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Technology Adoption and iPad Apps

On this week’s show, Jamie Davis was joined by Lorry Schoenly, RN, PhD from ( and nurse and blogger at the, Kim McAllister. We picked up with a topic and comment from listener Helen, a nurse from Southern California.

Helen asked us to be careful of the generic terms used for nurses on the show since terms like “Mid-Level” providers makes it seem like we don’t all provide top notch care. She also sent in a link about 16 states opting to allow Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) to practice without physician oversight after a change in the medicare billing rules was handed down.

The panel of nurses also talked about an article supplied by Lorry Schoenly about healthcare being among the top fields with widespread adoption of iPads for use in the professions associated with patient care. What kind of App would be your killer program to help you provide better and more efficient care for your patients? Send us an email with your ideas to

Nursing Still Recession Proof – Mostly

Jamie and the gang wrapped up the show with a discussion on the temporary nature of the seeming job shortage for nurses in some areas of the country. Most experts are asserting that the looming nursing shortage is real and only temporarily hidden by nurses working only dues to recession based economic concerns. Kim and Lorry both agreed that we were likely to see a sudden drop of the active nursing workforce once the economy fully recovers.


Join us!

On the panel this week:

Lorry Schoenly of and on Twitter @LorrySchoenly. Lorry’s recent article on correctional nurse handling patient hunger strikes.

Kim McAllister of and on Twitter @emergiblog.

and host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, RN, NREMTP, BA, AAS managing director of the ProMed Network and host of the Nursing Show and MedicCast weekly programs.

Join us as we delve in to our week’s topic.


Links from the show:

16 States Drop CRNA Oversight Requirements

Health Care Big on iPads and Mobile Apps

Nursing Shortage Still There, Just Temporarily Hidden

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