The Feasibility of On-The-Job Systems Training for Nurses in Intensive Care

S Munir, N Hardiker, S Kay

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This paper presents a comparative case study to assess the feasibility of training nurses to use electronic clinical information systems in an intensive care environment. It describes three critical care units, each at a different stage of implementing a clinical system.

The study has found that it is possible to train nurses to use clinical systems on-the-job. However it is difficult and not desired by nurses; nurses prefer to work with mock cases away from the unit. Furthermore, in order to motivate nurses to learn on-the-job, the perceived usefulness of the system is an important factor and is a prerequisite to success.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalInformation Technology in Nursing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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