Essay on Linking Data Of Knowledge And Knowledge

947 Words Sep 27th, 2015 4 Pages
Linking Data to Wisdom In healthcare data is readily available. There are millions of studies attempting to prove or disprove any fact a health care provider can ask. Understanding how to apply and impart knowledge gained from data is one premise of nursing informatics. In the medical industry, the goal of data, knowledge and wisdom is to enhance the delivery and effectiveness of health care. The purpose of this paper is to use the extended Graves and Corcoran Metastructure model, which include wisdom, to ascertain whether available data concerning contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) can be utilized to validate a standard of care in one hospital’s pre-operative area.
Preventative Measures The question of when and how to treat for possible contrast-induced nephropathy arose in the cardiac and vascular procedural areas last year, during a nationwide shortage of the intravenous drug Sodium Bicarbonate (Brinkley, 2013). CIN, a known clinical risk, is a drug-induced reaction that can occur when patient receive contrast dye for percutaneous arterial stenting (Motohiro, et al., 2011). Hospitals were asked to restrict the use of the drug to code blue situations, for the treatment of lactic acidosis (Brinkley, 2013). Hospital physicians and nurses were asked to assess if patients creatinine clearance values and history indicated the use of Sodium Bicarbonate (Brinkley, 2013). During this time, normal saline (NS) was offered by the pharmacy as a comparable substitute for…

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