Explain why information and technology skills are essential for safe patient care.

Explain why information and technology skills are essential for safe patient care.

Assignment: Technology Safety & Patient Outcome

Question Description
Information Technology, Safety, and Patient Outcomes
Information and technology skills are essential for all nurses to have, but especially for nurse informaticists. This assignment requires you to consider how information and technology connect to patient care outcomes and a safe care environment.

Explain why information and technology skills are essential for safe patient care.

Identify the baccalaureate nurse’s role in championing the use of information and technology to improve safety and patient outcomes.

Provide examples of how nurses use technology to make health care-related decisions.

Analyze relationship between the quality and integrity of data entered into a database and the resulting effect on the quality of patient care.

Format your assignment as one of the following:

18- to 20-slide presentation with Speaker notes of 50-250 words per slide
3- to 4-minute podcast
15- to 20-minute oral presentation
875-word paper
another format approved by your instructor
Include a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources, and develop an APA-formatted reference page.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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