Thank you to Post-it® Brand for partnering with us on this post. Staying productive is always a challenge. In addition to working a full-time at a demanding day job in the healthcare technology industry, I run a nursing blog and manage a household. If I want to maintain my sanity, keeping tasks organized and being productive is an absolute must. Almost Everyone Struggles with Productivity I take small comfort in knowing I’m not alone in my productivity struggles. Post-it® Brand … [Read more...] about Productivity Challenge: Make the Household To Do List a Game with Post-it® Notes
We are excited to partner with Concordia University Wisconsin to bring you this post. I write frequently about the importance of continuing education for nurses. Although there are many courses focused on various aspects of nursing care, there are few focused on enhancing the writing skills of healthcare providers. As nurses we are often responsible for charting complex patient procedures, plans, outcomes, and progress. We are also sometimes tasked with creating proposals, writing … [Read more...] about Free Writing Course for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals
Even famous nurses make mistakes on social media. Katie Duke, who has a massive following on twitter and instragram, is one of the stars of the ABC hit NY Med. At this point, however, I should probably say “was” a star, since a recent episode revealed that Katie was fired after posting this photo of a trauma room to her popular instagram account (thekatieduke). The caption for the image reads “Man Vs 6 Train... The after #lifesaving #EMS #NYC #ER #Nurses #Doctors #nymed #trauma … [Read more...] about Katie Duke Shows Nurses How to Not Use Social Media
Some time ago I wrote a highly popular post about the best stethoscopes for nurses. Everyday it rises in popularity and is currently the most frequently visit post on my blog getting hundreds of visitors each day. So I felt obliged to dig further into some of the stethoscopes featured and give a little more information about each one. Let’s start with the 3M Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope. The 3M™ Littmann® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope is sensitive and comes equipped with a dual-sided, … [Read more...] about Best Stethoscope for Nurses: 3M Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope
I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting a twitter party to celebrate Buzzy’s premier on ABC’s Shark Tank. The episode will air on 2/28/14 at 9pm EST and the twitter chat will start immediately after at 10pm EST. When I attended CES I had the opportunity to see tons of new and innovative product and meet many passionate individuals. What I found to be interesting, however, is that one of the most innovative products I saw at CES wasn’t displayed at a booth. Instead, Amy Baxter,MD, … [Read more...] about Take a Bite Out of Needle Pain with Buzzy on Shark Tank
Guest Blogger: Jenna As technological advancements continue to transform healthcare into an information-rich industry, CDS (Clinical Decision Support) systems are leveraging the digital process to provide a seamless infrastructure and flow of information. The systems are becoming the means of better collaboration between the healthcare provider and the patients. Facilities using CDS platforms in their approach are able to provide better prescription, diagnosis and treatment because of being … [Read more...] about Top 4 Clinical Decision Support Platforms Of 2013
Guest Blogger: Jenna Patients who used to shy away from dental implants 4-5 years ago now consider it as an affordable and effective solution for missing teeth. This has been made possible due to advancements in dental implant technology allowing for easy integration and stability of the implants. The developments have also increased the efficiency of the healthcare providers and reduced the total time for dental procedures. According to Smiles, 3 million individuals in U.S. opt for dental … [Read more...] about 3 Dental Implant Developments That Improve Patient Care
Guest Blogger: Jenna Healthcare is one of the most important sectors of our economy. In nearly all geographical regions, the healthcare industry employs more people than any other industry. Likewise, when it comes to technology, the healthcare industry is at the head of the class. Medical technology helps in many different ways, from CAT scans, ultrasounds and MRIs that diagnose problems inside the body or monitor an infant before it is born, to the computers that keep our information and … [Read more...] about Healthcare and IT: New Tricks for the Old Dogs
We’re so busy we barely have time to eat. Eating healthy isn’t just about nutritious foods. Healthy intake, how we actually experience the meal, may matter even more. Did you know that there’s more that goes into eating healthy than just the food itself? And we easily succumb to “bad food choices” when we are unconscious during a meal. So what’s this issue all about? What is the problem we as nurses face with eating- that has nothing to do with food? We’re all so busy! We have no time … [Read more...] about Nurses, Eating Healthy Isn’t About the Food!
Guest Blogger: Joe Whyte Healthcare professions are growing at a rapid pace and nursing is projected to be one of the quickest growing careers over the next five years. Certified nursing professionals are in high demand, so if you are considering a career in nursing, you have made a great choice. You can attend courses in a traditional classroom setting or through any of the accredited online colleges. Why Choose Nursing? Because the number of our nation's aging population is constantly … [Read more...] about Things to Consider When Choosing to Become a Nurse
As nurses, we give so much of ourselves to our patients. This is just one reason you need to join a nurses support group online. There are so many more reasons too. Online Nurses Support Group Technology has seriously grown leaps and bounds, hasn't it? Long gone are the times when you had to call someone to remind them to pick up milk or to set up your appointments. Now you can just update a list, send a message, or even a tweet. In many ways, technology has made life so much easier. This … [Read more...] about This is Why You Need to Join a Nurses Support Group Online
People increasingly turn to the internet for all their information needs, even medical ones. A number of respected medical sites provide information to users who seek answers about their physical symptoms or treatments for their illnesses daily. These sites are a great resource for those seeking medical information via the net, but there is a fine line between practicing cyber medicine and simply being an online resource. That cloudy distinction is why these sites need to establish medical … [Read more...] about Ethical Challenges Of A Health & Medical Advice Website
With an aging population, there are nursing opportunities everywhere, but why not follow the snowbirds down south and enjoy a little sun and surf as well as growing employment. Fort Walton, Florida has a little of both and is a wonderful place to start a nursing career. Unlike some northern states, Florida’s population is growing and with it the need for health care workers in general and nurses specifically. If the heat and humidity is not your idea of a good time, then Boston might be more to … [Read more...] about Nursing Careers 2013: What Cities Have the Most Opportunities?
Many nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals have to use a electronic health record systems. They often face the task of documenting on patient’s medical records begrudgingly and don’t appreciate the technology they are using. They feel that this time spent documenting could better bet spent with the patients. What many of them don’t realize is that the resentment they hold for for EMR (electronic medical records) can actually cause them to spend less time with their patient’s. It’s … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Increase Staff Engagement in EHR Software and Increase Patient Satisfaction
How do you find help with medical bills? You can start by asking a nurse. A nurse may not be your financial adviser, but nurses may be able to help you make sound financial decisions that can save you hundreds, even thousands, on medical bills. Nurses play an important role in our health and sometimes with patient finance. Anyone who's been admitted to a hospital knows that they are the front liners--always there to address patient needs. But did you know that their role goes beyond … [Read more...] about Ask A Nurse: How To Find Help With Your Medical Bills