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How Nurses Are Using Technology

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How Nurses Are Using Technology

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:55 pm

From electronic medical records and patient self-tracking to informatics and minimally invasive procedures, healthcare is getting more and more high-tech. Here are some ways technology makes things better for patients, and nurses.

Here are some numbers that show how important technology is to the profession:

Technology is making medicine more efficient, and the more tools and gadgets that get developed, the more skilled medical professionals we need to operate them. If you consider yourself tech-savvy, you may want to consider specializing in one of these areas of nursing:

Informatics Nurse
Help develop medical technology and train other nurses on the latest systems.

Cardiac Care Nurse
Perform electrocardiogram monitoring, and treat patients with pacemakers and other heart health technology.

Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse
Work in state-of-the-art cardiac labs, helping implant pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibillators (ICDs).

Perioperative Nurse
Use the latest surgical systems to monitor patients and coordinate care in the operating room.

Plastic Surgery Nurse
Work with the most minimally invasive techniques, assisting procedures ranging from dermabrasion to facial reconstruction.

Dermatology Nurse
Help screen for skin cancer, treat burn victims, and perform post-surgery treatments using the latest in laser technology.

Radiology Nurse
Work with ultrasounds, MRIs, and the latest in radiation therapy.

Telemetry Nurse
Use the newest machines to monitor their patients’ vital signs.

Transplant Nurse
Use new organ preservation systems and help monitor patients for complications like organ rejection.

Nurse Anesthetist
Use apps and mobile technology to monitor patients during surgery and help with epidurals and other vein procedures.

Genetics Nurse
Use the latest software to analyze patients’ genes, helping assess their risk for diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.


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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:56 pm

42% of U.S. medical facilities use electronic clinical documentation.

2% of U.S. medical facilities use completely electronic medical records.

48% of nurse informaticists work in hospitals.

Of those, 52% report to the IT department and 32% report to the nursing department.

71% of nurses in the U.S. use smartphones for their job.

66% of nursing students in the U.S. use smartphones for school


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Re: How Nurses Are Using Technology

Unread post by jeni » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:52 am

I think your suggestion would be helpful for me. I will let you know if this works for me Thanks and keep posting such a informative forum. CISSP questions answers

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