Nursing: Linking Data To Wisdom In Nursing

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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
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The model included three concepts: data, information, and knowledge. A fourth concept, wisdom, was added to the model by R. Nelson, in 2002 (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2012).Each step was completed for the purpose of examining the questions proposed in this …show more content…
Concerning the outpatients in this hospital, a new question evolves from interpretation of this data. If the outpatients’ lab work and history warrant the treatment for the prevention of CIN, does that make the patient an overnight observation patient? If so, who will complete follow-up care related to the diagnosis of increased risk for CIN secondary to contrast dye? To disseminate this information a multidisciplinary team should first establish temporary guidelines to ensure treatment of treatment for potential CIN. The next task the team would need to complete would be examining data to ensure current clinical based evidence is used to facilitates a policy that is both safer for the patients and economical for the organization.
The relationship between data information knowledge and wisdom in the Graves and Corcoran metastructure nursing informatics model proved useful assisting the author in evaluating a unit driven question. The model proved helpful in the evaluation of the question of the effective of treatments for CIN. The question of cost effective has to be determined based on follow-up care given to patients who are treated for CIN. Follow-up information is not available, as patients on this unit are often not specifically reevaluated for

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