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Today’s Tech Items That Are Helping Caregivers

Thanks to the tech-savvy society we live in today, there have been many great advances in technology that are designed not only to assist the elderly and disabled with activities of daily living but also to help their caregivers. There are […]

10 Old-School Nursing Skills You Don’t See Anymore

10 Old-School Nursing Skills You Don’t See Anymore

Nursing, along with the rest of the medical field, is constantly evolving to ensure better patient outcomes. Nursing skills, in particular, have changed quite a bit over the last several decades. Some skills have even been discarded completely for the […]

LISTEN: Playlist by Nurses to Help You Through the Long Day

LISTEN: Playlist by Nurses to Help You Through the Long Day

With cheap and easy access to music you love during the day, nurses can now unwind with a click on their cell. Of course, you don’t want to waste that five-minute coffee run searching for a song to fuel your […]

6 Apps That Are a MUST for Nurses

6 Apps That Are a MUST for Nurses

Working as a nurse can be extremely challenging at times. Not only are nurses expected to care for multiple patients, they’re expected to perform scheduled procedures and administer medications at precise times. Occasionally, it can feel like staying on top […]

Top Android apps for nurses

Top Android apps for nurses

There are lots of fantastic apps for nurses and nursing students on Android phones. Here are a couple of our top picks.

FDA changing sterilization rules to aid in superbug fight

FDA changing sterilization rules to aid in superbug fight

We’ve been following the CRE superbug outbreak spread by duodenoscopes that have not been completely sanitized, and now the FDA is making moves to improve the safety of procedures involving these scopes.

Nurses and social media: Keeping it professional

Nurses and social media: Keeping it professional

Be mindful, be informed and be proactive with what your online identity says about you. You’ll be thankful you did.

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Stay in the know: the latest updates to your steth

The Eko Core digital stethoscope attachment allows you to record patient heart patterns while still using your traditional stethoscope.

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Mobile apps improve nurse diagnosis rates

A new study from Columbia University School of Nursing shows that nurses using a decision support app on their mobile devices are significantly more likely to effectively diagnose weight issues, depression and tobacco use.

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8 Instagram handles every nurse should follow

If you’re on Instagram and looking for users to follow, we have suggestions for eight accounts you may be interested in!

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Do you know the patient identifiers HIPAA defines as off-limits?

Do you know what you can–and can’t–share about your patients online? If not, it’s time to brush up on your HIPAA knowledge!

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Are mobile health platforms the next big thing in tech?

Three of the biggest technology companies in the world – Apple, Google and Samsung – are entering the mobile health market. Learn what’s new from each.

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Is the pager era over? More hospitals turning to HIPAA compliant texting

More hospitals are implementing smartphone texting systems as a communications method on the floor. Are pagers finally on the way out?

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3 apps to help nurses stay informed

We’ve got details on three apps you should download now to make your workday easier and keep informed on the job!

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3 great apps for nursing students

In nursing school? Love technology? We’ve got three awesome apps that you need to check out!