(Answered) NR542 Week 1: Clinical Nurses and Information Management 3030 unread replies.8484 replies.

Nurses in clinical practice manage most of the patient-related data and transform that data into usable information. Think about a data-management problem that could be resolved with a database. Explain the problem in detail, support the need to solve the problem with evidence from scholarly literature, and explain why you think a database is a reasonable solution. Consider situations about patient care, nursing practices, leadership or management, or education.. Think about a situation for which you wish to capture data over a long time period and for which you want to study various relationships. Provide three questions that you might want to ask of the database.

For example, in a database of patient falls for the entire hospital, you might ask the following questions.
• How many units had patient falls over the last year?
• On a specific unit with a high number of falls, what was the nurse/patient ratio at the time of each fall?
• Which patients on six specific units have fall-risk assessments?

Avoid questions about database functions or capabilities or questions about obtaining the data. For this course, we will assume those kinds of problems can be managed. The questions need to focus on who, what, when, where, or how aspects of the problem you want to solve. It could be helpful to your student peers to offer feedback on their questions.

(Please be aware that for the initial posting, in order to reach an acceptable level of performancetwo scholarly sources must be presented. This is different from what you are used to in your core courses.  Please see discussion guidelines and rubric below.)


Database and data management hold a lot of importance in the healthcare setting. A database is a collection of data, while database management is the process of collecting, keeping, and using data securely, efficiently, and cost-effectively (Oracle.com, n.d.). Therefore, the database can be beneficial when trying to solve a problem within the healthcare setting……To access the solution  click the icon below to purchase at $5