Nursing and technology?
Today nurses must increasingly boost their knowledge of a number complex technologies, from “smart” medical devices to tablet PCs.
“There’s no way to get around it,” says Carol Bickford, PhD, RN, BC, a senior policy fellow in the department of nursing practice and policy at the ANA. “You need to know the tools, and new ones are coming in right and left.”
The technology nurses encounter on the job falls into two broad categories — clinical and other information systems, and smart medical devices, often with integrated computer chips and screens.