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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF PORTABLE COMPUTERS ON THE MANAGEMENT OF LOWER LEG ULCERS IN A HOME CARE SETTING Open Access

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Subject/Keyword
Venous Leg Ulcers
Portable
Home Care
Computers
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Tapper, Lloyd L
Supervisor and department
Williams, Beverly (Faculty of Nursing)
Ross, Carolyn (Faculty of Nursing)
Examining committee member and department
Day, Rene (Faculty of Nursing)
Olsen, Joanne (Faculty of Nursing)
Williams, Beverly (Faculty of Nursing)
Ross, Carolyn (Faculty of Nursing)
Searles,Gorden (Faculty of Medicine)
Hannah, Kathryn (Faculty of Nursing)
Lasiuk, Gerri (Faculty of Nursing)
Department
Faculty of Nursing
Specialization

Date accepted
2014-01-08T10:06:22Z
Graduation date
2014-06
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Degree level
Doctoral
Abstract
Portable computers, including handheld computers and laptop computers, are being implemented in home care as a means to deliver high quality, cost effective care. However, limited evidence exists to support assertions regarding the impact of portable computers on health system outcomes. The purpose of this retrospective chart review was to assess the impact of portable computers on the use of evidence based practice, client outcomes, and on the cost of care when use by home care nurses to manage clients with lower leg venous ulcers. A comparison of paper based documentation collected at Location 1(paper) with electronic documentation collected at Location 2(EMR) indicated that use of the technology may improve the use of evidence based practice and may reduce the cost of care. The use of a conceptual framework proposed by Powell-Cope, Nelson and Patterson (2008) to guide the implementation of portable technology in a health care setting is recommended.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3G15TJ11
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