Informatics And Nursing  Opportunities And Challenges 4Th by Jeanne Sewell  – Test Bank

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Informatics And Nursing  Opportunities And Challenges 4Th by Jeanne Sewell  – Test Bank

 

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1. After teaching a class about informatics, the instructor determines that the teaching was successful when the students define informatics as which of the following?
A) Use of computers
B) Use of information technology
C) Management of information
D) Access to the Internet

 

 

2. A strategic plan for the nationwide implementation of health information technology includes which of the following?
A) Discouraging the use of personal electronic health records
B) Developing a collaborative governance to support information use for population health
C) Advocating for statewide adoption of electronic health record
D) Limiting the use of telehealth systems

 

 

3. Which of the following would a nurse identify as the current focus of today’s practice informatics?
A) Capturing data at the point of care
B) Performing secondary data analysis
C) Using aggregated data
D) Making decisions based on data

 

 

4. A nursing student is reviewing information about early computerized clinical information systems. Which of the following would the student identify as characteristic?
A) Implementation to perform two or three functions
B) Ability to share information among several departments
C) Creation of different software systems for different areas
D) Entry of data occurring only once

 

 

5. When describing the benefits of informatics to a group of agency staff, which of the following would the presenter identify as one of the primary benefits?
A) Increase usability of data
B) Promote cost-saving
C) Promote time-saving
D) Allow identification of patterns

 

 

6. After teaching a group of students about the benefits of informatics to the nursing profession, the instructor determines that the students need additional teaching when they identify which of the following as a benefit?
A) Improvement in documentation
B) Use of data for quality control
C) Building of evidence-based knowledge
D) Increase in time needed for documentation

 

 

7. A nurse is presenting an in-service program on nursing informatics competencies. When describing the need for computer fluency for nursing informatics competencies, which of the following would the presenter include as characterizing this concept?
A) Temporary state
B) Lifelong learning
C) Task oriented
D) Competency

 

 

8. After teaching a class for a group of nurses on nursing informatics, the instructor determines that the teaching was successful when the group identifies which of the following competencies as specific to the role of an informatics innovator?
A) Using basic desktop software
B) Generating informatics theory
C) Making judgments about trends
D) Communicating via a computer

 

 

9. An informatics nurse specialist would describe information literacy as essential for which of the following?
A) Critical thinking
B) Problem solving
C) Data evaluation
D) Evidence-based practice

 

 

10. When preparing for a class on healthcare informatics and information technology, the instructor would emphasize which of the following as the focus?
A) Information
B) Computer
C) Access
D) Data storage

 

 

11. When describing the components needed to provide evidence-based care through informatics, which of the following would be needed? Select all that apply.
A) Information presented in a digital format
B) Standards for exchange of information
C) Limited ability to capture relevant data
D) Multiple language structures for documentation
E) Competency of practitioners using the information

 

 

12. A nurse is reviewing an article about the strategic plan for health information technology as related to population health. Which of the following would the nurse expect to find as being supported by this goal? Select all that apply.
A) Biomedical research
B) Cost-efficient patient care
C) Public health
D) Quality improvement
E) Emergency preparedness

 

 

13. A nurse is preparing an in-service program about forces driving toward the increased use of informatics in healthcare. Which of the following would the nurse include as a national force?  Select all that apply.
A) Creation of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC)
B) The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on Health Professions Education
C) National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice recommendations
D) National League for Nursing (NLN) position paper on nurse preparation
E) Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) initiative

 

 

14. A nurse working in informatics is analyzing information gathered about rates of infection of patients on a specific hospital unit. The nurse is using this information to determine appropriate interventions for overall infection control. The nurse is involved with which of the following?
A) Point of care informatics
B) Secondary data analysis
C) Listserv
D) Computerized provider order entry

 

 

15. A nurse involved in informatics identifies the need for information and demonstrates ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use it. The nurse is demonstrating which of the following?
A) Information literacy
B) Computer literacy
C) Computer fluency
D) Information management

 

