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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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...