Nurses that provide direct care to patients strive to put their patients first. The patients are why nurses do the work they do each day. Yet, nursing care is not seamless. You may not be aware but nurses are constantly faced with challenges that get in the way with delivering the care patients deserve each day.
In the past, I taught Health and Nursing Informatics to graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) students. Many times the students came into the course with very little knowledge of what the course was about or the scope of practice within informatics. We often started the course with a question, “What is Informatics?”
Earlier this week, I was a patient in need of my annual physical exam. Every time I visit a health care facility as a patient, I gain new perspectives on what I saw, how it made me feel, and identify the broader healthcare implications. I can say that the overall experience was quite… Read more
Nursing workarounds and what they mean for the future of healthcare. Last evening, I spoke to a group of approximately 60 graduate nursing students at Northeastern University in Boston MA. I spoke on the topic of nurse entrepreneurship and intrapraneurship. The faculty members, Dr. Laura Mylott and Dr. Janet Rico wanted to show their students… Read more
A conversation a few months ago led me to wonder (and I should have asked), ‘why isn’t a nurse part of this meeting’? At that time, I was speaking with a physician and a project director about bedside nursing solutions using mobile to address existing workflow challenges. I realized toward the end of the… Read more