Nursing Practice Centre
Innovative Technologies and Skills for Nursing at a University Hospital
- Hannover Medical School
- University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover
- Ergo-Tec Ltd.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), grant number: 16SV7892K. The total volume amounts up to 4 million euros.
Main goal of PPZ-Hannover is to establish a modern trauma surgery ward, in which innovations in Human-Technology-Interaction are used and tested to support nurses and to improve patient care. The core task of PPZ Hannover is the development and application of a participative implementation concept based on the method of participatory technology development. One focus is the inclusion of Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) from the perspective of life-world orientation (“Lebenswelt”). The decisions and findings that emerge from here, will be integrated into the further tasks of the project: the implementation of nursing technologies, trainings for technical competence and evaluation of effectiveness. The following areas are being addressed by technological nursing innovations: improvement of data collection and documentation, optimization of work processes, in particular by reducing the workload and an increased quality of patient care.
As a scientific discipline, medical informatics is characterized by a strong orientation on applied sciences. Therefore it seems necessary to accompany the implementation process from a technical point of view, thus enabling the use of technologies for nursing staff. In context of the PPZ project, this results in the following tasks:
- Assessing nursing requirements and development of technical concepts
- Accompany the phases of application for selected technologies including coordination with other organizational units of the clinic involved
- Mediation to providers of technology in the introductory phase
- Evaluating experiences from experimental application phases
From the variety of already existing products of nursing technologies the project focusses on the use of mobile devices, bedside terminals, nursing and service robotics, bionic technology and systems for the prevention of decubitus.
01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021