NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker

NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by management consultant and author Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. Does this sound familiar?
Nurses are very much knowledge workers. What has changed since Drucker’s time are the ways that knowledge can be acquired. The volume of data that can now be generated and the tools used to access this data have evolved significantly in recent years and helped healthcare professionals (among many others) to assume the role of knowledge worker in new and powerful ways. NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker.
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In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (graphic that visually represents information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are intended to present information quickly and clearly.) to educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge worker.
Reference: Drucker, P. (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.
To Prepare:

Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources.
Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.

The Assignment:

Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.
Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
Develop a simple infographic to help explain these concepts.NOTE: For guidance on infographics, including how to create one in PowerPoint, see “How to Make an Infographic in PowerPoint” presented in the Resources. NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker.
Your PowerPoint should Include the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your examination of the data that you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected, and what knowledge might be derived from that data. Be sure to incorporate feedback received from your colleagues’ responses.

 
How to make infographics PowerPoint website
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Our inpatient psychiatric unit has identified the existence of a high rate of medication administration errors. The errors include the giving of wrong dosages to several patients leading to complications. The error has led to an increase in patient mortality rate and a reduction in the quality of patient experiences. Nursing informatics can be applied to determine the main source of this problem. Recently, my institution has measures put in place to ensure the safety of our patient. We recently transition from paper documentation to Electronic medical records (EMR) documentation. NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker.
Our IT department has recently installed desktop computers in each medication room, each computer has a scanner used to scan patient wristbands before administering medication. We currently use the MEDITECH EMR in our psychiatric hospital. During admission each patient is given a wristband with a barcode on it. In addition to using the barcode scanner, our staff are trained to use the five rights of medication administration. These measures put in place has significantly reduced medication errors in our facility. Barcode medication administration (BCMA) is recommended for the prevention of MAEs because it allows nurses to verify the five rights of medication administration (i.e., patient, drug, time, route, and dose). Observational studies on BCMA technology reported a decrease in the incidence of MAEs, the implementation of a BCMA system for patients with serious psychiatric issues was associated with an 90% relative reduction of MAEs. Aside administering medication, our facility uses MEDTECH software to collect other data such as patient lab work, vital signs and, documentation of patient assessment during and at the end of each shift.
Below is a scenario in my week 1  discussion post showing the application of nursing informatics to improve clinical reasoning and judgment in nursing
Paper documentation has posed serious health consequences on the life of patient in most psychiatric facilities. A patient was once given the wrong medication meant for another patient during the paper documentation process, but luckily for that patient just about the time of discharge, the nurse decided to take a look at the medication when providing medication teaching to the patient. If the nurse had not taken a look at the medication it could have pose a serious health problem for the patient. Additionally, the error could have led to legal proceedings for the facility. Since the implementation of the MEDITECH software, these errors have greatly reduced.
The implementation of EMR have promoted patient safety in the healthcare industry. The ANA and other healthcare organizations are encouraging hospitals and other healthcare facilities to implement EHR. Reimbursement agencies like Center for Medicaid and Medicare are giving incentives to healthcare facilities that use EHR for documentation and clinical procedures. The use of nursing informatics has enabled healthcare institutions to collect patient data and input it in software making it possible for the healthcare team to view these data electronically, these helps the team to collectively make informed decision regarding the patients, thus promoting patient involvement in their care. With EMR patient are able to view their electronic health records and make informed decisions about their care. These promote compliance and autonomy. Additionally, the use of EHR records in healthcare institutions have proven to reduce medication error, thus promoting patient safety, provide quality care and safety outcomes. (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2017). NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker.
 
References

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Health Informatics and Population Health: Trends in Population Health [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
 
Lin J, Lin K, Jiang W, & Lee T. (2007). An exploration of nursing informatics competency and satisfaction related to network education. Journal of Nursing Research (Taiwan Nurses Association), 15(1), 54–66. Retrieved from https://search-ebscohost-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=106105042&site=ehost-live&scope=site NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
 
Sweeney, J. (2017). Healthcare informatics. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 21(1).
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
 
McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge. (4th ed.) Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
 
Kelly, S. (2016). The patient misidentification crisis. Health Management Technology, 12-13.
Hoffmeister, L., & Schebella, G. (2014). Use of identification wristbands among patients receiving inpatients treatment in a teaching hospital. Rev Lat Emfermagen, 23 (1), 36-43.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Health Informatics and Population Health: Trends in Population Health (Video file). Baltimore, MD: Author.
 
