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There are many challenges and difficulties associated with nursing school. One of the most annoying things I remember about my nursing education was the 100 pounds of books. I had to lug that enormous piles of non-fiction back and forth to class, clinicals, my car, my home, and anywhere else I might need to have access to them. It was a literal pain in the neck. I saw nursing students get so creative when it came to carrying their books. I saw them using rolling carts, rolling luggage, and one … [Read more...] about 6 Essential Smartphone Resources for Nursing Students
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, update our iPhones, or any other data-hogging activities. We are also … [Read more...] about The Comcast Data Cap is Ruining My Life
Network scanning can really improve the workflow and user experience of nurse and other healthcare professionals on the front line. Let's dive into the benefits of network scanning. When I transitioned from working at the bedside to clinical informatics nursing I was thrilled. I finally had my own office in the IT department right alongside other nurses and analysts who did the work that made the hospital’s EMR stay functioning. There was a beautiful new computer, a high tech voice-over IP … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Network Scanning in Healthcare
When I attended CES I had the privilege to meet up with the Honeywell folks. They make some amazing products, one of which I was ask to review: The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. I’ve had the amazing little thermostat for a few weeks and have had a great time with it so far. Product Description Per Amazon: Wi-Fi Thermostat allows for remote access via smartphone or computer: Free smartphone app for iPhone, iPad and Android operating systems; Voice Control allows you … [Read more...] about Get Smart About Your Heating and Cooling with the Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat
Having a little extra help from great fitness gadgets can really help you start and stay on track with a new healthy routine. Instead of becoming a gym rat or trying to track your fitness progression by staring in the mirror each week, there are a number of new gadgets available on the market for great ways to stay fit in the New Year. It will not only work to provide accountability, but will prove an accurate way of keeping you healthy and toned for those with fitness goals. These 7 Fitness … [Read more...] about 7 Fitness Gadgets That Will Help You Rock a Healthy Lifestyle
There is a lot of nursing gear that is can make caring for patients a little easier. It can be difficult to find items that are of quality and recommended by a trusted source. It’s a good thing that we’ve already taken some of the work out of it for you and rounded up some of the best nursing gear on the web. Nursing Gear If you’re looking for the best shoes for nurses, best stethoscope, best nursing tote bags with pockets, or best gifts for nurses we’ve got you covered. Heck, we’ll even tell … [Read more...] about Guide to the Top Nursing Gear
As a nurse, long hours are all too common. With sometimes-mandatory overtime and staff shortages, nurses make up some of the hardest working professionals in the world. Being largely responsible for patient education, engagement, and satisfaction, many nurses are left to wonder how they can accomplish all that is expected of them. With mobile health, and applications on their phones and tablets, iTriage helps to ease nurses’ workflow. “Being on the frontlines of healthcare gives [nurses] the … [Read more...] about How Mobile is Helping Nurses Deliver Better Care
When you think of a shield it can have a number of different adjectives behind it. There is the wooden shield broken shield, spiky shield, big shield, small shield, and so on. You basically get the picture that any number of shields can come to mind. However, my favorite type of shield, and the best one I have ever come across has to be the invisibleSHIELD from ZAGG. Shields have been used for ages past to protect our precious body parts. Now we can use them to protect our delicate electronic … [Read more...] about ZAGG invisibleSHIELD: Don’t Think Twice, invisibleSHIELD Your Device!
Guest Blogger: Joseph Pickett If you own a smartphone, and who doesn’t these days, you probably have a lot of apps on there, including plenty of games. There is nothing wrong with that, but you can also use your iPhone or Android phone to help with your nursing career. From apps that help you study for your nursing board exams, to apps that help you to identify pills, there are plenty of apps that can help you to become more skilled nursing professional. Here 11 great Apps for nurses. #1 … [Read more...] about 11 Super Awesome Apps for Nurses
Guest Blogger: Julia Peterson With the right tools, your phone can be your personal trainer Mobile apps can either be just another distraction, or they can help you measure progress, share motivation with friends, and stay on target with your fitness goals. Here are a few of the top smartphone cardio tools on the market, for both Android and iOS. 1. Endomondo Sports Tracker (iOS, Android) Endomondo is a great cardio tracker for people who like working out with friends and … [Read more...] about Top 4 Apps for Cardio Fitness
There are so many useful apps for medical students. In the UK there are all of these horror stories about 4th year: ‘you will be made to work more hours than the doctors,’ ‘half of the year will have to retake because the exams are so hard,’ ‘your consultants will actually expect you to know stuff….’ So, it turns out all of these were right, but I have had a little helping hand with that last one. On the first day of my 4th year I received a shiny new iPhone 4s from my medical … [Read more...] about There’s an App for That: 10 Useful Apps for Medical Students
I-MEGO Throne – Gold headphones are a stylish way to enjoy exceptional audio. In addition to their amazing sound, the I-MEGO Throne look like they are about to rock your face off. The gold tones are reminiscent of iconic microphones of the 50’s. While I am typically not an over the ear headphone user, the Throne Gold are quickly making be a believer. Never have I owned a set of in-ear headphones that produce audio as clear as the Throne. In addition to their superior audio quality, the comfort … [Read more...] about I-MEGO Throne – Gold: Over the Ear Headphones Review
If you’re looking to dress up your iPhone for Halloween (or perhaps just change things up a bit), the following cases are for you! Halloween Designs iPhone Case "Scared Pumpkin" This “Scared Pumpkin” iPhone case will provide some protection and Halloween fun for your iPhone 4 or 4s in a clear hard case. Frankenstein Glow in the Dark Soft Case for iPhone Dress up your iPhone 4/4s in a Frankenstein Soft Case. As an added bonus it glows in the dark! Mummy Grow in Dark Case for … [Read more...] about 11 Costumes and Unique Cases for Your iPhone
The frequent use of digital devices such as tablets, computers, and smartphones can have a negative impact on your health. For example, you eyes can be strained from staring at a computer screen for too long. You can also develop neck and back pain from viewing a tablet at an awkward angle for extended periods of time. It can be difficult to remember to use good posture and positions when using electronic devices, but this is crucial in order to limit the strain to your muscles. Also, different … [Read more...] about The Health Hazards of Tablet Use: Problems and Best Practices [Infographic]