Nursing 422 – Assignment 4. Mind Map of Information Technologies
Identify the process for decision-making regarding technology. You will also discuss the nursing role in identifying appropriate technology for practice.
This week you will create a mind map of information technologies and social media you would utilize in your role as a nurse.
Decision-making regarding technology in nursing involves a systematic process that involves several steps:
Identify the need for technology: The first step is to identify the need for technology in nursing practice. This can be done by analyzing the workflow, identifying areas for improvement, and determining where technology can enhance patient care.
Determine the criteria for selection: Once the need for technology is identified, the criteria for selecting the appropriate technology must be determined. This may involve evaluating the technology’s effectiveness, usability, cost, and compatibility with existing systems.
Research and evaluate available options: Next, available options must be researched and evaluated to determine which technology best meets the criteria for selection. This may involve reviewing vendor proposals, conducting demonstrations, and gathering feedback from other healthcare providers who have used the technology.
Make a decision: After evaluating the available options, a decision must be made on which technology to implement. This decision should be based on the criteria for selection and should involve input from all stakeholders.
Implement the technology: The selected technology must be implemented and integrated into the workflow. This may involve training staff, configuring the technology, and testing its functionality.
Evaluate and monitor the technology: Once the technology is implemented, it should be evaluated and monitored to ensure it is meeting the intended goals and objectives. This may involve tracking outcomes, conducting user satisfaction surveys, and identifying areas for improvement.
In terms of the nursing role in identifying appropriate technology for practice, nurses play a critical role in identifying the need for technology and providing input on the criteria for selection. Nurses are often the ones who are closest to patients and can provide valuable insight into how technology can enhance patient care. Nurses should also be involved in the research and evaluation of available options and the implementation and monitoring of the technology. By being involved in the entire process, nurses can help ensure that the selected technology is effective, usable, and improves patient outcomes.
As for the mind map of information technologies and social media that nurses can utilize in their role, here are some examples:
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring
Mobile Applications for Patient Education and Self-Management
Clinical Decision Support Systems
Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
Barcoding and RFID for Medication Administration
Social Media for Patient Engagement and Health Promotion
Wearable Technology for Vital Sign Monitoring
Point-of-Care Testing Devices
Patient Portals for Access to Health Information
Video Conferencing for Interprofessional Communication
Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications for Predictive Analytics and Clinical Decision Making
Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR)
Robotics in Healthcare.