Reflect on your own practice. Discuss how informatics is used in your practice. What is your primary area where you would use informatics? From completing the Pre-TANIC TIGER assessment for this week, what do you plan to achieve in this course? How did you feel your competency level was compared to the assessment?
The nursing profession is constantly evolving. It is critical that advanced practice nurses are educated on the importance of nursing informatics. Nursing informatics consists of specific ideas from computer, cognitive, information, and nursing sciences (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2018). I currently work as a RN in a Rheumatology clinic and there are several ways in which we use informatics. Our electronic health record has built in safety alerts. For example, if I would accidently type in 900 for a pulse, instead of 90, it lights up in red. Another example is when I add new medications onto a patient’s medication list. It will flag me if there are duplicates or if there is any contradiction with taking that medication with another medication on the patient’s list. There are many safety features in place which significantly help to protect our patients of potential errors. Other ways informatics is used is that we provide patients with telemedicine options and patients are set up with an account with our organization. They can schedule….Kindly click the purchase icon to purchase the full solution at $5