Informatics and Nursing: Competencies and Applications / Edition 3

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Thoroughly updated to reflect current technologies, the Third Edition of this comprehensive text reviews the concepts and applications of nursing informatics. Starting with an introduction to nursing informatics, the contents proceed from Unit One which covers computer basics to Unit Five which examines skills and techniques for using the end product of informatics: data. Other units review the effects that the Internet is having on healthcare, the ins and outs of using personal productivity software, and informatics in the clinical area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781795975
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,295,465
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Informatics Basics

  • 1. Overview of Informatics Place in Nursing
  • 2. Meet the Computer
  • 3. Software: Information Management
  • 4. Understanding Computer Concepts: Common Features
  • 5. Computer Communications: Networking
  • Unit 2: Computers and Your Professional Career

  • 6. Professional networking
  • 7. Word Processors: Writing and Rewriting Without a Hassle
  • 8. Presentation Software: Looking Professional in the Spotlight
  • 9. Working with Data: Organizing and Calculating to Create Information
  • 10. Databases: From Data to Knowledge
  • Unit 3: Information Literacy (Competency)

  • 11. The Road to EBP
  • 12. Electronic Information: Finding That Needle in the Haystack
  • 13. Mobile Computing: Finding Knowledge in the Palm of Your Hand
  • Unit 4: The New Healthcare Paradigm

  • 14. Provider Use of Internet in Healthcare
  • 15. The Empowered Consumer
  • 16. Interoperability at the International and National Level
  • 17. Interoperability in Nursing
  • Unit 5: Healthcare Informatics

  • 18. The Informatics Discipline
  • 19. Basic Electronic Healthcare Information Systems
  • 20. Specialized Electronic Healthcare Information Systems
  • 21. Electronic Healthcare System Issues
  • 22. Telehealth: Now and In the Future
  • Unit 8: Computer Uses in Healthcare Beyond Informatics

  • 23. e-Learning
  • 24. Administration: Tools for Efficiency
  • 25. Research
  • 26. Ethics
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