nursing informatics

Self-assessment of nursing informatics competencies for doctor of nursing practice students.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2015-02-03 13:08
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Self-assessment of nursing informatics competencies for doctor of nursing practice students.

J Prof Nurs. 2013 Nov-Dec;29(6):381-7

Authors: Choi J, Zucker DM

Abstract
This study examined the informatics competencies of doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students and whether these competencies differed between DNP students in the post-baccalaureate (BS) and post-master's (MS) tracks. Self-reported informatics competencies were collected from 132 DNP students (68 post-BS and 64 post-MS students) in their first year in the program (2007 to 2010). Students were assessed in 18 areas of 3 competency categories: computer skills, informatics knowledge, and informatics skills. Post-BS students were competent in 4 areas (computer skills in communication, systems, documentation, and informatics knowledge about impact of information management), whereas post-MS students were competent in only 1 area (computer skills in communication). Students in both tracks reported computer skills in decision support as their least competent area. Overall, post-BS students reported slightly higher than or similar competency scores as post-MS students, but scores were statistically significant in only 3 of 18 areas. The assessment indicated that knowledge and skills on informatics competencies need to be improved, especially in computer skills for data access and use of decision support systems. Strategies are suggested to integrate competencies into existing informatics course and DNP curricula. Further studies are recommended using an objective measure of informatics competencies.

PMID: 24267932 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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