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Leadless pacemakers: A new technology in cardiac pacing

Learn about the nursing implications of these innovative devices. Takeaways: The leadless pacemaker is a right ventricular single chamber pacemaker used to treat symptomatic bradycardia. The...

Promoting patient- and family-centered care with virtual rounding

A neonatal intensive care unit’s use of this technology facilitates communication and collaboration. Takeaways:  Organizations that embrace technology and innovation can change patient and family...

Improving patient satisfaction with discharge videos

Standardizing patient education with technology establishes a culture of patient safety. Takeaways:  Technology—electronic health records, patient portals, telemedicine, and social media—is playing an increasingly important...

Innovation in action

Harnessing the power of nurse-led innovation. The American Nurses Association (ANA) embarked on a journey of innovation as a part of its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. Here...

Mobile diet and exercise apps for adolescent weight loss

Innovative approaches can encourage healthy eating and activity in adolescents. Takeaways: Nurses can help their adolescent patients with obesity by encouraging a healthy diet and...

What about big data and nursing?

Statistics, computer science, and nursing work together to analyze data and inform patient care. Takeaways: The many devices we use in everyday practice can...

Nurse perception of alarm fatigue impacts compliance with alarm management

Education can help nursing staff gain control and improve patient safety. Takeaways: A standardized unit-based education program increases nurse awareness of clinical alarm fatigue. ...

It’s time for data-driven, patient-centered workforce management

How to transform data into effective staffing. Takeaways: Many sources of healthcare system data influence staffing outcomes. Nurses—especially nurse executives—can help other leaders in their...

Understanding the technology that supports population health programs

The role of EHRs and other information technology in patient care Takeaways: The role of the nurse in positively impacting patient outcomes through population health...

Using mobile technology during patient handoffs

This Magnet®-recognized organization created a process for virtual bedside transfers. Takeaways: Virtual patient handoffs using web-enabled devices can reduce anxiety for both nurses and patients. ...