Week 5 Discussion.docx - Week Five Discussion 1 This week we learned about the potential benefits and drawbacks to clinical decision support

Week 5 Discussion.docx - Week Five Discussion 1 This week...

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Week Five Discussion 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! Pros Rationale Cons Rationale Reduced duplicate orders/tests/ assessments/etc. Decreases the amount of lab draws, less diagnostic testing, decreased cost because of decreased testing rates (Tamburrano et al., 2020). Cost of implementation and management of CDSS. Can be costly to implement and train healthcare staff to use CDSS. Poorly chosen system (Tamburrano et al., 2020). Ensure patient safety. Decrease opportunity for human error. Can send alerts for drug-drug interaction, allergies, etc. (Vetter, 2015). Alert fatigue. Large number of alerts from CDSS that may not be relevant or clinician already aware (Tamburrano et al., 2020).
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