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.

IBM’s Watson to Match Mayo Clinic Patients with Clinical Trials

September 11, 2014 - IBM’s Watson Discovery Advisor is a cognitive supercomputer that’s loaded with artificial intelligence that gives it the ability to think and work as humans do. Named for IBM’s first CEO, Thomas J. Watson, and best known for outsmarting “Jeopardy!” contestants, Watson is now projected to become a vital patient matching tool for clinical trials.

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Will Wearable Technology Become Part of the Nurse's Uniform?

August 12, 2014 - From the futuristic-looking Google Glass to smart watches, activity monitors and sleep sensors, wearable technology devices are infiltrating the health care setting at a rapid pace. With promises of improved patient outcomes, reduced costs, increased mobility and better communication, they also open up a world of possibilities for nurses and how they may perform their jobs in the years ahead.

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Trending: Telemedicine in the ICU

July 9, 2014 - Technology is no stranger to the intensive care unit, and the use of telemedicine in the ICU and other departments in the acute care setting seems to be growing, according to a May 2014 study published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information and the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

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Can Technology Keep Nurses Safe from Workplace Violence?

May 6, 2014 - Unfortunately, violence in the hospital setting is nothing new, and two recent nurse stabbings at two different facilities in Los Angeles have caused the healthcare community to take an even deeper look at safety programs and the technology in place.

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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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