Rapidly evolving technological advances in healthcare have transformed how nurses deliver patient care.
The ED is a highly specialised clinical area and requires nurses to be confident and competent in the use of technology. It is understood that technology can be intimidating to the novice nurse entering a clinical environment. Whilst you will not be expected to have expertise in the use of technology, it will be important to embrace technology and to demonstrate a desire to learn. As a student it will be an excellent opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with the technology.
Within this module there are articles highlighting how the use of technology is changing and how nurses deliver patient care in the ED.
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Patient Warming with 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Surgical Access Blanket Model 570Part of the Bair Hugger speciality blanket portfolio which can be used to prevent and treat inadvertant perioperative hypothermia as part of the Bair Hugger Therapy System. The Surgical Access Blanket is positioned on top of the patient once they arrive in theatre. The flexible design of the blanket, with its surgical access aperture provides maximum functionality enabling the blanket to be used for patient warming during a variety of surgical specialities, such as spinal, abdominal, hip and pelvic surgeries.
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What impact does technology have on nursing?
7 innovations transforming emergency care
Technology has revolutionized the way medical professionals work, communicate, and process information?
Technology in the Emergency Department
In the popular media, emergency departments (ED) are usually associated with long wait times and uninsured patients.
The Future of Emergency Medicine: Innovations Making Patients The Point-of-Care
Digital health innovations making patients the point-of-care could become a great help for first responders and emergency units in the battle against time.
Jelec, K., Sukalic, S., & Friganovic, A. (2016). Nursing and implementation of modern technology. Signa Vitae – A Journal In Intensive Care And Emergency Medicine, 12(1), 23-27. doi:10.22514/SV121.102016.3
McCabe, C., & Timmins, F. (2016). Embracing healthcare technology – What is the way forward for nurse education? Nurse Education in Practice, 21, 104-106. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2016.10.007