Week 2: Pre TANIC Self-Assessment and Reflection Post
Pre TANIC Self-Assessment and Reflection Post
Informatics is deployed in diverse ways in nursing and the health care sector. It is used for documentation and sharing patient data and health information among providers (Strudwick et al., 2019). Hospitals and systems use informatics to record, update, retrieve, and share patient health information. Secondly, providers use informatics for training and learning based on the objectives to enhance knowledge among practitioners like nurses (Backonja etal., 2021). Nurses get integrated learning and continual education. The management uses informatics to make critical care decisions for better care delivery.
My perception is that before taking the Pre-Tanic Self-Assessment, I had lower levels of competence. Firstly, I was not proficient in using computer systems and protocols. Secondly, I was not familiar with effective use of different approaches to make decisions basing on deployment of informatics. However, after the assessment, I can now interact better with technology and I am now appreciating the important role that it can play in care delivery, especially in enhancing clinical decision-making. I now understand the use of different programs and work with them to attain quality care.
Informatics nursing competencies include computer skills like searching and retrieval of information, informatics knowledge to improve care provision through nursing data analysis, and informatics skills on interpretation of data to make better care and organizational decisions and choices. I work in a busy healthcare system in the emergency department and sometimes in outpatient unit. Critical care provision requires effective and fast decisions to save lives (Hübner et al., 2018). These competencies are critical in these roles. I use computer skills and data interpretation skills to understand electronic medical records and access patient health information to make critical care decisions. I use the records for charting assessment, understanding the vitals and doing documentation.
I need certain resources to develop or enhance my competencies. These include online materials and content, workplace courses and policies that demonstrate the use of these competencies, and better computer skills like PowerPoint for effective presentation and excel sheets to understand data segmentation. The implication is that I should get more resources to learn different aspects of care management for patients in the two units. I intend to enact the improvement plan by using online tutorial, engaging colleagues, and sourcing from the hospital’s resource center. I also intend to enroll for seminars to improve care delivery and interact more with colleagues from different care settings. Lastly, intend to increase self-learning through research.
Backonja, U., Mook, P., & Heermann Langford, L. (2021). Calling nursing informatics leaders:
Opportunities for personal and professional growth. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 26(3), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.3912/OJIN.Vol26No03Man06
Hübner, U., Shaw, T., Thye, J., Egbert, N., de Fatima Marin, H., Chang, P., … & Ball, M. J.
(2018). Technology informatics guiding education reform–TIGER. Methods of information in medicine, 57(S 01), e30-e42. https://doi.org/10.3414/ME17-01-0155.
Strudwick, G., Nagle, L., Kassam, I., Pahwa, M., & Sequeira, L. (2019). Informatics
competencies for nurse leaders: a scoping review. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(6), 323-330. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNA.0000000000000760.
Nurses are critical stakeholders in using technology-backed or based interventions in care provision to enhance overall care quality and patient outcomes. Informatics competencies are essential for nurse leaders to improve information sharing and integrate the best practices in patient care and management. As stated in the study by Strudwick et al. (2019) a majority of nurse leaders do not have essential informatics competencies to help them influence the selection, implementation, and use of technologies that improve care. Nurse leaders should possess capabilities that improve their informatics competencies. As such, nurse practitioners (NPs) as a critical component of the health care system need to integrate the informatics knowledge to improve the quality of care offered to patients in different care practice settings. These findings have important implications for providers; especially NPs, in advancing informatics in their practice.
Nursing informatics enables healthcare providers like NPs and organizations to transform data into information that assists them to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients. A core aim of nursing informatics is to provide clinicians in charge of making decisions with prompt, accurate patient health data so that they can deliver patient-centered care (AANP, 2022). Therefore, as an NP, I will advance informatics by engaging the management to prioritize training and hiring of nurses with informatics competencies to enable the entity attain benefits derived from nursing and health technology adaptation.
I will use the findings from the study and existing research to enhance the need for compliance among providers to offer quality care by implementing documentation, automation, and transmission of patient data through connected devices for easy access by all providers, from nurse to physicians with the aim of improving care (Deckro et al., 2021). The implication is that appreciating and understanding the role that nursing informatics play in nursing practice is essential in advancing personal career goals and objectives.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (2022). Going Beyond the EHR: Health
Care Informatics. https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/going-beyond-the-ehr-health-care-informatics
Deckro, J., Phillips, T., Davis, A., Hehr, A. T., & Ochylski, S. (2021). Big data in the veterans’
health administration: A nursing informatics perspective. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 53(3), 288-295. DOI: 10.1111/jnu.12631.
