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Information Overload: Framework, Tips, and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments
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Information Overload: Framework, Tips, and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments

Has earned first place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award category of information technology/social media.

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Information Overload: Framework, Tips, and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments has been recognized by the American Journal of Nursing as one of the best nursing and health care publications of 2015. “Information Overload” earned first place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award category of information technology/social media. The AJN Book of the Year program is a prestigious competition that garners the attention of the nursing community and supporting health care publishers. According to AJN Editor-in-Chief Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, “AJN’s Book of the Year awards is our opportunity to acknowledge high-quality publications and to share that with the health care community."

As a nurse, you are constantly bombarded with questions and requests. Does this sound familiar — the phone that rings every five minutes, the need to update patient charts, administer meds, check vitals and react to alarms that seem to never stop going off? The level of information you have to process is staggering, and can ultimately have an effect on patient care.

What can you do?

Information Overload: Framework, Tips, and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments” provides a framework to better understand information overload and the various factors and contexts that influence its effect on care providers, patients and families. It includes several case studies designed to help you apply the framework, as well as tips and tools to reference as you embrace the opportunity to change how you handle overload!

Information Overload: Framework, Tips, and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments” brings you to a better understanding of the numerous factors that influence nurses’ interpretation of the information and cues they deal with every day in practice. Relevant to all levels of nurses practicing in health care organizations and academic institutions, “Information Overload” is structured so that you can weave in and out of chapters relevant to your particular area of interest.

After reading this important book, you will be able to ease the pressure of information overload and keep the focus on your patients!

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Mary Sitterding


Executive director, Nursing Research, Professional Practice and Operational Improvement

Mary is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International and American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). She has served on the AONE Patient Safety and Quality Committee and currently serves on the AONE Nursing Research Committee. 

Marion E. Broome



Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, was appointed dean and vice chancellor for nursing affairs at Duke University and associate vice president for academic affairs at Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina. As a preeminent scholar in the health care field, Dr. Broome has published over 100 articles in refereed journals in a variety of disciplines, as well as 10 chapters and five books. She is currently editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.

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The complexity of nursing work is an underappreciated aspect of quality of care and patient safety. This book provides a compelling overview of aspects, with rich quotes throughout to give a voice to better understand the perspective from nurses working at the bedside while interacting with advanced technology.

Emily S. Patterson PHD Assistant Professor School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Ohio State University

This book addresses one of the most important and understudied safety issues, and thus is destined to become a major resource for all concerned with quality improvement.

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