The Power of Introverts

The Power of Introverts

Are you an introvert? If so, you may think you don’t have the right personality to be a nurse leader. Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts, would beg to differ with you. With examples that span generations and continents, Cain shares stories of some of the most innovative leaders in history, including Rosa Parks, Dr. Suess, and Steve Wozniak. You can watch her TED Talk video here and get inspired to turn your introversion into a…

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The impact of rounding on a geriatric psychiatric unit

The impact of rounding on a geriatric psychiatric unit

A tool for patient safety and staff satisfaction. By Idrialis Perez-Carter, MS, RN Takeaways: Readers will be able to understand the purpose of staff rounding. Readers will identify one positive result that can result from having a successful rounding program. Readers will identify important measures required to have a successful rounding program Geriatric psychiatric units are typically populated with patients who have a wide range of mental health diagnoses, including dementia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. This diversity can…

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Nurse Helps Families Who Lost Homes in Santa Rosa Wildfire

Nurse Helps Families Who Lost Homes in Santa Rosa Wildfire

In October, thousands of homes in Santa Rosa, California were lost to wild fires. Payton Walton, a nurse who lives in Marin and works in Santa Rosa recently took to social media to match up her Marin neighbors with members of the Santa Rosa community to help them through this incredibly difficult time. So far, Payton and her team of coordinators have matched 1,700 volunteer families with 125 Santa Rosa citizens to provide them with much needed material and emotional…

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Automated pressure injury assessment tool

Automated pressure injury assessment tool

A study in Nursing Research reports that automated pressure injury risk assessment system, which is built into an electronic health record and doesn’t require nurses to input additional data, was comparable to the Braden Scale. Read more via journals.lww.com. The post Automated pressure injury assessment tool appeared first on American Nurse Today.

FDA approves ECG accessory for Apple Watch

FDA approves ECG accessory for Apple Watch

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a medical device accessory for the Apple Watch that can detect arrhythmia and display on the face of the watch. Read more via prnewswire.com. The post FDA approves ECG accessory for Apple Watch appeared first on American Nurse Today.

Nursing Apps—For Work and Home

Nursing Apps—For Work and Home

The season of gift-giving is upon us, and don’t you think you should start with a few gifts for yourself? The folks at MAS Medical Staffing have put together a list of 11 smart phone and tablet apps designed to make your life as a nurse just a little bit easier—both at work and at home. For your professional life, the list includes: NursingCentral—provides information about diseases, tests, drugs, and procedures Nurse’s Pocket Guide—features 440 medical conditions, updated NANDA-I 2015-2017…

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Alarming childhood obesity trend

Alarming childhood obesity trend

If current trends in child obesity continue, more than 57% of today’s children in the U.S. will have obesity at age 35, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Read more via Hsph.harvard.edu. The post Alarming childhood obesity trend appeared first on American Nurse Today.

Craft a positive nursing digital identity with an ePortfolio

Craft a positive nursing digital identity with an ePortfolio

Take advantage of your digital footprint to demonstrate your skills and experience. By Jaime Hannans, PhD, RN, CNE, and Yosemite Olivo, RN Takeaways: Digital identity is the online presence of an individual, including social media presence, profiles and engagement, and any discoverable online content. Professional nurses and nursing students should consider what their digital identity says about them. A well-developed electronic portfolio can successfully create a positive digital identity by articulating professional goals and experiences, highlighting unique skills sets or…

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Business Analyst and Developers

Business Analyst and Developers

Business Analyst and Developers User Involvement plays a critical factor in building up an excellent software.  Hence, finding the voice of the user is very crucial. This chapter talk about identifying user classes, followed by user representatives and concluded by discussing about conflict resolution. Identifying User Classes We have to identify the external entities in the context diagram and make use of the organizational charts. We should form User Classes with the help of following criteria: One must identify the…

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