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Postgraduate Nurses' Use of Personal Digital Assistants in Critical Care

Farrell, Maureen, Baldwin, Ian and Fealy, Nigel (2011) Postgraduate Nurses' Use of Personal Digital Assistants in Critical Care. Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 6 (3). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1446-4381

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Abstract

Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) have been considered for their potential for use by post-graduate critical care nurses at the point of care. The PDAs were used mainly to record their competencies and patient information in real time. A study of fourteen post-graduate nurses studying at RMIT was taken for a twelve month period. In general acute care wards, PCs are limited. This is where the PDA could be useful particularly in the form of a smartphone or tablet.

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Special Issue on E-Health Strategies

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22931, personal digital assistants, critical care, competencies, nursing
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2012 06:08
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 06:08
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8877
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