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 high-tech of high-touch? Nursing is stressful, that’s agree-upon. In fact, worldwide the main challenge that nurses face is … [Read more...] about Stress and Technology for Nurses: How to Take Your Computer Less Seriously
Network scanning can really improve the workflow and user experience of nurse and other healthcare professionals on the front line. Let's dive into the benefits of network scanning. When I transitioned from working at the bedside to clinical informatics nursing I was thrilled. I finally had my own office in the IT department right alongside other nurses and analysts who did the work that made the hospital’s EMR stay functioning. There was a beautiful new computer, a high tech voice-over IP … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Network Scanning in Healthcare
It seems almost impossible to imagine, but your data may not be 100% in healthcare systems. In fact, 94% of hospitals had leaked data with an average number of stolen records at 2,769. That’s a lot of data containing all sorts of private information. And even though almost all organizations are working to protect and secure their information (and in some cases your information) more than half of organizations report that they have no confidence that they can detect all data loss … [Read more...] about 94 Percent of Hospitals Are Leaking Your Data
My colleagues have been quite upset with the fact that I don’t plan on working PRN in bedside care. Some of them feel I wasting my nursing degree to move away from bedside care and into informatics. I will miss many things about bedside care nursing, but I know that I will be able to much better serve patients in my new role as a Clinical Informatics Specialist. The instant trust that a patient gives you just because you were assigned to them. The honesty and trust that I am afforded simply … [Read more...] about 10 Things I will Miss from Bedside Care Nursing: Reflections as I move to an Administrative Role
The search is on. I've been networking like it ain't nobodies business in an effort to meet the right people to get me that elusive IT nursing role. It really didn't expect it to be as difficult of a process as it has been so far. The nurses I work with level of technological expertise stops at their iPhones. They have absolutely no interest in working with technology and EMRs as a nurse. In fact, they really don't understand why I would want to leave beside care to work with computers. … [Read more...] about Nursing Informatics: It’s About the Bigger Picture
Throughout my profession and personal journey, I have always attempted to better myself. It is not so much that I am unsatisfied with my current state, but more so a desire to do something more and to be a part of something bigger than myself. It is the reason that I started writing and being involved in social media and nursing and writing about lateral violence. It is also the reason that I am a contributing editor to MyRealityTech.com. It seems only logical that I do the same in nursing and … [Read more...] about The Transition from Bedside Care to Administration in Nursing
Do healthcare blogs and bloggers have to adhere to higher standards than the general public? Are there rules that apply to nurse bloggers and nurses with a social medical presence online? The short answer is yes. Policies for Healthcare Blogs Most health care professionals work for healthcare organizations that have policies focusing on social media and general conduct. These policies are put in place to convey clear standards and values of an organization. The usually include language … [Read more...] about Healthcare Blogs: What is Appropriate?