The Use of Standardized Terminology to Represent Nursing Knowledge: Nursing Interventions Relevant to Safety for Patients with Cancer.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
The study is to represent knowledge by identifying frequently used nursing interventions in term of standardized nursing terminology (SNT) in the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) relevant to Safety for Patients with Cancer. We include 2,237 patients and found 11,804 nursing interventions in total. There are 100 identical interventions in the study. We identify eleven nursing interventions from four oncology units over 7 month observation. For the most four frequent nursing interventions (Fall Prevention, Infection Control, Infection Protection, and Pressure Management), we also report the mean of age, the mean of length of stay, and their frequency of outcome rating , outcome rating at admission and at discharge that link to outcome. These studies demonstrate the strengths of SNT in clinical practice. The findings are valuable to clinical practice, education and future research.