1. Nursing has moved towards a more technology based learning experience. Overall, healthcare itself has moved towards adoption of technology and its integration into health care processes at a fast pace. From management of information to its sharing all is based on the use of technology. The use of computers in health care for the analysis and recording of health information is not very old. The most noteworthy technology in this regard is the EHR. The EHR is not very old but has acquired an important space in the world of health care within a very small time. Use of computers has also increased in teaching. Integrating technology in nursing education has also proved highly beneficial to its proliferation and growth. The world of nursing education has benefitted from a number of technological advances. particularly relevant in this regard are simulation and PDA technologies (Coyle, 2013). A number of I-phone and smart-phone apps are helping the nursing educators as well as the students give and receive nursing education. Computers are already a part of teaching and learning in nearly every environment. this is a technology driven generation and the PDA technology has altered the way education is given and received in any environment. The millenials use a number of all handheld devices which can also be used to take notes as well as read pdf or doc files and open e-books. In this way the PDA technology has revolutionized the world of education where nursing students can study from books and guides using their smart-phones or their Kindle reader. The use of technology has certain brought changes to the nursing world. However, apart from the health care system it is also nursing technology that has been influenced.
2. If there is a technology that I find very useful in my everyday life whether at the school or at home then it is the smart phone. I carry it always with me, but most important are the benefits that come from it. Smart phones are really smart. It is because you can have a world of information in your pocket. I can check e-books, notes as well as access the web and top of all check my mail without any difficulty. So, in short smart phone makes my tasks easy and is also easy to use. However, I look forward to a day when technology will become even easier to carry around. What if we could use our brain signals to use technology and instruct a device to operate without a single click or touch? I am looking for something of the kind of Google glass or something even ahead. Gibbs writes regarding the glass, “Glass is about as comfortable to wear as any lopsided pair of glasses. The interchangeable frames are light, the nosepads standard, but one side has the weight of the battery, camera, screen, small speaker and guts of the smartglasses” (Gibbs, 2014). Let us fast forward to future. A doctor is wearing glasses. There is no computer before him but he is still checking a patients’ health information and x-ray reports just by wearing the glasses. he speaks something and the data gets entered into the patient’s health records. He also records instructions for the nurse which are directly delivered to her. Let us move even further. Suppose the technology shown in the movie Elyssium is possible and even the worst diseases are treated just by taking the patient into the scanning machine. The machine detects every anomaly fixes it. This is something truly revolutionary because the need for doctors and nurses will be done with after this technology is released. So, technology has truly proved the enabler of health care and will continue to do so. In this regard the more advanced we are the better will be the state of health care and the less will be the concerns related to patient safety.
Coyle, S. (2013). New Technologies in Nursing Education. In Advance Web. Retrieved August 18, 2015, from http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/New-Technologies-in-Nursing-Education.aspx
Gibbs, S. (2014). Google Glass review: useful – but overpriced and socially awkward. In The Guardian. Retrieved August 18, 2015, from http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/03/google-glass-review-curiously-useful-overpriced-socially-awkward