Supporting Nursing Informatics (NI) Practice at Unit Level: NI – 2015 Conv Poster Series

take a look into the education offered by a msn this series highlights the highest-ranked poster presentations from our 2015 annual convention based on topic creativity and value to you as a med surg nurse look for more of our poster presentations on a MSN's youtube channel my name is Alfonso domin I'm a clinical nurse specialist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's Baltimore Maryland my project was supporting nursing informatics practices at the unit level by developing a competency assessment tools for clinical nurses the role of health information technology has become an absolute necessity rather than an option in nursing practice today nursing informatics has transformed health care and that nursing practices by increasing patient safety improve the quality of care and reducing health care costs by integrating best practices into patient care adoption of electronic health record Meaningful Use mandate by CMS and initiate is to improve quality and safety of patient care demand competency in nursing informatics to provide safe patient care at the bedside in order to prepare a knowledge-based workforce to perform their duties safely and efficiently in the current technology savvy health care nursing informatics competency assessment is very much essential with no established single entry level to nursing practice permitting all four levels of nursing education to the same title of your registered nurse and with five point six percent of internationally educated nurses workforce training in nursing informatics has become a challenge with no standardized nursing informatics competency assessment tool for bedside nurses assisting nurses competency during hiring and orientation is difficult and developing a training program that meets individual list of nurses are not possible and the one-size-fits-all training is left to the unit perceptor the problem addressed in this project was the lack of nursing informatics competency assessment for bedside nurses challenges of integrating nursing education into your nursing workforce at the hospital in the lack of available competency assessment tools for clinical lenses the purpose of this quality improvement project was to develop a standardized nursing informatics competency assessment tools for bedside nurses that assist competencies in computer literacy informatics literacy and informatics management skills based on a any standards and Tiger recommendation this project use postman and Larabee conceptual model of access link synthesize design implement and integrate to the nursing informatics practice issues at the bedside this EBP model facilitate a shift from the current traditional method of one-size-fits-all education practice to a competency-based education based on the need assessment patrician Venice model of novice and expert provided a framework for this project categorizing skill acquisition into five stages including novice advanced beginner competent proficient and expert to assist the baseline competencies and skill of computer literacy informatics literacy and informatics management skills of the best paid versus a five-point likert scale was used to assess the self competency one not competent to somewhat competent pre competent from for provision and five expert the final total number of questions in the tool was pretty with ten questions in the category of computer literacy 13 questions in the informatics literacy and seven questions in infamy management skills the total score possible unlike our nursing informatics competency assessment tools Skol is 150 with a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 150 this code of 30 is categorized as novice is called between 31 259 as an advanced beginner sixty to eighty nine as competent 92 119 as proficient 120 to 150 as an expert in nursing informatics competences this tool can be used to assist the competency in one or all category of nursing informatics in conclusion nursing informatics competency assessment tools will assist in creating a workforce that is prepared to deliver health care safely efficiently and cost-effectively by evaluating nurses baseline competency and developing educational strategies based on their individual lid supporting nursing informatics practices at the bedside will help in increasing no satisfaction self confidence in health information technology and a better utilization of health information technology to improve the health care system as a whole thank you thanks for watching be sure to check out the other great education AMS and offers by visiting the address on the screen

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