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Packing Your (Conference) Bag – FIELD TRIPS by TOM BIHNFIELD TRIPS by TOM BIHN

To those of you going to conferences this summer and fall. I found this blog post. Curated from Packing Your (Conference) Bag – FIELD TRIPS by TOM BIHNFIELD TRIPS by TOM BIHN

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Nurses are already on social media. How do we teach them to use it better?

Nurses are already on social media.  A group of us had a discussion recently about nurses on Facebook vs Twitter.  Anecdotally it seemed to us that more nurses were on face book than on twitter.  The discussion then drifted to … Continue reading

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#WILTW 4/30/2015

This week I learned I’M not immune to the Dunning-Kruger effect..  This is a theory that people tend to overestimate themselves, and aren’t aware of their own short comings. Advancing in any profession requires a certain amount of honest self … Continue reading

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What’s on my iPhone 

i just reformatted my #iphone, trying to decide if I can justify buying a new 6plus My #ios devises are my core devises.  They are the foundation of the technical tools for my path to being an expert.  So in … Continue reading

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Path to Expert Nurse. Have an idea where you are going. #FOANed

Define your goal at the start. As I’ve worked on my thesis I’ve been looking for a definition of Expert that I really like, that embodies what I feel the expert nurse should be. It’s been a long search and … Continue reading

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Did you know it was easy to produce your own #FOANed Content?

DoodlecastPro-2015-03-30-04-03-07 You don’t need a studio or expensive equipment to produce your own FOANed content.  Everyone has access to PowerPoint.   Make your slides, concert them to PDF and in my case I send them to my iPad to an … Continue reading

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Do you want to provide certification prep classes for your staff but can’t afford it.  Well here’s an idea.  There is a ton of free, open source material out there that you can use.  You just have to put it … Continue reading

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Other things to think about

The nursing and medical stuff you need to know are obvious, but there are other things to think about that can keep you from achieving that expert status.  Finaances – I”ve discovered that the stressors of life can distract you … Continue reading

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Nursing isn’t taking to FOAMed like the medical community is.  So I was thinking.  How about a CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) prep course for nurses using #FOAMed concepts.  The tools are there.   We could do it cheaply in cost, … Continue reading

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It’s been a bit since I’ve updated this. I’ve been busy and I guess I”m not really a blogger. So the next step in becoming a Master/Expert in nursing is getting in the habit of reading and updating your knowledge … Continue reading

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