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Technology in nursing…where do you stand?

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Technology…it’s a beautiful thing, when your date doesn’t have his or her face glued to a phone and your patients aren’t self-diagnosing on WebMD via iPads. But what advances in technology have been helpful at work? And what changes are you most looking forward to seeing? A great resource on this topic recently hit our Scrubs Blog Carnival!

Innovative Nurse featured a fantastic roundup of wisdom especially for nurses on technology. Check it out below:

Utilizing technology effectively as a nurse has never been easier due to the many resources available to us from so many well versed nurses and clinicians out there and we wanted to take this opportunity to showcase a few of these experts as part of the Scrubs Magazine Blog Carnival. What are some thoughts that you may have when we mention technology in nursing? Bridging gaps in patient care, connecting communities, a portal to improving our skills, or is it more along the lines of frustration, communication breakdown and ultimately a disconnect from those patient populations we’re working with?

Below is a video rounding up some of the insights from the top leaders and though provokers out there when it comes to technology in nursing. These nurses really captured the barriers to entry, but also the benefits we can appreciate when utilizing this technology for the greater good.

Featured articles:

Should Your Nurse Business Have An App?  by Erica MacDonald

Empowered Use of Social Media For Nurses by Lorie A.Brown

You Know You’ve Been a Nurse a Long Time When… by Joyce Harrell

Nursing, Technology and Collectivism by Keith Carlson

Travel Nurse Tech: 5 Great Apps for Travel Nurses by Sarah Wengert

Is technology at the bedside an asset or a hinderance? by Sean Dent

Nurses Need to Get a Little More Nerdy by Brittney Wilson (a.k.a. The Nerdy Nurse)

The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology: The Book by Brittney Wilson (a.k.a. The Nerdy Nurse)

This post is a collective effort of nurse bloggers as part of the Scrubs Mag Blog Carnival. If you are interested in participating, find out more details and sign up here.


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