Critical Access Hospitals: Four Factors to Consider When Evaluating a Nursing Information Resource

Nursing | June 29, 2017

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Explore key considerations for evaluating a nursing information resource for your critical access hospital to make the best choice for your organization.

Evidence-based nursing information can help critical access hospitals provide the best care possible to patients. Selecting the right resource for your hospital is imperative. Your nursing staff has a diverse set of information needs. Make sure you select a resource that meets all of those needs and ensures a solid return on investment. Here are four factors to consider when evaluating a nursing information resource.


Support Nurse Education
Fostering a culture of lifelong learning and professional development is key to developing a successful nursing work force. Does the nursing information resource you are considering offer skills content, continuing education modules and competency evaluation tools? A nursing information resource with all of these elements will allow your critical access hospital to support any nurse education initiative that comes its way.

Provide Quick and Trusted Answers at the Point of Care
Nurses need to be able to find the right answers to their clinical questions fast. An ideal nursing information resource will provide your critical access hospital nurses with evidence-based content in easily digestible formats that maps to the nursing workflow.

Improve Patient Education
Education is essential when it comes to ensuring patients are compliant with their care plans.  A nursing information resource that offers an extensive collection of patient education materials ensures nurses and patients are working from the same playbook.

Streamline the Policy and Procedure Process
Every critical access hospital is required to have policies and standard operating procedure to safeguard continuity of care and patient safety, but the creation and upkeep can be costly and time consuming. The ability to link directly from your online policy and procedure system to evidence-based content in your nursing information resource will save you valuable time and money.

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