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Top apps for nurses in 2020

With 2020 coming to an end, the American Nurse Journal team would like to highlight some of the best apps for nurses and nursing students from the past year. We recently highlighted the best...

Making things possible

From time to time, I receive messages from readers of  The Relentless School Nurse blog. I am always touched and inspired when people reach out to share their reflections about a specific blog post....

The health professional’s imperative to correct misinformation on social media

Scrolling through Facebook during the interminable COVID-19 pandemic can be a herculean task for the healthcare professional confronted with posts spouting medical jargon and perceived healthcare knowledge not supported by rationale or evidence. This...

American Nurse Journal welcomes Penn Nursing Director of Innovation, Marion Leary

Nurse Hackathons: Creating Solutions To Problems We See Everyday When you see a problem in the health or healthcare setting who do you think will solves those? When COVID-19 hit in March 2020 we watched as...

A personal invitation to attend HealtheVoices for HCPs

As a nurse who is active in social media and has an interest in educating and empowering people through social media channels, I would like to personally invite you to attend a free educational...

Embracing digital minimalism

Reduce technology use to reduce anxiety and increase productivity. Takeaways: Technology can make us more productive, but it’s also distracting and cause stress and anxiety. Changing your relationship with digital devices requires a mindset change...

My brain is on overload… How about yours?

The antidote to the overworked brain. Lately, I find myself regularly and voluntarily distracted and not because I’m multitask­ing. I’m being “multi-informed” through a bombardment of information coming from so many different sources: land line...

Amidst COVID-19, virtual reality makes “social distancing” simulation possible

Leadership of the simulation center at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has been investigating how to bring virtual simulation to life for some time. Virtual Simulation and Virtual Reality have a lot of benefits,...

How artificial intelligence is transforming the future of nursing

Thinking about care in a new light. Takeaways: Artificial intelligence (AI) is an umbrella term for several different technologies and methodologies that contribute to many advances in healthcare today. Nurses should have a basic...

Germ-free is the way to be: Smartphone disinfection in hospitals

Nurse-led, evidence-based education fills knowledge gap. Takeaways: All smartphones and other mobile devices are hosts to a variety of bacterial contaminants. A lack of education about smartphone disinfection exists in healthcare. Smartphone disinfection methods...

Here now, but heard nothing

It was a busy day on the cardiac unit where I had one of my first patients as a new nurse. I’ll call him Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith was about 80 years old, as...

UV-C: A tool for disinfecting mobile devices

Staff satisfied with cleaning workflow. Takeaways: Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are being used with increasing frequency in healthcare, but protocols for cleaning them aren’t keeping pace. Published studies report significant contamination on mobile...

New microscopy technique can be used to study the progression of wound healing

A new microscope developed by researchers at the DSK Center for Optical Molecular Imaging has the ability to track collagen that helps in wound healing and can visualize blood vessel distribution around the wound. The...