As a nurse, long hours are all too common. With sometimes-mandatory overtime and staff shortages, nurses make up some of the hardest working professionals in the world. Being largely responsible for patient education, engagement and satisfaction, many nurses are left to wonder how they can accomplish all that is expected of them. With mobile health, and applications on their phones and tablets, iTriage helps to ease nurses’ workflow.
If you own a smartphone, and who doesn’t these days, you probably have a lot of apps on there, including plenty of games. There is nothing wrong with that, but you can also use your iPhone or Android phone to help with your nursing career.
From apps that help you study for your nursing board exams, to apps that help you to identify pills, there are plenty of apps that can help you to become more skilled nursing professional.
With the right tools, your phone can be your personal trainer
Mobile apps can either be just another distraction, or they can help you measure progress, share motivation with friends, and stay on target with your fitness goals. Here are a few of the top smartphone cardio tools on the market, for both Android and iOS.
The numbers of smartphones we have and the amount of money we spend on them continuously rises.
Something interesting to note is that even though the economy is poor we keep spending money on smartphones. Our spending decreased on clothing, food, and non-phone entertainment, but smartphone related entertainment rose by $67 annually. There are around 700k Android Apps, 600k iPhone Apps, and 100k Windows phone apps.
Mobile Health (“mHealth”), the use of mobile technology to deliver healthcare services and information, skyrocketed in 2012. 44 million health apps will have been downloaded by the end of the year (predicted to reach 142 million downloads by 2016), and consumers are now spending $700 million per year on these apps. There are over 10,000 health apps in the iTunes app store, the number of American using smartphones for health information grew from 61 million to 75 million this year, and88% of doctors would like patients to monitor their health at home.
A recent Pricegrabber survey reports 82 percent of online shoppers will use shopping apps to save on holiday gifts this year. With so many apps to choose from, it’s difficult to distinguish which ones will save you money or just take up memory. As you start to plan your holiday shopping strategy, download these recommended mobile apps that will make your life much easier and purchases much cheaper.
One of the most popular post on this blog is 13 Awesome, Unique, and Nerdy iPhone Accessories. But despite my efforts to convert many to the Apple ‘dark side’ there are some who are faithful to their android pocket computers. Truthfully, I understand. But, at this point I’ve been saturated in the iOS market so much that it would be very difficult to switch. I just expect my phone to operate a certain way. It’s not that Android and Windows devices are not as good as iPhones, they are just different.
This post if devoted to those of you who beat to a different smartphone drum.
Cobra Universal Vehicle Flex Mount with USB Charging Port for GPS, iPhones, and More
The Cobra universal vehicle flex mount (model CB-MNT-CIGUSB) is the first smartphone mount I’ve used that worked with the iPhone in an Otterbox case. This is fairly significant since I’ve been searching for a practical one for quite some time. I’ve used a few other universal mounts and they were always lacking in one way or another.
My Diet Coach Pro is the follow-up to the popular My Diet Coach Android App which has had over 25,000 downloads on Google’s Android Marketplace. The $1.99 Android app builds upon the features that users loved in the original version with added features they’ve been waiting for. My Diet Coach Pro has motivational weight-loss tips, reminders, diet diary, exercise plans, weight tracking and charting, calorie counters and calculators, all wrapped up into one tidy little app.