Identify patient care technologies information systems and communication devices that support safe nursing practice. (PO #5)
Use of Personal Communication Devices in Patient Care Settings (graded)
1. How can the use of the nurses personal communication devices impact patient care either positively or negatively? Are there ethical and legal implications? Locate an article and share a brief summary of that article with your classmates.
Safe Nursing Care: Is There an App for That? (graded)
2. Andrea was working in the cardiac catheterization lab when a young woman undergoing a cardiac ablation started to have small seizures. The nurse noticed these symptoms and asked the physician to look at the patient. The physician asked Andrea to get his smart phone and film the seizures. This video message was sent to a neurologist and he could tell from the video the part of the brain from which the seizures were emanating. This is one example of using technology. Does this count as safe care? Is there an app for that?
If you could develop an app to enhance safe nursing care what would it be like?
Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing care. (PO #8)
Reflective and Projected Practice (graded)
3. Prior to posting complete the Week 8 AACN Essentials Self-Assessment located in Doc Sharing. Compare your scores from Week 1 to Week 8. How far have you come? How much further do you wish to go in furthering your competencies during the next 2 years of practice?

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