Track 11: Technology and Nursing Science
What is technology in nursing Science?
Technology enables RNs to improve efficiency and communicate more effectively in the nursing field. While some nurses are opposed to new technology, claiming that it takes personal interaction away from the bedside, a survey of 600 nurses found that 82% believe that technology improves patient care.
Technological advancements have transformed the medical landscape over the last 30 years. The days of meticulous charting and filing records by hand are numbered. Patients now have greater access to their data than ever before thanks to emerging technologies in telehealth and electronic recordkeeping. Technology enables RNs to improve efficiency and communicate more effectively in the nursing field.
While some nurses are opposed to new technology, claiming that it takes personal interaction away from the bedside, a survey of 600 nurses found that 82% believe that technology improves patient care. For them, the new tools available in health systems help them reclaim time in their day, and with nurse burnout on the rise in the United States, it may keep nurses from leaving their practice setting.
Using technology, registered nurses (RNs) may work more efficiently and communicate more clearly. A survey of 600 nurses found that 82 percent of them agreed that technology has a good impact on patient care, despite some nurses’ hostility to it and claims that it removes personal touch at the bedside. On November 15–18, 203, in Los Angeles, USA, reserve your seats for the CME/CPD/CE recognized 13th World Nursing, Healthcare Management, and Patient Safety Conference. Register before August 10 to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing and save up to 20%! Don’t wait until it’s too late and lose money!
Benefits of Nursing Technology
Information technology advancements and new devices have improved the quality of life for both patients and healthcare professionals.
Digital health records (EHRs) have changed the healthcare information technology landscape. An electronic health history is a virtual representation of a patient’s past medical history. It may include progress notes, providers, problems, medications, lab data, and other information. By improving the quality and clearness of health files and making data more easily accessible to healthcare providers, doctors, and patients, EHRs have the potential to improve patient care.
Telehealth developments have also made significant contributions to accessibility. Patients who are geographically separated can now receive nursing care more easily thanks to remote patient monitoring, live video conferencing, and mobile health apps.
Positive Impact on Nursing Shortage
Nurse burnout has contributed to the nation’s nursing shortage. Long-term mental and physical exhaustion can cause nurses to feel stretched thin, causing them to leave their practice setting. Emerging telehealth technologies can help ease the burden on nurses by requiring fewer nurses to provide adequate care.
Potential Drawbacks of Nursing Technology
The rapid advancement of technology in the healthcare industry has revealed potential roadblocks that hospital systems may face.
A Threat to the Human Element
Improved technology has the potential to replace face-to-face interaction between a nurse and a patient. Nurses are responsible for establishing relationships with their patients and their families, as well as explaining medications, taking vitals, and assisting patients with daily needs. In some hospitals, nurses are required to wheel in their workstation (a mobile computer) to record patient information. While patients and healthcare professionals perceive typing information on a computer to be more trustworthy, it will inevitably result in less face-to-face interaction.
Nurse leaders understand that generational differences in the workplace can have a significant impact on workplace technology integration. Baby boomers account for roughly half of all registered nurses (RNs). Baby boomers are perceived to be less tech-savvy and slower to adapt to new devices. Rapid technological advances, according to a 2015 journal, are a factor that causes older nurses to retire.
What kind of technology is used in nursing?
Nurses use computers that are similar to those you might use at home or at work. They use software programs that are specifically designed to assist nurses and other members of the health-care team. Nurses may also use Personal Digital Assistants, or PDAs, which are small handheld computers.
List of top 10 Technologies and Nursing Science associations in world
- Looming Nursing Shortage
- Telehealth and Technology in Health Care
- Essential Need for Self-Care in Nursing
- Nursing Advocacy and Action
- Evolution of the Workplace
- Expanding Distance Education
- Interprofessional Partnerships
- Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship Opportunities
- Need for Nurse Navigators
- Increased Specialization
Sub Tracks: Technology and Nursing Science
- Impact of Emerging Technology on Nursing Care
- Electronic IV Monitors
- Information Management
- RFID technology
- Local wireless telephone networks
- IT and Computer Technology
- Travel and Tourism
- Vocational Courses