San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) September 8, 2009
Epocrates, Inc., a leading provider of decision support solutions, released survey results exploring challenges facing today's nurses and the increasing role of technology use in hospitals and clinics across the nation.
The majority of nurses surveyed expressed significant concern that the national nursing shortage will have a negative impact on patient safety and care. Nurses also report the shortage impacts their day-to-day job by decreasing time spent with patients (46 percent), increasing responsibilities (42 percent) and increasing patient load (37 percent). In turn, these nurses are relying on mobile technology to help improve patient communication and satisfaction, and recommend it to colleagues. The survey found:
Editor's note: Survey respondents randomly selected to participate represents the nation's nurses in urban (49 percent), suburban (33 percent) and rural (18 percent) areas. Approximately half of respondents have been practicing for more than 20 years. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for comprehensive survey results.
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