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Informatics and Nursing

Opportunities and Challenges



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Informatics and Nursing: Opportunities and Challenges by Linda Q. Thede
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This comprehensive introduction to informatics provides a solid foundation for nurses using computers to perform their professional duties. The book is divided into four units. - Unit 1 provides an overview of the benefits of nursing informatics and a review of computer hardware and software characteristics and uses. - Unit 2 covers communication with computers, including introductions to the Internet and the World Wide Web. This unit also includes chapters on Internet use by health care consumers and the current and future role of telehealth in medical practice. - Unit 3 discusses word processing, working with numbers, presentation software, and databases. - Unit 4 covers nursing informatics as a specialty, nursing information systems, and current issues and challenges facing nursing informatics

Table of Contents

Unit One: Nursing and Informatics: The Basics1. Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Multiple Foci2. The Hardware: Meet the Computer3. Software: The Computer at Work4. Computer Communications: Lighting-Fast Information Dissemination5. Understanding Computer Concepts: Features Common to Most Packaged Software Unit Two: Informatics: eHealth6. The Internet: eHealth Tools7. The Internet: The New Healthcare Paradigm8. Telehealth: Now and in the Future Unit Three: Informatics: Personal Productivity9. Word Processors: Writing and Rewriting Without a Hassle10. Presentation Software: Looking Professional in the Spotlight11. Working with Numbers: Letting the Software Do the Hard Part Unit Four: Informatics: Clinical Information Systems12. Informatics Nurse Specialist: A Specialty in Two Disciplines13. Nursing Classification Systems: Terminology Does Matter14. Informatics in Practice: Clinical Information Systems Unit Five: Informatics: Professional Tools and Issues15. Other Facets of Informatics: A Wide Impact NEW!16. Databases: Creating Information from Data17. Nursing Knowledge: Access Via Bibliographical and Factual Databases18. Educational Informatics: e-Learning19. Informatics: Challenges and IssuesAppendix AAppendix
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
92 illustrations
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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