Title

Proposal to bring nursing into the information age. Iowa Intervention Project.

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1997

NLM Title Abbreviation

Image J Nurs Sch

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Image--the journal of nursing scholarship

PubMed ID

9378484

Abstract

PURPOSE: To address issues related to documentation of nursing care and propose a model that illustrates how nursing practice data, collected through the use of standardized languages, are useful to staff nurses, nurse administrators, researchers, and policy makers. SIGNIFICANCE: Obtaining information about nursing practice is critical in times of health care change and reform. CONCLUSIONS: There are three main challenges: the level of detail to document, the inclusion of nursing language in critical paths, and the need for articulation among different nursing classifications. IMPLICATIONS: With recent advances in nursing classifications, the documentation systems in nursing can now be improved and much of the previous waste and redundancy eliminated.

Published Article/Book Citation

Image--the journal of nursing scholarship, 29:3 (1997) pp.275-281.

Recommended Citation

Image--the journal of nursing scholarship. 1997 Jan;29(3):275-281.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/103