1. While working on a document, a student wants to access the help feature. Which of the following keys would be most appropriate for the student to press?
A) Alt
B) Ctrl
C) F1
D) Shift

 

 

2. When writing a report, a student changes the usual typeface from Arial 10 pt to Times New Roman 12 pt. The student saves the report and then begins creating two new documents, using a typeface of Times New Roman 10 pt for one of the documents and Courier 10 pt for the other. Which typeface would be considered the default?
A) Arial 10 pt
B) Times New Roman 10 pt
C) Times New Roman 12 pt
D) Courier 10 pt

 

 

3. A student is reading a report that goes on for several pages, extending beyond the current screen size. He wants to get to the conclusion of the report quickly. Which of the following would he do?
A) Press on the down arrow key on the keyboard each time until the end of the report
B) Click on the down arrow button until he reaches the end of the report
C) Click on the vertical scroll bar, moving it down to the end of the bar
D) Click on the horizontal scroll bar, moving it to the right of the screen

 

 

4. When writing a paper, a student realizes that a previous paragraph is unclear and wants to delete it. Which of the following would be the quickest way to do this?
A) Press the delete key several times to erase the text
B) Press the backspace key until all the text is removed
C) Hit the delete key after selecting the text to be cut
D) Type over the text after moving the insertion point to the left

 

 

5. A portion of text is cut from one document and will be inserted into another document that is being prepared. Until the text is placed in the new document, the information is placed at which location?
A) On the ROM memory
B) On the desktop screen
C) On the RAM clipboard
D) On the master document

 

 

6. A nursing student has created several patient teaching handouts in Microsoft Word® for use in a class presentation and is saving the handouts for the first time. Which of the following names would be appropriate to use to save the file?
A) patientteach.doc
B) patient-teach.doc
C) patient/teach.doc
D) patient                 teach.doc

 

 

7. A nurse has created a spreadsheet that is somewhat wide horizontally. In preparing to print this project, which of the following would be most appropriate? Select all that apply.
A) Try using a smaller font size.
B) Use the portrait orientation to print.
C) Decrease both side margins.
D) Take the file to a graphics shop for printing.

 

 

8. A student using Microsoft Vista® operating system is looking for a file that he created last week after transferring some digital photos onto the computer. He has not created any personal folders as of yet. The student would most likely find the file in which folder?
A) Documents
B) Music
C) Pictures
D) Desktop

 

 

9. Which of the following terms would an instructor use to describe a computer that goes into standby mode?
A) Embedding
B) Linking
C) Hibernating
D) Sleeping

 

 

10. A student working on a document deletes a portion of text and then realizes that she deleted the wrong thing. Which of the following should she do next?
A) Tap Ctrl +Y key
B) Hit the Redo icon
C) Hit Ctrl +Z
D) Use the help key

 

 

11. A student nurse who is new to computers is creating a document of text. The student notices that when getting near the end of a line of text, the entered characters automatically fall on the next line when the line becomes full. The student identifies this as which of the following?
A) Hard return
B) Redo
C) Word wrap
D) Icon

 

 

12. A nursing student is preparing a paper and wants to open a new document. Which icon would the nurse use?
A)
B)
C)
D)

 

 

13. A student is reading an article that contains several graphical objects. The student selects the object using the mouse pointer. Which activities could the student do after selecting this object? Select all that apply.
A) Edit the color of the object
B) Copy it to another document
C) Paste it to a new document
D) Move it to another document
E) Drag it to a new location

 

 

14. A nursing student who is working as part of a group is writing a scenario for a clinical role-playing situation. The student uses Microsoft Word ®. One member uses Corel WordPerfect® and another group member uses a different word processing program that is Microsoft Windows® compatible. The student would most likely save the document in which format?
A) Microsoft Word®
B) Corel WordPerfect®
C) DOS
D) Rich text format

 

 

15. A group of students are reviewing information about how to view a file list. The students demonstrate understanding of the information when they identify which of the following as the most important for viewing file names. Select all that apply.
A) List
B) Details
C) Tiles
D) Icons
E) Thumbnails

