Assignment: Patient Care Technologies
Assignment: Patient Care Technologies
The purpose of this assignment is explore the assigned topic related to information systems in healthcare, research and analyze the topic, and describe how you will apply your new found knowledge to your nursing practice.
This assignment enables the student to meet one or more of the following Course Outcomes depending on the topic selected.
CO 1: Describe patient-care technologies as appropriate to address the needs of a diverse patient population. (PO 1)
CO 2: Analyze data from all relevant sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care. (PO 2)
CO 3: Define standardized terminology that reflects nursing’s unique contribution to patient outcomes. (PO 3)
CO 4: Investigate safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers. (PO 4)
CO 6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO 6)
CO 7: Examine the use of information systems to document interventions related to achieving nurse sensitive outcomes. (PO 7)
CO 8: Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing care. (PO 8)
This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.
Your completed paper is due by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday by the end of Week 4
Be sure to submit your assignment. Post your questions to the Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance. See the Course Policies regarding late assignments and academic integrity. Failure to submit your paper on time will result in a deduction of points.
Topic for the focus of your paper.
Bar code medication administration (CO 5, CO 8)
You are required to complete the form using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Click on the envelope at the top of the page.
You are to research, analyze, and write an APA-formatted scholarly paper on bar code medication administration.
Click on the APA template (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to complete this assignment.
(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Write an introduction that defines and describes the topic. Address what purpose the topic serves and how it impacts the delivery of healthcare in general and nursing care in particular.
Search for scholarly sources and relevant websites. Include a minimum of two scholarly sources. The course textbook does not qualify as a scholarly source. Cite all sources in the body of the paper and include them in the References list following proper APA formatting.
Provide one example of this topic. Describe the main features or aspects of the example with support from your sources.
Describe an experience where the topic impacted you personally, either when you were receiving healthcare or when you were providing nursing care. Relate one positive aspect or one negative aspect of this experience and how it could have been improved.
Write a conclusion that summarizes the topic, the purpose, and how your newfound insight will influence your nursing care.
Use the APA template above to develop your paper. Use APA formatting. Refer to the Publication manual of the APA, sixth edition. Review the various APA documents included in this course and the SSPRNBSN Student Success course that can help you with your writing. Take advantage of the tutoring services that are available to Chamberlain students for free.
The length of the paper should be a maximum of 4-5 pages, excluding the title page and the reference page. There should only be one small quote maximum in the paper. Citations should primarily include summary and restatement.