Week 5 Clinical Decision Support Systems.docx - Week 5 Clinical Decision Support Systems Post a written response in the discussion forum to EACH

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Week 5: Clinical Decision Support Systems Post a written response in the discussion forum to EACH threaded discussion topic: 1. This week we learned about the potential benefits and drawbacks to clinical decision support systems (CDSSs). Create a “Pros” versus “Cons” table with a column for “Pro” and a separate column for “Con”. Include at least 3 items for each column. Next to each item, provide a brief rationale as to why you included it on the respective list. 2. The primary goal of a CDSS is to leverage data and the scientific evidence to help guide appropriate decision making. CDSSs directly assist the clinician in making decisions about specific patients. For this discussion thread post, you are to assume your future role as an APN and create a clinical patient and scenario to illustrate an exemplary depiction of how a CDSS might influence your decision. This post is an opportunity for you to be innovative, so have fun! Nursing Informatics for Advanced Practice NR599-10642 Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs) Decision support system (CDS) Pros Cons 1. Improving patient safety by: Reducing medication errors and adverse events Improving medication orders Rationale: Medication errors cause significant patient harm. Patient safety one of the most important in healthcare. IOM reported that 44,000- 98,000 people die in the United States each year. Clinical Decision Support System has reduced the likelihood of these errors from occurring. Medications errors can occur during any of the following prescribing,
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