nursing informatics

The role of nursing informatics on promoting quality of health care and the need for appropriate education.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Fri, 2015-01-30 13:02
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The role of nursing informatics on promoting quality of health care and the need for appropriate education.

Glob J Health Sci. 2014 Nov;6(6):11-8

Authors: Darvish A, Bahramnezhad F, Keyhanian S, Navidhamidi M

Abstract
In today's dynamic health systems, technology plays an important role in education and nursing work. So it seems necessary to study the role of nurses and highlight the need for appropriate information technology educational programs to integrate with the ever-increasing pace of technology. A review accompanied by an extensive literature search in databases and a library search focused on the keywords were used. The criteria used for selecting studies primarily focused on nursing informatics and the importance of expertise in the effective use of information technology in all aspects of the nursing profession. In a critical assessment of emerging technologies, the key elements of nursing informatics implementation were considered as healthcare promotion, advanced systems, internet and network. In view of the nature and the development of the information age, it is required to receive necessary IT training for all categories of nurses. Due to the fast development of technology, in order to effectively take advantage of information technology in nursing outcome and quality of health care and to empower nurses; educational arrangement is recommended to set short-term and long-term specialized courses focusing on four target groups: studying, working, graduate, senior undergraduate, and graduate doctoral. The result of this study is expected to assist educational providers with program development.

PMID: 25363114 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Daily life dialogue assessment in psychiatric care-face validity and inter-rater reliability of a tool based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

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Daily life dialogue assessment in psychiatric care-face validity and inter-rater reliability of a tool based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2013 Dec;27(6):306-11

Authors: Johansson C, Åström S, Kauffeldt A, Carlström E

Abstract
This article describes the development of an assessment tool based on the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) adapted to a psychiatric nursing context where both the patient and the nurse assess the patient's ability to participate in various spheres of life. The aim was to test psychometric properties, focusing on face validity and inter-rater reliability. Three Swedish expert groups participated. Analysis of inter-rater reliability was conducted through simulated patient cases. The results of an unweighted kappa value of 0.38, a linear weighted kappa value of 0.65 and a quadratic weighted kappa value of 0.73 were considered as acceptable when using simulated patient cases.

PMID: 24238011 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Pioneering the psychiatric nurse role in foster care.

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Pioneering the psychiatric nurse role in foster care.

Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2013 Dec;27(6):285-92

Authors: Bertram JE, Narendorf SC, McMillen JC

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Older youth served in the foster care system have elevated rates of mental health disorders and are high users of mental health services, yet concerns have been raised about the quality of this care. This paper describes the details of a psychiatric nurse's work within a multidisciplinary team to address gaps in care for older youth with psychiatric disorders. We describe the process, outcomes, and lessons learned in developing and piloting a psychiatric nurse intervention for older youth in the foster care system as part of a multidimensional treatment foster care program. Our experiences support further work to develop a role for nursing to improve the quality of mental health treatment in foster care.

PMID: 24238008 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Health information technology: bane or boon?

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:55
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Health information technology: bane or boon?

Am J Nurs. 2014 Dec;114(12):18-9

Authors: Jacobson J

PMID: 25423383 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Strategies for searching and managing evidence-based practice resources.

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Strategies for searching and managing evidence-based practice resources.

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014 Oct;45(10):461-6

Authors: Robb M, Shellenbarger T

Abstract
Evidence-based nursing practice requires the use of effective search strategies to locate relevant resources to guide practice change. Continuing education and staff development professionals can assist nurses to conduct effective literature searches. This article provides suggestions for strategies to aid in identifying search terms. Strategies also are recommended for refining searches by using controlled vocabulary, truncation, Boolean operators, PICOT (Population/Patient Problem, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome, Time) searching, and search limits. Suggestions for methods of managing resources also are identified. Using these approaches will assist in more effective literature searches and may help evidence-based practice decisions.

PMID: 25221988 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Strategies for searching and managing evidence-based practice resources.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:28
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Strategies for searching and managing evidence-based practice resources.

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014 Oct;45(10):461-6

Authors: Robb M, Shellenbarger T

Abstract
Evidence-based nursing practice requires the use of effective search strategies to locate relevant resources to guide practice change. Continuing education and staff development professionals can assist nurses to conduct effective literature searches. This article provides suggestions for strategies to aid in identifying search terms. Strategies also are recommended for refining searches by using controlled vocabulary, truncation, Boolean operators, PICOT (Population/Patient Problem, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome, Time) searching, and search limits. Suggestions for methods of managing resources also are identified. Using these approaches will assist in more effective literature searches and may help evidence-based practice decisions.

PMID: 25221988 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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[Clinical informatics and nursing. A missed meeting?].

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:18

[Clinical informatics and nursing. A missed meeting?].

Perspect Infirm. 2014 Nov-Dec;11(5):27-30

Authors: Jetté S

PMID: 25438429 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Informatics assignment for graduate nursing practice study.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2014-12-23 12:04
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Informatics assignment for graduate nursing practice study.

