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Say Hello to the new video chat App Blab : Twitter + Periscope + Google Hangout + Skype

Love to learn about new apps, and how other Nurses are using them.

My Strong Medicine

There’s a new kid on the block, and its name is Blab.

https://blab.im/ is a new video chat app:

“four people can video chat simultaneously as an audience watches, comments and can instantly switch places with one of the four video”

blab2It’s turned out to be a pretty cool, and quite addictive lil app. I’ve participated in two ‘blabs’. Which is basically a video chat on steroids. We can interact/chat with all 4 on video, while engaging with an audience from Twitter. And the video guests can be interchanged (at the hosts discretion).

This app has endless possibilities! You can record the ‘blab’ and then you will get an audio and video file emailed to you to utilize how you wish.

I’m planning on using it to invite guests to ‘blab about nursing’ in the very near future!!! (*hint *hint)

Stay tuned gang.

Here’s my profile: https://blab.im/iamunafraid (be sure to…

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Nurses as User-Innovators

What a great new blog I found!

MakerNurse

“All I did was roll and tape these towels to support the NICU patient’s feet”

“Really? You think this is innovative? All I did was wrap the trachea tube around my stethoscope to protect the tubing.”

MakerNurse-NICUThere I was listening to these nurses next to their patients essentially describing how they were making for their patients, without even flinching. My team and I spent 60,00 miles last year finding and having conversations like these throughout hospitals around America. We heard stories about the devices, the patients that inspired them, the tools and the process. Our challenge was not finding these examples of making, but rather convincing the nurses who made them that—yes!—silk tape and towels as patient support structures are a healthcare innovation worth noting. It’s the everyday making that’s saving our patients, not just the grandiose ideas that are incubated over 10 years. We call them MakerNurses.

Professor Eric…

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Florence Nightingale: The Crucial Skill We Forget to Mention

Great article about the importance of nurses publishing their work:

“And something else is lost when nurses don’t write about what they do—the opportunity to let other health care providers and the public know the real scope of our role in health care. Few people are aware of the true contribution that nurses make to health care both at the bedside and beyond. There is still a lack of understanding about the complexity of nurses’ roles as clinicians, let alone the work we do in the policy arena, on social justice issues, with community health (locally, nationally, and globally), and in developing innovative models of care.”