the effect of technology as changing the world at warp speed and this is more evident in healthcare settings. The article states that there are many emerging technologies that will change the practice of nursing in the coming decade and has discussed seven of them which are; genetics and genomics; less invasive and more accurate tools for diagnosis and treatment; 3-D printing; robotics; biometrics; electronic health records; and computerized physician/provider order entry and clinical decision support. For better understanding the author discussed the benefits and challenges of each in a table
(Gassert, 2008) Attitudes toward technology may impact the levels of technology acceptance and training willingness among nursing students. Nurse acceptance and effective utilization of technology are critical to improving patient care and safety. (Malloch, 2007) Valid and comprehensive nursing informatics competences currently are lacking. Meanwhile nursing leaders are stressing on the need to include nursing informatics in nursing curriculum as well as within all healthcare settings. (Staggers et al.
As nursing trends continue to grow and change, our focus should always remain the same, which is centered around our patient. Technology will continue to improve, nurses will have easier access to education, and patient care will be provided by collaborative nursing. With so many diverse and exciting nursing positions and opportunities for continual
This term as remembered was taken from an industry practice which measured quality, time and cost. This was also called “best practice benchmarking” which allowed organizations to plan, compare, and adopt best practices. With further development of this concept, nursing has progressed to EBP, which is unique to nursing practice. Educators must look to pedagogies that use constructivist experiential learning, not just in the class room, but as a clinical learning experience. With the changes in healthcare, shortages of nurses, increase in technology educators are now in the position to create a new atmosphere of learning that inspires inquiry and a quest to further develop EBP.
Healthcare is becoming more dependent on technology. From advancements in hardware that help to save lives and cure disease, to software that allows for the transferring and storage of private patient data. Healthcare systems also rely on technology to control costs and ensure an optimal patient experience. The drawback to these innovations is that hospitals have seen a marked increase in the use of electronic information and a resulting increase in the level of exposure to cyberattacks, which target an organization's use of cyberspace to steal information or disrupt, disable, or destroy related information resources. These cyber threats have made most of healthcare's trusted technology less reliable and there is a race to find solutions.
As mention in the article that nurses wanting to leave the country because of salary and education and upward mobility, proves that there is a need a nursing informatics. The nursing informatics is an important part of the health science curriculum on many levels of nursing programs across the world. Sweeping changes in health care gives urgency to the call to transform nursing curricula so that new competencies could more closely match practical needs. The world has evolves into a more computerized system where information can be easily sourced, stored and comprehended. Therefor the need for upward mobility requires gain knowledge which sadly isn’t provided within our