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In healthcare today technology is constantly evolving and is used in the nursing field in many ways. Technology plays a big role in patient care, but the focus still must remain on the patient. Dr. Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring can be used in everyday interacting with patient care. “Technology’s use is not meant to replace the person-to-person interaction that is essential on any nurse-patient encounter” (McGonigle, 2018, p.528). While working and assuming care for a patient, nursing responsibilities should be focus on patient centered care. Technology is incorporated in nursing to make the nursing work more efficient and as a nurse we should remember the patient requires our focus for the best patient outcome.
In the hospital we use a computer on wheels that is known as a wow. All the documentation is done on this rolling computer device. I can access the patient medical records, chart, place orders, and scan medications with this computer. I try to read all I need to know about the patient including last doctors’ notes, recent labs, and medications. So, I have an idea of what to anticipate the patient needs will be and be able to answer questions the patient has before I enter the room. In doing this in advance am more focus on the patient and not relying on the computer in the room. The patient will notice all the attention is on them. Sometimes having a small sheet of paper to take notes can be useful. While technology continues to evolve on a regular basis we as nurse must find a way to maintain patient center care.
McGonigle, D, (2018) Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge
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The nurses and other nursing care professionals are under a scrutiny rise to enhancing effective and safe care to their patients. Instructional techniques are utilized in both clinical and didactic elements of the nursing education courses. These are vital in ensuring clinical decision making and critical thinking ability (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2017).
The patient simulation ensures the development and application of knowledge and skills of nurses in a clinical condition. At the same time, they take part in the learning experiences meant to accomplish their educational requirement. I believe this is vital into the nurses gaining experience and refining their skills hence making them more competent in the field. The patient simulation, therefore, contributes to the safety of the patients and maximizes care results. According to McGonigle and Mastrian (2017), nurses utilize the simulation technological advancement for family and patients’ education through entering of the patient information into the database and giving proper medication according to what the doctor states like it is proposed in the database.
In my experience as a nurse, I leverage simulation technology to ensure the clinical situations are understood, practised and controlled. I have utilized interactive videos which serve as a reproduction of reality that offers clinical situation replications. I have utilized simulation in medical situations that require comprehensible insights into the complex settings. It has enabled me to solve practical concerns efficiently and safely. Furthermore, it acts as a support tool that enhances decision making in various scenarios in health care, thus improving the quality of care delivery.
McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge(4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN: 9781284121247.