Prepare for interprofessional stakeholders a 10–12-slide presentation (not including title and reference pages) explaining how nurse leaders can use information technology to improve nursing practices that support and sustain positive patient outcomes. You do not need to actually present your assessment but be sure to include speaker’s notes for each slide. The dissemination of evidence-based practice outcomes helps nurses build stakeholder engagement and support for the use of information system and technology for health care delivery. For this assessment, imagine a group of interprofessional stakeholders involved with patient care in your health care setting would like to increase positive patient outcomes. Nurse leaders have recommended changes in the practice that incorporate informatics and the application of new knowledge into your nursing practices. You are asked to present a brief overview using PowerPoint (or some other presentation software) to a small group of student nurses. After the session has concluded, the training department would like to use your presentation as a training resource. Select a nursing practice in your own health care setting that has changed for the better since you first began nursing. Use the tools in your presentation software to develop a creative and engaging presentation. Use the notes portion of PowerPoint to capture your narrative script for each slide. Include the following in your presentation:

Title: Leveraging Information Technology to Improve Nursing Practices and Patient Outcomes

Slide 1: Introduction
– Introduce the topic of using information technology to enhance nursing practices and improve patient outcomes
– Briefly discuss the importance of incorporating informatics and new knowledge into nursing practices

Slide 2: Background
– Provide an overview of the selected nursing practice in your health care setting
– Explain how this practice has evolved and improved since you first began nursing
– Highlight any challenges or limitations that existed prior to the implementation of information technology

Slide 3: The Role of Nurse Leaders
– Discuss the critical role of nurse leaders in driving the integration of information technology into nursing practices
– Explain how nurse leaders can provide guidance and support to ensure successful implementation and adoption of technology
– Emphasize the importance of nurse leaders acting as champions for change

Slide 4: Benefits of Information Technology in Nursing
– Present the benefits of using information technology in nursing practices
– Discuss how technology can streamline documentation, improve communication, and enhance collaboration among interdisciplinary teams
– Highlight the potential for technology to reduce errors, increase efficiency, and enhance overall patient care

Slide 5: Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
– Explain the concept of electronic health records (EHRs) and their role in improving nursing practices
– Discuss how EHRs promote standardized documentation, providing a comprehensive overview of patient health history and care
– Demonstrate how EHRs can facilitate real-time information sharing and enhance the continuity of care

Slide 6: Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)
– Introduce the concept of clinical decision support systems (CDSS) and their impact on nursing practices
– Discuss how CDSS can provide timely and evidence-based recommendations to support nurses in making informed clinical decisions
– Illustrate how CDSS can enhance patient safety by reducing medication errors and improving adherence to best practices

Slide 7: Telehealth and Remote Monitoring
– Explore the role of telehealth and remote monitoring in improving nursing practices and patient outcomes
– Discuss how telehealth technologies enable remote consultations, monitoring, and education
– Highlight the potential for telehealth to enhance access to care, particularly for underserved populations and those in remote locations

Slide 8: Nursing Informatics Specialists
– Introduce the role of nursing informatics specialists and their contribution to improving nursing practices
– Explain how these specialists collaborate with nurses and other stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate technology solutions
– Discuss the importance of nursing informatics specialists in optimizing the usability and effectiveness of information technology tools

Slide 9: Overcoming Barriers to Implementation
– Identify common barriers to the successful implementation of information technology in nursing practices
– Discuss strategies for overcoming these barriers, such as comprehensive training, workflow redesign, and addressing resistance to change
– Highlight the importance of ongoing evaluation and continuous improvement to ensure the sustained use of technology

Slide 10: Conclusion
– Summarize the key points discussed in the presentation
– Emphasize the potential of information technology to positively impact nursing practices and patient outcomes
– Encourage the audience to embrace the use of technology and actively engage in ongoing professional development related to informatics

Slide 11: References
– Provide a list of references for the sources cited throughout the presentation
– Follow appropriate citation format (e.g., APA)

(Note: The speaker’s notes accompanying each slide will provide a narrative script to accompany the visual content.)