Technology

The Nerdy Nurse is all about technology. From blogging to the latest innovations in equipment or electronic medical records, the Technology category focuses on innovations that improve the lives of nurses and the patients they serve.

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5 Reasons Why All Nurses Should Blog

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 …

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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... PIN NOW, Read Later

Our Best Nursing Blogs of 2016

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 …

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No matter the time of day or night, and no matter where you are, HealthTap allows you to talk to a doctor online. Ask questions, get diagnosed, and more.

Talk to a Doctor Online- Anytime- Anywhere with HealthTap

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 …

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Nurses Need to Learn the Business of Blogging

I have helped many nurses discover blogging, learn more about blogging, and even encouraged some (like my friend Nurse Eye Roll) to come out of the anonymous blogging and social media closet. I’ve spent countless hours researching the skills, tools, and methods needed to be a successful blogger and have grown a site that attracts over 100,000 visitors every month. It’s time that I start lighting more torches in the world and teach nurses the business of blogging.

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Start a Nursing Blog in 3 Easy Steps

If you have ever wondered how to start a nursing blog, then this is for you! From set up to hitting publish, you can have a brand new blog ready on your day off. This guide will walk you through every single step. 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 …

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The Growing Concern of Visual Privacy

The Growing Concern of Visual Privacy

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™ Privacy Filter has helped to keep my data safe from prying eyes.

The Best Task Management App - A GQueues Review

The Best Task Management App – A GQueues Review

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, what is 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.

Indestructible iPhone Charger - Never Buy an iPhone Cable Again

Indestructible iPhone Charger – Never Buy an iPhone Cable Again!

The Titan iPhone cable is 1 meter long MFI certified indestructible iPhone charger. What makes it special is the fact that it is wrapped in two layers of industrial-grade, high-strength flexible steel. The Titan iPhone cable is everything proof! Fuse Chicken describes the Titan as the world’s toughest cable. I mean, this sucker has held up against chainsaws, sledge hammers, and cars! If you’re worried about the connectors, don’t. It’s fused on both ends so you won’t get any frayed ends.

8 Common HIPAA Violations You Must Avoid

8 Common HIPAA Violations You Must Avoid

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 million. This means abiding by the updated policies is more crucial than ever. To protect patients and hospitals alike, nurses, doctors and other medical staff need to ensure that security measures and employees are up-to-date on HIPAA’s changes. And one way to do that is by being aware of the most common HIPAA violations.

3 Best NCLEX Prep Apps

3 Best NCLEX Prep Apps

Are you using an NCLEX prep apps to get ready to take your nursing boards? Are sure you know how to pass the NCLEX on the first attempt? Do you have a reliable resources for NCLEX questions? I remember walking out of the testing center after taking my NCLEX-RN®. It was a warm September morning. I had stayed in a hotel in downtown Dallas right across from the testing center. As I walked to my car, I thought, “I have no idea if I passed or …

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