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Experience of mobile devices in nursing practice
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2012 (English)In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, E-ISSN 1890-4238, Vol. 32, no 4, 50-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: In nursing care, the steady increase of healthrelated information implies that there is need for useful tools thateasily provide mobile access to accurate information.Aim: This study is aimed at exploring nurses’ and nursingstudents’ experience of using a mobile device in nursing practice,with the emphasis on usefulness, information retrieval, savingtime, patient safety, the quality of care, and confidence in thework performed.Methods: In this descriptive intervention study, registered nurses(RN) (n=14) and nursing students (NS) (n=7) used mobiledevices in nursing practice during a period of 15 weeks, andreplied to questionnaires prior to and after the intervention.Results and conclusion: We found that the mobile device wasperceived as useful and was presumed to imply increased confidenceand time savings, and to contribute to improved patientsafety and quality of care by enhancing access to necessaryinformation. To facilitate nursing practice, mobile devicesadjusted for technical, statutory, cultural, and language countryspecificconditions, should be further developed and implementedfor RNs and NSs. Furthermore, future research shouldinclude the end-users’ views.

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2012. Vol. 32, no 4, 50-54 p.
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Computers handheld, intervention study, nurses, nursing informatics, nursing students
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64393OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-64393DiVA: diva2:600919
Available from: 2013-01-28 Created: 2013-01-28 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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