Surgical Procedure- Mitral Valve Replacement  

Scenario: A patient was admitted into the hospital and is scheduled to have open-heart surgery within 8 hours of arrival. You are the Preop Nurse assigned to the patient. You are also assigned to two other patients that need to be in surgery by 7:30 am.



HIPAA, Legal, and Regulatory Discussion

Scenario Ending and Recommendations

Scenario ending: A technology downtime that impacts patient care occurs, and an error is made.  Construct based on those reflections.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Conclusion and Reflections   


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 provided for the scenario, and construct your paper based on its implications to the scenario. Make recommendations about what should have been done

and the Foundation of

Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Director, Virtual Learning Experiences (VLE) and
Professor Graduate Program, Chamberlain College of
Nursing Member, Informatics and Technology Expert
Panel (ITEP) for the American Academy of Nursing

Kathleen Mastrian, PhD, RN
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for
Nursing Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Sr.
Managing Editor, Online Journal of Nursing Informatics


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