Use Of High-Technological Gadgets And Computer Literacy As Correlates Of Student Nurses Informatics Skills
Volume 3 - Issue 3, March 2019 Edition
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Hamdoni K. Pangandaman
High-technological Gadgets, Computer Literacy, Nursing Informatics Skills.
Research shows that nursing informatics greatly improves patient’s outcome in a technologically driven health care arena. The purpose of this descriptive correlation research was to assess whether the use of high-technological gadgets - smartphones, pocket WiFi, and tablet; and, computer literacy significantly correlates to student nurse’s informatics skills in terms of charting and health teaching. This study utilized a validated and reliably tested researcher made questionnaire to a sample of 181 graduating nursing students in Marawi City. The instrument measured the use of high-technological gadgets based on the hours spent for academic and leisure purposes, 100-items computer literacy exam, and nursing informatics skills in a 5-point Likert scale format. IBM-SPSS version 21 used in analyzing the gathered & tabulated data. Results revealed that student nurses spend more time in the use of high-technological gadgets for leisure twice higher than for academic purposes and scored a beginner literacy in the use of computers. Findings on nursing informatics skills shows moderately skillful for health teaching and less skillful for charting. Correlation reveals that use of high-technological gadgets for leisure purposes and computer literacy has proportional significant relationship with the nursing informatics skills. The study recommends faculty training in Nursing Informatics, an updated Information & Technology infrastructure in the institution, and provision of informatics skills simulation both in the school and in the clinical area.
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