Practicum Weekly Resources
Find a peer reviewed journal article in the Walden University Library published in the last 5 years related to one of the following: (see attached pdf file) and citation highlighted in yellow below:
- Skills needed for employment in informatics
- Barriers to EHR employment
- Nursing and technology
Fenton, S. H., Gongora-Ferraez, M. J., & Joost, E. (2012). Health information technology knowledge and skills needed by HIT employers. Applied Clinical Informatics, 3(4), 448-461. doi:10.4338/ACI-2012-09-RA-0035
Journal Assignment—Part 1
In a minimum of 550 words, answer the questions below in APA format and apply the required references as noted below.
After reviewing the Practicum Weekly Resources, record responses to the following in your Journal:
1) What are the lessons you learned article that you could utilize in your own career?
2) What specific actions can you take now to prepare to be marketable in the nursing informatics field in the future?
Journal Assignment—Part 2
Note: Each week, you are responsible for locating a scholarly journal article in the Walden Library related to your area(s) of interest. Include in your Journal the reference in proper APA format and provide a brief summary of the article. (See attached pdf file)
Alles, C., Seyfert, K., & Gonzalez, A. (2014). Improving Nurse to Patient Communication on Antepartum Special Care. JOGNN: Journal Of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 43(Supp 1), S21. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12413
Journal Assignment—Part 3
Practicum Onsite Visits
Summarize the key activities of your visits to your Practicum site (as appropriate), including with whom you met, what you did, and what you gained from the experience.
This week, I assisted in a Quality and Safety Council meeting, and a Practice Council meeting. The Quality Safety Council meeting started with moments of excellence which included announcements from the participants. The new B12 council member was also introduced (Mrs. Sawyer, Sade). Topics such as hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) report and the presentation of a new vacutainer for blood draws were discussed. In the area of Professional Growth Development, the quality data discussed how to disseminate the message to others consistently and focus on getting all nurses to truly understand the data presentations. As far as the Culture agenda, how to address the issue of CLABSI’s (Central lined-associated Blood Stream infection) and CAUTI’s (Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections) were discussed. Multiple people attended the meeting, but the key members who presented were Tim T., Jocelyn R., Jeff C., Jesse R., Lisa O., and Sade S., all nurses.
The Practice Council meeting also started with moments of excellence. The agenda items were as followed: “In the News” (Mercy Magnet Mentor needed; 4 years commitment), Collaborative Practice which included infection prevention, education, pharmacy, laboratory, and technology report in which my preceptor discussed the upcoming new G-Tube assessment in Meditech, texting through responder 5 to PCD phones with canned and free text in the works; some part of Maternal Child Health have received a Health Stream 3-module introduction to the process of logging into the upcoming Epic system. Presenters were: April S., Lisa A., Susan H., Andrea L., Kim D., and Maria H.