6051 Nursing Informatics Main Discussion week 2 - Nursing Informatics According to the American Nurses Association(ANA nursing informatics

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Nursing InformaticsAccording to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing informatics integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice (McGonigle, & Mastrian, 2018). Nursesmust be competent in using the computer and have basic computer skills to input patient data. Informatics literacy is crucial because you need to know how the information that is entered into the system will affect your patient’s outcome (Laureate Education, 2012d). The nursing informatics relevant to my current position is using a computer to input patient assessments, vitalsigns, weight, Columbia suicide severity rating scale, Genesight orders, lab orders, and refill requests. Ninety-five percent of my job as a psychiatric clinical nurse is done through informatics. I enter patient data daily such as blood pressure, heart rate, suicide rating and then have to interpret the data/information entered. For example, if a patient has a high suicide

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