Computers in the workplace

  1. Hello, I'm new to this board.

    I have a topic I hope to get some feedback on. I'm a nurse of fourteen years. Our facility is slowly moving to the use of computers or CPRs. I'm not computer savy and it's quite intimidating. How well have you adjusted to computer use in your workplace and is it a positive or a negative and why?
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  3. by   chrn
    If you can get on the Internet, read forums and submit topics, you are "savy" enough to use a clinical documentation system. You don't have to write the programming language. Just learn to use pull down menus and tab to different areas to document assessments. Have some faith. After using computer generated documentation for a while, you'll wonder how you ever did it any other way!

    Hello, I'm new to this board.

    I have a topic I hope to get some feedback on. I'm a nurse of fourteen years. Our facility is slowly moving to the use of computers or CPRs. I'm not computer savy and it's quite intimidating. How well have you adjusted to computer use in your workplace and is it a positive or a negative and why?
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  4. by   NurseRachet
    I agree, if you can navigate around the NET, you can work on a computer. Don't be afraid of the computer, it is user friendly. I build nursing forms for CPR - so I have a little bit of edge on the programming part. I can tell you that the nurses resisted very loudly when we started, but now they get very verbal when the system is down for upgrading or mechancal problems. I can also tell you it improved legibility and decreased the amount of writing that nurses had to do - as they now select from drop down choices. Documentation has improved about 40% (per our audits), and patients say they can now read their discharge instructions. If you need any tips, e-mail me. Good luck - remember, it is all in the attitude. Change is difficult for all of us.

    [This message has been edited by NurseRachet (edited November 27, 2000).]

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