Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics Self Study Question 2: A clinical user cannot seem to start up a workstation…

A clinical user cannot seem to start up a workstation. The Nurse Informaticist responds and realizes that they system may be experiencing a problem with the: (see comment for answer and rationale)

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  1. Read Only Memory (ROM)

    Rationale:
    The ROM is memory that has been burned onto the chip at the factory. Computer startup instructions reside in ROM.

    Memory is the temporary storage area in which programs and data reside during execution. Memory is subdivided into two categories: read-only memory and random access memory. Read-only memory (ROM) is permanent; it remains when the power is off. It typically cannot be changed by the user unless additional memory is installed. *** ROM contains start-up instructions that are executed each time the computer is turned on. (Hebda & Czar, 2013)

    Reference: Hebda, T., & Czar, P. (2013) Handbook of informatics for nurses and healthcare professionals (5th ed.)

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