Welcome back guest blogger, Daniel Weberg, co-author of Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions for a new post on technology.
Although difficult, unraveling the care process across the healthcare system is necessary in order to identify specific areas where technology can enable care for the future and meet the triple aim. Healthcare systems that scrutinize this process can incorporate technology to decrease cost, improve patient experience, and improve overall population health. To affect change, leaders must be able to lead through ambiguity in order to see the patterns that signal change. Technology is a disruptor and it can motivate teams to create novel solutions to long held problems like those in the Triple Aim. The key for any leader is to understand how technology fits in. It’s seldom the only solution but rather a facilitator and catalyst to systemic change.
Please welcome guest blogger, Daniel Weberg, co-author of Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions for an informative post on technology.
Emerging technologies are rapidly changing how nursing care is delivered by enhancing the tools for patient assessment, enabling care anywhere, delivering instant information for evidence-based care interventions, and the improving efficiency and quality of care delivery. Remote monitoring, virtual wound care, and high definition video allow nurses to assess patients away from the bedside. Care is being delivered anywhere through the use of social networks and virtual wound care tools. Information is delivered instantly to care providers through mobile devices, data dashboards, and virtual learning systems. Finally, patient care has become more efficient through the linkage of Real Time Location Systems connecting patient, equipment, and nurses together for coordinated efforts. Technology is enabling care in ways that the profession may not be prepared to handle.
Our recently published Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions by Sandra Davidson, Daniel Weberg, Tim Porter-O'Grady, and Kathy Malloch is already garnering great reviews. According to Michalene A. King, PhD, RN, CNE, from Robert Morris University, writing for Doody's Review Service, it is,
"…the first book of its kind that I have seen. It covers important information about EBP and leadership [and] would be a great addition to the library of any healthcare leader."
Would you like a reality-based approach to research? Check out the just published Advanced Nursing Research: From Theory to Practice, Second Edition by Ruth M. Tappen. This graduate-level text teaches students how to prepare research proposals and carry out research studies using a practical approach.
In winter 2015, we conducted two pilot studies with nursing students at two different universities. During the pilots, students used Navigate 2 Advantage Access, which included a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, and learning analytics reporting tools. The pilot studies featured:
Today’s healthcare environment demands that practice be based on evidence. As a result, teaching current, evidence-based nursing concepts has become a necessity for nurse educators. That's why we've just published the completely updated and revised Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators, Second Edition by Sharon Cannon and Carol Boswell.
Do you want a fresh approach to teaching nursing research using evidence-based practice? Check out the recently published Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research, Third Edition by Nola A. Schmidt and Janet M. Brown. What's more, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.
Are you looking to enhance the teaching and learning experience in nursing research courses? We've just released Navigate eFolio: Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Third Edition, a comprehensive digital learning solution that combines dynamic and interactive learning activities with course management tools and an interactive eBook.
Last fall, we conducted a study on Navigate Scenario: LearnScapes for Nursing Research with more than 100 students across five institutions. Participating students used the LearnScapes over the course of a semester and shared their experiences with us.