Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Debra Jackson Editors: Sue Barnason, Carol Haigh, Leslie Gelling and Graeme D Smith

Impact Factor: 1.233

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 28/104 (Nursing (Social Science)); 32/106 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1365-2702

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Nurses' attitudes towards medical devices in healthcare delivery: a systematic review
Wei Zhang, K Louise Barriball and Alison E While

Technology is everywhere in every day life in the 21st century and nowhere more so than in clinical practice. Thus it is often a surprise that nurses can appears so negative towards the use of participatory media devices such as smart phone and tablets when they have, in fact been exploiting technology for many years. This comprehensive review emphasises nursing’s long-standing relationship with technology by focusing upon medical devices such as intravenous pumps and lifting devices. The review findings, which highlight the stress of the new and the unfamiliar, the erosion of clinical decision making skills and concerns regarding impact upon quality of care may also go some way in explaining how attitudes toward established devices can explain attitudes to new technology in clinical practice.

Carol Haigh

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