Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, is the chief nursing officer at Vocera Communications. In this role she provides a critical link between hospital clinicians and leaders, and the development and deployment of technology solutions. Dr. Collins and her team help hospitals to facilitate patient care by making communication more effective, and clinical process more efficient and safer.
In this episode of the Caring GreatlyTM podcast, we look at how cognitive load and overload affect nursing practice. We consider what can happen when technology is introduced into clinical workflow without considering how it may diminish clinicians’ ability to focus on critical patient care tasks. We delve into how technology can be used to mitigate cognitive overload so that clinicians can be fully present at the bedside. And we look at the role of clinical leaders in shepherding in the future of healthcare technology.
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