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 … [Read more...] about Update: Post-it® Notes Productivity Challenge
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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 … [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 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 … [Read more...] about What to Look for When Buying an Electronic Stethoscope
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 … [Read more...] about The Growing Concern of Visual Privacy
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 … [Read more...] about Indestructible iPhone Charger – Never Buy an iPhone Cable Again!
Anybody who has worked in the medical field has encountered tricky situations when complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guidelines. HIPAA policies are vast in complexity, and they keep changing thanks to the updated Omnibus Rule, which was issued in 2013. The maximum HIPAA fines have also increased to $50,000 per violation, capping at $1.5 … [Read more...] about 8 Common HIPAA Violations You Must Avoid
This post is brought to you by 3M Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Nerdy Nurse. As a healthcare professional I am keenly aware of how important it is to keep protected health information (PHI) away from prying eyes. The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) dictates strict laws and fines associated with breaches of … [Read more...] about What is Visual Privacy and How to Avoid Visual Hacking
Getting and staying fit has is important to live an healthy and full life. Some of the best health and fitness apps for Android can help you on that path by giving you to the tools you need to be accountable for your exercise, food choices, and lifestyle. Many people desire to get fit purely for vanity. There are are also those who do so because they wish to be healthier … [Read more...] about 4 of the Best Health and Fitness Apps for Android
This post brought to you by eBay. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Nerdy Nurse. One of my personal missions in life is to empower people (especially nurses) to become more confident using and passionate about technology. I’m a big advocate for integrating technology into your routine. This includes using tablets and computers to educate children, … [Read more...] about Discover Your Passion for Technology with eBay
As a self-proclaimed nerd and an experienced clinical informatics nurse, I’m the first to advocate for the use of technology in the healthcare setting. However, I can admit that being passionate about technology can sometimes make it difficult to see the forest for the trees. So let’s examine whether technology actually improves the care provided by both doctors and nurses and … [Read more...] about Health Informatics: Is Technology Improving Healthcare?
Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 8 and later, has reinvented the family digital life. Now, sharing anything you love in a group has become quicker and easier than ever, without having to deal with Apple ID and password. If you have not set-up one yet, here is a complete guide to create and start using Family Sharing feature on your Apple devices. From, sharing locations … [Read more...] about A Complete Reference Guide to Set Up Family Sharing in iOS 8
This post has been made possible by a partnership with NurseGrid. It seems like everything in healthcare has been improved by technology. Unfortunately, a few key processes are still stuck in the past. Nurse schedules are still primarily managed on pen and paper. Hospitals require all patient information be documented in an electronic health record (EHR), but for some … [Read more...] about Nurses: Manage Your Schedule on Your Smartphone with NurseGrid
The Nerdy Nurse's Guide to Technology has been awarded first place in the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Information Technology/Social Media category. I am sincerely honored and grateful that the American Journal of Nursing has selected my book as one noteworthy in the year 2014. To have my little technology and social media guidebook alongside textbooks and other … [Read more...] about First Place in the AJN Book of the Year Awards
The Comcast data cap that has been put in place within the last year is causing serious issues in my household. For the first time in forever (yes, I just quoted Frozen), I am forced to be conscious of my internet usage or else be forced to pay the price (literally). At $10 per extra 50gbs, it can add up fast. To make matters worse, it's leading to disputes between my husband … [Read more...] about The Comcast Data Cap is Ruining My Life
Guest Blogger: Jerome Stone Isn’t Nursing Stressful Enough? You’re a nurse, and your job is to take care of people, right? So, why does it seem that sometimes you have to spend as much time taking care of your “technological solutions” and EMRs as you do taking care of your patients? As if you don’t have enough stress in your work, do you also need stress over the … [Read more...] about Stress and Technology for Nurses: How to Take Your Computer Less Seriously