Techy Nurse Professor

After reading in Ko – that online teaching is not about the technology as much as it is about the teaching. I must clarify why my blog is called “Techy Nurse Professor”. Healthcare is becoming increasing dependent on technology. I like to support the nursing students who are looking at the technology for medication, disease management and patient education information. There are apps for the smartphone technology, from the CDC, FDA, AHRQ, DHHS, pharamecutical companies – this information is updated regularly and in many cases more current than all the clunky nursing manuals from my early years as a nurse. It was so common for nurses, interns and doctors to have lab coat pockets loaded with expensive manuals and disease management guides. We spent a lot of money on those guides, waited patiently for the mailed updates. Today this information is updated with a touch of the screen on my iPhone.  In addition, we are looking to begin monitoring our patients with this same technology, telehealth, telemedicine and telnursing is looming over our heads to reach the underserved populations – and this technology is part of that initiative. We must encourage the young nurses to embrace this technology and more. Telemetry, and other monitoring apps are available. Not fully but coming to you as well.

2 thoughts on “Techy Nurse Professor

  1. Many fields are seeing advances in “technical” tools that are becoming an integral part of the subject itself. Education is certainly on of them. I imagine that we can do brilliant jobs of creating highly interactive groups that explore and learn while sitting on the grass outside, but we can also use digital tools to capture and share and interact with others at the same time. Wise choice of tools is always helpful and to be able to know what tools are available and how they can be used is important.

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