J Nurs Educ. 2014 Nov 1;53(11):663-4

Authors: Ross AM

PMID: 25353248 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Identification and management of bipolar disorder.

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Identification and management of bipolar disorder.

Nurse Pract. 2014 Oct 15;39(10):30-7; quiz 37-8

Authors: Scrandis DA

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Bipolar disorder is a complex and chronic mental illness. Individuals with this disorder usually have medical comorbidities needing management in primary care. This article focuses on bipolar disorder identification and medication management concerns for primary care nurse practitioners.

PMID: 25208039 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Nurse involvement in IT systems equals better outcomes.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Mon, 2014-12-15 20:19
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Nurse involvement in IT systems equals better outcomes.

Aust Nurs Midwifery J. 2014 Sep;22(3):11

Authors:

PMID: 25289434 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Nurse informatics expert recognised.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Mon, 2014-12-15 20:19
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Nurse informatics expert recognised.

Aust Nurs Midwifery J. 2014 Sep;22(3):8

Authors:

PMID: 25289432 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Supporting the scholar role in intensive care nursing.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Mon, 2014-12-15 20:19
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Supporting the scholar role in intensive care nursing.

Work. 2012;41 Suppl 1:2933-40

Authors: Melles M, Freudenthal A, de Ridder H

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This study investigates how future informatics applications can support and challenge intensive care nurses (ICU nurses) to grow and learn continuously. To this end a research-and-design tool is introduced which is based on a model of the nursing process that starts from the idea that a nurse fulfills three different roles: the role of practitioner (using information immediately to base actions upon), the role of scholar (using information later on to learn from) and the role of human (coping with stress and dealing with emotions). In this paper the focus is on the scholar role. Twenty-eight intensive care staff members from six different hospitals were asked to recount an imposing experience from the perspective of each role. Regarding the scholar role, the participants mentioned 77 learning strategies they adopt for individual as well as organizational learning. Individual learning concerned reflection on former patient cases, reflection on current patient cases to anticipate a change in the patient's condition and reflection on personal behavior and decisions. Organizational learning concerned reflection on former patient cases. Examples of specific strategies were formal team evaluations focused on procedure and understanding the perspective of team members, being present at autopsies, and giving feedback on the nursing skills of colleagues. Based on these strategies design implications are defined for future nursing informatics applications, which will be presented.

PMID: 22317164 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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It's time to embrace informatics.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2014-11-05 13:36
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It's time to embrace informatics.

Nurs Times. 2014 Sep 10-16;110(37):33

Authors: Cooper A

PMID: 25318154 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: a new diagnosis in the DSM-5.

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Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: a new diagnosis in the DSM-5.

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2014 Feb;52(2):17-20

Authors: Johnson K, McGuinness TM

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This article explores a new diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.)-disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD). Frequent comorbidities of DMDD include oppositional defiant disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The evolution of DMDD and how this diagnostic category may remedy an overdiagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder are discussed.

PMID: 24444386 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Response to a mobile health decision-support system for screening and management of tobacco use.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Thu, 2014-10-30 04:28
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Response to a mobile health decision-support system for screening and management of tobacco use.

Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 Mar 1;41(2):145-52

Authors: Cato K, Hyun S, Bakken S

Abstract
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe the predictors of nurse actions in response to a mobile health decision-support system (mHealth DSS) for guideline-based screening and management of tobacco use.
DESIGN: Observational design focused on an experimental arm of a randomized, controlled trial.
SETTING: Acute and ambulatory care settings in the New York City metropolitan area.
SAMPLE: 14,115 patient encounters in which 185 RNs enrolled in advanced practice nurse (APN) training were prompted by an mHealth DSS to screen for tobacco use and select guideline-based treatment recommendations.
METHODS: Data were entered and stored during nurse documentation in the mHealth DSS and subsequently stored in the study database where they were retrieved for analysis using descriptive statistics and logistic regressions.
MAIN RESEARCH VARIABLES: Predictor variables included patient gender, patient race or ethnicity, patient payer source, APN specialty, and predominant payer source in clinical site. Dependent variables included the number of patient encounters in which the nurse screened for tobacco use, provided smoking cessation teaching and counseling, or referred patients for smoking cessation for patients who indicated a willingness to quit.
FINDINGS: Screening was more likely to occur in encounters where patients were female, African American, and received care from a nurse in the adult nurse practitioner specialty or in a clinical site in which the predominant payer source was Medicare, Medicaid, or State Children's Health Insurance Program. In encounters where the patient payer source was other, nurses were less likely to provide tobacco cessation teaching and counseling.
CONCLUSIONS: mHealth DSS has the potential to affect nurse provision of guideline-based care. However, patient, nurse, and setting factors influence nurse actions in response to an mHealth DSS for tobacco cessation.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: The combination of a reminder to screen and integration of guideline-based recommendations into the mHealth DSS may reduce racial or ethnic disparities to screening, as well as clinician barriers related to time, training, and familiarity with resources.

PMID: 24578074 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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