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NUR 599 :40 multiple choice and 10 matching questionsMidterm exam:To prepare for the exam, be familiar with the following topics/concepts from the required readings and lessons:General principles of Nursing InformaticsInformatics provides the knowledge, skills, and understanding that allow medical professionals to harness the tools at hand and to use them well to enact improvement. The relationship between informatics and healthcare is multifaceted.Informatics has gained recognition as a specialty area that applies concepts from computer, cognitive, and information sciences, as well as other emerging areas, to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom.Nursing informatics (NI) the specialty that integrates nursing science and computer science information science and cognitive science with multiple information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice. NI supports nurses, consumers, patients, the interprofessional healthcare team, and all other stakeholders in their decision-making in all roles and settings to achieve desired outcomes. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology. Knowledge:The awareness and understanding of a set of information and ways that information can be made useful to support a specific task or arrive at a decision; abounds with others’ thoughts and information. Information that is synthesized so that relationships are identified and formalized. Understanding that comes through a process of interaction or experience with the world around us. Information that has judgment applied to it or meaning extracted from it. Processed information that helps to clarify or explain some portion of our environment or world that we can use as a basis for action or upon which we can act. Internal process of thinking or cognition. External process of testing, senses, observation, and interacting.Knowledge acquisitionThe act of getting knowledge.Knowledge brokersPeople who know where to find information and knowledge. They generate some knowledge but are mainly known for their ability to find what is needed. More experienced nurses and nursing students become knowledge brokers out of necessity—needing to know.
Knowledge builderPerson who examines, interprets, and compares clinical data and trends with an eye toward improving clinical practice based on the available evidence.Knowledge-centricKnowledge is the central focus.Knowledge consumersUsers of knowledge who do not have the expertise to provide the knowledge they need for themselves.Knowledge disseminationDistribution and sharing of knowledge.