change to be made in the way the healthcare is performed to decrease the amount of CAUTIs. You know, the hospital does not get funded when patients come down with this infection anymore. Nelson and Staggers, (2018) mentioned how nursing staff are the first-hand caregivers and should be sitting on boards and having their voices heard as well in order to make a change in the healthcare process.
Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2018). Health informatics: An interprofessional approach (2 nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. There have been many advanced technological changes in the nursing field, and it is required that nurses have technological skills to practice nursing and is no longer optional as electronic medical records are widely accepted (Nelson & Staggers, 2018). Now, computer literacy is one of the most important skills for nurses to have. IT has a big effect on nursing care for patients (Huston, 2013). Clinical informatics exist to improve the overall effectiveness of patient care by focusing on the ways information systems are used and generated; this system involves all medical, health and nursing aspects that uses computer and information sciences as a method and technology. Huston, C., (2013). The impact of emerging technology on nursing care: warp speed ahead. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. (18) 2, Manuscript 1. Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2018). Health informatics: An interprofessional approach (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. Jill, thank you for your post. You provided great information. Only 5% of hospitals have nurses on their board of trustees (Reinhard, 2017). I found that very interesting with how much I have learned in this course about the importance of nurses being in leadership roles and on boards to bring a sense of reality to policy making. The new policies that are being created regarding health care technologies impact nurses, their roles, and the way they care for their patients majorly. It would only make sense that nurses help create policies that make sense. Reinhard, Susan. (March 13, 2017). Getting Nurses on Board. Trustee Archives. Retrieved from,
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