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.

Use of Technology in the ED
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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