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Informatics and Nursing : Opportunities and Challenges,9780781740203

Informatics and Nursing : Opportunities and Challenges

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780781740203

ISBN10:
0781740207
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/12/2003
Publisher(s):
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Summary

This comprehensive introduction to informatics provides a solid foundation for nurses using computers to perform their professional duties. The text is divided into five 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 and 5 covers nursing informatics as a specialty, nursing information systems, and current issues and challenges facing nursing informatics. For more information, visit http://connection.lww.com/go/thede.

Table of Contents

Unit I Nursing and Informatics: The Basics
1(92)
Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Multiple Foci
3(20)
The Hardware: Meet the Computer
23(18)
Software: The Computer at Work
41(12)
Computer Communications: Lighting-Fast Information Dissemination
53(20)
Understanding Computer Concepts: Features Common to Most Packaged Software
73(20)
Unit II Informatics: eHealth
93(48)
The Internet: eHealth Tools
95(18)
The Internet: The New Healthcare Paradigm
113(15)
Telehealth: Now and in the Future
128(13)
Unit III Informatics: Personal Productivity
141(48)
Word Processors: Writing and Rewriting Without a Hassle
142(17)
Presentation Software: Looking Professional in the Spotlight
159(14)
Working With Numbers: Letting the Software Do the Hard Part
173(16)
Unit IV Informatics: Clinical Information Systems
189(52)
Informatics Nurse Specialist: A Specialty in Two Disciplines
191(12)
Nursing Classification Systems: Terminology Does Matter
203(19)
Informatics in Practice: Clinical Information Systems
222(19)
Unit V Informatics: Professional Tools and Issues
241(94)
Other Facets of Informatics: A Wide Impact
243(16)
Databases: Creating Information From Data
259(21)
Nursing Knowledge: Access Via Bibliographic and Factual Databases
280(23)
Educational Informatics: e-Learning
303(16)
Informatics: Challenges and Issues
319(16)
Appendix A Devices for the Input of Data into a Computer 335(1)
Appendix B Devices That Output Computer Information 336(2)
Appendix C Devices That Both Input and Output Computer Data 338(1)
Appendix D Universal Windows Key Presses 339
Index


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