Strudwick, G., Nagle, L., Kassam, I., Pahwa, M., & Sequeira, L. (2019). Informatics
competencies for nurse leaders: a scoping review. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(6), 323-330. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000760.
This is a graded discussion:
75 points possible
due Mar 13
Week 2: Pre TANIC Self-Assessment and Refl ection Post
ompleted using the TIGER-based
Assessment of Nursing InformaticsCompetencies
. TIGER refers to the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform Initiativewhich identified a list of the minimum informatics competencies for all nurses and students graduating frompre- and post-licensure programs.
graded self-evaluation of your informaticscompetencies
in order to increase one’s own u
competencies in nursinginformatics
which will enable
the planning of strategies to
enhance knowledge and skills.
Activity Learning Outcomes
ough this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
knowledge of nursing informatics and non-nursing science
ssess nursing informatics competencies
Evaluate progress in enhancing nursing informatics competencies
professional and personal development with planning strategies to enhance thesecompetencies
Examine ethical decision making in relation to these competencies
This assignment is due no later than the
Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 2.
Total Points Possible:
In order to prepare for this assignment, read the lessons as well as the assignedreadings
attempting the self-assessment.
Please use the following hyperlink to access and complete the survey:
Week 2 Pre-TANIC Self-Assessment Survey
FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF ZERO (0) FOR THEASSIGNMENT.
After completing the survey, navigate to the Week 2 Module in Canvas and respond to
The Reflection Posts
require cross-posting to a peer or faculty
: Only scholarly sources are acceptable for citation and reference in this course.These include peer reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional orscholar in the field. Your textbook and lesson are not considered to be an outside scholarly source.For the discussions and reflection posts, reputable internet sources such as websites by governmentagencies (URL ends in .gov) and respected organizations (often ends in .org) can be counted asscholarly sources. The best outside scholarly source to use is a peer-reviewed nursing journal. Youare encouraged to use the Chamberlain library and search one of the available data bases for a peer-reviewed journal article. The following sources should not be used: Wikipedia, Wikis, or blogs. Theseweb
sites are not considered scholarly as anyone can add to these. Please be aware that .comwebsites can vary in scholarship and quality. For example, the American Heart Association is a .comsite with scholarship and quality. It is the responsibility of the student to determine the scholarshipand quality of any .com site. Ask your instructor before using any site if you are unsure. Points will bededucted from the rubric if the site does not demonstrate scholarship or quality. Current outsidescholarly sources must be published with the last 5 years. Instructor permission must be obtainedBEFORE the assignment is due if using a source that is older than 5 years.
ATTENTION: Students will not receive results following
of this survey. For the reflectionquestions, please recall how you rated
proficiency/competency with the skills on the survey.
*IMPORTANT* Upon completing the TANIC self-assessment survey, please TAKE A SCREENSHOT of thelast page of the survey using a program such as Snipping Tool and save as a PDF or JPG and for yourrecords. If you are unable to take a screenshot, please inform your faculty.
Reflect upon your current or most recent clinical practice
and answer the following:
How is informatics used?
Regarding the Pre-TANIC Self-Assessment for this week
ow did your perceived competency levelprior to the self-assessment compared to after the self-assessment? Explain in detail.
competencies do you use in your current clinical role? Provide examples.
resources to develop a strategic plan to enhance your competency skills.
Which resources are suited to your needs and why?
How do you intend to enact this improvement plan?
This category is evaluated on the quality of the student’s abilityto:
Accurately describe how informatics is used
Compare theircompetency results to that of the assessment
escribe at least 2
Search entries or author
competencies that are used in the student’s current clinical role
a strategic plan to enhance the student’s competency
at least 2 resources suited to the student’s needs anddescribe why
; and d
escribe how the intended plan will be enacted
This category is evaluated on the quality
of the student’s abilityto:
Support writing with appropriate, scholarly sources
providerelevant evidence of scholarly inquiry clearly stating how theevidence informed or changed professional or academic decisions
valuate literature resources to develop a comprehensive analysis orsynthesis
; use s
ources published within the last 5 years;
and in-text citations match
, and minimize orappropriately
Total CONTENT Points=
Grammar,Spelling,Syntax,Mechanics andAPA Format
Reflection post has minimal gr
ammar, spelling, syntax,
errors. Direct quotes (if used) is limited to 1 shortstatement*
which adds substantively to the post.
* APA style references and in text citations are required; however,there are no deductions for errors in indentation or spacing ofreferences. All elements of the reference otherwise must beincluded.
*Direct quote should not to exceed 15 words &
addsubstantively to the discussion.
Total FORMAT Points=
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