Technology in nursing
Technology is part of healthcare, from intravenous pumps to electronic medical records (EMRs) and medication delivery systems. Technology and information management is expected to improve patient care and outcomes. The nurse manager plays a role in the success or the failure of these technological systems. Consider the technology you work with on a daily basis. Identify new technology that may be coming to your unit or technology that you would like to see implemented on your unit or has recently been introduced. Create a plan of implementation for this new piece of technology, including a timeline.
Answer the following questions:How does technology create safer environments for patient care? How does it improve quality nursing care?
How does technology improve the efficiency of the bedside nurse?
How does the nurse manager role impact the use of technology, and more importantly the correct use of technology?
How would change theories be considered in your plan?
How does the hospital/healthcare environment benefit?