What technology do you find most beneficial to use in your work or school setting? Least beneficial? Why do you find this tool useful or not? Then, using your imagination, look to the future and think about how this tool could be enhanced even further. Describe your dream technology, with consideration for patient care and safety.
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The possibilities are endless with no budget constraints placed on us. Thimbleby, 2013 identifies many great technology possibilities for the future. However, my choice would be a durable, hand-held device. Sounds simple enough until you appreciate the capabilities I would like this device to have. This device should have a battery that should last a minimum of four hours, quick to recharge and less than ten pounds to minimize the load the nurse must carry. In addition, this device needs to be able to download all of the documentation when it is docked, similar to the accu-check machines. In addition to narrative charting, having the ability to scan medications and patient armbands, it also needs to have the software available for patient education. This device also has to be cost efficient so to assure there is a device available in each patient’s room with an anti-theft mechanism in them in case someone, other than a clinician, decides to take it with them off of the unit or more specifically out of the hospital.
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Thimbleby, H. (2013). Technology and the future of healthcare. Journal of Public Health Research, 2(3), 1-30. doi: 10.4081/jphr.2013.e28