Nursing students and ning: using social networking to teach public health/community nursing in 11 baccalaureate nursing programs.
Nurs Educ Perspect. 2013 Jul-Aug;34(4):270-2
Authors: Drake MA, Leander SA
PMID: 24187734 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Telling the patient's story with electronic health records.
Nurs Manage. 2013 Jul;44(7):13-5
Authors: Struck R
PMID: 23797191 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
The power of two.
Comput Inform Nurs. 2013 May;31(5):212-3
Authors: Wertz Evans EM, Anderson C
PMID: 23695392 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Nursing informatics in clinical practice in China.
Comput Inform Nurs. 2013 May;31(5):214-8
Authors: Xu WL, Yang LQ, Zhang HY
Nursing informatics has become a useful tool for worldwide patient care and management; however, its implementation greatly varies according to specialty, healthcare setting, and nation. The purpose of this study was to determine nursing informatics implementation in Qiqihar, China. Questionnaires evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of nursing informatics implementation and hospital information system knowledge were distributed among three hospitals in Qiqihar. A convenient sample of 50 nurses from each hospital (total N = 150) was selected to participate in this study. Responses indicated that despite a relatively brief training period, nursing informatics was adequately implemented, and nurses were knowledgeable about hospital information systems. Respondents identified several key advantages of nursing informatics implementation, particularly its usefulness in aiding patient care for data management. Finally, respondents identified hospital information system instability as a major obstacle to nursing informatics implementation. Our study results may help clinical nursing practitioners improve their technology skills and help nursing administrators improve information programs. These findings provide an important reference for both nursing informatics practice and further studies.
PMID: 23549042 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Engaging consumers in health information technology: a collaborative event.
Comput Inform Nurs. 2013 Mar;31(3):105-6
Authors: Austin RR, Hiniker J, Johnson R, Long S, Reyes M, Rudenick J, Warmbold K, Westra BL
PMID: 23512002 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
A modified Delphi translation strategy and challenges of International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®).
Int J Med Inform. 2013 May;82(5):418-26
Authors: Hou IC, Chang P, Chan HY, Dykes PC
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Standardized terminology is an important infrastructure component of the electronic health record. ICNP(®) is a systemic coding system that can support the development of nursing information systems. Translation of the standardized terminology preferred terms into local terms is an important first step in the translation process. The purpose of this case report is to describe the translation strategy used and challenges faced in translating ICNP(®) Version 2 preferred terms from English to traditional Chinese.
METHODS: A modified Delphi strategy using forward translation and expert consensus was conducted to facilitate semantic and cultural translation and validation of the ICNP(®) and to make the process generalizable. A nursing informatics expert completed the initial forward translation. Five nursing experts with rich clinical and academic experiences joined this process and validated the initial translation. The nursing experts' consensus was then used to finalize the traditional Chinese terms.
RESULTS: A total of 1863 preferred terms from the ICNP(®) Version 2 were translated from English into traditional Chinese. Majority agreement from two or more nursing experts was achieved for 98.3% (n=1832) of the preferred term translations. Less than 2% (n=31) of terms had no majority agreement. Translation challenges include the following: (1) changes in code structure of preferred terms from the ICNP(®) ?2 version to Verson 2, (2) inability to identify resources to complete the translation that fully met ICNP recommendations for terminology translators, (3) ambiguous preferred term descriptions, and (4) ambiguous preferred term names.
CONCLUSIONS: Most of the ICNP(®) Version 2 preferred terms were translated from English into traditional Chinese with majority consensus. For the terms without consensus, we recommend that all synonyms be included in the ICNP(®) translation. In countries like Taiwan where nursing education occurs in English, it is recommended that English terms are displayed along with the translated official language to help nurses to interpret and use the terminology correctly.
PMID: 22981591 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Advancing nursing practice through social media: a global perspective.
