Transforming Data to Wisdom: Information and Knowledge Management

 

To prepare:
  • Review the Learning Resources.
  • Reflect on your current nursing practice and your use of databases, including where, how, and why you use databases.
  • Identify and consider who maintains your data.

 Harrington, J. (2016). Relational database design and implementation (4th ed.). Cambridge, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.
Chapter 1, “The Database Environment” (pp. 3–26)
Chapter 2, “Systems Analysis and Database Requirements” (pp. 27–43)

Sargin, M., Erdogan, S. B., Bastopcu, M., Arslanhan, G., Tasdemir, M. M., & Orhan, G. (2019). Cost of healthcare associated with deep vein thrombosis in patients treated with Warfarin in Turkey: 2010–2013 database analysis of a tertiary care center. Value in Health Regional Issues, 19, 81–86.

By Day 3 of Week 1

Post a description of your current area of nursing practice. Then, describe how databases are used in your nursing practice, including a description of who maintains those databases. Explain how databases may facilitate and support your practice. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain how you might meaningfully interpret data for better decision-making.