Source: OJNI Volume 18, Number 3, October 2014
Citation: Brim, C. & Schoonover, H. (2014). Evaluation of Nurse Readiness, Satisfaction and Adaptation of a Redesigned Integrated Computerized Patient Care Plan. Available in the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 18(3).
A before-and-after design study was conducted to evaluate nursing adoption of a computerized patient care plan. A 13-item survey was administered using an online survey tool to a convenience sample of Registered Nurses. The participating nurses that developed and documented their patient plan of care using the electronic medical record were surveyed at baseline (n=218), post-education (n=186); at three months post implementation (n=243); and at six months post-implementation (n=146). Utilizing the nursing process and work flow, this study evaluated the integration of population level patient goals, documented assessments and documented interventions, to develop the patient plan of care. In addition, measures of nurse satisfaction and multidisciplinary communication were also evaluated. Findings of this study indicate integration of population-level patient care plan goals improves nurse satisfaction and perception of value to both the nurse and the patient. Communication of the care plan is improved leading to better consistency of care and increased the likelihood of safe patient outcomes.
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