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The Comcast Data Cap is Ruining My Life

The Comcast Data Cap is Ruining My Life

The Comcast data cap that has been put in place within the last year is causing serious issues in my household. For the first time in forever (yes, I just quoted Frozen), I am forced to be conscious of my internet usage or else be forced to pay the price (literally). At $10 per extra 50gbs, it can add up fast. To make matters worse, it’s leading to disputes between my husband and I over who is entitled to watch Netflix. As well as conversations with my son and I over whether or not he can watch another Youtube video.

HIPAA for Nurses – A Few Dos and Don’ts

HIPAA for Nurses

Hospitals do a good job of educating on HIPAA policies, but there isn’t enough focus on guidelines around HIPAA for nurses. With the focus on privacy and security, we have all heard a lot about security breaches, privacy violations, and what HIPAA requires.

Are You Breaking These Social Media Etiquette Rules?

Social media has opened up new opportunities to share information readily and easily online. If you are wanting to share information about yourself, your passions, your hobbies, and any other topic you merely have to glide your fingers across the keyboard of your laptop of tap the screen of your smart phone. It’s easier than ever to share your likes, dislikes, and anything else you darn-well-please anytime you like with almost anyone you want.

However, before you go sharing anything and everything online you should think about a few key points:

CAPTCHAs are Killing the Internet

A CAPTCHA is a program that protects websites against bots by generating and grading tests that humans can pass but current computer programs cannot. For example, humans can read distorted text as the one(s) shown below, but current computer programs can’t.

The term CAPTCHA (for Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart) was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas Hopper and John Langford of Carnegie Mellon University.

Act Like a Pro: Owning Your Expertise Confidently

Be confident in your area of expertise. You are an authority, so own it.
Forrest Gump said “Now, it used to be I ran to get where I was going. I never it thought it would take me anywhere.” Blogging is to The Nerdy Nurse like Forest Gump it to Running.
I am an expert in using social media to promote innovation in healthcare and technology because I live and breathe it everyday. I am an expert on lateral violence and the methods to be used to combat it because I experience it first hand, have spent countless hours researching the phenomena, and know the legal implications a company can face if they allow it to happen. I am an expert because my passion in the areas of nursing and technology has forced me to constantly strive to promote innovations to help nurses and medical professionals work smarter not harder.

Hey Hospitals, Patients Are Looking For you Online!

The potential for social media to impact and improve healthcare is staggering. This is especially prominent now that consumers are stepping up and confirming that a healthcare providers online presence will impact their decision to seek care with them.

Social Media: It’s All About Making a Connection With People

I’ve fallen in love with social media.
It has given me confidence when I had lost it as a nurse. It has given me strength where none existed before. Times where I have felt alone and without anyone talk to, twitter was always there. It has given me the ability to just get it out, say, heck even shout it, when there is something I need to say and no one to say it to. Too often we hold things inside that we may need to say, for fear of consequences. We don’t want to be judged. We don’t want to upset anyone. But social media is difference.

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