When nurses provide care to patients, they follow certain procedures or protocols according to institutional policies and established standards of care. Doing so can maintain safety and ensure that the nurse is practicing within his or her scope of practice.
Instead of relying on physical manual of procedures, an electronic information system can be implemented where nurses are able to search for procedures online without the need for scanning or skimming through rims and pages of hard-bound manuals. This is definitely a more efficient way of searching for information, and a better way of updating the list of procedures from a management point of view.
This prototype module aims to address nurses’ needs in having an electronic procedures manual that can ease browsing through clinical procedures.