Reflect On Your Own Practice .Explain How Much Informatics You Use In A Shift Or Day Of Work – Coursework Example

Reflection on Application of Nursing Informatics The introduction of computer technology has offered myriad opportunities to the health care industry including improvement of patient safety and communication (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015). Since nursing informatics entails using computer technology, its application ranges from administration to areas of clinical information and education (Johnson et al., 2012). Through my daily practice, I have applied nursing informatics in nursing through capturing patient’s data and information. I captured the patient’s data after having filed a patient’s chart. Some of the data captured in a computer system included the age of the patient, the blood pressure, disease, weight, height, blood sugar level and the number of home care visits (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2012). It is through the nursing informatics systems that I was able to receive and analyze admission data and discharge summaries (Matney et al., 2011). During my previous shift, I used nursing informatics systems to evaluate the results of a clinical laboratory test and communicated the information to the physician. Additionally, I used the computer systems in the healthcare center to seek for more information on the effectiveness of hip pads in preventing hip fractures.
Through the clinical nursing information systems available in the health care, I assisted in improving the delivery of care to patients. I used the computerized provider order entry system in generating physician orders. This system assists health care centers to address significant worries regarding delivery of patient care (Johnson et al., 2012). Notably, this system assists in a reduction of duplication of efforts and medical errors (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015). As a nursing leader, I used the nursing management information system (Matney et al., 2011) to allocate duties to my fellow nurses and to determine the average handling time for the patients to ensure smooth running of the organization.
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