Every nurse can relate to communication challenges within their care team. To collaborate effectively, we all need to share patient information in a secure way, including medical history, clinical observations, and photos. Whether you’re standing still or running through a hallway trying to reach a patient, it’s all about the ability to be mobile and get information as soon as possible – whenever and wherever it’s needed.
We’re Armor. We protect people and businesses by keeping their sensitive data secure – no matter where it’s stored. We do what we do because we believe by protecting healthcare organization’s data (patients, employees, company information) from those who wish to do harm makes the world a better and safer place for everyone. It’s how …
National Preparedness Month is in September. This month servers to provide an opportunity to reflect on the importance of preparing for natural disasters and unexpected events. Recognizing that practices and levels of planning may vary, DrFirst put together a survey on healthcare organizations’ policies related to disaster preparedness. Their goal is to understand healthcare organizations’ …
Nursing is a career with many opportunities to learn as well as pass knowledge on to others. Throughout your years in nursing you’ve no doubt received countless words of wisdom, but do you remember the best piece of nursing advice you ever received? Now’s your chance to dig deep and find those pieces of nursing advice that have truly made a difference in your career. Use those nursing nuggets of wisdom to cash in on some free travel!
Luckily, there is something to address at least one of those unknown fears. Apps like NCLEX Mastery will you nursing students an opportunity to see exactly what NCLEX questions will be like. It provides loads of practice questions so you can really feel confident when you take the NCLEX.
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Personal style is often sacrificed when you work in healthcare. Jewelry isn’t often safe or sanitary and many facilities require that you wear color coordinated scrubs specific to your unit or title. You may be able to get in a little self-expression by choosing your favorite color for your stethoscope, but even then there are …
Recently I received an Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer to review and was pleasently surprised with just how simple and efficient it is. It’s so easy to use that even my toddler had it mastered in a matter of seconds and was going around the house attempting to get the temperature of everyone in sight.
In my opinion temporal artery scanning is the most efficient and therefore the best way to take the temperature of your child. In my experiences both as a nurse and a patient, temporal artery scanning caused the least discomfort and inconvenience for both the healthcare provider and the patient as well as providing and accurate temperature.
Tools that make nursing care easier are always in high demand. The Stat Gear S3 Stat is one of those tools. It is a device that holds your tape securely on your stethoscope. I can’t tell you the number of times my tape has went flying across the floor off the earpiece of my stethoscope. So an clever little item like this is welcome in my nursing world.
At $5.99 they are are inexpensive gift that an nurse, EMT or paramedic would surly enjoy. The concept seems so simple, but it’s a good one and keeps your tape close at hand and safe from the floor.
I wrote recently about how my hospital’s administration has decided to go the route of uniforms. Of course, there are obvious pros and cons to this decision, but they made it, with little involvement from the nurses. What was bothersome about this change to me was the fact that they didn’t really involve the nurses. They made a …