Essentials of Computers for Nurses: Informatics for the New Millennium / Edition 3

Essentials of Computers for Nurses: Informatics for the New Millennium / Edition 3

by Virginia Saba
     
 

Written by leaders in nursing informatics, this comprehensive, up-to-date text explores computers' many key roles in nursing today. Packed with insights and examples from today's hospitals and practices, Essentials of Computers for Nurses provides timely guidance on:


*Computer applications in critical care, community health, and ambulatory care

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Overview

Written by leaders in nursing informatics, this comprehensive, up-to-date text explores computers' many key roles in nursing today. Packed with insights and examples from today's hospitals and practices, Essentials of Computers for Nurses provides timely guidance on:


*Computer applications in critical care, community health, and ambulatory care
*Controversies, including health care policy, privacy, confidentiality, and security
*Computing tools for administration and management
*Learning with computers
*Extending the power and reach of research
*Views and uses from around the world—Europe, Canada, the Pacific Rim, and South America
*Perspectives on future uses of informatics in nursing

Offering theoretical background to help you understand how informatics serves many aspects of the profession, Essentials of Computers for Nurses also gives you practical help in unlocking computing's benefits both now and into the future, no matter what your area of study or specialty. In addition, a generous assortment of case studies and examples make the material easier to master.

NEW IN THIS EDITION *Added expert contributors *Updates on Internet research *Distance learning *Virtual nursing *Computers in nursing education *International perspectives *Patient health decisions *Latest ward-based and other software

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071349000
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/14/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
555
Product dimensions:
7.33(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IComputers are Nursing1
Ch. 1Overview of Computers and Nursing3
Ch. 2Historical Perspectives of Nursing and the Computer9
IIComputer Systems47
Ch. 3Computer Hardware49
Ch. 4Software67
Ch. 5Data Processing85
Ch. 6Computer Systems101
Ch. 7The Internet: A Nursing Resource123
IIIIssues in Informatics139
Ch. 8Nursing Informatics and Health Care Policy141
Ch. 9Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security155
Ch. 10Data Standards167
IVInformatics Theory177
Ch. 11Nursing Informatics Theory179
Ch. 12Concept-Oriented Terminological Systems191
Ch. 13Implementing and Upgrading Clinical Information Systems199
VPractice Applications231
Ch. 14Practice Applications233
Ch. 15Critical Care Applications249
Ch. 16Community Health Applications265
Ch. 17Ambulatory Care Systems297
VIAdministrative Applications301
Ch. 18Administrative Applications of Information Technology for Nursing Managers303
Ch. 19Translating Evidence into Practice: Guidelines and Automated Implementation Tools335
Ch. 20Challenges for Data Management in Long-Term Care357
VIIConsumer Use of Informatics365
Ch. 21Consumers in Health Care367
Ch. 22Health-Related Decision-Making by Patients375
VIIIEducational Applications391
Ch. 23The Nursing Curriculum in the Information Age393
Ch. 24Distance Education: Using Technology to Learn413
Ch. 25Innovations in Telehealth427
IXResearch Applications443
Ch. 26Computer Use in Nursing Research445
Ch. 27Computerized Information Resources457
XInternational Perspectives477
Ch. 28Canada479
Ch. 29Europe489
Ch. 30Pacific Rim499
Ch. 31South America509
XIThe Future of Informatics517
Ch. 32Future Directions519
App. AHome Health Care Classification (HHCC) System Two Terminologies: HHCC of Nursing Diagnoses and HHCC of Nursing Interventions with 20 Care Components529
Key Words535
Index537

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