Article Data

  • Views 73
  • Dowloads 10

Original Research

Open Access

Nursing and Implementation of Modern Technology


1Undergraduate Nursing Students, University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

2Department of Nursing, University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

3University Hospital of Zagreb, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

DOI: 10.22514/SV121.102016.3 Vol.12,Issue S1,October 2016 pp.23-27

Published: 10 October 2016

*Corresponding Author(s): ADRIANO FRIGANOVIĆ E-mail:

PDF (384.81 kB)


Introduction. Implementation of technol-ogy in health care has become a global trend. The society modernization has led to the increasing development of technol-ogy and information systems. Nurses in everyday work encounter with the applica-tion of communications and information technologies. The implementation of mod-ern technology in nursing increases nurses efficiency, but it is also changing the way of care for patients. Implementation of mod-ern technology in nursing is the result of interactions between technical skills, cul-ture and social acceptance in the working environment.

Aim. The aim of this article was to inves-tigate the application of modern technol-ogy in nursing and how it affects the nurs-ing profession, what competencies are required for the introduction of technol-ogy and the role of nurses in the process.

Materials and methods. PubMed database, OJIN base (Online Journal of Issues in Nursing), HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) were searched with the aim of finding appropriate studies and articles. Keywords which were used: nursing, mod-ern technology, nursing challenges, educa-tion.

Conclusion. Modern technology in the nursing profession is in its infancy, a lot of factors are contributing to slower de-velopment such as high cost, a shortage of nurses and training of medical staff to work with the new technology.

Results. During a search of the databases, we found seven articles of which accord-ing to the inclusion criteria for this study we used three. Data from the literature that was used showed that the application of modern technology in nursing is still in the initial process of adaptation.

Key words

nursing, modern technology, nursing challenges, education

Cite And Share

KATARINA JELEČ,SABINA SUKALIĆ,ADRIANO FRIGANOVIĆ. Nursing and Implementation of Modern Technology. Signa Vitae. 2016. 12(S1);23-27.


1. Lavin M, Harper E, Barr N. Health Information Technology, Patient Safety, and Professional Nursing Care Documentation in Acute Care Settings. OJIN 2015;20(2):3-5.

2. Powell CG, Nelson LA, Patterson ES. Patient Care Technology andSafety. In: Hughes RG, editor. PatientSafetyandQuality: AnEvi-dence-BasedHandbook for Nurses. Rockville (MD): AHRQ; 2008. p. 207-220.

3. Bosman RJ, Rood E, Oudemans-van Straaten HM, Van derSpoel JI, Wester JP, Zandstra DF. Intensive care information system reduc-esdocumentation time ofthenursesaftercardiothoracicsurgery. Intensive Care Med 2003 Jan;29(1):83–90.

4. Ramundo D, New technologies to enhancenursingpractice. NursCrit Care 2012 May 7(3): 40-42.

5. Bernardo A. Technology andtruepresenceinnursing. HolistNursPract 1998 Jul;12 (4):40-49.

6. PatientsorPaperwork? TheRegulatoryBurdenFacingAmerica’sHospitals. [Online]. 2001 [cited 2016 Jun 10]; [30 screens]. Available-from: URL:

7. Poissant L, Pereira J, Tamblyn R, Kawasumi Y. Theimpactofelectronichealthrecords on time efficiencyofphysiciansandnurses: a sys-tematicreview. J Am Med InformAssoc 2005 Sep-Oct 12(5): 505-516.

8. Royal CollegeofNursing. Usingtechnology to complementnursingpractice: an RCN guide for health care practitioners [Online]. 2012 [cited 2016 Jun10];[18 screens]. Available from: Using_technology_V3.pdf

9. Ash JS, Berg M, Coiera E. Some unintendedconsequencesofinformationtechnologyinhealth care: the nature ofpatient care informa-tion system-relatederrors. J Am Med InformAssoc [serial online] 2004 Mar-Apr [cited 2016 Jun 10]; 11(2):[8 screens]. Availablefrom: URL:

10. De Groot H. Overviewand Summary Nursing Technologies: Innovationand Implementation. OJIN [serial online] 2009 May [cited 2016 Jun 11]; 14(2):[2 screens].Availablefrom:URL: .html

11. Barnard A. Philosophyof Technology andNursing. NursingPhilosophy [serial online] 2003 Jan [cited 2016 Jul 7]; 14(1):[12 screens]. Available from: URL:

12. Rabkin AB, Weberg D, Permanante K. Nursing 2.0: Improving Care Through Technology [Online]. 2008 Dec [cited 2016 Jun 11]; Available from:

13. Nursing Times. Involvingnursesindevelopingnewtechnology [Online]. 2013 Nov 27 [cited 2016 Jul 12]; Availablefrom: URL:

14. Courtney KL, Demiris G, Alexander GL. Information Technology: ChangingNursingProcesses at thePoint‐of‐Care. NursAdm Q [serial online] 2005 Oct-Dec [cited 2016 15 Jul]; 29(4):[7 screens]. Available from: URL:

15. Cipriano PF. Nursing, Tecnology, andInformation Systems. Am NurseToday [serial online] 2013 Nov [cited 2016 Jul 15]; 8(11):[19 screens]. Availablefrom:URL:

Abstracted / indexed in

Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch) The Science Citation Index (SCI) is a citation index originally produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and created by Eugene Garfield. It (Science Citation Index Expanded) covers more than 8,500 notable and significant journals, across 150 disciplines in science and technology, from 1900 to the present.

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition aims to evaluate a journal’s value from multiple perspectives including the journal impact factor, descriptive data about a journal’s open access content as well as contributing authors, and provide readers a transparent and publisher-neutral data & statistics information about the journal.

Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is an online resource that can quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications.

IndexCopernicus The Index Copernicus International (ICI) Journals database’s is an international indexation database of scientific journals. It covered international scientific journals which divided into general information, contents of individual issues, detailed bibliography (references) sections for every publication, as well as full texts of publications in the form of attached files (optional). For now, there are more than 58,000 scientific journals registered at ICI.

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) is a non-profit organization established in 2002 and it works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The overall objectives of the Foundation are to promote and develop health education and research programs.

Scopus Scopus is Elsevier's abstract and citation database launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles (22,794 active titles and 13,583 Inactive titles) from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences.

Embase Embase (often styled EMBASE for Excerpta Medica dataBASE), produced by Elsevier, is a biomedical and pharmacological database of published literature designed to support information managers and pharmacovigilance in complying with the regulatory requirements of a licensed drug.

Submission Turnaround Time