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Essentials of Computer for Nurses
© 2008, J Selvasekaran
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First Edition: 2008
Typeset at JPBMP typesetting unit
Printed at AjantaPreface
Nowadays rapid revolution in nursing caused by the computer, internet and its related technologies demonstrates that information technology is an essential ingredient for the success of internet based nursing establishments.
The objectives of this book are to bring the knowledge of the Computer Fundamentals and Microsoft Office, so that it can be appreciated and understood for applications in nursing. Computers are reshaping the quality of nursing. In near future, nurses will be regularly conferring with colleagues all over the world, through their computers. The nurses will get the latest information instantly on their desk/workplace and will be able to attend nursing conferences and continuing nursing education programs without leaving their clinics and colleges.
The quality of nursing will improve exponentially with computer-aided diagnosis and management. Many medical establishments have already computerized medical reports, billing system, inventory, financial accounting and several other fields of medicine.
This book explains in brief the role of Computer for Nurses, which is the base of nursing. It further explains all concepts which are used in information systems to make them more effective. This deals with technology of hardware, software, database and so on.
The book is divided into two parts—Part-One deals with Computer Fundamentals and consists of sixteen chapters and Part-Two deals with Microsoft Office which consists of four chapters.