We are evaluated every year to ensure knowledge and skills are fresh and

We are evaluated every year to ensure knowledge and

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Information management to all old and incoming nurses. We are evaluated every year to ensure knowledge and skills are fresh and current. Information Technology department are available 24/7 to give us support and for problems that arises while at work. Newly hired nurses are given orientation on how use the system and all the basic skills that are use daily. Our hospitals have all policies and procedures available online and are reminded to use it as bases on our daily work. We are also given annual computer competency to acknowledge that we are up to date of new updates and of any changes. Information literacy is critical to incorporating evidence-based practice into nursing practice ( TIGER Initiative, 2009). All nurses must go through series of competencies to be able to be deemed competent and be cleared to continue working at our hospital. We as nurses are reminded to do so and prevent management write ups and memos. On the other hand, there are some medical doctors that are not computer competent and refused to learn and complete competencies that are very necessary to participate in patient care. As we are aware, patient care is being driven by technology and there is a huge advantage. Appropriate competencies are essential to the provision of safe and effective care. Reference McGonigle, D., Hunter, K., Sipes, C., & Hebda, T. (2014). Why Nurses Need to Understand Nursing Informatics. AORN Journal, 100(3), 324-327. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2014.06.012 Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform. (2009). TIGER informatics competencies collaborative final report. Retrieved from
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