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NURSING INFORMATICS CONTINUUM 4controlling the nausea and vomiting of those with CHS (2016). Moore found that, in addition to haloperidol and cessation of marijuana use, application of topical capsaicin cream to the abdomen also relieved the symptoms of CHS (2017).Knowledge step of the continuum. Further interpreting the information for understanding is the third step in the nursing informatics continuum. Reading through the articles found in the literature search with special focus on the treatment options, and committingthose options to memory is how this step was accomplished. Special attention was also paid to the pathophysiology of why the listed treatments were effective when traditional treatments werenot.Wisdom step of the continuum. Wisdom is “knowing when and how to apply knowledge to deal with complex problems or specific human need” (Nelson, 2002; Nelson & Joos, 1989 as cited by Nelson & Staggers, p. 98, 2015). Taking the knowledge acquired during this literature search and applying it to my next patient with CHS is how wisdom step of the nursing informatics continuum is accomplished. Usable KnowledgeAccording to Nelson and Staggers, “the appropriate use of knowledge involves the integration of empirical, ethical, personal, and aesthetic knowledge in the process of implementing actions” (p. 99, 2015). Recognizing the patient who presents with symptoms suggestive of CHS and for whom traditional anti-emetic treatment is ineffective, and offering suggestions to the provider on alternative treatment options is an example of taking the step fromknowledge to wisdom on the continuum. By having a firm understanding of the treatment options and the ability to understand when those options are applicable, and to which patients, is an example of how usable knowledge is created by the nursing informatics continuum.
NURSING INFORMATICS CONTINUUM 5SummaryNursing informatics plays an important role in all nursing specialties. The nursing