You are the nurse working on a medical-surgical unit at a large Level 1 trauma center. The documentation at this facility is done via the computer (electronic documentation) this includes medication administration. When it’s time to retrieve your medications for your patient assignment, this is done via the Pyxis/Omnicell.  As the nurse, you have been assigned as a preceptor a first year nursing student for the day. The nursing student does not have a login to the computer system or Pyxis/Omnicell.  The nursing student uses your nursing login information to electronically chart and retrieve medications for your assigned patients.

Requirements are on the attached Rubric, please read and understand before attempting question.

NR360 Information Systems in Healthcare
RUA: We Can, But Dare We? Guidelines

NR360_RUA_We_Can_But_Dare_We_Guidelines Revised: January 2021 1

The purpose of this assignment is to investigate informatics in healthcare and to apply professional, ethical, and legal
principles to its appropriate use in healthcare technology.

Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO 4: Investigate safeguards and decision‐making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information

systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers. (PO 4)
CO 6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security,

regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO 6)
CO 8: Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in the delivery of nursing care. (PO 8)

Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to
this assignment.

Total points possible: 240 points

• Research, compose, and type a scholarly paper based on the scenario provided by your faculty, and choose a

conclusion scenario to discuss within the body of your paper. Reflect on lessons learned in this class about
technology, privacy concerns, and legal and ethical issues and address each of these concepts in the paper. Consider
the consequences of such a scenario. Do not limit your review of the literature to the nursing discipline only because
other health professionals are using the technology, and you may need to apply critical thinking skills to its
applications in this scenario.

• Use Microsoft Word and APA formatting. Consult your copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association, as well as the resources in Doc Sharing if you have questions (e.g., margin size, font type and size
(point), use of third person, etc.). Take advantage of the writing service SmartThinking, which is accessed by clicking
on the link called the Tutor Source, found under the Course Home area.

• The length of the paper should be four to five pages, excluding the title page and the reference page. Limit the
references to a few key sources (minimum of three required).

• The paper will contain an introduction that catches the attention of the reader, states the purpose of the paper, and
provides a narrative outline of what will follow (i.e., the assignment criteria).

• In the body of the paper, discuss the scenario in relation to HIPAA, legal, and other regulatory requirements that
apply to the scenario and the ending you chose. Demonstrate support from sources of evidence (references)
included as in‐text citations.

• Choose and identify one of the possible endings