This article will examine current healthcare issues and trends and discuss how an integrated delivery system can help address them. Among all of the complications and issues that hospitals and medical practices must juggle, challenges with technology and communications simply shouldn't be one of them. But tech challenges do happen, and far too often. We've partnered with Ascom to dig into these issues because they are among the many safety issues in nursing that decrease the quality of … [Read more...] about 5 Current Healthcare Issues and How an Integrated Delivery System Can Solve Them
In today’s tech-filled world every profession has multiple gadgets available to make that job easier. The following nurse gadgets are fantastic for nurses who enjoy technology and are looking for something to help them perform their job easier and more efficiently. 7 Must-Have Nurse Gadgets We’ve outlined some of the best nurse gadgets in this comparison table to make it easier to find the one that is right for you. You can easily see the price, rating, and description in the table. Just click … [Read more...] about 7 Must Have Nurse Gadgets
Healthcare is a profession that has long been on the rise due to the demand for expert health professionals. Qualified nurses, in particular, are treasured by institutes and patients alike. However, despite the need for an expert opinion, healthcare has long since moved from being a manually operated profession alone. Just like every other profession, healthcare is also making way for the one thing that has eased a million tasks worldwide - technology! Technology has always been a part of … [Read more...] about What is Nursing Informatics?
Thank you to Post-it® Brand for partnering with us on this post. Last month, I shared how I use Post-it® Notes to make our household to do list a game as Post-it® Brand encouraged me to take a 21-day productivity challenge. Since I LOVE Post-it® Notes, I was pumped at the thought of improving my sometimes-chaotic home life. Finally, I thought, the laundry list of to do items can get done! Nearly Everyone Struggles with Productivity It wasn’t surprising to learn that so many people … [Read more...] about Update: Post-it® Notes Productivity Challenge
Thank you to Post-it® Brand for partnering with us on this post. Staying productive is always a challenge. In addition to working a full-time at a demanding day job in the healthcare technology industry, I run a nursing blog and manage a household. If I want to maintain my sanity, keeping tasks organized and being productive is an absolute must. Almost Everyone Struggles with Productivity I take small comfort in knowing I’m not alone in my productivity struggles. Post-it® Brand … [Read more...] about Productivity Challenge: Make the Household To Do List a Game with Post-it® Notes
I switched to T-Mobile and my only regret has been that I didn’t do it sooner. 5 Reasons I Switched to T-Mobile Breaking up with your phone company can be similar to ending a relationship: you ponder the decision for a while, you reminisce about all the negative traits that get your blood boiling, and you sit there at the end of the day and wonder if there’s maybe a better option available… one that just fits your lifestyle and needs a little better. That was my story when I broke up … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons I Switched to T-Mobile – And You Should Too!
Every industry has blogs that discuss topics related to that industry and nursing is no exception. Maybe you haven’t thought about blogging as a nurse but there are many benefits to it. Not only are there already some great blogs out there for the nursing industry to read, there are also benefits to the nurse for blogging as well. Why All Nurses Should Blog Not sure what they are? Let’s take a look at five reasons why all nurses should blog: Nurses make great bloggers Many nurses don’t … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why All Nurses Should Blog
In 2016, The Nerdy Nurse aimed at being consistent. We wanted to bring you our very best nursing blogs. We've narrowed our focus to almost exclusively on nursing content and really tried to hone in and write on topics that we knew you would be interested in. Historically we've jumped around to topics ranging from parenting, travel, family, and personal ramblings. As we've evolved, it's become much less about us and much more about you. At The Nerdy Nurse, our goal is to help you in your pursuit … [Read more...] about Our Best Nursing Blogs of 2016
I looked at my clock as I had been tossing and turning all night with stomach pains. 2:43am. What was going on? Appendicitis? I flip open one of my old text books..no not that. Did I all of a sudden become lactose intolerant? Do I have a gallstone? Was it a back injury? Was it just stress? And then, in typical nurse fashion, I started to ponder if this could in fact be that rare strain of the flu that a patient had. Panic. Do I grab my keys and head for the hospital, or do I talk to a doctor … [Read more...] about Talk to a Doctor Online- Anytime- Anywhere with HealthTap
Let’s face it; the classic stethoscope has it's place in healthcare, but it's 2016. A stethoscope is so much more than just a nurse gadget, it is a tool that no nurse can be without. With technology completely changing the world and standards of care in healthcare, it's no surprise that electronic stethoscopes are on on the rise. These devices have come a long way indeed. Conventional stethoscopes have long been seen as a badge of honor by healthcare professionals, it has not changed much in … [Read more...] about What to Look for When Buying an Electronic Stethoscope
When I first became a nurse, I thought blogs were all about ranting and raving. In fact, that's what I did with my blog when I first got started in 2010. I got on a soapbox and complained or praised things. It wasn't until a year or so into blogging that I realized that a blog can be used for so many more positive efforts including personal branding, business, and thought leadership. Ever since then, I have been learning how to blog in the correct manner while promoting the nursing profession … [Read more...] about Nurses Need to Learn the Business of Blogging
I have said before, and I'll say it again: We need more nursing blogs. There are so many different specialties, points of views, and ways to do things that there is more than enough room for all of us to work together. Every nurse has a story to tell and blogs are the perfect platform to tell these stories. Maybe you have thought about starting a nursing blog but were not sure exactly how to go about it. If that is the case, then this post is for you. Start a Nursing Blog in 3 Easy Steps … [Read more...] about Start a Nursing Blog in 3 Easy Steps
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 3M for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. A few months ago, I wrote about a post titled "What is Visual Privacy and How to Avoid Visual Hacking." My goal was to define both visual privacy and visual hacking and offer solutions to protect sensitive data. I highlighted 3M™ Privacy Filters and how they can protect data both at home and on the job. This post is a followup to continue to dive into the issue of visual hacking, and how my 3M™ … [Read more...] about The Growing Concern of Visual Privacy
Hold on tight, you're about to be blown away by the best task management app available! This Gqueues review will provide you with an honest account of, in my opinion, the best task management app for online productivity. It's great for bloggers, informaticists, analysts, and pretty much anyone that uses a computer as to do their work. A Time Management and Task Management Strategy I had a great boss and mentor that taught me a time and task management strategy that really changed my outlook on … [Read more...] about The Best Task Management App – A GQueues Review
Fuse Chicken provided me with their products to facilitate this post. Opinions stated are my own. Ever since I've owned an iPhone, I've struggled with cables that break. I've looked all over to find durable cables and didn't even think an indestructible iPhone charger existed. I was pleasantly surprised when Fuse Chicken reached out to me and told me about the toughest iPhone cable earth, the Titan. Who Needs an Indestructible iPhone Charger? Every year I spent $30-100 on iPhone … [Read more...] about Indestructible iPhone Charger – Never Buy an iPhone Cable Again!