Trends and issues in nursing

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Trends and issues in nursing

  1. 1. TRENDS ANDISSUES INNURSING Nelia B. Perez RN, MSN PCU – Mary Johnston College of Nursing BSN 2013
  2. 2. CURRENT TRENDS INNURSING PRACTICE
  3. 3. Importance of Information andClinical TechnologyA. TELEHEALTH - videoconferencing - Automated medication administration - Point-of-care Clinical DocumentationSystem - Electronic Medical Records - Smart Administration pumps - Pharmacy system - Remote Telemetry monitoring
  4. 4. Videoconferencing
  5. 5. Videoconferencing• is the conduct of a videoconference (also known as a video conference or videoteleconference) by a set of telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to communicate by simultaneous two-way video and audio transmissions. It has also been called visual collaboration and is a type of groupware.
  6. 6. Automated medication administration• Automated Medication Administration solutions or Patient Pharmaceutical Distribution solutions allow nursing staff to automate the medication distribution process.
  7. 7. Medication Administration Solutions allownurses to administer medication more quicklyand accurately, helping to avoid costly errors. •Improve Efficiency •Reduce Medication Distribution Errors •Increase Accurate Documentation - Reduce Liability •Improve Quality of Care •Increase Patient and Employee Satisfaction
  8. 8. Point-Of-Care Clinical DocumentationSystem• A system of automated templates that allows providers to capture medical information and document patient care encounters at the time of the event.
  9. 9. Past investigation results and reportsPatient hx Previous Clinical Documentation Diagnosis and Diagnosis and Procedure Procedure Medication History
  10. 10. Tangible and Intangible benefitsof Proper Clinical Documentation• The ability of the physician and other health care professionals to evaluate and plan the patient’s immediate treatment, and to monitor his/her heath care over time.• Communication and continuity of care among and other health care professionals involved in the patient care.
  11. 11. • Accurate and timely claims review and payment.• Appropriate utilization review and quality and payment.• Foundation for medical research and healthcare statistics.• Defensible legal evidence.
  12. 12. Benefits of Electronic Documentation overPaper Based Recordings.Electronic Paper Based • Complete legitimate • Illegible and inadequate • Reduction in Medication handwritten notes. errors • Transcription based • Accurate and timely analysis of lab results etc. errors. • More time for direct • Time consuming and clinician/patient interaction. usually missing data • Improve transparency and leading to incomplete communication. analysis. • Elimination of data • What works on paper duplication. might not always be • Improved care through translated to electronic relevant clinical reminders format. and alerts.
  13. 13. Clinical Workflows & EMR Trends Clinical • Complex and Documentation dynamic Decision support tools • MultipleClinical Workflows players Conventional EMR • Information -Retrieval of info - Reports systems to - Scheduling build around - Billing workflows • Timely CURRENT EMR information Cost Effectiveness retrieval Patient Safety Error prevention Quality Outcomes
  14. 14. THANK YOU!

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