Summary of Technology Recommendations Paper

Technology #1

Recommended Technology: Electronic lifts and smart beds for lifting and monitoring patients

Purpose: Electronic lifts help patients move from a position to the other without help from healthcare providers. The lifts are good walking aids and prevent patient falls by providing support. Fewer nurses are thus required for patient monitoring. Nurses also benefit from decreased musculoskeletal problems that arise from lifting heavy patients daily.

Summary of Technology Recommendations Paper

Potential Use and Users: The electric lifts are used by patients with severely compromised mobility and other health issues. Smart beds are widely used in ICU settings to monitor patients’ baseline data such as vital signs.

Technology Acceptance: Electric lifts are widely used within and outside the hospital. Smart beds are used in ICU facilities to monitor patients closely and continually assess their needs to ensure continued quality care delivery (Möller, Fänge, & Hansson, 2021 Summary of Technology Recommendations Paper).

Technology #2

Recommended Technology: Telehealth to provide and coordinate healthcare services within and outside the healthcare facility.

Purpose: Telehealth is integral in providing healthcare services to patients who cannot access healthcare services in person. Telehealth, through video conferencing, allows healthcare professionals to provide consultation and treatment services to patients (Reeves, Ayers, & Longhurst, 2021). The healthcare provider can assess and prescribe treatment or determine if a physical meeting is essential for a specific patient.

Potential Use and Users: Both patients and healthcare providers benefit from this innovation. Patients can have appointments at the comfort of their homes or in between their busy schedules.

Technology Acceptance: According to the available statistics, patients prefer online meetings to physical meetings, especially after the coronavirus (Reeves et al., 2021). The technology is acceptable due to the convenience of internet-driven technology. Telehealth also saves on costs significantly hence the widespread fame and acceptability.

Technology #3

Recommended Technology: Wearable technology left in contact with the patient’s body for purposes such as monitoring.

Purpose: Wearable technology allows nurses and other healthcare providers to interact with their patients even when not in the hospital. These technologies allow for continuous patient assessment and recording of baseline data. Most common are movement and vital signs wearable sensors. Movement wearable sensors enable patient monitoring in high-risk patients and prevent falls.

Potential Use and Users: Wearable technology is common among ICU patients and other high-risk patients with severe musculoskeletal problems and neurological problems. The technology enables the monitoring of vital signs and movement.

Technology Acceptance:  Wearable technology is widely accepted, and these sensors are used to prevent patient falls in healthcare settings. The devices are easy to fix and attach, and patients do not require much education on their use and maintenance.

Technology #4

Recommended Technology: Smartphones for communication and coordination of nursing activities.

Purpose: Smartphones were not initially made for healthcare purposes, but their use is crucial in nursing practice (Flynn et al., 2021). Smartphones are essential in communication between nurses and other healthcare providers, and patients. Smartphones also contain unique apps connected to sensors and monitors that relay crucial information to the patients and nurses. The applications also help relay information during emergencies without arousing panic.

Potential Use and Users: Nurses can use this technology to communicate with other nurses, healthcare providers, and patients. Smartphones help communicate effectively and efficiently without.

Technology Acceptance:  Smartphones are widely used in nursing practice. Nurses can communicate with the patients, for example, to remind them of their appointments (such as tuberculosis clinic), trace defaulters, and for follow-up purposes (Pucciarelli et al., 2019). Smartphones and smartphone apps are easy to use, and virtually all healthcare providers own and know how to use smartphones.

Technology #5

Recommended Technology: Point of care technology where all interventions in patient care occur without leaving the room.

Purpose: This technology utilizes tablets, smartphones, laptops, and computers and allows healthcare providers to collect data and provide healthcare services to patients under one roof. A nurse can update records, create and update treatment plans without getting out of the room (Nguyen et al., 2017). This technology ensures no time or resource wasted. It also enhances organization and promotes efficiency.

Potential Use and Users: The technology has been widely utilized significantly to enhance patient-centered care. The technology also enhances patient satisfaction through being involved in their care. This technology is helpful to patients, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Healthcare providers can easily track a patient’s progress and thus improve care interventions where needed.

Technology Acceptance: Point of care interventions have been in use for some time. An example is the bedside patient handing over and documentation which has been popularized to reduce the prevalence of medication errors (Nguyen et al., 2017). Point of care technology is widely used, especially after the transition from hospital-centered to patient-centered care.

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Clinical Practice Experience (CPE) Record

Technology and Nursing and Healthcare

Technology has played and will play a critical role in healthcare advancements, including nursing care. Current technologies can potentially transform clinical practice, including nursing administration, training, and education. This annotated bibliography analyses and summarizes current and potential technologies that would impact the future of nursing and healthcare.

This article is a scoping review that views the application of technologies to nursing care as a concept that requires quality and patient-centered considerations. This article explored the existing literature items to assess how nurses use digital health to provide compassionate care. Best practices that would inform nursing education and practice using digital health to provide compassionate care are also explored.

