Albert Yabora


Is your computer workstation safe and ergonomically situated?
What about using PDAs? Or Laptops? Or Cellphones?
  • My workstation is safe and ergonomically situated, but I believe that some of my equipment, such as my cellphone, need to be replaced because the storage is only 32GB and the RAM is just 3GB, and it runs slowly when there are several applications installed. All of the applications I have installed are necessary for my education, and because I have a lot of apps, my device sometimes doesn’t work well. That’s why I wanted to update the storage and RAM because it can make my education more helpful and ergonomically situated. Same situation with my laptop, which only has 4 GB of RAM and 120+ GB of storage, as well as Windows 7. It is quite outdated, as the latest version of Windows is I believe Windows 11, and my laptop only runs Windows 7. As a result, it operates or functions slowly, and other applications are incompatible with my laptop. As a result, I believe the RAM and storage should be replaced.


       a. What activities do you think are the biggest culprits for promoting the growth of these harmful micro-organisms?

  • I believe that those who use computers or other devices where proper hand hygiene is not practiced are the ones who promote the growth of harmful microorganisms. As a result, there are still excess microorganism on their hands that are being transmitted to the devices or computers, and then it can be touched by other people who will use it, affecting and transmitting to a large number of people, particularly patients. Because computers and other equipment can be the home of most bacteria if not cleaned correctly, not utilizing or applying proper hand hygiene before and after using them can contribute to the growth of harmful microbes.

       b. What can nurses do to protect their clients ram computer-transmitted infections?  

  • Nurses can use the 5 moments of hand hygiene to protect themselves and their clients against computer-transmitted infections. When it comes to hand hygiene, the first step is to do so before handling a patient, as this can help avoid the transfer of the germ to the client. Basically, after touching the computer, they must follow or apply adequate hand hygiene in order to prevent transmission to themselves, other health care providers, and their clients. In general, proper use of personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, masks, gowns), aseptic technique, hand hygiene, and environmental infection control measures are the key strategies for protecting patients from microorganism transmission from other patients and health care workers. Nurses have a unique chance to lower the risk of infection in the hospital. You can aid patient recovery while reducing infection-related problems by utilizing the skills and knowledge of nursing practice.

       c. Who is responsible or cleaning computer and mobile equipment in your employing agency or workplace?

  • People who use computers and mobile devices in hospitals should be responsible for cleaning the equipment they use both before and after each usage, as this will assist to avoid the transmission of bacteria to other people and to themselves. However, in my own workplace, in the same situation as I mentioned, I must be responsible for cleaning my own equipment and workspace in order for myself to work in a comfortable environment with a clean and aesthetic environment because it can motivate me to work properly without any barriers such as a dirty environment. That is why I must be more responsible, particularly with regard to the equipment that I will use, by always safeguarding, cleaning, and maintaining it so that I may use it again without any damage.
If you were on a planning committee to determine the language to use to clearly articulate nursing data (assessment, interventions, client perspectives & experiences, outcomes, etc)
What important considerations would you keep in mind?
Would it be easy to reach consensus?
  • For me, it’s essential that everyone who will use nursing data can communicate with others in the same field. To avoid any misinterpretation, misunderstanding, or other problems, it is critical that they all grasp what information is indicated in nursing data. That’s why we need a standardized nursing language to facilitate better communication among nurses and other health-care providers, as well as increased visibility of nursing interventions, improved patient care, improved data collection to evaluate nursing care outcomes, greater adherence to standards of care, and facilitated assessment with the introduction of computers,a drive to migrate health0care data to a computerized system has sprung up.On a national and worldwide level,eforts to standardize electronic health date are now underway.This standardized system must support subjectively written date in some form.The use of common phrases and vocabulary will be required.Nurses must agree on a common language in order to communicate nursing and what nurses do.Eorts to bring this to fruition have already begun.The most fundamental endeavor s the creation o common terms,or Nursing COmponents,to describe what nurses perorm when caring or clients in range o situations,To collect nurse contribution date inside the larger health inormation system,consistent date collection utilizing standardized languages to aggregate and compare data is essential.

Tele-health practices not only call for nurses to reconceptualize presence, place and bodies in nursing, but also to explore how these practices threaten to displace nursing. It is imperative for any nurse who engages in telenursing to be aware of this, and to ensure that network exchanges with their clients reflect dynamic, personable caring and attentiveness, even when the interactions occur via ICT mediums.
What can nurses do to ensure this?
  • Nurses should assess whether the lack of physical presence and shared physical space interferes with client care and reciprocity development. Telenursing “Nurses are interested in learning how tele-technology can be used to optimize health benefits and increase the nurse’s felt presence, but they are also interested in learning how these technologies can be used to undermine the nurse’s presence.” As a result of telehealth activities, nurses must reconsider presence, place, and bodies in nursing, as well as investigate how these practices threaten to displace nursing.” Even when contacts take place over ICT mediums, every nurse who engages in telenursing must be aware of this and ensure that network exchanges with clients reflect dynamic, genuine caring and attentiveness. In telenursing, the nurse must ensure that the client is never viewed as a “hypertextted, hyperreal depiction on screen in the form of a rhythm strip; black-and-white or colorized image; or quantitative, graphic, digital, schematic, or other visual display.” If the technology used is sophisticated enough to provide clear, crisp visuals, real-time relay, exceptional audio, and accurate physiological measurement, an astute and technologically literate nurse could theoretically use telenursing ICTs to create a similar sense of caring, presence, and individualized attention with the client. On the other side, virtual environments for nursing care may make it harder for nurses to recognize the client as a person in the digitalized presentation and provide personalized care. In order to effectively advise, assess, diagnose, and interact fully and dynamically with a virtual representation of a client, the nurse must endeavor to envision and experience the client’s three-dimensional body and being while engaging with the virtual representation. This perception must take place in a virtual network environment, where digital information is coupled with both body-sense and body-awareness. “Nurses must regard body and information labor as mutually constitutive, and the body as a source of nursing knowledge and power.” Because nurses hold a unique position in the health-care industry, they have a unique contribution to offer in terms of theorizing the body in the new virtual settings of care.” Not only the physical body, but also the individual’s inner self, must be acknowledged and included in some way.