I have had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with many several nurse entrepreneurs who are using their backgrounds in healthcare and their nursing knowledge to impact nursing and healthcare beyond the bedside. In an effort to better inform nurses of the flexibility of our chosen profession, and to spotlight some examples of nurses thinking out of the box, I am going to start featuring examples of nurse entrepreneurs and nurse owned and operated businesses. A great example of a nurse who … [Read more...] about Nurse Entrepreneur Spotlight: Avoid Medical Errors, Pat Iyer, MSN, RN, Lncc
Over on Impacted Nurse, the Murses are running amok. They’re busy saving liver… er… elbows and such and giving their pre-Hollywood interviews. What is A Murse? A murse is a male nurse. Male + Nurse = Murse! They are also a group of YouTubers. The Murses. Haven’t heard of The Murses yet? Well they are male nurses who are stepping up to the plate and forging a path to potential YouTube success. This EPIC style short film is a clever and quirky nod to males in the nursing profession. Isn't … [Read more...] about All You Ever Needed To Know About the Murse
In stereotypical nerd fashion, I am an eyeglass wearer. In savvy internet shopper fashion, I know that I can save on prescription eyeglasses by buying them online. Actually, I know I can save hundreds of dollars by buying them online. In this article, we'll share tips and details about how to buy glasses online cheap. One of the biggest annoyances in wearing eyeglasses is the constant smudges, dirt, dust, oil, fingerprints, toddler drool, toothpaste, oatmeal and other oddities that can find … [Read more...] about Buy Glasses Online Cheap – Save Hundreds of $$$ on Prescription Eyeglasses by Buying Online
With the new year we make many resolutions to improve our lives. As nurses, we have the unique ability to improve the lives of others on a daily basis. However, there are many nursing issues that we as face on a daily basis. We should be focusing attention on these areas to make the nursing profession and more desirable one to be a part of. We need to band together to ensure the best patient care possible. While I cannot guarantee that every nurse would agree with these goals, I would hope that … [Read more...] about 7 Resolutions for the Nursing Profession
My toddler has developed a great affection for races cars and the Cars Disney franchise. He always wants to go “driving cars” “vrooom vrooom” and ride in my Volkswagen. (He prefers the VW Bug to the Santa Fe on any family outing.) I’m not sure where this sudden love for cars and racing has developed, since my husband isn’t really a car guy and I can’t remember hyping up cars. Perhaps boys just do naturally gravitate towards cars. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jakks Pacific before, and … [Read more...] about Plug It In & Play Disney Pixar Cars 2 Racing TV Game Review
Technology is constantly evolving and introducing us to something else that should completely blow our mind. We’ve almost become immune to the magic of our gadgets and gizmos. Yes, we’re still impressed by these innovations, but it takes something really impressive to evoke that glimmer of intrigue in many of our our eyes. The I’mWatch has evoked more than just a glimmer in mine. At first glance, this looks like nothing more than an iPod Nanon Watch. However, the i'mWatch is a revolutionart … [Read more...] about i’mWatch: A Smartwatch to Improve Healthcare?
Cobra Universal Vehicle Flex Mount with USB Charging Port for GPS, iPhones, and More The Cobra universal vehicle flex mount (model CB-MNT-CIGUSB) is the first smartphone mount I’ve used that worked with the iPhone in an Otterbox case. This is fairly significant since I’ve been searching for a practical one for quite some time. I've used a few other universal mounts and they were always lacking in one way or another. Cool Features of the USB Device Mount Some of the great features about this … [Read more...] about iPhone Car Mount with USB Charger You Can Use with Your Case On!
2nd.MD is a revolutionary new service that is breaking down barriers in terms of access to healthcare. If you or a loved one has ever face a challenging medical diagnosis and wanted an second opinion from a specialist, then you know what a challenge it can be to find experts nearby. I’ve known parents who had to fly their sick children across the country to consult with a specialist about their diagnosis. It’s bad enough to have a disease process that is inconveniencing your life, but having … [Read more...] about 2nd.MD: Easy Access to Leading Doctors Online
Tablets have become an exciting game changer in technology and healthcare. Nurses can benefit from owning tablets and the Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPad 2, and Nook Tablet are all worth taking a look at. It is no secret that this nerdy nurse is a fan of tablet computers. I still swoon over my iPad and have the HP Touchpad as well. I’ve been eyeing Android tablets ( and also thinking about putting Android on my HP touchpad) but I haven’t found one that’s made me want to hand over the cash, … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why Nurses Need a Tablet: Amazon Kindle Fire, iPad2, or Nook Tablet
Nursing Interruptions are a frustrating part of patient care. They can impact safety and cause stress for both caregivers and patients alike. This post, PART I: Interruption Awareness is More Complicated than Meets the Eye, examines interruptions for nurses and shares additional information and strategies on how to address them. Guest Blogger: Beth Boynton, RN, MS Like many change efforts, the first motivation for doing something different involves a sense that something isn’t working. … [Read more...] about Nursing Interruptions and Interruption Awareness in Nursing Practice
NeatReceipts is a mobile scanner and digital filing system to help you tame that paper monster in your life. NeatReceipts and the NeatDesk are smart scanning solution that does more than just scan your documents. NeatReceipts transforms your digital documents into and organized and easily manageable file system. If you're covered in mounds of paper that you just can't part with The Neat Company may just be your digital savior. The primary draw of NeatReceipts and NeatDesk is the intuitive … [Read more...] about Organize Your Life With NeatReceipts Portable Scanner and Digital Filing System: Review
Colorado Technical University has created a FANTASTIC infographic representing various Nursing Specialties. Options for nurses have grown dramatically as breakthroughs in treatment and science have exploded in recent years. And demand? With nearly 55% of all nurses expected to retire during the next decade, opportunities for those with the skills and passion to serve in this profession are vast. Exploring this prestigious calling is a first step for all future, licensed nurses. Of those … [Read more...] about A Guide to Nursing Specialties: Infographic
So you need to get an Ultrasound? No need to line up an appointment, doctor's order, technician, and pay some enormous fee. Nah... There's an App for that! Ok. Well maybe not yet, but soon that could be a very real possibility. John Cook at GeekWire writes about a company called Mobisante who "is looking to transform the industry with a new technology that turns a smartphone into a miniature ultrasound device". Ultrasounds are so bulky and expensive, you know. We need a version that anyone … [Read more...] about Need an Ultrasound? There’s an App for that!
This post will outline tips and strategies to build a successful nursing blog. Nursing blog success doesn't have to be an elusive dream. You can make an impact on nursing and the world if you implement strategies to ensure that your message is clear and far-reaching. I've spent years building a personal and professional brand and want to share some key strategies that will bring your success with your nursing blog. I received a very flattering email from an aspiring blogger who fancied me as … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Nursing Blog Success
If there is one thing every nurse needs it's a good pair of shoes. Finding the best shoes for nurses should be the goal of any nurse who spends 12 hours shifts on his/her feet. But it's not just about a comfortable pair of nursing shoes, but also a stylish and functional pair that could trick your feet into thinking they haven't been working long 12 hour shifts. You know, super-awesome nursing shoes that don't really look like nurses shoes, and that your feet practically thank you for wearing. … [Read more...] about Best Shoes for Nurses: Timberland PRO Renova Professional Footwear Review