Card Set Information
What is evidence-based nursing?
It is an approach to providing care that integrates nursing experience and intuition with valid and current clinical research to achieve best patient outcomes
Why is EBP important?
Daily need for valid information
Information overload and lack of time
Traditional sources may be inadequate
Promotes life-long, practice-based learning
What are the benefits?
Based on science, not solely on tradition
Improves patient safety
Manages the information explosion through systematic reviews, collaborative efforts
Rationalizes & standardizes care
Potential to increase job satisfaction
Advances the role of nurses (Magnet status)
Evidence tools make research findings more accessible (typically takes 17 years from bench to bedside)
Evidence summaries can be inserted into clinical information systems, mobile devices to provide information at the point of care
What are the barriers?
New skills needed for seeking and evaluating evidence
Lack of access to resources/information
Organizational culture may not be supportive
Patient, population, or problem
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth uses telecommunications technologies to deliver health related services or to connect patients and healthcare providers to maximize a patient’s health status.
Examples of the hardware
: weight scale, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximter, thermometer, glucometer, spirometer, PTT/INR meter, digital camera, PDA, cellphone
Clinical Benefits of telehealth
Accurately reflects “real” life
Consistent, constant, compliant
Shared data facilitates shared decision-making, esp. between nurses & physicians
Reduces admissions to in-patient facilities
Increases patient satisfaction & compliance
Economic Benefits of telehealth
Reduces costs for chronic disease management (example
: CHF and COPD patient costs reduced 40%-70%)
Reduces reliance of ED for routine care
Increases productivity of health care professionals
Reduces travel for home care visits
Reduces time gathering, organizing, interpreting data
The legal record of a patient’s encounter with a health care provider/system
The “hub” of the systems supporting patient care
The basis for meaningful use
Mandated by 2014
Can be process, stored, transmitted and accessed by multiple providers at multiple locations