What is your strategy for ensuring that you keep up to date on emerging technologies?
Nursing informatics is the discipline that links nursing, information technology and information technology; has been described as a basic competence for health professionals in general and nurses in particular, its function is to interpret the data to transform it into information, interpret the information to transform it into knowledge, and that this, through experience, transform into wisdom. The essence of nursing is caring, this requires nurses capable of thinking critically, and who possess skills in the management of technology without dehumanizing their actions, skills that must be achieved during the university study of the profession.
Little by little, technology has developed from the basements of hospitals to the nursing units. Thus computers, PDAs, IPad and today’s cell phone, began to replace paper slowly but surely during the last 50 years. During this period, nurses have contributed to the acquisition, design and implementation of these technologies. Starting in the 80s and due to technological development achieved a new discipline, computer science in nursing.
The relevance of the nurse in informatics as a field of study lies in the need to document and communicate care to ensure continuity and quality without interruption, and to keep up to date we must implement all the tools we have at our disposal, in terms of technology We must always keep in constant renewal and study, every day new advances are appearing and we must study and become familiar with all of them to walk hand in hand with these technological advances and thus ensure that we keep up with the technologies that are emerging.
Nurses must remain stimulated, and continue to train us continuously to acquire certain competencies that will allow us to keep updated in the new technologies that emerge. New competences must be acquired, such as: capacity for critical analysis of practice, association of scientific findings with practice , find research foci in problems or situations of practice, and increase knowledge in research methodology and the ability to implement and evaluate changes. These skills are difficult to find in a single person, so nurses with skills and research training should work in conjunction with clinical nurses, to increase the chances of success in the implementation of the evidence.
In nursing informatics, the importance of managing data and information is key to caring for people within the health system, as long as the computer systems reflect the workflow with an adequate clinical model. The essence of nursing is caring, this requires nurses capable of thinking critically, who possess skills in the management of technology without dehumanizing their actions, skills that must be achieved in the university study of the profession. CITATION MSu15 l 1033 (M, 2015)Bibliography
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