Tag Archive for technology

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark for User-Friendly Web Creations

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) Adobe software has been an industry leader in the creative and publishing fields for years. Due to the quality and high standing, access to their software is considered quite expensive and beyond the range of many users, especially when used for education or personal purposes. Creative and professional designers do invest in the Creative… Read more →

Integrating Telehealth into Simulation

Presented at Teaching with Pizzazz Conference, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, April 21, 2017 Abstract A demonstration to show how telehealth equipment like the new Livecare case and cart recently purchased by KPU can enhance the Faculty of Health simulation labs significantly by providing necessary education in utilizing telehealth equipment to assess, document, store, and discuss practice-related health data and information. This… Read more →

CJNI Journal

Call for Submissions to the CJNI

The Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics (CJNI) is looking for papers, presentations, book/web site/software/resource reviews, and other digital works related to Nursing Informatics in Practice, Education, Research and Administration. Please join us in showcasing how Nursing Informatics is being shaped in Canada and globally. Please do not think that your work is not “good enough”! If it pertains to nursing… Read more →

Nurses as authors

Why all Nurses Can/Should be Authors

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) Editor in Chief EDITORIAL As a nurse, editor, writer, educator and researcher I naturally support the notion of nurses as authors. This notion is one that seems logical: nurses are the most trusted profession, according to the most recent Gallup poll and have been for the past fifteen years (Gallup 2016). “ANA encourages nurses… Read more →

Nurses and eHealth

eHealth and Canadian nurses: Just getting acquainted

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) Editor in Chief eHealth is a quickly growing medium for health care practice that can be used in diverse settings, to support holistic and person-centred health care. Broadly speaking, eHealth is any use of information and communication technology (ICT) to augment health care or promote health. This includes (but is not limited to) using… Read more →

mHealth is important

mHealth is significant for Nursing Informatics!

There are literally thousands of apps currently available that relate to health, wellness, and potentially, healthcare. Many are designed to be used by individuals to boost, track, or provide guidance for better health. Nurses and other health professionals can play a key role in ensuring that people develop literacy in assessing the utility and reliability of these apps and know to seek guidance if they have questions about the integrity of health-related apps they are using on their own mobile devices. Read more →

Twitter Tips

Twitter and Nurses: Tips for Tweeting

Twitter is considered one of the most popular social media platforms and offers an unusual micro-blogging approach to sharing with friends, colleagues, and other followers. The most unique aspect of Twitter is that it allows only 140 character posts. Thus, the writer needs to learn to share a thought, idea, event, resource, and so on in a concise yet meaningful… Read more →

Informatics in Canadian Nursing Education – it’s time!

As an educator who has advocated for the inclusion of nursing informatics in education since the 1990s, I am particularly delighted to see advances in Canadian nursing education. In 2012, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway partnered to create a catalyst for this advancement. I was privileged to receive their first Nursing Faculty E-Health… Read more →