week’s discussion

Review the various technology tools described in this week’s Learning Resources.

Pick one of the technologies listed below or choose one on Genomics or Nanotechnology. Reflect on how they are used and how its use impacts the quality of care. Consider cost and reimbursement.
Consider how your identified technology tools might impact nursing practice if it were more widely used. What are some barriers preventing increased usage? How could wider implementation be facilitated?

New and Emerging Technologies for Patient Care:

3-D printers
Aging in place technologies
Artificial pancreas and Wearable artificial kidney
Biometric clothing
Bionic eyes, limbs, hearts
Cognitive computing for healthcare
Disinfecting robots
Exoskeleton for spinal cord injuries
Fall prevention technologies
Holographic images
Magnetic Bracelet for Fecal Continence Control
Mobile Cardiac Telemetry System/Wearable external defibrillators
Mobile stroke treatment units
Nanobots
New anti-obesity devices
Noninvasive, wireless monitoring system for people with diabetes
Patient Portals
Robotics — patient care (RIBA and HAL)
Symptom Tracker for Patients with Asthma or COPD
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)