 

 

16. A new computer user is reading the instructions for a recently purchased laptop computer and finds information about power-saving features. Which of the following would the user most likely be reading about?  Select all that apply.
A) Sleep
B) Save
C) Help
D) Hibernate
E) Linking

 

 

1. Which of the following would a nursing instructor use to describe Web 2.0?
A) Isolation
B) Individualistic
C) Collaboration
D) Static

 

 

2. After teaching a group of students about collective intelligence, the teacher determines that the class needs more instruction when they identify which of the following as an example?
A) Wiki
B) Folksonomies
C) Blog
D) WetPaint

 

 

3. A nurse is reviewing a mashup that depicts a blueprint of the rooms on the unit along with an overlay of data about infections on the unit. The nurse identifies this type of mashup as which of the following?
A) Mapping
B) Video
C) News
D) Shopping

 

 

4. Which of the following would a computer user be least likely to identify as an example of grassroots media?
A) Podcasts
B) Wikispaces
C) YouTube®
D) Online photo sharing

 

 

5. A student has created the following e-mail address: [email protected] Which of the following is considered the user name?
A) Yahoo
B) jane.doe
C) @
D) .com

 

 

6. A nurse executive is composing an e-mail to the professional organization. In addition to the name, which of the following would the nurse include when signing an e-mail?
A) Street address
B) Home phone number
C) Sender’s title
D) Date

 

 

7. After teaching a group of students about writing professional e-mails, which of the following statements by one of the students indicates the need for additional teaching?
A) “You should always check the spelling and grammar before sending.”
B) “Never send any type of confidential information in an e-mail.”
C) “If an unexpected file is attached, don’t open it.”
D) “Use acronyms and emoticons freely to express the tone.”

 

 

8. A nurse is preparing to send an e-mail with a file attached. Which of the following would be most important to do first?
A) Check that the recipient has the appropriate software to view it.
B) Expect to zip the file so that it will be transmitted much faster.
C) Transfer the file to a CD so that it will be ready for attachment.
D) Send the file to a file transfer Internet Web site.

 

 

9. During a group discussion about using e-mails, a member asks, “What’s the best way to avoid spam?” Which of the following would be the most appropriate rationale?
A) “Spam is like junk mail; you just have to learn to live with it.”
B) “Your e-mail provider should have some type of filter to avoid spam.”
C) “Try using a different e-mail address every now and then.”
D) “Never give out your e-mail address on the Web, such as online shopping sites.”

 

 

10. A nurse is contacting several colleagues using the Internet for a conference call. Which of the following is the nurse using?
A) Web conferencing
B) Instant messaging
C) Telephony
D) Webcast

 

 

11. During a presentation about networking, a nurse asks, “I’ve heard all about this ‘Twitter’, but how is it different from instant messaging?” Which response by the presenter would be most appropriate?
A) “You can send larger messages than with IM.”
B) “The message is shared with others.”
C) “It is the preferred social networking site.”
D) “You use your real names for ‘tweeting’.”

 

 

12. A nurse practitioner wants to join a networking site with other nurse practitioners. Which of the following would the nurse practitioner most likely choose?
A) Facebook
B) LinkedIn
C) MySpace
D) Plaxo

 

 

13. When working with Acrobat.com, a nurse would expect which of the following? Select all that apply.
A) Need to purchase an outside word processing program.
B) Ability for animating and interactivity
C) Free Webinar software
D) Registration fee requirement
E) Private workspace

 

 

14. A nurse participates in a blog with other nurses about caring for terminally ill patients. The nurse receives an alert via which of the following when new information is added?
A) Wiki
B) Mashup
C) RSS feed
D) Usenet

 

 

15. A group of new nursing students are receiving orientation about the appropriate etiquette for e-mailing instructors. The instructor tells them that the use of acronyms is not appropriate. The students demonstrate understanding when they avoid using which of the following? Select all that apply.
A) BTW
B) :-0
C)
D) IMO

 

 

