Articles by Patricia Robin McCartney, PhD, RN, FAAN

The Electronic Health Record and Nursing Practice

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 41(2):126, March/April 2016.

The electronic health record has an impact on all aspects of nursing practice. Our HIT nursing expert, Dr. McCartney offers advice on how to take action to promote safe use of the electronic health record.

Exploring Massive Open Online Courses for Nurses

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 40(4):265, July/August 2015.

Nurses can use massive open online courses as part of a personal professional development plan. There are many nursing and healthcare topics available in these online educational offerings.

Unintended Consequences of Health Information Technology

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):273, July/August 2012.

A comprehensive and cooperative approach is needed to anticipate, identify, and manage unintended consequences from health information technology.

Clinical Alarm Management

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(3):202, May/June 2012.

Clinical alarm management is a top health information technology concern for 2012, and few health care providers encounter more alarms than nurses.

Computer Fetal Heart Rate Pattern Analysis

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(6):397, November/December 2011.

Intrapartum nurses learn how to read fetal heart rate patterns, and now there is software which proposes to analyze the patterns for us.

HIT Potential to Transform Quality Improvement

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(5):328, September/October 2011.

Efforts toward quality improvement in health care will skyrocket in the near future as electronic record keeping and other technologies take hold in the majority of health care encounters.

Meaningful Use and Certified Electronic Health Records

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):137, March/April 2011.

Soon institutions will receive incentives for using electronic health records. Dr. McCartney explains it all for you.

Standardized Nursing Language and Diabetes in Children

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):64, January/February 2011.

Do you know how to use the Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC) or the Nursing Outcome Classification (NOC) systems to illustrate the plan of care for a child hospitalized with newly diagnosed diabetes?