NR360 All Weeks Discussions Latest 2019 September

NR360 Information Systems in Healthcare

Week 1 Discussion

What Is Nursing

Discuss ways that
nursing informatics could be applied to all areas of professional nursing
practice, including clinical practice, administration, education, and research.
Provide examples of each. What do you see as the biggest significance of
nursing informatics, and why?

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Week 2 Discussion

Database Search

Choose a topic related
to health that has meaning to your personal health, interests, and well-being.
This may be a disease, such as diabetes, or a healthy fitness activity.

Conduct a database
search comparing one of the following database directories with Google Scholar.

CINAHL and Google

PubMed and Google

Explain how you were
able to narrow down the number of article hits you had initially, and present
within your post a summary of the credible article you chose as your resource.
How do you know your article choice is credible? Which database do you prefer
and why?

How will using a database
search facilitate your

scholarly work;

nursing work
(evidence-based practice); and


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Week 3 Discussion

Healthcare Technology:
Local, National, and Global Considerations

Imagine that you are a
public health nurse, and you and your colleagues have determined that the
threat of a deadly new strain of influenza indicates a need for a mass
inoculation program in your community. What public health data would have been
used to determine the need for such a program? Where would you locate public
health data? What data will be collected to determine the success of such a
program? How might you communicate this to other communities or

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Week 4 Discussion

Workarounds and Their
Implications for Patient Safety

What is a workaround?
Identify a workaround (specific to technology used in a hospital setting) that
you have used or perhaps seen someone else use, and analyze why you feel this
risk-taking behavior was chosen over behavior that conforms to a safety
culture. What are the risks? Are there benefits? Why or why not?

Discuss the current
patient safety characteristics used by your current workplace or clinical site.
Identify at least three aspects of your workplace or clinical environment that
need to be changed with regard to patient safety (including confidentiality),
and then suggest strategies for change.

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Week 5 Discussion

From Data to Knowledge
and Wisdom!

How does data become
knowledge and finally wisdom? Explain the relationship between knowledge
acquisition, knowledge processing, knowledge generation, knowledge
dissemination, and wisdom. Then, provide examples from your clinical practice
(or past work experiences) according to the following.

Examples of knowledge

Examples of knowledge

Examples of knowledge

Examples of knowledge

Examples of the use of

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Week 6 Discussion

Informatics and the
Development of Standards

Discuss the roles of
federal, state, and local public health agencies in the development of
standards for informatics in healthcare.

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Week 7 Discussion

Technology: Benefits
and Future Trends

What technology do you
find most beneficial to use in your work or school setting? Least beneficial?
Why do you find this tool useful or not? Then, using your imagination, look to
the future and think about how this tool could be enhanced even further.
Describe your dream technology, with consideration for patient care and safety.

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Week 8 Discussion

Team Presentation

This week, one member
of your team will be responsible for posting your team presentation to this
discussion thread. This must be posted by Monday of Unit 8 by 11:59 p.m.

Critique a team
presentation other than your own, and include what the presentation taught you
and what you see as far as its effect on patient safety and healthcare

What changes in the
presentation would you recommend, and why?

Ask questions! Each
team is responsible for responding to questions asked of its presentation!

Remember to include sources
of literature in your posts to back up the statements you make! Remember, we
are all about evidence-based practice!

Remember, the course
ends on Saturday making this a short week. You still must have at least two
posts on 2 different days this week.

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