1. A group of nurses is creating a database. Which of the following would the nurses need to do first?
A) Determine the data to be collected
B) Identify the question needing an answer
C) Develop a purpose for the database
D) Identify the pieces of data to enter

 

 

2. When working with a database, a data enterer selects data from a set of items that was created to avoid having to type in the entry. The data enterer is using which of the following?
A) Field
B) Relational database
C) Look-up table
D) Query

 

 

3. A nurse wants to find information about databases specifically used in nursing. Which query would the nurse use to obtain the narrowest search?
A) Databases or nursing
B) Nursing not databases
C) Nursing and/or databases
D) Nursing and databases

 

 

4. A nurse has created a database in which data are contained in one table. The nurse has created which model of database?
A) Flat
B) Network
C) Hierarchical
D) Relational

 

 

5. When designing a relational database, which of the following best reflects the user’s use of atomic-level data?
A) Age and sex are listed in one field.
B) First and last names are in separate fields.
C) Systolic and diastolic blood pressures are key fields.
D) First and last names are in one field with first name also in a separate field.

 

 

6. When preparing to use healthcare information databases for secondary data use, which of the following would be most important?
A) Restrict the database search to one aspect of care
B) Remove any patient-identifying information
C) Ensure databases reflect empirical evidence
D) Be knowledgeable about the questions to be answered

 

 

7. After teaching a group of students about data mining, the instructor determines that the students understand the teaching when they state which of the following?
A) Data mining is best to use on relational databases.
B) Data mining provides known information to predict the unknown.
C) A data warehouse is appropriate for the use of data mining.
D) Data mining involves the use of simple statistical techniques.

 

 

8. After attending a class on databases and searching, which of the following would a student identify as the fastest way to analyze database information?
A) Ad hoc querying
B) Data mining
C) Online analytical processing
D) Using structured query language

 

 

9. After teaching a class about the different views of data in a database, the instructor determines the need for additional teaching when students identify which of the following as a view?
A) Field
B) Table
C) Report
D) Form

 

 

10. Which of the following would a user identify as accurate about saving data in a database?
A) Data entry is saved as soon as the insertion point moves from the record of entry.
B) Changes made to a record are temporary after leaving the record.
C) If a record is deleted, it can be undone, but only once.
D) A user must save each item in the database after it is entered.

 

 

11. An instructor is describing the steps associated with the design of a clinical database. Which of the following would the instructor be least likely to include?
A) Identify the purpose of the database
B) Identify the questions the data will answer
C) List the requirements for the data
D) Replicate the patient record data.

 

 

12. An instructor is teaching a class on databases and is describing the differences between a database and a spreadsheet. Which of the following would the instructor include as reflective of a database? Select all that apply.
A) Data connected with records
B) List with column headings
C) Ability to crunch numbers
D) Unrelated objects
E) Analysis of data

 

 

13. A nurse is creating a database that involves tables organized in the shape of an inverted tree with the branches of the tree being shared. The nurse is creating which type of database model?
A) Hierarchical model
B) Flat model
C) Network model
D) Relational database model

 

 

14. A student asks an instructor what requirements must be met to ensure that data in a database are searchable. Which of the following would the instructor be least likely to include in the response?
A) Data must be structured.
B) A category must exist for the data that are to be searched.
C) Terms used for a given meaning must be standardized.
D) Criteria need not be matched to data in a given field.

 

 

15. After reviewing information about databases and their use, a group of students demonstrate understanding of the information when they identify which of the following as the most powerful tool in a database?
A) Querying
B) Sorting
C) Downloadable data
D) Mathematical capabilities
1. A nursing student is using a knowledge-based digital database. Which of the following would the student expect to find?
A) Journal article on diabetes
B) Medication reference
C) A new lab procedure
D) Change in a nursing skill

 

 

2. When searching PubMed, the nurse understands that this database uses a search term structure based on which of the following?
A) Linear relationship
B) Feedback loop
C) Hierarchy
D) Specific to general

 

 

