Devices & Technology

The practice of nursing is constantly changing, due in part to technological advances. NurseZone's Devices & Technology articles help you keep up with the latest developments, including new medical devices, advanced nursing technology and specialized nursing tools that help nurses and their patients.

Mobile Technology Aids in Evidence-based Practice at Point of Care

April 8, 2014 - One of the most effective tools to ensure that you’re always using evidence-based guidelines when seeing patients might already be in your pocket: your smartphone.

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Self-administered Flu Vaccines: The Potential of Microneedle Patches
March 11, 2014 - Needle phobia--also known as belonephobia--has been recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders since the 1990s, and mental health experts believe that over 10 percent of the population is impacted by the fear.

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The Dangers of Adult Technology Used for Pediatric Patients
February 7, 2014 - “Do no harm.” It’s the longstanding mantra of nurses, physicians and other health care professionals and a cornerstone of clinical practice. So what happens when the health devices and techniques being used to care for and heal patients are actually causing harm?

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What the Fashionable, Tech-Savvy Patient Will Be Wearing This Year

January 14, 2014 - Whether you want to jump-start your New Year’s resolution for healthier living or keep an eye on your blood glucose levels, there’s a device that can help you do it. In fact, 2014 is expected to be a big year for advances in wearable medical technology and consumer-friendly products to meet the needs of today’s tech-savvy patients.

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Nurses Learning to Embrace Their Role in Health Technology
November 15, 2013 - Technology innovations have been behind some major changes in nursing practice over the years.  Whether they liked it or not, nurses have had to change the way they share and use information, safeguard care processes and monitor and educate patients.  Are they finally starting to embrace technology as a key part of patient care?

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Digital Messaging Improving Hospital Communication and Care Reviews
September 10, 2013 - Following hospitalizations, patients are often asked to complete surveys as a critical component for feedback and follow-up. They answer questions about their hospital experience, including how they felt about their care, whether pain medications were delivered on time, and if their room was clean. They even report on how staff members made them feel during their stay.

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