. Informatics working within a healthcare facility may be involved in selecting and evaluating technology; determining consumer/end-user requirements, customizing functionality, and designing and delivering training. In addition to working in hospitals, informatics nurses can also be found a variety of healthcare setting including home/hospice care, acute care specialty clinics, public health departments, academic medical centers, and policy and standard organizations, among others. According to Baker (2012), the key responsibilities of nursing informatics include: analyzing clinical and financial data; delivering nursing content into standardized languages; endorsing and facilitating research and reference access; improving continuity of care;
Membership also provides access to invaluable data and research publications such as the Journal of Professional Nursing. 4. What is the organization 's influence on professional nursing practice? AACN’s influence on professional nursing practice is maintained by innovative and excellent nursing education. The organization is a leading partner in improvements with advancing health, health care, and higher education.
This research may also contribute to and support capacity building and sustainability for researchers, decision-makers, regulatory bodies, employers and provider groups as well as others, in their journey toward high-functioning interprofessional collaborative teams. This study will focus on individual healthcare practitioners in maternal newborn and low-risk obstetrical service delivery. Identifying barriers to interprofessional collaborative practice may result in positive changes to the delivery of low-risk obstetrical care. Positive changes may include better cooperation, mutual trust, communication and a focus on shared knowledge and decision-making. Also, it is anticipated that the synergistic integration and active involvement of these providers in the care of patients and families, may improve healthcare outcomes and resource allocation overall.
• Performing nursing practice in accordance to CNO and hospital policies and procedures • Develop and implement patient care plans while ensuring quality and regulatory practices • Skilled in juggling competing priorities, multitasking, problem-solving and setting priorities • Excellent communication skills (both orally and in writing) • Working collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team • Ability to educate and counsel patients and their families • Well-polished organization, analytical, critical thinking, quick response and decision making skills • Proficient in computerized information systems such as Meditech and Microsoft Office products
I am able to access the information as I am talking with patients and provide copies of that information to patients for future use. I enjoy using the Cerner EMR program because it helps me provide information using different technologies to improve patient care and safety at the bedside.
Clinical Decision Support System Impacts on Healthcare Systems Businesses Healthcare Informatics TaeHyuk Hur Clinical Decision Support System Impacts on Healthcare System TaeHyuk Hur Introduction The Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) is used by health professionals to help and improve the process of enhancing health care decisions to improve the quality of patient care. Under the approval of American Recovery and Reinvestment, there are many healthcare technologies are being into use such as Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE). CDSS is often integrated into EHR systems to manage clinical data and assist with clinical decision making with pertinent clinical knowledge and information
Nursing theory provides the framework for nursing practice and education, as well as future nursing research, which is essential to aid in the development of evidence-based nursing practice. Dr. Katharine Kolcaba’s comfort theory is a mid-range theory which promotes focusing on the holistic comfort needs of our clients. According to the comfort theory, an enhanced state of comfort improves healthcare outcomes and encourages clients to engage in behaviors that move them to a state of well-being (Kolcaba, 2003). Although medications and treatments are necessary to aid in restoring health to our clients, attentiveness to comfort promotes healing of the body, mind, and spirit, thereby significantly improving healthcare outcomes. According to Kolcaba,
According to Kemppainen, Tossavainen, and Turunen (2013), “health promotion by nurses can lead to many positive health outcomes including adherence, quality of life, patients’ knowledge of their illness and self-management” (p. 490). Some strategies for health promotion included giving information to patients and providing the education and being involved
Another great benefit for joining is having easier access to scholarships as well as potential networking opportunities. Joining these certain affiliations give the nurses the ability to expand their knowledge and explore the different fields of nursing. An example of an affiliation that allows the medical professional to increase their understanding is The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing. Their mission statement is as follows: promoting excellence in medical-surgical nursing care, which allows the nurse to use their evidence-based practice to advocate for their patients and provide compassionate care (AMSN, 2016). This affiliation specializes in promoting medical-surgical care by following other professional organizations that are knowledgeable and set a foundation in, “Code of Ethics for Nurses, Delegation, Holding Patients in the Emergency Department, Medication Errors, Nurses’ Bill of Rights, and lastly Pain Management” (AMSN, 2016).
Nursing Professional Development: The Effect on Patient-Centered Care The nursing profession is one of the most meaningful and passionate careers which has grown in the medical field due to the nurses’ holistic care, dedication and responsibility to their patients, and the healthcare demand for a more qualified level of care. The art of nursing, which creates the human relationship between the patient and the nurse, and the science of nursing that implements the knowledgeable nursing practice, both combined achieved patient-centered care. Nursing Education Nurses acquire education to improve their practice, promote health and prevent diseases. The American Nurse Association defines the nursing profession as the protection, promotion, and optimization
Advanced information management, which incorporates electronic health information (EHI) or electronic health records (EHR), encompasses more than just a physical location in today’s medical world. Using this technology assists in streamlining medical care in all areas possible and helps to connect people in ways in which one does not have to be in a certain physical location to be seen or assisted by a doctor or a nurse. With the merger of two organizations that have funds to bring new technology to the underserved populations and to be able to offer their services is a big undertaking and takes a team approach to set up the right health information system. As an information nurse specialist working to bring this together it is important
The integration of these two disciplines Clinical and Informatics, helps informaticians to provide the best quality care by integrating people with systems, processes and information technology. According to The Journal of Nursing Administration Informatics incorporates 1) data gathering, 2) data representation, 3) information management. Informaticians work closely with IT practitioners to integrate the workflow into the system design. Their contextual knowledge of the practice workflow, exploring of the advantages and disadvantages help the informaticians to create systems that are clear and help physicians make a decision. Informaticians can help rule out implications that might potentially create problems and they can recognize some tools, as being important to the clinical setting that the ITs might not
This interoperability weave is crucial in facilitating communication across provider organizations involved in patient care through secure and reliable information exchange. • RECs provide support for privacy and security of health information. Ensuring privacy and security is vital in building trust in order to realize the potential benefits of health information exchange. If there are perceived or actual risks in the accuracy and completeness of health information, individual’s willingness to disclose necessary health information may be tampered with. • Assistance in workflow redesign and analysis • Training in EHR: selection, implementation, support, project management and financial consultation.
“Concept clarification is an important step in developing useful and useable knowledge in nursing science.” (Tofthagen, 2010). Within the home health field of nursing one of the major and most significant concepts is team work. Simply stated, concept analysis incorporates a method or approach by which concepts that are of interest to a discipline are examined in order to clarify their characteristics or attributes” (Cronin, 2010). Within a home health care team there are Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Home Health Aides, Medical Social Workers, Managed Care Coordinators, and Clinical Managers. Within this team specific goals are set and a plan of care is designed and established.
A successful dissemination has three goals awareness, understanding, and action and specific strategies are used to reach targeted audience (Myers & Barnes, 2004). Awareness brings attention to the study or new practice to the maximum number of stakeholders. Understanding provides a rationale or purpose of the study or new practice and action demonstrates how the study was implemented and provides an evaluation report. Selecting one or more of these goals that are appropriate for the target audience will increase the likelihood that the new practice will be accepted by key stakeholders as well as influence and increase the motivation of other healthcare organizations to implement the practice (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2012). This paper provides a summary of strategies to disseminate the trial results of using alcohol disinfectant caps (ADCs) to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) to key stakeholders over a 2-month period followed by dissemination to the greater nursing collective.