3. A nurse wants to search for information about legal and ethical issues involving nursing. Which database would be most helpful for the nurse to use in this search?
A) CINAHL
B) PubMed/Medline
C) Cochrane Library
D) ERIC

 

 

4. A nursing student is looking for information to support evidence-based practice. Which database would be most appropriate for the student to search?
A) MEDLINE
B) CINAHL
C) Cochrane Library
D) PubMed

 

 

5. When seeking knowledge, which of the following would a nurse typically do first?
A) Search for appropriate evidence
B) Critically analyze the literature
C) Question a practice
D) Apply the search findings

 

 

6. A nursing student engaged in searching databases asks the instructor what the “advanced search” tab means. Which response by the instructor would be most appropriate?
A) “It is something that typical students don’t use because it is too complex.”
B) “This is quite helpful in letting you narrow your search a bit better.”
C) “This tab is used by librarians to search specific vocabulary search terms.”
D) “It’s not relevant to what you are doing here; just stick to the basics.”

 

 

7. A nurse is evaluating the information obtained from a search and notes that the majority of information is from reports of expert committees. The nurse interprets this research to be at which level of evidence?
A) Level VII
B) Level VI
C) Level V
D) Level IV

 

 

8. After teaching a group of students about barriers to evidence-based nursing, the instructor determines that additional teaching is needed when the students identify which of the following as a barrier?
A) Inadequacy of staff to participate
B) Difficulty in understanding research statistics
C) Positive attitudes toward information literacy
D) Accessibility of resources for searching

 

 

9. A nursing student is using Zotero. Which of the following would the student be able to do? Select all that apply.
A) Save citations
B) Take notes
C) Create reference lists
D) Hyperlink to files
E) Take photos

 

 

10. When describing the hierarchy for evaluating evidence, which of the following would the instructor identify as the highest level of evidence?
A) Evidence for a systematic review of all relevant RCTs
B) Evidence obtained from at least one well-designed RCT
C) Evidence obtained from one well-designed nonrandom controlled trial
D) Evidence from well-designed case-control and cohort studies

 

 

11. A nurse is using a library database to search for information related to cancer. The nurse includes the words “some” and “many” in the search. The search engine would identify these words as which of the following?
A) Truncation
B) Wildcard
C) Stop words
D) MeSH terms

 

 

12. A nursing instructor is teaching a group of students about the Cochrane Library and systematic reviews. The instructor determines a need for additional teaching when the students identify a systematic review as reducing which bias?
A) Selection
B) Indexing
C) Publishing
D) Sampling

 

 

13. A nursing instructor is working with the school of nursing’s librarian and reviewing library venders to obtain health sciences databases. Which of the following would the instructor be least likely to recommend?
A) Zotero
B) EBSCO
C) Ovid
D) ProQuest

 

 

14. A nursing student is reviewing journal articles obtained from a database search and frequently notes that a specific work is being cited by authors. In addition, the student notices that this cited work is often the basis for the author’s opinion. The student would identify this as which of the following?
A) Expert committee report
B) Seminal work
C) Clinical practice guideline
D) Randomized controlled trial

 

 

15. A group of nurses are working on a committee to develop a program that promotes the adoption of evidence-based nursing at the facility. Which of the following would the committee need to address? Select all that apply.
A) Improved access to resources for the staff
B) Use of valued nurses for staff to seek out with questions
C) Emphasis on the value of information seeking
D) Greater focus on high-priority organizational goals
E) Enhanced familiarity of staff to evidence-based practice
1. After teaching a group of students about electronic medical records, the instructor determines that the teaching was successful when students describe the records as which of the following?
A) Complete record of a patient’s healthcare information
B) Record of a patient’s stay in an agency such as a hospital
C) A record that is accessible by outside agencies
D) Record that allows patients to enter data

 

 

2. When describing the implementation of personal health records to a group of students, which of the following would the instructor include as being readily available?
A) Protocols for use
B) Standardized data
C) Computer technology
D) Procedures for use

 

 

3. An agency is implementing the use of smart cards for healthcare. Which of the following best describes this personal health record?
A) Patients create their own card to be given to their providers.
B) The card is contained in a device that plugs into a USB port.
C) The card contains readable data with an ability to have more data written to it.
D) The card contains an operating system and RAM.

