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Technology at the bedside: How connected are you?

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000427109.05155.05
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Technology at the bedside: How connected are you?

GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information gleaned from a survey designed to determine if technology improves or impedes patient care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking this test, you'll be able to: 1. Describe the demographics of the respondents to the survey and the issues they face related to the use of technology. 2. Discuss the results of the survey.

  1. Healthcare organizations are struggling to implement electronic systems because of the high cost or due to
    1. user reluctance.
    2. technology support.
    3. compatibility issues.
    4. poor design.
  2. Which organization, through its deployment of meaningful use dollars, offers funding for EHRs?
    1. The Joint Commission
    2. The American Medical Association
    3. National Institutes of Health
    4. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  3. About what percentage of the survey respondents were women?
    1. 63%
    2. 73%
    3. 83%
    4. 93%
  4. More than 80% of the survey respondents were in which age group?
    1. less than age 25
    2. ages 25 to 34
    3. ages 35 to 44
    4. age 45 and older
  5. Twenty percent of nurse leaders learned about clinical information technologies from
    1. an academic program.
    2. continuing education courses.
    3. colleagues.
    4. friends and family members.
  6. What percentage of respondents doesn't yet have a bachelor's degree?
    1. 11%
    2. 21%
    3. 31%
    4. 41%
  7. About what percentage of the respondents is seeking graduate degrees?
    1. 24%
    2. 34%
    3. 44%
    4. 54%
  8. Electronic bedside nurse charting is expected to include improvement in all except
    1. patient documentation.
    2. care continuity.
    3. outcomes.
    4. staffing needs.
  9. The majority of respondents' organizations have computers located
    1. at the nurses' station.
    2. in patient rooms.
    3. at the bedside.
    4. at computer stations/kiosks.
  10. About what percentage of facilities use newer technology, such as the tablet?
    1. 10%
    2. 15%
    3. 20%
    4. 25%
  11. Which group is best equipped to provide feedback on workflow to help nurse leaders select electronic options for bedside charting?
    1. administration
    2. physicians
    3. staff
    4. IT department
  12. Eighty-nine percent of the respondents use
    1. Facebook.
    2. Twitter.
    3. texting.
    4. smart phones.
  13. What percentage of organizations allows staff members to use their own electronic devices at work?
    1. 27%
    2. 37%
    3. 47%
    4. 57%
  14. Concerns related to the use of mobile devices in the workplace include privacy, infection control, and
    1. ethical issues.
    2. legal issues.
    3. patient care issues.
    4. productivity issues.
  15. The IT department supports nursing systems integration in what percentage of organizations?
    1. 64%
    2. 74%
    3. 84%
    4. 94%
  16. Because competition for nurses' attention is high, which is critical when considering new technology initiatives?
    1. timing
    2. testing
    3. communication
    4. education
  17. Education by nurse managers and team members on the latest available technologies will help ensure that
    1. nursing practice remains current and effective.
    2. staff members are engaged.
    3. technology is used by the staff.
    4. productivity remains high.
  18. To administer and evaluate the effectiveness of care, nurse leaders must advocate for
    1. bedside documentation.
    2. EHRs.
    3. the newest technology.
    4. needed resources.


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