Computers for Nurses Made Easy

by Karanbir Singh

In all, this automated and integrated patient record becomes a powerful tool for patient monitoring, record keeping, ongoing assessment, and evaluation. In terms of more advanced applications for nursing practice, there are mentions of decision support systems in reference to possible applications of artificial intelligence. It is suggested that data collected by nurses in the process of assessing or monitoring the patient could be entered at bedside computer terminals and quickly processed by expert decision support systems to provide a more individualized set of possibilities for inclusion in the nursing care plan. Informatics competencies include computer and information literacy skills as well as overall informatics activities. Computer literacy skills allow for the use of computer technology to accomplish tasks, such as using a word processor, database and spreadsheet or an application to document patient care or to communicate by e-mail. Information literacy is focused primarily on information access and evaluation. These skills enable an individual to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate and use that information appropriately. Overall informatics activities may include using informatics applications designed for the practice of nursing. This book proves to be useful in getting rid of any ‘computer phobia’ that the reader might have whatsoever. The language has been kept simple. Care has been taken not to overwhelm the reader with too much information in one sentence. The chapters have been arranged in a fashion so as to make the understanding of the subject simple and progressive.

Book Series: Made Easy


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Singh Karanbir Army Institute of Technology, Pune, E-mail:
ISBN 9788184480474
Speciality Computer for Nurses
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11970
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2007
Pages 206
Book Type Reference


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