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]
Meaningful use is a buzzword in healthcare these days. Most healthcare providers have heard of it. A few know that it has to do with documentation and electronic charting. But even fewer actually know what meaningful use is and how it is touching every part of the care we provide. One aspect of meaningful use which will greatly improve patient care is the continuity of care document. What is a Continuity of Care Document? Continuity of care documents (CCD) is a standard in electronic … [Read more...] about Meaningful Use and the Continuity of Care Document
Johnson and Johnson's has done wonderful things to promote nursing and a positive image of nursing. They have held a special play in my heart for a while for many reasons. They produce wonderful PR for nurses and advocate the profession. The public image of nursing benefits from their influence, and any push towards professionalism in nursing is strongly appreciated. However, it goes deeper than that with me. Something that I find particularly wonderful about Johnson & Johnson's is … [Read more...] about Johnson and Johnson’s Want You to Thank a Nurse!
There has been a lot of talk recently among the nursing blogs about a very unfortunate scenario involving an eager nursing student and social media.Those Emergency Blues Wrote about How to Get Yourself Arbitrarily kicked out of Nursing School. And Not Nurse Ratched talked about How A Nursing Student can be Expelled for a Facebook photo. The article in the Kansas City Star Discusses How Ms. Doyle Byrnes found herself expelled after posting images of herself and a placenta on Facebook. It really … [Read more...] about Nursing School Politics and Social Media: Another Example of Nurses Being Bullies