LTCE 1-962 Emerging Horizons in Nursing Care Technologies (15.75 CEUs; $237.75)
This course is based up on Eric Topol's book The Patient Will See You Now. NOTE: You are responsible for obtaining a copy of the text.
New technologies are truly transforming the roles of the physician and the patient. Power and control is shifting from the physicians control into the patient’s hands. In the future the doctors’ roles will be that of more and more highly skilled interpreters of massive data available to both the doctor and the patient.
What Dr. Topol does not directly address is that most of these new technologies will also dramatically empower the trained nurse. The nurse will be the new intermediaries in health care assisting both the physician and the patient as doctor and patient interact. Using the new technologies nurses in the nursing home and hospital settings will become ever more skilled and sophisticated interpreters of health care data and patient needs. As you read Dr. Topol’s book think about the ever more valuable role the nurse can contribute to future health care.