 
 
Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by management consultant and author Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. Does this sound familiar? NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
Nurses are very much knowledge workers. What has changed since Drucker’s time are the ways that knowledge can be acquired. The volume of data that can now be generated and the tools used to access this data have evolved significantly in recent years and helped healthcare professionals (among many others) to assume the role of knowledge worker in new and powerful ways.
In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (graphic that visually represents information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are intended to present information quickly and clearly.) to educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge worker.
Reference: Drucker, P. (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.
To Prepare:

Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources.
Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed. NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker

The Assignment:

Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.
Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
Develop a simple infographic to help explain these concepts.NOTE: For guidance on infographics, including how to create one in PowerPoint, see “How to Make an Infographic in PowerPoint” presented in the Resources.
Your PowerPoint should Include the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your examination of the data that you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected, and what knowledge might be derived from that data. Be sure to incorporate feedback received from your colleagues’ responses. NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker

 
How to make infographics PowerPoint website
https://24slides.com/presentbetter/how-make-infographic-powerpoint/
Our inpatient psychiatric unit has identified the existence of a high rate of medication administration errors. The errors include the giving of wrong dosages to several patients leading to complications. The error has led to an increase in patient mortality rate and a reduction in the quality of patient experiences. Nursing informatics can be applied to determine the main source of this problem. Recently, my institution has measures put in place to ensure the safety of our patient. We recently transition from paper documentation to Electronic medical records (EMR) documentation.
Our IT department has recently installed desktop computers in each medication room, each computer has a scanner used to scan patient wristbands before administering medication. We currently use the MEDITECH EMR in our psychiatric hospital. During admission each patient is given a wristband with a barcode on it. In addition to using the barcode scanner, our staff are trained to use the five rights of medication administration. These measures put in place has significantly reduced medication errors in our facility. Barcode medication administration (BCMA) is recommended for the prevention of MAEs because it allows nurses to verify the five rights of medication administration (i.e., patient, drug, time, route, and dose) NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker. Observational studies on BCMA technology reported a decrease in the incidence of MAEs, the implementation of a BCMA system for patients with serious psychiatric issues was associated with an 90% relative reduction of MAEs. Aside administering medication, our facility uses MEDTECH software to collect other data such as patient lab work, vital signs and, documentation of patient assessment during and at the end of each shift.
Below is a scenario in my week 1  discussion post showing the application of nursing informatics to improve clinical reasoning and judgment in nursing
Paper documentation has posed serious health consequences on the life of patient in most psychiatric facilities. A patient was once given the wrong medication meant for another patient during the paper documentation process, but luckily for that patient just about the time of discharge, the nurse decided to take a look at the medication when providing medication teaching to the patient. If the nurse had not taken a look at the medication it could have pose a serious health problem for the patient NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker. Additionally, the error could have led to legal proceedings for the facility. Since the implementation of the MEDITECH software, these errors have greatly reduced.
The implementation of EMR have promoted patient safety in the healthcare industry. The ANA and other healthcare organizations are encouraging hospitals and other healthcare facilities to implement EHR. Reimbursement agencies like Center for Medicaid and Medicare are giving incentives to healthcare facilities that use EHR for documentation and clinical procedures. The use of nursing informatics has enabled healthcare institutions to collect patient data and input it in software making it possible for the healthcare team to view these data electronically, these helps the team to collectively make informed decision regarding the patients, thus promoting patient involvement in their care. With EMR patient are able to view their electronic health records and make informed decisions about their care. These promote compliance and autonomy. Additionally, the use of EHR records in healthcare institutions have proven to reduce medication error, thus promoting patient safety, provide quality care and safety outcomes. (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2017).
References

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Health Informatics and Population Health: Trends in Population Health [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
 
Lin J, Lin K, Jiang W, & Lee T. (2007). An exploration of nursing informatics competency and satisfaction related to network education. Journal of Nursing Research (Taiwan Nurses Association), 15(1), 54–66. Retrieved from https://search-ebscohost-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=106105042&site=ehost-live&scope=site
 
Sweeney, J. (2017). Healthcare informatics. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 21(1).
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
 
McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge. (4th ed.) Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
 
Kelly, S. (2016). The patient misidentification crisis. Health Management Technology, 12-13.
Hoffmeister, L., & Schebella, G. (2014). Use of identification wristbands among patients receiving inpatients treatment in a teaching hospital. Rev Lat Emfermagen, 23 (1), 36-43.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Health Informatics and Population Health: Trends in Population Health (Video file). Baltimore, MD: Author. NURS_6051 informatics week 2 Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker.
 

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