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Every day, nurses and other health care practitioners are challenged with managing large quantities of data and information. Unless this data and information can be translated into knowledge, it will have little meaningful value. Databases and data management techniques, if designed effectively, present health care organizations with the means to quickly and effectively transform data into useful knowledge. The ability to rapidly and accurately transform data into useable knowledge allows health care practitioners to make informed decisions on patient care.
•Select a database system that you encounter at work or with which you are familiar.(AT MY FACILTITY WE USE A DATABASE SYSTEM CALLED “COMPUTERIZED PATIENT RECORD SYSTEM CPRS THIS CAN BE GOOGLED) What data points are captured and used by nurses? (I AM A NURSE WE CAN USE ALMOST ALL INFORMATION FOR PATIENT CARE IE: LAB RESULTS, PAST MEDICAL HISTROY, PLAN BY DOCTORS, PLANS BY SOCIAL WORKERS, PAST NOTES FROM LAST VISITS, SURGERIES, ALLERGIES TO NAME A FEW)
•Consider the kind of data collected and the different elements of that data.
•Ask yourself: How is information in this database used for nursing practice and patient care? What benefits does the database system provide? What are the challenges of using the system?
WRITE a description of the system you selected and the types of data that are stored in the system. Explain how this database and the data is used for nursing practice and patient care. Evaluate the benefits and challenges of using the database system and the data.