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Focus on...Technology

September 2018 Vol. 13 No. 9

A neonatal intensive care unit’s use of this technology facilitates communication and collaboration.
Takeaways: 

Organizations that embrace technology and innovation can change patient and family experiences and support a patient- and family-centered care model. 

This neonatal intensive care unit implemented virtual rounding to keep parents and family members . . .

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Statistics, computer science, and nursing work together to analyze data and inform patient care.
Takeaways:

The many devices we use in everyday practice can be mined for data to create new knowledge and improve patient care.
Creating and manipulating Excel spreadsheets is not big data.
Informatics nurses, statisticians, and computer . . .

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Education can help nursing staff gain control and improve patient safety.
Takeaways:

A standardized unit-based education program increases nurse awareness of clinical alarm fatigue.
Nurses become desensitized to noise created by audible nonactionable alarms.

By Sharon H. Allan, DNP, ACNS-BC, CCRC

Someone with an outside perspective may be . . .

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