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February 19, 2013

Dear Colleague,

From April 2012 to August 2012, the folks at Nursing Management conducted a survey in print and online to assess nurses’ use of technology at the bedside. Nearly 1,000 nurses responded to questions ranging from “Do you own a smartphone?” to “What’s the approximate amount of electronic bedside charting conducted at your facility?” The goal was to understand if technology improves or impedes patient care.

Another recent article, this one published in American Journal of Nursing, provides a great overview of federal policies related to health information technology. The nursing implications, including electronic documentation systems, clinical decision support rules, computerized provider order entry (CPOE), and bar code medication administration technology are discussed.

As nurses, we must be open to the changes that technology brings and use available tools to improve patient care. Enjoy FREE full-text access to these two articles plus four others in the More Resources box on the right.  Learn more about technology and what it means to nursing practice. 

Technology At The Bedside: How Connected Are You?

Different Systems and Formats for Tele-ICU Coverage: Designing a Tele-ICU System to Optimize Functionality and Investment

iNURSE: Tablet Technology for Nurses

Health Information Technology and Nursing

Point-of-Care Technology: Preserving the Caring Environment

Healthcare Information Technology and Medical-Surgical Nurses: The Emergence of a New Care Partnership

Sincerely,




Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
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