Rationale : The nurse, or other care provider, can select one or more appropriate critical pathways for the client.
If more than one path is selected, the system should merge the paths to create one “master” path or protocol. The
system should identify variances to the anticipated outcomes as they are charted and provide aggregate variance
data for analysis by the providers. This information can be used to fine tune and improve the critical pathways,
thereby contributing to improved client outcomes.
Cognitive Level: Applying
Client Need: Safe Effective Care Environment
Client Need Sub: Management of Care
Nursing/Integrated Concepts: Communication and Documentation
Which of the following statements suggests that the use of mobile devices in the health care setting can enhance
1. Personal access to patient's home address
2. Portable devices have a finite amount of space to receive instantaneous lab results.
3. The elimination of paper copies of lab reports
4. The elimination of a unit secretary position since all data is housed on the mobile device
Hebda, Handbook of Informatics, 5/e Test Bank
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