As requirements for nurse core competencies evolve, nurses take on more documentation duties, and evidence mounts linking IT with improved patient safety, care quality, access and efficiency, there is growing concern that many nurses may not possess the informatics competencies and capabilities needed, and that nurse educators may not get prepared to teach them. Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital (SRRSH) in Hangzhou, China, mandated a complete implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) system last year, causing significant concern over deficits in IT competencies, especially in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where nurses must have highly developed professional skills. EHRs require all nurses to use IT to deliver, document and obtain reimbursement for patient care. IT will no longer be an add-on; it will be ubiquitous, fully and seamlessly integrated into every aspect of care, documentation and reimbursement. Informatics competencies are essential for basic functioning at SRRSH and simply a foundation for higher-level practice, and therefore become a critical element of basic nursing orientation. Join us for this presentation highlighting the efforts made and the model used by SRRSH to help new nurses gain informatics competencies. Presented by Xiangping Chen, RN, BSN, ICU Nurse Manager and Yiyu Zhuang, RN, MSN, Vice President for Nursing, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, affiliated with the Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China.
- Learn more about the global case studies compiled by the EU*US eHealth Work Project
- Illustrate the design of the orientation program of nursing informatics competencies for ICU novice nurses based on Miller’s pyramid model in Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital
- Explore and evaluate the model used by SRRSH to help new nurses gain informatics competencies
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