 

 

4. Which of the following would healthcare providers most likely identify as the primary concern associated with e-mails between patients and healthcare providers?
A) Lack of time to become involved
B) Lack of interest in electronic communication
C) Inadequate staff to handle the communication
D) Privacy of the communication

 

 

5. A healthcare provider is setting up e-mail communication between the practice and his patients. One of the nurses is teaching the patients how to use the system. The nurse determines that additional teaching is needed when one of the patients states which of the following?
A) “We need to put our names or identification numbers in the body of the message.”
B) “We should be very specific in our message, making sure that it is detailed.”
C) “We should put the issue in the subject line of the message.”
D) “When we get a response, we should use the auto-reply feature to acknowledge it.”

 

 

6. When preparing to develop a program for online communication between patients and healthcare providers, which of the following would the providers address as the priority?
A) Asking questions without a visit
B) Making appointments
C) Renewing prescriptions
D) Getting lab test results

 

 

7. A patient asks a nurse about creating a personal health record using a fee-based Web service. Which response by the nurse would be most appropriate?
A) “Most of these services are the same, so just pick one.”
B) “Always check the fine print in the privacy policy.”
C) “These services are easy and quick to use.”
D) “Caregivers can access the record in an emergency.”

 

 

8. After teaching students about the various types of electronic health records, the instructor determines that the students have understood the information when they state which of the following is the current focus of most healthcare agencies?
A) Electronic medical record
B) Electronic health record
C) Personal health record
D) Electronic medication administration record

 

 

9. When describing an electronic health record, which of the following would characterize a true electronic health record?
A) Information included in the record
B) Ability to interface with outside agencies
C) Access to information by patients
D) Healthcare information owned by the agency

 

 

10. When teaching a class about the barriers to implementing personal health records, which of the following would an instructor include?
A) Fear of collaboration
B) Questionable management of disease
C) Lack of personalization of care
D) Manner of useful data presentation

 

 

11. A group of nurses working in an office are advocating for the use of e-encounters. When describing this process, which of the following would the nurses identify as a benefit? Select all that apply.
A) Improved retention of information
B) Avoidance of telephone tag
C) Need for transcription to be filed
D) Clear reimbursement guidelines
E) Increased staffing numbers

 

 

12. After teaching a class about smart healthcare cards, the instructor determines that additional teaching is needed when the class identifies which of the following as a component of a smart card?
A) CPU
B) ROM
C) RAM
D) Hard drive

 

 

13. An instructor is describing the health information record integration. Which of the following would the instructor explain as being the highest level of integration?
A) Electronic medical record
B) Electronic health record
C) Personal health record
D) Smart card

 

 

14. A nurse is reviewing journal articles related to personal health records. Which of the following would the nurse expect to find while reading? Select all that apply.
A) Most records are being kept electronically.
B) Individuals are concerned about privacy.
C) Many people are uncomfortable using computers.
D) It is time-consuming to enter the data in the computer.
E) Many feel the record meets most of their needs.

 

 

15. When presenting a class discussion on personal health records and their implementation, the instructor reviews several barriers. Which of the following would the instructor be most likely to include? Select all that apply.
A) Reluctance by providers
B) Variations in patient identifiers
C) Issues involving data security
D) Patients viewing themselves as consumers
E) Liability issues

 

1. When applying the seven areas of nursing informatics to the categories of medical informatics, which of the following corresponds to the decision-making category of medical informatics?
A) Defining data needed in patient care
B) Using data, information, and knowledge for patient care
C) Applying ergonomics to interfaces
D) Creating new tools for patient care

 

 

2. A nurse has become certified in nursing informatics. The nurse would need to renew this certification after how long?
A) 2 years
B) 3 years
C) 4 years
D) 5 years

 

 

3. When describing nursing informatics theory to a group of students, the instructor determines that the students need additional teaching when they state which of the following as a key component?
A) Data
B) Information
C) Terminology
D) Knowledge

