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

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The best selling nurses' guide to understanding and using computers in the workplace—now revised and completely up-to-date. New edition discusses the increasing use of specialized software within nursing curriculums. Examines use of the Internet as a powerful research tool; the way computers are changing the practice of nursing and the NCLEX; telemedicine; and more.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071349000
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/14/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 555
  • Product dimensions: 7.33 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

I Computers are Nursing 1
Ch. 1 Overview of Computers and Nursing 3
Ch. 2 Historical Perspectives of Nursing and the Computer 9
II Computer Systems 47
Ch. 3 Computer Hardware 49
Ch. 4 Software 67
Ch. 5 Data Processing 85
Ch. 6 Computer Systems 101
Ch. 7 The Internet: A Nursing Resource 123
III Issues in Informatics 139
Ch. 8 Nursing Informatics and Health Care Policy 141
Ch. 9 Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security 155
Ch. 10 Data Standards 167
IV Informatics Theory 177
Ch. 11 Nursing Informatics Theory 179
Ch. 12 Concept-Oriented Terminological Systems 191
Ch. 13 Implementing and Upgrading Clinical Information Systems 199
V Practice Applications 231
Ch. 14 Practice Applications 233
Ch. 15 Critical Care Applications 249
Ch. 16 Community Health Applications 265
Ch. 17 Ambulatory Care Systems 297
VI Administrative Applications 301
Ch. 18 Administrative Applications of Information Technology for Nursing Managers 303
Ch. 19 Translating Evidence into Practice: Guidelines and Automated Implementation Tools 335
Ch. 20 Challenges for Data Management in Long-Term Care 357
VII Consumer Use of Informatics 365
Ch. 21 Consumers in Health Care 367
Ch. 22 Health-Related Decision-Making by Patients 375
VIII Educational Applications 391
Ch. 23 The Nursing Curriculum in the Information Age 393
Ch. 24 Distance Education: Using Technology to Learn 413
Ch. 25 Innovations in Telehealth 427
IX Research Applications 443
Ch. 26 Computer Use in Nursing Research 445
Ch. 27 Computerized Information Resources 457
X International Perspectives 477
Ch. 28 Canada 479
Ch. 29 Europe 489
Ch. 30 Pacific Rim 499
Ch. 31 South America 509
XI The Future of Informatics 517
Ch. 32 Future Directions 519
App. A Home Health Care Classification (HHCC) System Two Terminologies: HHCC of Nursing Diagnoses and HHCC of Nursing Interventions with 20 Care Components 529
Key Words 535
Index 537
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