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2017, 4(2): 71-83 Back to browse issues page
A Successful Step towards Application of Informatics in Nursing in Iran
Maryam Varzeshnejad , Mahboobeh Namnabati , Faribai Taleghani
Ph.D. in Nursing, Assisant Professor, Pediatric Nursing Dept., School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: Nowadays, due to the increasing development of nursing science and demand for improving and enhancing the quality of nursing care, the necessity of integrating informatics with Nursing Science for proper management of nursing information flaunts more than ever. Therefore, the present study aimed to develop the electronic information system of nursing as a step towards the integration of informatics science with nursing science.
Methods: The present study was conducted using technical action research approach. The main stages of the study were the development of a nursing electronic information system, its implementation, application and evaluation in a neonatal intensive care unit in 2016. Descriptive statistics was used for the analysis of quantitative data and qualitative data obtained from interviews were analysed using content analysis and coding.
Results: The results of Satisfaction Scale Questionnaire showed satisfaction of nurses with the components and applications of the electronic system. Nurses' information about drugs and the process of nursing increased after using the system. Content analysis of qualitative findings also led to exploit the main categories of enhancing the quality of care, improving the documentation process, professional development, continuing education and learning, the integration of theory and practice in the application of the nursing process, human and equipment barriers.
Conclusion: According to the obtained results, paying attention to the design of a native system based on the needs of nurses and the participation of the beneficiaries could take a small but successful step toward effective use of informatics science in nursing.
Keywords: Electronic Nursing Information System, Action Research, Neonatal Intensive Care, Nursing, Informatic
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/05/14 | Accepted: 2017/09/6
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Varzeshnejad M, Namnabati M, Taleghani F. A Successful Step towards Application of Informatics in Nursing in Iran. Journal of Health and Biomedical Informatics. 2017; 4 (2) :71-83
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