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CSC Nursing Informatics Webinar opens BSN
students to global health care trends
The Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) Nursing Informatics class, Summer 2011-2012, handled by RN Dante Aureo A. Tabor, successfully conducted a Webinar titled BRIDGING GLOBAL BORDERS - Technology connects the distance between Ms. Gennie Mae Sabeniano, post-RN nurse at York University, Toronto, Canada and the CSC College of Health Sciences Nursing Informatics Class under RN Dante Aureo A. Tabor.Nursing in Canada: Bridging Gaps, Bridging Opportunities for Better Healthcare on May 11, 2012.
Ms. Gennie Mae Sabeniano, 2008 CSC Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduate from Datag Caramoran, Catanduanes, and who is currently taking up post-RN for internationally educated nurses at York University, Toronto, Canada, was the resource speaker.
Ms. Sabeniano also worked as a Registered Practical Nurse for a year and six months at Extendicare York, Sudbury Ontario.
While ensconced in her place in Toronto, Ms. Sabeniano delivered her lecture to the Nursing Informatics class via Skype at CSC Little Theater. A series of interactions with the students ensued after each topic.
The webinar tackled issues and subjects such as The Canadian Health Care System, Nursing Categories in Canada, Provincial Nursing Regulatory Colleges and Associations; job prospects, internationally educated nurses, Canadian nursing education, electronic health record, and nursing standards and ethics.
Ms. Sabeniano also engaged the students in a series of case studies and scenarios on privacy and confidentiality of nursing practice. The BSN students answered and discussed the presented cases regarding issues and concerns on the propriety of divulging health records of patients.
The webinar, which is Short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web. This method is one of the the many innovative teaching approaches administered by RN Tabor to his nursing class. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements -- the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Through the borderless capacity of webinar, students are able to get first-rate lectures from practitioners in the field around the world.
According to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Health Informatics and Health Information Management, the nurse’s role in patient care has evolved, and so has their role in the use of technology to improve health care delivery.
Nursing informatics is the sub-discipline of health informatics that applies information technology to the skills and work of nurses in healthcare. It integrates the science of nursing, computer technology and information science to enhance the quality of the nursing practice, through improved communication, documentation and efficiency.
UIC added that assisting in all aspects of a patient’s nursing care from admission to discharge, technology is drastically altering the ways nurses diagnose, treat, administer care for, and manage their patients.
The integration of information technology into nursing enables the appropriate flow of data collected by nurses, improving access to patient information at the point of care, and enhancing nursing abilities to benchmark, monitor, and audit quality measures.
With nursing informatics, UIC propounds that the passion for nursing, technology, and innovation leads to improved patient outcomes and higher quality patient – nurse interactions. (GSRubio/PR and Information Services)