It's not just adults who love technology. Kids are getting into all things nerdy at earlier and earlier ages! While some parents feel that this might impede their imagination or inhibit their social skills, I am personally a huge advocate of children using technology often and early. If you have a little boy or girl who's eyes twinkle at the mention of iPads and robots, then we've got a an excellent tech toy gift guide just for you! 1 LeapFrog LeapReader – We already mentioned … [Read more...] about 10 Terrific Tech Toys
I’m so excited to share with you that an amazing project I have been working on for quite some time now is nearly complete. You guessed it: My book! The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology provides the tools nurses need to improve their practices, further their careers, and solidify themselves as assets to their employers. Written with humor and easily digestible sections of information, this reference guide supplies nurses with the practical application tools they need to embrace technology … [Read more...] about The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology: The Book
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!
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]
It seems that the Apple iPad may actually have itself a formidable competitor in the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. One might argue that Amazon is simply picking up on the coat tails of what Apple has already pioneered. But it seems as though Amazon is delivering a comparable product at a fraction of the price. The one detractor from the Kindle Fire HD is it’s limited Apps marketplace. However, one might be able to overlook that short coming when they learn about all fantastic offerings of Amazon … [Read more...] about Amazon Kindle Fire HD is HOT!
If you’re in trying to save money while in nursing school you are already aware of just how expensive textbooks are. But did you know that you have save money by renting your textbooks? Not only can you save money, but you can also decrease they amount of books you have to lug around by renting ebook versions of your needed texts. Your shoulders and back will thank you for that. To Rent or Purchase Textbooks? If you’re thinking about it, you need to check out textbook rental on Amazon to get … [Read more...] about How to Save on Textbooks: ebook and Physical Textbook Rentals
I had been pining for a Mac for a couple of years now. Several times I came very close to buying one, but just couldn’t bring myself to part with the cash. I've always heard that once you go Mac you never go back. But after my experience with a MacBook Pro, I'm hear to tell you that "Once you go Mac you never go back" is Totally Whack! Last year when I bought a new computer I was so close to buying a Mac but couldn’t bring myself to part with the cash and bought an Asus UL30VTX1K. Recently I … [Read more...] about Once You Go Mac You Never Go Back is Totally Whack
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
Attractive electronic medical tools always fascinate me. Sometimes they even excite me. Tonic Health is one of those fascinating and exciting technologic wonders that gets my nerdy little heart all-a-twitter. So what is Tonic Health? Tonic Health is the first data collection tool designed specifically by and for healthcare. We're revolutionizing the industry by providing a platform that is regulatory compliant, more patient-friendly and less chore-like. This translates into more patient … [Read more...] about Tonic Health Refreshing Medical Data Collection
Over at KevinMD.com there is an article about Evolution of tablet devices for the hospital and of course this is music to my nerdy litttle nursing ears. David Ahn, MD, makes some very interestting points about how he avoids using his iPhone too much in the view of patients and nurses because it can make you appear distracted. Because obviously, all us nurses and doctors could ever be doing is checking our facebook or updating our twitter. Nope, we couldn't possibly be using any of the … [Read more...] about Tablets Evolving to be used as Efficient Medical Tools