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AIM: To identify any barriers to the use of information technology by community nurses, such as poor access, insufficient time and a lack of appropriate skills. METHODS: Literature review and questionnaire. RESULTS: The study showed that a large majority of community nurses had access to IT. However, sharing facilities and varying clinical systems meant that, with the exception of e-mail, they made infrequent use of the applications provided. CONCLUSION: Despite some access difficulties, community nurses have a positive attitude to IT and would like to receive more training.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nursing times

Publication Date

01/01/2004

Volume

100

Pages

44 - 46