Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Module 6

Module 6 What is one new thing you learned in this module? I learned that there are a lot of ethical considerations in computer informatics. Ethical considerations are almost more important to consider when computers are involved because more is at steak. If something is wrong it could be viewed by lots of individuals within minutes. I also thought about what a benefit that information technologies are to health care workers. They cost a lot of money to initiate but they seem to help workflow a lot. I was able to reflect on my own growth in knowledge about information technologies in the semester. I have enjoyed this module.

Module 5

Module 5 How did the readings influence your perceptions of your own clinical decision making? In my work place, we have computerised access to CPG's. I frequently have students that come through and I have had the opportunity to show the students the CPG's when they have questions on something. As I read the articles, I thought about the way that I make decisions. I feel like I don't have a lot of nursing background but I feel a certain type of nursing intuition. Weighing my decisions on when to go with evidence based practice and when to go with my nurisng intuition. When I have difficult decisions to make, I will often rely on the combination of my own clincal judgement, and the second and third opinion of other Dr's and nurses. I have turned to CPG's and current research at times. I found the readings to be interesting and informative. I want to do all that I can to be sure that I am an evidence-based nurse. I work at a facility that I feel facilitates this through the use of technology.