Inforespondowk1 | Applied Sciences homework help

Response 1

 

The subject of informatics integrates technology and information science and generates new valuable knowledge in various professions, including healthcare (Laureate Education 2018).  In the case of nursing informatics, elements such as “nursing science, information science, computer science, and cognitive science are required to manage and communicate data information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice” (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2017, P 7). Using a paper chart to look up patient information such as medications and physicians’ notes has become obsolete in most healthcare environments. The introduction of the electronic medical record (EMR) has made latter tasks much faster and easier.  EMR can provide the healthcare staff with an efficient and centralized source of information, ultimately improving patient safety. I work in a bustling Oncology/ hospice facility where the ability to quickly find the correct information about patients’ last chemotherapy cycles, oncology notes from other facilities, and radiation notes is paramount for the safety and timely quality of patient care. 

            Post Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen increases in the number of Oncology patients in our facility.  I can utilize informatics where I work by collecting information on patients’ chemotherapy treatment plans.  For example, this collection of data will include the chemotherapy drugs and the cycles for the patients. Our facility has struggled to staff chemotherapy-certified nurses adequately; this puts us behind, disrupts timely patient care, and causes unsafe work.  By tracking the number of patients visiting weekly and monthly for chemotherapy administration, we will be able to staff our unit adequately with chemotherapy-certified nurses to hopefully avoid excess delay in treatment. It is crucial that our team acts on and synthesizes our data fast because oncologists, nursing staff, and patients have started to get irritated with our current situation.  

            With the help of our collected data, our nurse leaders would be able to balance the staff’s work schedule so that we have a correct number of chemotherapy-certified nurses for the shifts.  Williams (2019) further supports the idea that nursing informatics can improve the public’s health by optimizing information management and communication.  Patient safety and quality improvement are achieved by carefully evaluating the workflows, clinical practice, and electronic health records.  This will be the core solution to our current problem.  We want to provide treatment to our patients while maintaining patient safety.  With the help of our data, we will see how many patients are coming back for chemotherapy, what days they will be admitted for the infusion, and how many days they will get the infusion.  From here, we would be able to make sure we have a certain number of chemotherapy-certified nurses scheduled to work those days. 

Collected data from our EMR is the first step towards providing timely patient care.  The discussion and sharing of knowledge between nurse leaders and staff allow the staff to make appropriate changes. This data can also be used to evaluate patient satisfaction. Patient feedback is vital because these feedbacks are used to tell whether a healthcare facility is performing well or not. According to Sweeney (2017), the continuous growth in nursing informatics benefits nursing managers. They can use this as a managerial tool utilized for decision-making processes.  In this case our nurse leader can balance out the schedule each month, ensuring that there are minimum two chemotherapy-certified nurses working each shift. 2 APA References

Response 2

 

The focus of my scenario is that of medical device-related pressure injury (MDRPI). These types of pressure injuries now account for 30% of all hospital-acquired pressure injuries (Martel & Orgill, 2020). I believe data on MDRPI needs to be acquired on my unit since the acuity of the patients being admitted recently increased. Higher acuity patients who are suffering from low mobility levels, malnutrition, low consciousness, and other factors increase the chance of acquiring an MDRPI (Seong et al., 2021).

             The data collected will be quantitative, since the data collected will focus on analyzing numerical frequencies (Mcgonigle & Mastrian, 2018, pp. 471–472). I will collect data over a period of a month on any MDRPI that has been acquired on the unit. At the hospital, all acquired pressure injuries must be documented and accessed which would allow me to easily keep track of all acquired MDRPI’s. The data collected would allow me to not only determine the amount of MDRPI’s but to determine what medical devices are causing the most MDRPI’s. As a nurse leader, I can use the information gathered to determine staffs competency and knowledge on preventing MDRPI’s. I can then develop an algorithm for each medical device that caused MDRPI’s. Which can include checking the site of attachment, keeping skin dry, and other corresponding preventative care (Seong et al., 2021). 2APA References 

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Order your essay today and save 20% with the discount code RESEARCH