As a nurse, you depend on your tools to make your job easier. Discover the best vein finder lights and learn how they work - all right here. How Do Vein Finder Lights Work? The science behind vein finder lights is pretty fascinating. The most popular vein finders are made by Accuvein. And this is what their website says about how they work: Vein visualization (also known as vein illumination) uses Near-infrared (NIR) imaging for detecting veins. This proven technology enables accurate … [Read more...] about The Best Vein Finder Lights and How They Work
Gadgets & Technology
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
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
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
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
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!
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 this protected data. In addition, as a nurse I care for patients that are in their most vulnerable state. It is my … [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 overall, and looking better is just a bonus. Then there are those who seek the mind-body approach and consider meditation … [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, expand the minds of adults, and keep aging loved ones connected to the world. This can be a real challenge because of … [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 determine whether health informatics is a sound career choice. Let's start by looking at what is nursing … [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 to videos, photos, apps, music, even paying for the family purchases and much more, Family Sharing keeps all the members … [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 reason making sure that there are nurses scheduled to care for those patients is a matter that hasn’t, for the most part, … [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 prestigious nursing publications is mindblowing. I am thankful to all of you who have supported The Nerdy Nurse over the … [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 and I over who is entitled to watch Netflix, update our iPhones, or any other data-hogging activities. We are also … [Read more...] about The Comcast Data Cap is Ruining My Life