Admittance that the future of nursing relies on technology and nurse technology interaction is implied by this research study article. This is a systematically carried out research study that is properly methodized and peer-reviewed. It is a scholarly source that would provide great input in answering the issue of health care technology and the future of nursing.

The nursing practice should be ready and able to adapt to the ever-advancing technological environments in health care and other sectors. This article by Booth et al. (2021) is a scoping review that assesses the current health technologies, especially digital technologies, relevant to the nursing field and how the nursing profession should be ready to embrace and adapt to these technologies. This article is a short but succinct description of current digital technologies that can influence the future of nursing.

Technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, automation technologies such as robotics and drones, smart technologies, clinical decision support technologies, electronic health records, mobile health, telemedicine, social media, and virtual reality are described in this article. Therefore, it is a useful source that provides a broader scope of technologies and their potential impacts on nursing healthcare. It is a credible, reliable source that is current and authored by healthcare specialists.

Digital technologies have dominated the technologies in the world. Huter and colleagues authored a scoping review that assessed the effectiveness of digital technologies in nursing care support. Technologies result in both negative and positive impacts on patients and other stakeholders in nursing care.

Huter and colleagues, who are also specialists in health sciences in Bremen, Germany, reviewed the preexisting evidence about digital technologies that have and could significantly impact nursing care in the future. Communication technologies, assistive technologies, sensors, and robots are evaluated as highly potentially useful technologies currently and in the future of nursing. This high-level evidence source is credible for addressing the issues because it is current, systematically methodized, and sourced from a peer-reviewed journal. Therefore, its contribution to answering my clinical issue is invaluable.

The support derived from technologies to the current nursing care is undisputed. Healthcare is generally about identifying purples and solving them or preventing them from causing further damage or harm. This article addresses the technologies that maximize the effectiveness and implementation of interventions in healthcare.

The article published from a study by Keyworth et al. (2018) compares and analyses various technological groups according to their functions and input into healthcare practices. In this systematic review, decision support technologies are described through research for their assistive function in decision-making. Ideal technologies that improve the organizational contexts and improve clinical workloads are also suggested in this article. This source is helpful as it provides a newer dimension in the purpose and reasons before using technologies in nursing and healthcare.

This article discusses the impact of digital technology and nursing care. In this scoping review, studies that assessed the effectiveness, efficiency, and acceptance of digital technologies in nursing care are assessed, evaluated, and their findings presented. The need for evaluating technologies before purchase and implementation is emphasized.

Various digital technologies such as information communication technologies, sensors, and robots are evaluated for effectiveness in nursing care. Electronic health records or electronic medical records are also presented in this article. It is, therefore, a useful article that digs deeper into the subfield of digital technology and digital health. Its contribution to providing evidence-based answers comparing digital health and other types of health technology is evident.

The predicted and unforeseen future of nursing care is expected to have a significant contribution from healthcare technology. This article foresees a future of nursing care where machines perform more nursing tasks. Technologies such as artificial intelligence and the use of robotics in musing are explained and their expected dominance in healthcare delivery in the future. This review article by Pepito and Locsin (2019) describes how these technologies could fit into the nursing process and how nurses would respond to the disturbance in the status quo. Nurses’ capacity and knowledge to hand these machines and deal with these technologies to ensure a symbiotic existence are presented in this article

Conclusion

This annotated bibliography has presented articles that are relevant to answering the clinical issue in nursing practice. Various technologies have been suggested, and the worth of the articles explored in this bibliography. Most articles have evaluated the role of digital technology, artificial intelligence, and clinical decision support systems. Six credible, reliable, scholarly, and peer-reviewed sources are assessed, summarized, and reflected in this bibliography.

References

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  • Booth, R. G., Strudwick, G., McBride, S., O’Connor, S., & Solano López, A. L. (2021). How the nursing profession should adapt for a digital future. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.)373, n1190. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1190
  • Huter, K., Krick, T., Domhoff, D., Seibert, K., Wolf-Ostermann, K., & Rothgang, H. (2020). Effectiveness of digital technologies to support nursing care: Results of a scoping review. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare13, 1905–1926. https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S286193
  • Keyworth, C., Hart, J., Armitage, C. J., & Tully, M. P. (2018). What maximizes the effectiveness and implementation of technology-based interventions to support healthcare professional practice? A systematic literature review. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making18(1), 93. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-018-0661-3
  • Krick, T., Huter, K., Domhoff, D., Schmidt, A., Rothgang, H., & Wolf-Ostermann, K. (2019). Digital technology and nursing care: a scoping review on acceptance, effectiveness and efficiency studies of informal and formal care technologies. BMC Health Services Research19(1), 400. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4238-3
  • Pepito, J. A., & Locsin, R. (2019). Can nurses remain relevant in a technologically advanced future? International Journal of Nursing Sciences6(1), 106–110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2018.09.013