Nursing: The Future Of Nurses In Nursing

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Throughout the centuries the role of the nurse has evolved through many changes due to the demands of healthcare. Currently, there seems to be a shift from the hospital setting and treating diseases to the community and preventive health. I think the future of the professional nurse will continue to evolve around social, economic, political, economic, technological, and organizational issues. As the public becomes more involved in their care, nurses will become more involved in the community to address its needs and assist in preventive care. The healthcare environment is always changing and we continuously try to make it better and positive for patients and nurses. I see future nurses playing a major role in the attempt to contain healthcare…show more content…
Telehealth is the “use of remote health care technology to deliver clinical services and is becoming increasingly vital to our health care delivery system, enabling health care providers to connect with patients and consulting practitioners across vast distances and/or in a timely manner. “ Telenursing in the video communication aspects is a fairly new field of nursing, nurses have been offering support through phone triage for many years (Schlachta-Fairchild, 2008). Barcode medication scanning is created to reduce medication error. Also, electronic medical records are introduced for coordinated care and improve overall quality of…show more content…
Technological presence in healthcare allowed many physicians to better treat their patients. Since the advancement of technology in the medical field, more lives have been saved and the quality of life is continuously improving. Now, physicians can access their patient’s information or any information they need without being physically present in the hospital. Nevertheless, the disadvantage of technological presence that I can think of is the over dependency of healthcare staff once the technology has adapted. For instance, whenever we have a one to two hours downtime with our EMR (EPIC), healthcare staff often feels lost and feels that the paper charting as a backup requires too much time and
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