 

 

4. When describing the various theories underlying informatics, which of the following would an instructor identify as addressing change in society and an individual?
A) Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation Theory
B) Lewin’s Field Theory
C) Chaos Theory
D) General Systems Theory

 

 

5. A nurse informatics specialist applies Lewin’s Field Theory to implementing a new documentation system. Which of the following would be most important for the nurse to do first?
A) Enlist members to be involved in the process
B) Ignore members’ reluctance to change systems
C) Engage the administration in supporting the change
D) Provide positive feedback about new skill acquisition

 

 

6. A group of students is reviewing Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation Theory for a test. The students demonstrate understanding of the stages of individual change when they put the following in the proper sequence from first to last.

A. Confirmation

B. Implementation

C. Knowledge of an innovation

D. Decision

E. Persuasion

A) C, E, D, B, A
B) A, D, B, C, E
C) C, A, B, E, D
D) D, C, E, B, A

 

 

7. An informatics nurse is working on evaluating a system that has been implemented in an agency. Which of the following would the nurse identify as reflecting the goals of usability?
A) A user has some difficulty performing the tasks when the system is used for the first time.
B) A user can perform the needed tasks quickly once he or she has learned the system.
C) A user needs some time to become proficient again after not using the system for a while.
D) A user is prone to making errors, but these errors can be rectified rather easily.

 

 

8. After teaching a group of students about informatics nurses and nurse informatics specialists, the students demonstrate understanding when they identify which of the following as a role for a nurse informatics specialist?
A) Information technology advocate
B) Systems educator
C) Project director
D) Clinical systems coordinator

 

 

9. An informatics nurse specialist is presenting a seminar on nursing informatics. After the seminar, a group of nurses are talking with the presenter and one of the nurses states, “I’m pretty good with computers, so I should become an informatics nurse.” Which of the following responses would be most appropriate?
A) “Computer competency is absolutely essential to this practice.”
B) “It sounds like you have a good idea about what’s involved.”
C) “The computer is just a tool for the real focus, information management.”
D) “I can recommend some very good educational programs if you’re interested.”

 

 

10. An informatics nurse is searching the Web for professional informatics groups. Which of the following would the nurse find as the largest group?
A) International Medical Informatics Association
B) American Medical Informatics Association
C) European Federation for Medical Informatics
D) Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

 

 

11. A nurse certified in nursing informatics is preparing a presentation for prospective candidates for certification. Which of the following would the nurse include as being necessary to write the examination for certification? Select all that apply.
A) Active RN licensure
B) Associate degree in nursing
C) 5 years of practice as an RN
D) 30 hours of continuing education in the last year
E) 2,000 hours in informatics nursing within the past 3 years

 

 

12. An instructor is describing nursing informatics theory. When explaining information, which of the following would the instructor include?
A) Discrete objective facts
B) Data with context
C) Synthesis of information
D) Visualizing patterns

 

 

13. A group of nursing students are reviewing information about the different theories associated with nursing informatics. The students demonstrate understanding of the information when they identify which of the following as related to the General System Theory?
A) Innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards.
B) Unfreezing, moving, and refreezing
C) Input, throughput, output, and feedback
D) Information management tools, knowledge, skills, rewards, and authority structures

 

 

14. A nurse is working as a clinical systems analyst. For which of the following would the nurse be most likely responsible? Select all that apply.
A) Assessing the needs for nurses with technology
B) Coordinating the planning of information systems
C) Supporting a clinical system
D) Implementing an informatics project
E) Analyzing what a client wants and needs

 

 

15. A nurse practicing in nursing informatics is a guest speaker for a nursing class. One of the students in the class asks the nurse how she gained her knowledge. Which response by the nurse would be most likely?
A) “I went to graduate school to obtain a master’s degree.”
B) “I basically learned on-the-job and with continuing education.”
C) “I got my RN after going to business school first to learn about computers.”
D) “I have a doctorate degree in nursing and computer science.”