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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.ProsRationaleConsRationale Reminders/alertsCDS has a feature that incorporates reminder and alert boxes for clinicians to see tasks that need to be or have been completed. This includes patient followup, tests, data submissions, and diagnostic suggestions (Fernandes et al., 2019). This can improve efficiency andlower the possibly of duplicate orders.Alarm FatigueThe alerts and reminders can be overwhelming for clinicians which can result in them ignoring them. Especially if there are multiple alerts and prompts that don’t minimize or exit out until completed. One study showed that up to 96% of alerts are overridden (Schaeffer, 2017).Patient safety It reduces the risk of medication errors by having accurate medication information and dosingcalculations/calculators accessible (Fernandes et al., 2019). Reduces misdiagnosis by providing tools that aids in rapidly identify diagnosis, tailors orderReliance on system Clinicians can rely more on system for its diagnostic, therapeutic recommendations and decisions that they don’t use their own clinical judgment and knowledge. Overreliance can become a serious issue that can result
sets pertinent to patients’ condition (Castaneda et al., 2015). in negative outcomes on patientsafety if there is an error that occurs within the system (Schaeffer, 2017). Reliable Information CDSS are continually updated with medical resources and most relevant EBP for fasterdecision-making and information access (Castaneda et al., 2015).Malfunctions Malfunctions are not only costly but can lead to potential error, and negative patient outcomes. In one study 93% of medical information officersreported one or more malfunctions due to defects, coding, and build issues (Wright et al,2018). 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 roleas 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! As a nurse practitioner the use of the clinical decision support system (CDSS) would help me make informed decisions in patient’s care. A clinical decision support system (CDSS) includes tools that aids clinicians in decision making and enhance clinical workflow (Schaeffer, 2017). Toillustrate the use of a CDSS influencing my clinical decision, my scenario involves a patient witha pneumonia diagnosis. Mr. Jones is a 48-year-old male, who has a PMH of hypertension and asthma. He is also a smoker. Only medications he takes is lisinopril and occasional use of albuterol inhaler. He came to the urgent care complaining of fatigue, coughing, wheezing and