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Digital literacy part 4: Resources for community nursing

Our six part series continues with a review of ways in which community nurses can use digital technology to enhance patient care – and keep themselves safe

Our six part series continues with a review of ways in which community nurses can use digital technology to enhance patient care – and keep themselves safe

As a community nurse, how can digital technologies help me deliver a better service?

In lots of different ways. For example, mobile technologies, such as smart phones and tablets, can give you access to patient records and relevant health and social care information in real time. They can also help you to input patient information wherever you are, eliminating the need to travel back to base to use a desktop computer. Other benefits include being able to find and order any necessary equipment there and then.

Is there any evidence supporting the use of digital technologies?

The Department of Health’s Whole System Demonstrator programme, launched in 2008 to explore the potential

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