Perceptions about Nursing Practice Based on the Internet of Things: A Survey of Nursing Managers

Ryoma Seto, Ryosuke Hosaka, Kai Ishida, Atsushi Shibasaki, Masae Nakamoto, Hiroyuki Miyakoshi

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of nursing managers about adopting nursing practices based on the Internet of Things and to examine related ethical issues. Questionnaires were sent to 538 nursing managers in Japan, with 131 responses. Of these, 87% and 33% agreed that a system using radio frequency identifiers would be useful for locating patients and nurses, respectively, 58%-81% recognized the value for patient safety of various camera systems for nursing observation, such as cameras linked to biometric alarms, 73% agreed the usefulness of automatically prioritizing alarms, but only around 39% were in favor of using facial recognition to help nursing observation. Many nursing managers expressed concerns about privacy. Data storage for at least 6 months was supported by 53% for location data and 41% for ceiling camera videos. Thus, nursing practice based on the Internet of Things is widely accepted in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNurses and Midwives in the Digital Age - Selected Papers, Posters and Panels from the 15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics
EditorsMichelle Honey, Charlene Ronquillo, Ting-Ting Lee, Lucy Westbrooke
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages215-219
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec 15
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics: Nurses and Midwives in the Digital Age, NI 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Aug 232021 Sep 2

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume284
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics: Nurses and Midwives in the Digital Age, NI 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/8/2321/9/2

Keywords

  • Internet of Things
  • nursing managers
  • nursing practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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