The Importance Of Telenursing

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Nursing informatics is the use of technology in managing information and telenursing is using telecommunications and information technology in providing nursing care. Telenursing has been around for a “few decades” (American Nurse, 2014), and is constantly evolving, in today’s world it requires a more demanding focus of nursing practice. Telenursing is a system that includes the use of technology and that improves patient care in an effective and efficient manner. Telenursing can be used in many settings, from doctor’s offices, hospitals and to the patient’s home. Specialized medical care can be provided to patients using telephones, computers and monitoring equipment. This method of providing care is not only cost effective, but also reduces …show more content…
Ask them if this is a good time to ask personal questions and if not, it is appropriate to ask them if they can set aside a time when they can talk privately. If this is the best time and other people will be within hearing distance it is important to inform them that privacy may not be maintained. It is a “nurses ethical duty to ensure the patient’s right to privacy at all times”. It is the nurses responsibility to document that the patient was willing to go ahead with the conversation even privacy was not maintained. Nurses are not responsible if patients do not take the advice given when teleconferencing, but it is important to convey and document the consequences of non-compliance (Lorentz, M.M, 2008).

Telephone triage and nursing consultation by telephone or other electronic technology, incorporates unique knowledge, skills and competencies. Nurses employ the full range of the nursing process to gather data, make assessments, and generate a plan of care via telephone encounters with
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Her role encompasses managing all the nursing care within the OR and facilitates the surgical team to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for the patient. The author is dedicated to being the patient advocate during the intraoperative period. Patients are either anesthetized or sedated during the actual surgery; this is when the author’s education of the nursing process, for example “assessment, identification of nursing diagnoses, planning, implementation, evaluation” (AORN, n.d.) comes into play. Accordingly, the author has performed a preoperative patient assessment, developed and implemented an individualized plan of care, which is continually evaluated during the intraoperative phase. The role of circulating nurse belongs to the RN and is not delegable in the operating

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