Learn more in Part One of this two Part Series
More healthcare providers are moving from paper files to electronic medical records—take Denmark hospitals, where 100% of doctors and nurses have ditched their clipboards in favor of wireless handheld computers. Dozens of countries are on track to do the same, including the American healthcare system.
To smooth the transition, registered nurses trained in Nursing Informatics both manage and communicate computerized patient data; learn more here about Nursing Informatics is, and how it benefits perioperative nurses and patients alike.
Nursing Informatics Specialists can also work in acute or ambulatory care. If you are a travel nurse with a penchant for computers, as well as highly efficient at accurately charting every medical detail, getting on track to a career in Nursing Informatics is a check mate career move toward a healthy six figure salary!
For travel nurses who find themselves resisting the high tech, don’t automatically discount yourself as unable to get on board with e-health records.
According to Debbie Bacurin, R.N., former nurse manager of an ED, initiation into a new way of operating is tough, but well worth the effort.
“When I implemented computerized documentation into my ED, it was very difficult for the nurses to make this transition—but when I visited that same ED about 6 yrs after implementation, it was as easy for them as taking vital signs. It was wonderful for the nursing staff to know that everyone’s standards were being met—from the CMS to The Joint Commission!”
Are you a progressive in the healthcare industry who wants to see Nursing Informatics in action? For those travel nurses working in operating room and med/surg jobs, interested in “a day in the life” of a Nursing Informatics Specialist, tune into this interview with an R.N, at Boston Children’s Hospital.
How Nursing Informatics Benefits the Patient
Nursing Informatics Specialists have thousands of case studies for comparative review at their fingertips, with the ability to access a large patient population for cross-reference on best treatments. Nursing Informatics is also an ideal database for storing names and images of medicines, so that the patient can help his practitioner identify drugs by sight—handy when some are unsure of a pharmaceutical’s official name.
Since Nursing Informatics helps to better treat patients’ side conditions, like diabetes or ulcers, it’s no wonder why healthcare systems as large as Kaisier Permanente are taking on the VA Kaiser Project—in which Nursing Informatics Specialists are being recruited in impressive numbers at even better salaries; part 2 of this blog series will elaborate!
The technology at the Nursing Informatics Specialist’s fingertips creates the following advantages:
- It’s easier to share patient outcomes across disciplines.
- Automated systems make it easier for R.N.s to document all the work they do.
- Electronic records identify trends and sets benchmarks.
- Automated systems, at the center of Health IT, make the case for increased resource allocation.
Why you need to tune into our Part 2 Installment on Nursing Informatics!
If you think your career as a travel nurse is leading you steadily up the ladder, tune into this blog next week when we reveal the steps and resources necessary for starting an entry-level Nursing Informatics career, and working your way up to Chief Nursing Information Officer! Your journey starts by letting a leading nurse staffing agency match your talents to a cutting edge healthcare facility—where nursing staff is on track to achieving literacy in the finer points of Health IT! Call 800-996-2206 or apply online today!