Bond, C. S., 2005. Nurses and Computers: An international perspective on how nurses are, and how they would like to be, using ICT in the workplace, and the support they consider that they need. Project Report. London: Florence Nightingale Foundation.
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The use of IT in nursing (nursing informatics) is increasing, and has the potential to improve patient care. Research, and the experience of the author, have shown however that nurses lack basic IT skills and informatics knowledge. This study sought to explore what nurses’ want from IT in the workplace, and how pre-registration education can help to prepare nurses for working in this changing environment. The study, undertaken in New Zealand, a country also seeking to drive forwards its use of IT in healthcare, found that nurses want systems that save them time, and equipment readily available at the patients’ bedside. Nurses who had recently completed their pre-registration programmes tended to have better skills than nurses who had trained some time ago. Nurses who lacked skills, or confidence, wanted support available that understood the role of nurse, and could provide help when it was needed. Nursing schools in New Zealand tend to have a lecturer leading nursing informatics. Nursing informatics is included in pre-registration education programmes, and I was able to see several innovative developments supporting this. Qualified nurses and students generally considered that pre-registration programmes should include information security, legal and ethical issues and supporting patients in meeting their information needs as well as basic IT skills.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Project Report)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Nursing informatics; health informatics; nursing; ICT;|
|Subjects:||Generalities > Computer Science and Informatics|
Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery
Technology > Medicine and Health
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care|
|Deposited By:||Dr Carol S Bond|
|Deposited On:||30 Apr 2008 18:29|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:49|
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