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ICNP and Telematic Applications for Nurses in Europe : The Telenurse Experience - R.A. Mortensen

ICNP and Telematic Applications for Nurses in Europe

The Telenurse Experience

By: R.A. Mortensen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9789051994544
Number Of Pages: 276

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This book reports the achievements of Telenurse. Telenurse is a project within the R&TD programme of the EU dedicated to promoting the use of the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) as a common language for nursing in Europe. The development of ICNP was launched in 1989 by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), which represents 118 national nurses' associations world wide. The development of ICNP thus enjoys a very broad international support. This is the first time that an attempt is made in nursing to develop a common nomenclature and classification reflecting the specific clinical realities of nursing practice. Telenurse promotes the use of ICNP in Europe according to a double strategy involving the following approaches: 1. Organisation of dissemination conferences on a European level and dissemination meetings on a national level. Dissemination also includes the translation of the alpha version of ICNP from English into 12 European languages and launching ICNP on the web. On a European level two dissemination conferences have been organised and held, viz., the first conference in 1996 in Athens, Greece, and now the second conference in 1998 in Sesimbra, Portugal. The presentations of both conferences are published by IOS Press. In fact, Telenurse dissemination activities have been global as the Telenurse project in 1998 has been presented on both the 2nd ICNP workshop in Santiago de Chile, Chile, for the Latin American Region of ICN, including representatives from Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela, and the 2nd ICNP workshop in Taipei, Taiwan, for the Asia/Pacific Region of ICN, including representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Taiwan and Western Samoa. 2. Building of simple demonstrators illustrating possible real uses of ICNP in shared electronic patient records. Telenurse has focused on two aspects of the use of ICNP in electronic records. Firstly, entry of ICNP data in relation to daily systematic documentation of nursing care and secondly, statistical analysis of ICNP data extracted from the electronic patient records in relation to the development of clinical quality and resource management. In relation to the DataIn phase Telenurse spans both streams within the group of projects concerned with electronic patient records, viz. the stream concerned with the architecture of electronic patient records and the stream concerned with the architecture of terminology's. In relation to the DataOut phase the small scale demonstrators of electronic patient records have been equipped with data extraction mechanisms for clinical databases. These developments have been supplemented by software showing how the results of the analysis of data stored in the databases can be fed back to clinical practice using electronic means.

Foreword
ICNP in Europe, Towards the Year 2000: TelenurseIDp. 3
A Short History of the Alpha ICNPp. 7
Towards the [beta]-ICNP, Processes and Productsp. 13
ICNP Beta, A Combinatorial Design for Professional Unity and Expressive Powerp. 31
Representing Nursing: The Puzzle of Language and Classificationp. 66
The ICN-Telenurse Linkp. 75
ICNP, Time for Outcomes: Continuous Quality Development, A Pilot Studyp. 79
Clinical Quality Development, Data Entryp. 103
ICNP-Testing in Denmark, Users Evaluation of Clinical Relevancep. 108
Using the Electronic Nursing Record NUREC-CH for Workload Management: Results and Integration Perspectivesp. 111
The ICNP in the VISION System, a Tool for Management Information?p. 119
Use and Usability of the ICNP in a MEDIGARD Structured Electronic Nursing Reportp. 128
Nursing Data in the Hospital Integrated Information System SONHOp. 137
Primary Health Care and ICNP: Data from Clinical Nursing Practice through SAGAp. 144
ICNP and NMDS: Bridging the Gapp. 153
Harmonisation and Formalisation of Nursing Terminology: a Three-Dimensional Approachp. 164
SynEx - Integrating EHCR Components with Healthcare Information Systemsp. 174
Consensus Building out of Many German Translations - Coming to an Agreement about Nursing Phenomena and Interventionsp. 185
Strategies of the German-speaking ICNP User Group for the Promotion of Nursing Terminologyp. 191
Terminology and Classification in the Field of Nursing Documentation - the Role of ICNPp. 195
Explaining the ICNP by the Means of a Posterp. 200
An Analysis of the ICNP Alpha Version Demonstrated by Selected Examplesp. 202
Learning and Using ICNP on the Web, Nursing Phenomenap. 209
Testing the ICNP in Sweden and Other Nordic Countriesp. 221
Validation of Translationsp. 230
ICNP and Telenurse in Romaniap. 234
Slovenian Effortsp. 241
An Evaluation of Community Nursing Process in the Frame of the International Classification for Nursing Practicep. 243
Towards Telematics Applications for Nursing in Madeirap. 250
Translating and Testing ICNP in Brazilp. 254
Integrating Telematics in Nursing Education: The NIGHTINGALE Experiencep. 258
Author Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9789051994544
ISBN-10: 9051994540
Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.56