Nurses and Computers



  1. Hello,


    I am trying to find out ways of how to combine the
    profession of a nurse
    with computer usage.
    No doubt that the usual work of a nurse can be done, as it
    always was,
    without a computer.
    What I am looking for is to find out as to which directions
    this
    combination can leads. What are the eventual employment
    or new
    professions which can be emerged out of this combination.
    All this is for a person, who is a nurse for some years, and
    who wishes
    to expand possibilities.
    I would like to find out information as to:
    - How can she best integrate the computer, preferably iMac or iBook, but can be any other PC, into her routine work.
    - How can she combine her knowledge and experience with new profefessions utilizing computers and Nursing as tools to create another may be more chalanging employment.
    If you can elaborate on it, having any further knowledge
    about, or have
    any sources of available further investigation on the
    subject, I would
    appreciate it very much.
    TIA
    Raymond

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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   rninformatics
    Originally posted by raymond:

    I am trying to find out ways of how to combine the
    profession of a nurse
    with computer usage.

    Have you ever heard of Nursing Informatics
    or Telehealth? Both would fit the above description.

    What I am looking for is to find out as to which directions this combination can leads. What are the eventual employment
    or new professions which can be emerged out of this combination.

    There are many job titles within Nursing Informatics. Clinical Applications Analyst,
    End User Trainer, Informatics Consultant,etc.


    I would like to find out information as to:
    - How can she best integrate the computer, preferably iMac or iBook, but can be any other PC, into her routine work.

    Ever used a palm pilot? There are programs available that give you access to PDRs,
    drug interactions and dose calculations.
    Programs that provide care plans and
    clinical path templates, etc.
    As for laptops and notebooks, think about utilizing an Access Data base for statistical data collection or an Excel spread sheet for staff scheduling.

    - How can she combine her knowledge and experience with new profefessions utilizing computers and Nursing as tools to create another may be more chalanging employment.
    Check out my webpage at: http://nurses.nu/homepages/Nurses/angela/
    and if you need more info e-mail me at rninformatics@msn.com



    [This message has been edited by rninformatics (edited June 17, 2000).]
  4. by   raymond

    Have you ever heard of Nursing Informatics
    or Telehealth? Both would fit the above description.
    I would appreciate you elaborating the subject, and probably appropriate links to more information about.


    There are many job titles within Nursing Informatics. Clinical Applications Analyst,
    End User Trainer, Informatics Consultant,etc.
    This is very interesting. Where can I find more information about these job titles.



    Ever used a palm pilot? There are programs available that give you access to PDRs,
    drug interactions and dose calculations.
    Programs that provide care plans and
    clinical path templates, etc.
    As for laptops and notebooks, think about utilizing an Access Data base for statistical
    data collection or an Excel spread sheet for staff scheduling.
    Thanks for all these informations. I would appreciate reading more knowledge about the subject.
  5. by   OB4ME
    Hello Raymond!

    Are you questioning what a nurse can do with computers, working as a nurse? Or changing careers altogether? I run a home-based internet business in preventive healthcare, which I feel is complimentary with being a nurse. Many nurses I know distribute online e-zines and books related to their nursing specialties. And, certainly there are many data processing jobs in healthcare which might be of interest to a nurse.

    Good Luck!

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