The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. — Oliver Wendell Holmes
Technology has advanced many areas of everyday life. Getting directions is simpler. Old friends are just a click away. You can shop from your couch. Likewise, patient care has been enhanced by many new tech-friendly tools. Physicians and nurses can upload patient information to a database; photos and assessments are stored in one place. But as with the use of all technology, healthcare providers must be careful not to become too immersed in the digital age and forget the value of hands-on, traditional care.
Barbara J. Rozenboom, RN, BSN, CWON is adept at making the most of available technology while utilizing traditional bedside nursing skills. She attended Marshalltown Community College (Marshalltown, IA) in the early 1980s. She earned her LPN in 1982 before heading to Mercy School of Nursing (Des Moines, IA) to earn her RN diploma in 1987. While in school, Barbara worked as a staff nurse at Mercy Medical Center (Des Moines, IA) on a number of different units, including General Surgery and Urology, Surgical Intensive Care, and Post Anesthesia Recovery. In 1993, Barbara took a position as a staff nurse with the home care and hospice faction of Skiff Medical Center (Newton, IA). ... continue reading about My Scope of Practice: Blending the New with the Old