Online J Issues Nurs. 2012 Sep;17(3):5
Authors: Barry J, Hardiker NR
Social media has been used globally as a key vehicle for communication. As members of an innovative profession, many nurses have embraced social media and are actively utilizing its potential to enhance practice and improve health. The ubiquity of the Internet provides social media with the potential to improve both access to health information and services and equity in health care. Thus there are a number of successful nurse-led initiatives. However, the open and democratising nature of social media creates a number of potential risks, both individual and organisational. This article considers the use of social media within nursing from a global perspective, including discussion of policy and guidance documents. The impact of social media on both healthcare consumers and nurses is reviewed, followed by discussion of selected risks associated with social media. To help nurses make the most of social media tools and avoid potential pitfalls, the article conclusion suggests implications appropriate for global level practice based on available published guidance.
PMID: 23036062 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Communication technology and social media: opportunities and implications for healthcare systems.
Online J Issues Nurs. 2012 Sep;17(3):3
Authors: Weaver B, Lindsay B, Gitelman B
Electronic patient education and communications, such as email, text messaging, and social media, are on the rise in healthcare today. This article explores potential uses of technology to seek solutions in healthcare for such challenges as modifying behaviors related to chronic conditions, improving efficiency, and decreasing costs. A brief discussion highlights the role of technologies in healthcare informatics and considers two theoretical bases for technology implementation. Discussion focuses more extensively on the ability and advantages of electronic communication technology, such as e-mail, social media, text messaging, and electronic health records, to enhance patient-provider e-communications in nursing today. Effectiveness of e-communication in healthcare is explored, including recent and emerging applications designed to improve patient-provider connections and review of current evidence supporting positive outcomes. The conclusion addresses the vision of nurses' place in the vanguard of these developments.
PMID: 23036059 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Social media use in nursing education.
Online J Issues Nurs. 2012 Sep;17(3):2
Authors: Schmitt TL, Sims-Giddens SS, Booth RG
As technological advances continue to expand connectivity and communication, the number of patients and nurses engaging in social media increases. Nurses play a significant role in identification, interpretation, and transmission of knowledge and information within healthcare. Social media is a platform that can assist nursing faculty in helping students to gain greater understanding of and/or skills in professional communication; health policy; patient privacy and ethics; and writing competencies. Although there are barriers to integration of social media within nursing education, there are quality resources available to assist faculty to integrate social media as a viable pedagogical method. This article discusses the background and significance of social media tools as pedagogy, and provides a brief review of literature. To assist nurse educators who may be using or considering social media tools, the article offers selected examples of sound and pedagogically functional use in course and program applications; consideration of privacy concerns and advantages and disadvantages; and tips for success.
PMID: 23036058 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
General clinical practice getting the intermittent catheter the patient needs: considerations in coding, coverage, and documentation.
Urol Nurs. 2013 May-Jun;33(3):119-21
Authors: Boettcher S
Nurses with knowledge of catheter features, the Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS), reimbursement guidelines, and proper documentation will have the essential information needed to ensure that patients performing intermittent self-catheterization receive the right products.
PMID: 23930443 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Judging nursing information on the world wide web.
Comput Inform Nurs. 2013 Feb;31(2):66-73; quiz 74-5
Authors: Cader R
The World Wide Web is increasingly becoming an important source of information for healthcare professionals. However, finding reliable information from unauthoritative Web sites to inform healthcare can pose a challenge to nurses. A study, using grounded theory, was undertaken in two phases to understand how qualified nurses judge the quality of Web nursing information. Data were collected using semistructured interviews and focus groups. An explanatory framework that emerged from the data showed that the judgment process involved the application of forms of knowing and modes of cognition to a range of evaluative tasks and depended on the nurses' critical skills, the time available, and the level of Web information cues. This article mainly focuses on the six evaluative tasks relating to assessing user-friendliness, outlook and authority of Web pages, and relationship to nursing practice; appraising the nature of evidence; and applying cross-checking strategies. The implications of these findings to nurse practitioners and publishers of nursing information are significant.
PMID: 23254366 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]