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Attitudes, Perception, and Preferences of Critical Care Nurses Towards Electronic Documentation
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Volume 5, 2018
Issue 1 (January)
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Manar Al-Anazi, Prince Sultan Military Medical, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Modhi AL-Subaie, Alisha Health Center, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Rabab Al-Hazeem, Nursing Department, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Olfat Salem, College of Nursing, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Faculty of Nursing, Menofia University, Menofia, Egypt.
Purpose of the studye is to evaluate nurses’ attitudes, perceptions, and preferences toward electronic documentation system. This study was conducted by using a descriptive correlational cross-sectional design. Data was collected from a convenience sample of 117 nurses in a critical care unit (ICU) of the tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by using a pre-structured questionnaire developed by Waltz, Strickland, & Lenz (2010). The participants response rate was (85.84%). Findings of the study revealed that the majority of the nurses’ attitude indicated positivity towards the use ofEhalth Elctronic Record (HER). The results showed the efficiency of EHR for providing better quality health care to patients and improved time management. The study concluded that modern health needs the implementation of EHR to produce better health outcomes in the field of quality nursing care. EHR implementation has allowed the nurses to give better patient care and spend more time with patients. Training programs should be conducted to educate nurses about computer technology before implementation so better result can be obtained in the health care. Clinical Relevance: The study has highlighted the clinical significance of implementation of EHR system and its role in the improved patient care. The advancement in technology has contributed to bringing the changes and supports nurses in different ways to achieve the occupational as well as the organizational aims.
Critical Care, Perceptions, Nurses, Attitudes, Documentation System
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