Impact Of Standardized Nursing Terminology

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Impact Of Standardized Nursing Terminology Assignment Prepare:

  • Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources, particularly Rutherford, M. (2008) Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It Mean for Nursing Practice?
  • Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
  • Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.

The Impact Of Standardized Nursing Terminology Assignment: (4-5 pages)

In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

  • Explain how you would inform this nurse (and others) of the importance of standardized nursing terminologies.
  • Describe the benefits and challenges of implementing standardized nursing terminologies in nursing practice. Be specific and provide examples.
  • Be sure to support your paper with peer-reviewed research on standardized nursing terminologies that you consulted from the Walden Library.

Informatics: The Standardized Nursing Terminologies: A National Survey of Nurses’ Experience and Attitudes—SURVEY II: Participants’ Perception of the Helpfulness of Standardized Nursing Terminologies in Clinical Care

Citation: Thede, L., Schwirian, P., (December 18, 2014) “Informatics: The Standardized Nursing Terminologies: A National Survey of Nurses’ Experience and Attitudes—SURVEY II: Participants’ Perception of the Helpfulness of Standardized Nursing Terminologies in Clinical Care” OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 20 No. 1.

DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol20No01InfoCol01

This is the fifth column reporting the results of a survey addressing nurses’ attitudes and perceptions regarding standardized nursing terminologies that was completed by the authors in the fall of 2011. Prior columns have examined the demographics of our respondents and their familiarity with the American Nurses Association (ANA) standardized nursing terminologies (Schwirian & Thede, 2012); educational preparation for using the terminologies (Thede & Schwirian, 2013b); users perception of confidence in using the terminologies (Thede & Schwirian, 2013c); and effects of documenting with standardized nursing terminologies (Thede & Schwirian, 2013a.)

In this column, we will report users’ opinions about the helpfulness of a terminology in actual clinical practice. The findings presented below are from those respondents who answered ‘yes’ to the following three questions about the terminology: (a) are you familiar with the terminology?, (b) have you used it in some way?, and (c) have you used this particular terminology in actual patient care?

Table 1 and Figure 1 illustrate the percentage of clinical users of a terminology who found the terminology helpful in actual clinical practice.; With the exception of the International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP) terminology, for which there were only four responses, more than 60% of clinical users of the nursing-specific terminologies found them helpful in clinical patient care. The Clinical Care Classification (CCC) users and the Omaha System users gave the most positive responses as noted in Table . Users of the interdisciplinary terminologies, Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Code (LOINC) and Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terminology (SNOMED CT), had the least positive perceptions regarding the helpfulness of the terminology in clinical practice. For the nursing-specific terminologies, North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, International (NANDA-I) and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) had relatively high percentages of users who did not find the terminology helpful in clinical practice.

Table 1. Users Who Found a Terminology Useful in Clinical Practice

Used in patient care Found helpful
Helpful (%) Not Helpful (%)
NANDA 249 160 (64.3) 83 (33.3)
NIC 81 58 (71.6) 19 (23.5)
NOC 62 40 (64.5) 19 (30.6)
Omaha 46 38 (82.6) 8 (17.4)
CCC 18 16 (88.9 2 (11.1)
PNDS 43 30 (69.8) 13 (30.2)
ICNP 4 2 (50.0) 2 (50.0)
*SNOMED 38 23 (60.5) 14 (36.8)
*LOINC 24 15 (62.5) 9 (37.5)
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