Nursing is an extremely challenging and stressful job. You’ll need to spend most of your day caring for patients and making sure that they get their medications and treatment on time. You’ll also need to assess them routinely to make sure nothing bad happens to them while they are under your care. If you fail to unwind once in a while, you can end up with burnout that can easily make you want to leave the profession. Now, before that happens, try out a few nursing games. Below is a really … [Read more...] about 9 Fun and Educational Nursing Games
I am so thankful for my nursing apps! They cut down on my nursing duties and just make my job so much easier. I’m thrilled to share with you my picks for the most useful free nursing apps. A Guide To The Most Useful Free Nursing Apps Diseases Dictionary A completely free medical dictionary app containing medical disorders & diseases with detailed definitions, symptoms, causes and treatment information. It works offline without any type of data or network connection. This app provides … [Read more...] about A Guide To The Most Useful Free Nursing Apps
Gearing up for the NCLEX(R) exam can be frustrating at times, but our list of resources for practice NCLEX questions and study aids may make it easier. There’s no doubt about it- the NCLEX is a pivotal exam. With a lot riding on your result- admittance, potential job opportunities, etc. – you’ll want to make sure you are preparing for the NCLEX so you are ready when exam day comes. And, you have to have special test prep to ensure yourself the best chance at passing the exam. Use this … [Read more...] about 60+ Resources for NCLEX Questions, Prep, and Review Practice
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
Every year students preparing for nursing school find themselves asking the question "What is the TEAS test?" If all the core classes, applications, and fees aren't enough, many nursing programs add an exam called the TEAS test to the nursing school application process. Since the process of applying to nursing school can be very competitive, having another facet to review a potential nursing student's skills can be helpful. It can also help students who may have a lower GPA to get a more … [Read more...] about What is the TEAS Test and How Can I Study for It?
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
There are many challenges and difficulties associated with nursing school. One of the most annoying things I remember about my nursing education was the 100 pounds of books. I had to lug that enormous piles of non-fiction back and forth to class, clinicals, my car, my home, and anywhere else I might need to have access to them. It was a literal pain in the neck. I saw nursing students get so creative when it came to carrying their books. I saw them using rolling carts, rolling luggage, and one … [Read more...] about 6 Essential Smartphone Resources for Nursing Students
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
There is no single act or event that potential nurses fear more than taking the NCLEX. There’s just something absolutely terrifying about a test that is the final barrier to nursing licensure. I mean, it can make or break your career and life plans. It’s bad enough you’ve got to struggle through 2 years of nursing school with impossible to answer test questions, 50 lbs of books, and many long sleepless nights. But now, after you’ve triumphed over all of that, you’ve got to take a computerized … [Read more...] about Nursing App Review: NCLEX Mastery
Guest Blogger: Julia Peterson With the right tools, your phone can be your personal trainer Mobile apps can either be just another distraction, or they can help you measure progress, share motivation with friends, and stay on target with your fitness goals. Here are a few of the top smartphone cardio tools on the market, for both Android and iOS. 1. Endomondo Sports Tracker (iOS, Android) Endomondo is a great cardio tracker for people who like working out with friends and … [Read more...] about Top 4 Apps for Cardio Fitness
Guest Blogger: Scott Piro Mobile Health (“mHealth”), the use of mobile technology to deliver healthcare services and information, skyrocketed in 2012. 44 million health apps will have been downloaded by the end of the year (predicted to reach 142 million downloads by 2016), and consumers are now spending $700 million per year on these apps. There are over 10,000 health apps in the iTunes app store, the number of American using smartphones for health information grew from 61 million to 75 … [Read more...] about 5 Free Medical and Healthcare Apps
Smartphones are being used to improve lives in a variety of ways. One of the most impressive and necessary are in the heath industry. Rather than just having a doctor or nurse help keep patients in line with healthy living standards and promote exercise and good eating habits on a daily basis. The following infographic features a range of healthy apps that focus on healthy eating, exercising, and healthy rest. via Mashable and High Table My thought is that in the future, more and more … [Read more...] about Want to Get Healthy? There’s an App for That! [Infographic]
So you need to get an Ultrasound? No need to line up an appointment, doctor's order, technician, and pay some enormous fee. Nah... There's an App for that! Ok. Well maybe not yet, but soon that could be a very real possibility. John Cook at GeekWire writes about a company called Mobisante who "is looking to transform the industry with a new technology that turns a smartphone into a miniature ultrasound device". Ultrasounds are so bulky and expensive, you know. We need a version that anyone … [Read more...] about Need an Ultrasound? There’s an App for that!
Need to document your patient care? There's an App for that. Forgive the pun, but this will likely the norm for my App reviews and highlights. I just can't help myself. I Claim the Title Proudly I'm a nerd. There's no doubt about it. I get emotional and passionate about electronics. There are not many things much more nerdy than that. Technology thrills and excites me and even in the realm of healthcare I can honestly say I get giddy when I hear about a new innovation that will improve the … [Read more...] about Can an EMR be Beautiful? Artefact Thinks So