Discussion - Week 1COLLAPSEThe Application of Data to Problem-SolvingIn the modern era, there are few professions that do not to some extent rely on data. Stockbrokers rely on market data to advise clients on financial matters. Meteorologists rely on weather data to forecast weather conditions, while realtors rely on data to advise on the purchase and sale of property. In these and other cases, data not only helps solve problems, but adds to the practitioner’s and the discipline’s body of knowledge.Of course, the nursing profession also relies heavily on data. The field of nursing informatics aims to make sure nurses have access to the appropriate date to solve healthcare problems,make decisions in the interest of patients, and add to knowledge.In this Discussion, you will consider a scenario that would benefit from access to data and how such access could facilitate both problem-solving and knowledge formation.To Prepare:Reflect on the concepts of informatics and knowledge work as presented in the Resources.Consider a hypothetical scenario based on your own healthcare practice or organization that would require or benefit from the access/collection and application of data.Your scenario may involve a patient, staff, or management problem or gap.By Day 3 of Week 1Posta description of the focus of your scenario. Describe the data that could be used and how the data might be collected and accessed. What knowledge might be derived from that data? How would a nurse leader use clinical reasoning and judgment in the formation of knowledge from this experience?By Day 6 of Week 1Respondto at least twoof your colleagues on two different days, asking questions to help clarify the scenario and application of data, or offering additional/alternative ideas for the application of nursing informatics principles.Click on the Replybutton below to reveal the textbox for entering your message. Then click on the Submitbutton to post your message.Main Post – Jan Marcus QuiaoitI used to remember paper charting and how stressful it was to find the information I needed regarding patients in the ICU. Now, most hospitals I work for are using Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and life is so much better. Since the implementation of EMR, access to critical information or data has been faster and more convenient for all health care professionals. In the ICU where our patients are usually in a state of shock or going to it, various data collection sets are used to predict the severity of shock or if a patient is going to septic. The use of MEWS or Modified Early Warning Score together with laboratory data has provided many
hospital units to prevent delay in interventions of critically ill patients (Gardner-Thorpe et al., 2006). My current hospital integrated MEWS with our EPIC EMR which triggers or flags nurses to pay more attention to warning signs of sepsis or shock. The nurses will then contact the Rapid Response nurses to evaluate the patient and interventions were made to prevent further decline in health.
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