New - eBook - Information Overload: Framework, Tips, and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments

  • ISBN: 9781558106086
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As a nurse, you are constantly bombarded with questions and requests. Does this sound familiar — the phone that rings every five minutes, the need to update patient charts, administer meds, check vitals and react to alarms that seem to never stop going off? The level of information you have to process is staggering, and can ultimately have an effect on patient care.

What can you do?

Information Overload: Framework, Tips, and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments” provides a framework to better understand information overload and the various factors and contexts that influence its effect on care providers, patients and families. It includes several case studies designed to help you apply the framework, as well as tips and tools to reference as you embrace the opportunity to change how you handle overload!

Information Overload: Framework, Tips, and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments” brings you to a better understanding of the numerous factors that influence nurses’ interpretation of the information and cues they deal with every day in practice. Relevant to all levels of nurses practicing in health care organizations and academic institutions, “Information Overload” is structured so that you can weave in and out of chapters relevant to your particular area of interest.

After reading this important book, you will be able to ease the pressure of information overload and keep the focus on your patients!


Author Bios

SitterdingMary Sitterding, PhD, RN, CNS, serves as executive director, Nursing Research, Professional Practice and Operational Improvement at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mary is published in top-tier research journals including the Western Journal for Nursing Research and Medical Care. Mary is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International and American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). She has served on the AONE Patient Safety and Quality Committee and currently serves on the AONE Nursing Research Committee.

BroomerMarion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, was appointed dean and vice chancellor for nursing affairs at Duke University and associate vice president for academic affairs at Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina. As a preeminent scholar in the health care field, Dr. Broome has published over 100 articles in refereed journals in a variety of disciplines, as well as 10 chapters and five books. She is currently editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.



“The complexity of nursing work is an underappreciated aspect of quality of care and patient safety. This book provides a compelling overview of aspects, with rich quotes throughout to give a voice to better understand the perspective from nurses working at the bedside while interacting with advanced technology.”
—Emily S. Patterson, PhD Assistant Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Ohio State University

“This book addresses one of the most important and understudied safety issues, and thus is destined to become a major resource for all concerned with quality improvement.”
—Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN Member, Indiana University Health Board


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About the Book
126 pp., Soft cover

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