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dc.contributor.author Newcomb, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-16T17:09:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-16T17:09:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.citation Newcomb, P. (2012). Spreadsheet and Relational Database Programs: Useful Tools for Perioperative Nurses. Perioperative Nursing Clinics, 7(2), 211-221. Perioperative Nursing Clinics en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1556-7931
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/9719
dc.description KEY POINTS • Clinicians should be aware that simple spreadsheet programs are usually available on computers in nursing units and can be useful tools for staff nurses. • In the absence of commercial reference management software, a spreadsheet program can efficiently organize literature for evidence-based projects. • Simple spreadsheet programs can be used to organize and analyze data collected in research or evidence-based projects. en_US
dc.description.abstract Information management has become a critical skill for all nurse professionals, including perioperative registered nurses (RNs). In perioperative nursing, combinations of high-touch and high-tech patient needs require staff to be acutely aware clinically. Staff members are focused on responsibilities for assessing, monitoring, and intervening in specific patient situations and may miss the importance of learning to successfully manage amounts of data greater than those generated by one patient at one particular time. When staff nurses and managers begin to think about collecting evidence to demonstrate the quality of their performance or when they begin to express the wish to test their hunches about the factors that influence patient outcomes in their units the time to develop competencies in formal data management has arrived. Fortunately, the challenges of learning to organize and manipulate data do not approach the difficulty of the challenges faced by perioperative nurses in practice on a daily basis. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Saunders Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Perioperative nurse en_US
dc.subject Spreadsheet en_US
dc.subject Relational database en_US
dc.subject Evidenced-based practice en_US
dc.title Spreadsheet and Relational Database Programs: Useful Tools for Perioperative Nurses en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://www.periopnursing.theclinics.com/ en_US
dc.identifier.externalLinkDescription Journal home page URL. en_US

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