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 … [Read more...] about Talk to a Doctor Online- Anytime- Anywhere with HealthTap
With over 3 million nurses in the United States it’s not surprising to hear about ways they practice nursing that are a little less traditional. Nurses are becoming authors at an increasing rate and bringing quality content to a growing library of books for nurses. It’s not surprising that the best nursing books are written by men and women who have actually practice nursing … [Read more...] about 5 Excellent Books For Nurses By Nurses
If you want to get better at auscultation and enjoy the convenience of documenting the sounds auscultated by transferring them to a computer using cutting-edge Bluetooth tech, look no further than Littman electronic stethoscopes.Digital stethoscopes have been here for quite some time now. As advanced instruments that are superior in quality to traditional stethoscopes, … [Read more...] about Is the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope better than other stethoscopes?
So you are a nursing practitioner and you are torn about which stethoscope to buy. Used by a great number of proud doctors, nurses and medical professionals around the world, Littman stethoscopes offer terrific acoustic response, exceptional value, and superior results overall.Best Littmann StethoscopesIn this roundup, we are going to take a look at some of the best … [Read more...] about Best Littmann Stethoscopes
The nursing profession requires a ton of heavy lifting – figuratively and literally. Unfortunately, this means those who practice it tend to be prone to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as back injuries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that, as of December 2014, nursing assistants have some of the highest incidence rates of MSDs, totaling about 393 … [Read more...] about 7 Vital Tips for Avoiding Back Injury as a Nurse
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 … [Read more...] about 4 of the Best Health and Fitness Apps for Android
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 … [Read more...] about Stress and Technology for Nurses: How to Take Your Computer Less Seriously
In 2011, a certified nurse-midwife assisted 7.8% of all births in the United States. Women are choosing midwives over traditional birthing options because of the individualized care they receive, a greater incidence of full-term births, and lower rates of Caesarean sections. Birthing a child in the U.S. can feel sterile, and impersonal; midwives break that barrier by providing … [Read more...] about Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Certified Nurse Midwife? [Infographic]
Guest Blogger: Lisa Marie Walsh, RN, BSN, MSN(c)Safe staffing, or the lack thereof, is a challenge that almost every nurse has had to deal with. I recently encountered a nurse on my floor who respectfully told the charge nurse that she was not comfortable taking on a 7th patient. She had been floated to our floor and this was not her regular patient population. The house … [Read more...] about Safe Staffing: Are You Part of the Problem or the Solution?
The practice of nursing is ever-changing. There are always new guidelines and regulations that nurses are asked to adhere to, often with little information to accompany it. Nurses sometimes feel like they are just surviving because they are being asked to take on new challenges and aren’t completely sure of themselves. This is because many organizations will give out new job … [Read more...] about Nurses Can Thrive When They Are Given Ongoing Feedback
If you are a nurse then hopefully the hospital or healthcare organization you work for has decided to honor you and all the hard work you do. But we here at The Nerdy Nurse think you deserve a little more this year. I'm sure Florence Nightingale would be impressed with how far we've come, but we all know how far we have to go. In some ways nurses are honored everyday, but in … [Read more...] about 2014 Nurses Week Giveaway
A recent survey, conducted by Identigene, shows that nearly half of adults in the United States plan to make a major life change in 2014. These changes range from buying a new house, having a new baby, paternity testing, getting married, or contemplating a divorce. Understandably enough, 90% of individuals who are planning a major life change state they are nervous about … [Read more...] about Are you Nervous about Making a Major Life Change?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Aetna Foundation. Technology and Healthcare are my world. I’ve devoted my life and career to helping others use and become more empowered to use technology so it warms my nerdy little heart when I hear about others doing the very same thing. However, it’s one thing to say that you support using technology to improve … [Read more...] about mHealth and Technology in Action: 3 Apps to Improve Your Health
Despite the job market taking a dip on a global scale, the nursing industry continues to develop alongside the rising need for qualified nurses. However, according to the American Society of Registered Nurses, 43 percent of registered nurses haven’t been able to find employment after 18 months between 1st January 2009 and 31st March 2010.Why aren’t these graduates landing … [Read more...] about Can Accelerated Nursing Programs Increase Your Likelihood of Getting a Job?
There are many blog posts and articles touting the benefits of social media. However, there are few blog posts outlining the career benefits of social media for nurses. This is the post you that answers the question "Can nurses use social media for career success?" Most nurses are using social media in their personal lives daily. They use social media to connect with friends … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Nurses Can Use Social Media for Career Success