Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: c | Slide: 18
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing routines and procedures including performing invasive procedures, administering medication, documenting procedures, and using technology
Slide content:Technologies That Nurses Use Examples of patient care technologies: Feeding pumps Suction equipment Barcoded medication Oxygen and regulators Telemetry Automated leg compression devices Protection of nurses: Mechanical lifts Examples of technologies: RFID tags, video conferencing, electronic medical records 18
Slide notes:Nurses use technology when providing direct patient care, to protect patients from harm, to monitor patients, and to protect themselves from harm. Nurses also use technology to communicate, gain training in new skills, and manage staff and inventory. Examples of direct patient care technologies include feeding pumps, suction equipment, bar-coded medication, oxygen tanks and regulators, telemetry, and automated leg compression devices. An example of technology used to protect nurses is the mechanical lift used to move patients from bed to chair to toilet. Also, nurses use radio frequency identification tags, or RFIDs [Are-fids], video conferencing technology, and other communication devices. Software systems used by nurses include the electronic health record and other clinical information systems specific to the provider setting they work in. They may also use smart phone applications and may access information from an electronic health information exchange and a patient portal. They may access information provided from patient wearable devices, such as a blood pressure monitoring device, or they may remotely retrieve information from devices that are located in the patients home. These are just a few examples of technology and systems that nurses use in providing patient care across multiple provider settings. 18