Standardized language--making nursing practice count.

  title={Standardized language--making nursing practice count.},
  author={Suzanne C. Beyea},
  journal={AORN journal},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={831-4, 837-8}
Language in nursing has never communicated the same clinical problems in a clear, precise, or consistent manner. Clinical information systems require standardized terms and definitions to help clinicians with electronic documentation. The future of nursing depends on systematic efforts to label and define nursing contributions to health care. Standardized nursing languages provide a structure to manage nursing data in a computerized patient record. Learning about and working with standardized… CONTINUE READING

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