Take a Bite Out of Needle Pain with Buzzy on Shark Tank

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Buzzy is a small vibrating device that looks like a bumble bee and is paired along with a small wing-shaped ice pack. Used together, the ice pack and the vibrations work together to provide pain management for needle sticks. At first I thought what Amy was describing was merely distraction, but it’s actually some pretty deep scientific stuff that is backed by clinical trials and years and years of research (and a ton of happy customer testimonials).

7 Ways Nurses Can Use Social Media for Career Success

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If you’re a nurse who uses social media, but avoids talking about nursing topics then you may be missing out on some really valuable ways to broaden your career horizons. If you enjoy social media but don’t understand how or why it can improve your nursing career then the following 7 ways nurses can use social media for career success are for you!

Even Babies Like to Tweet When They Pee

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At any rate, Huggies Brazil is revolutionizing social media for babies by having a device that clips on to the front of an infants diaper and sends a tweet when they pee. Now the whole world can know how often your little one goes to the potty, and since you’re too busy on social media to actually check and see if your child is wet, you can get a notification on your phone. Oh, and any of your followers… or maybe your babies followers…. will get a notification as well.

100 Twitter Feeds Every Nurse Should Follow

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Finding nurses to follow on twitter can be a challenge. While a simple search may reveal tweeters who have “nurse”, “RN”, “BSN”, or another term associated with nursing, it can be difficult to tell if that person actually tweets about nursing. And even more frustrating is to actually find tweeters that tweet routinely and about nursing related topics.

Petition! Petition! Mandate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Full Practice Authority

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You may have received the following request (or something similar) in your inbox on Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, and the like: Mandate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) full practice authority

The link takes you to a petition directed to the White House. The petition hopes to raise public awareness about APRNs and the barriers to their full practice authority. These practice barriers vary by state and include inability to prescribe medication without physician collaboration, inability to order imaging studies, inability to initiate home care, and inability to be a patient’s primary care provider of record.

10 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Holiday Shopping

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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.

Tips From a Nurse: How to Pass the NCLEX Exam

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You’re here because you want to pass the NCLEX-RN exam, right? If you don’t then you can continue Googling about One Direction or continue reading and pass the information to someone you know who’s itching to be RN-ized.

In line with my topic, allow me to brag just a tid bit. I passed the NCLEX-RN exam in one take. Some of you might think, “Oh, maybe she’s uber intelligent that’s why she passed the exam in one take”. I’m not. Well, on good days (not today and not tom. either), I can do the Fibonacci sequence. *flips hair back*

Survey Says: Women Win on Social Media [Infographic]

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Women like to be social. And when it comes to social media networks, women tend to dominate.

According to a recent survey, over 146.6 million Americans use at least one social networking site.My money is on facebook if they are only using one. Social media is changing the way we interact with each other and redefining the term “social.” A term that was once defined to the actual physical interactions between people is not allocated to fleeting communications occurring on the internet.

Are You Living a Secret Life Online?

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In the not too distant past I had a very good friendship with someone I had met online. We talked once a week. I wrote for her blog. Heck, she event sent me to Las Vegas to attend CES. She sent me gifts. She cared about my future and my success. She asked about my child and family. She event talked to my husband once or twice.

We were friends for over a year and during this time she told me about all the fabulous things that were a part of her life. She was a fashion executive for a major department store. She took her entire extended family on exotic vacations. She cooked everyday and drove a $500,000 Mercedes… well actually I guess her driver drove the half-million dollar Mercedes.

Yea… she had a driver…

And I believed her.

6 Reasons Why Nurses Should Use Social Media

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Social media offers many benefits to it’s users. Nurses in particular have the ability to gain many skills that can improve their nursing practice by using social media. While many in healthcare fear social media for various reasons, there is greater good that can come of it for healthcare as a whole.