Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics Self Study – What is Nursing Informatics ?

“If we cannot name it, we cannot control it, finance it, teach it, research it or put it into public policy.” 

(When nurses can describe what they do in terms that the public and others can understand, they begin measuring it, evaluating it, and validating its impact on the nation’s health, research, and public policy. )

–By Lang, N. 1993

         The focus of traditional clinical nurse is taking care of patients. Therefore, historically, computers in nursing were seen as to manage patient care data, to analysis data into information in order to monitor quality of care, and eventually help evaluate patient outcomes. With the commonly used of networks, clinicians are now using computers for communications via internet, obtain and exchange information and resources, and interact within multidiscipline and as well as interacting with patients and patient family members. In the meantime, nurses found themselves in the mid of using computer systems for patient care planning, system managing, policy making, nursing education, and  nursing researches.

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Nursing Educator Self Study Terminology for Nursing Educator Class Final Part 1 -Question/Answer Review

Which strategy would be best for a class with 60% of learners reporting the preferred learning style as visual?  — Divide the class into groups and have each create a concept map linking concepts from the reading – Linking the concepts together would allow the learner to visualize the connections.

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Nursing Self-Study, Continue Education Topic reg/ Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Pathophysiology, Treatment, and Nursing Management, and etc.)

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Chu, A. & Ng, B. (2017). Caring for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the community: Aggressive treatment and expert nursing care can improve patients’ quality of life

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that affects joints and other organ systems. It can lead to severe functional disability and poor quality of life, imposing substantial burdens on patients and their caregivers. It affects 0.5% to 1% of the population worldwide. Evidence suggests that both genetics and environmental factors play a role in rheumatoid arthritis, others are including infections and epidemiologic factors.

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