Essentials of Computers for Nurses : Informatics for the New Millennium

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2000-09-14
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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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.

Table of Contents

Computers are Nursingp. 1
Overview of Computers and Nursingp. 3
Historical Perspectives of Nursing and the Computerp. 9
Computer Systemsp. 47
Computer Hardwarep. 49
Softwarep. 67
Data Processingp. 85
Computer Systemsp. 101
The Internet: A Nursing Resourcep. 123
Issues in Informaticsp. 139
Nursing Informatics and Health Care Policyp. 141
Privacy, Confidentiality, and Securityp. 155
Data Standardsp. 167
Informatics Theoryp. 177
Nursing Informatics Theoryp. 179
Concept-Oriented Terminological Systemsp. 191
Implementing and Upgrading Clinical Information Systemsp. 199
Practice Applicationsp. 231
Practice Applicationsp. 233
Critical Care Applicationsp. 249
Community Health Applicationsp. 265
Ambulatory Care Systemsp. 297
Administrative Applicationsp. 301
Administrative Applications of Information Technology for Nursing Managersp. 303
Translating Evidence into Practice: Guidelines and Automated Implementation Toolsp. 335
Challenges for Data Management in Long-Term Carep. 357
Consumer Use of Informaticsp. 365
Consumers in Health Carep. 367
Health-Related Decision-Making by Patientsp. 375
Educational Applicationsp. 391
The Nursing Curriculum in the Information Agep. 393
Distance Education: Using Technology to Learnp. 413
Innovations in Telehealthp. 427
Research Applicationsp. 443
Computer Use in Nursing Researchp. 445
Computerized Information Resourcesp. 457
International Perspectivesp. 477
Canadap. 479
Europep. 489
Pacific Rimp. 499
South Americap. 509
The Future of Informaticsp. 517
Future Directionsp. 519
Home Health Care Classification (HHCC) System Two Terminologies: HHCC of Nursing Diagnoses and HHCC of Nursing Interventions with 20 Care Componentsp. 529
Key Wordsp. 535
Indexp. 537
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