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Decision Making Using Informatics/eHealth Systems Tawnya's Nursing Informatics Discussion Blog

Week 5 Discussion Noticing: Upon my initial assessment of my patient had what I considered to be a lower blood pressure of 94/55. The patient’s other vital signs were stable with a heart rate of 77, Sp02 97% on room air and temperature 36.7. I was also aware of the patient’s medical history which includedContinue reading “Decision Making Using Informatics/eHealth Systems”

“Healthcare Occurs Everywhere” Nurse Melissa

We live in a time where we have easy access to technology that supports healthcare. My current cell phone comes with the health app, which allows people to track things like their activity, health records, and vitals. The app even comes with a spot where you can record your “medical Id”, that if someone found … Continue reading “Healthcare Occurs Everywhere”

Google MD: Do Our Patients Know More Than We Do? Nurse Nikita

Have you ever had a frontal headache that you Googled what that means and turns out you had brain cancer? Or when you thought you had a deep vein thrombosis in your leg because Google told you that’s what a leg cramp means? How about when you heard that COVID-19 can be killed in both […]

Computerized Patient Information Systems (Week 4, Part 2) Nurse Nikita

Today (even though it’s a little late!), I’m going to review an article on Computerized Patient Information Systems (CPIS) and offer suggestions or alternatives. Deconstruction Darbyshire conducted a study to gain a better understanding of the experiences and perceptions that nurses and midwives had while using computerized patient information systems (CPIS) as well as investigate […]

Workflow at a Community Health Centre & Article Review Nurse Melissa

I work as a primary care nurse in a community health centre. I work alongside physicians and nurse practitioners.  The environment I work in is like a typical family physicians office, with exam rooms, procedure rooms and offices. When I provide medication to patients, it is typically vaccines or injections. I care for patients of … Continue reading Workflow at a Community Health Centre & Article Review

Module 4: Decision Making Britt's Blog

Part 1 I work in an outpatient dialysis unit where the workflow is much different than a typical inpatient unit.  However, many of the individual tasks are similar.  The tasks involved in our daily workflow are as followed: Patient identification Patient assessments Effective patient communication Machine prep Checking and verifying orders Vascular access assessment and … Continue reading Module 4: Decision Making

Workflow and CPIS Case Study Review Tawnya's Nursing Informatics Discussion Blog

Week 4 Discussion Part 1 Preparing and Administering an 0800 Medication during COVID-19 for a Patient in Enhanced Droplet/Contact Isolation Precautions Context/Time: Morning medications and assessments occur between 0700 and 0900 Busy time on the unit,  Sharing machines, laptops on wheels and medication carts and to administer medication Staff members trying to social distance inContinue reading “Workflow and CPIS Case Study Review”

Day Shift Morning Routine! Nurse Nikita

This week we’re going to dive into my morning routine once I get to work. My shift starts at 0715h. I get into work at 0700 and prepare myself by checking my assignment and doing a little bit of research about them before getting report. I double check to see if I’m one of the […]

Defining Data in Healthcare Nurse Nikita

Welcome back to the blog! This week we’re going to talk about all the types of data found within the healthcare industry. To begin, I want to briefly touch base on the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) Framework that sets up how we define data in healthcare. The Data Information Knowledge Wisdom Framework The […]

Identifying E-Health & Informatics Systems Nurse Melissa

Hi everyone,  Thanks for returning to my blog, this week I will be discussing different ehealth systems and how they pertain to nursing. When I first read the list below, I recognized four of the ehealth systems, which I was surprised about. Technology seems to be becoming more popular within healthcare, and therefore I should … Continue reading Identifying E-Health & Informatics Systems

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