Inventions for Nurses - page 2

does anybody have any great ideas for inventions for nurses or medicine? here are a few I would like to see....though i haven't the slightest idea on how to build them. 1) bloodless device to... Read More

  1. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from outcomesfirst
    yes! i want a wireless small headset that i put on and speak into all my notes (and timing) as i go about caring for patients - it's documented as it is done - can you imagine the improved outcomes, efficient use of resources, time saved and the instant communication? your patients hr is dropping, you are administering meds, calling codes, getting doctors and support immediately and documenting the whole process!

    yeah, bay-bee!!!

  2. by   all4schwa
    Quote from RunningWithScissors
    I want some sort of conveyer belt on the patient's mattress so you can push a button and they will slide back up to the head of the bed!!!!!
    I had a pt the other day describing a type of wench that he figures we should be installing on all the beds...I agree to that!!
  3. by   banditrn
    Quote from RunningWithScissors
    I want some sort of conveyer belt on the patient's mattress so you can push a button and they will slide back up to the head of the bed!!!!!
    I love this! I also like the voice charting, except I'd probably have to go back and edit out too many swear words.

    Sometimes some of the simplest things can be the brightest! When I worked in Ambulatory surgery, post op, there was frequently nausea - and of course, we had the little, inadequate kidney basins to offer them. Unlike the regular hospital rooms, there were no wash basins in the rooms, so, often, we'd get the lovely experience of emesis flowing over our wrists as we tried to hold these little kidney basins.

    One day a patient came from recovery carrying this cool little bag - it had a hard plastic ring at the top, and there was a long plastic bag fused to the ring. The ring was just a little bigger around than a patient's mouth. It was wonderful - totally contained the emesis! I asked the nurse where she got it, and she said they were trialing them - I went over and got one, took it to our supervisor, and said GET THESE!! I was also mad that I hadn't thought of it!
  4. by   danissa
    :spin: something to stop the babies eating your pens!! I'm sure that's what happens every time you lay a pen down and turn back to get it, IT' S GONE:uhoh21: Your colleagues swear they have their own,and haven't seen yours--Must be those darn babies again!!!
  5. by   RNperdiem
    I want to see the whole bed-sized chux(I work in SICU). Can someone also invent a deodorizer spray that can handle the most potent odor problems without leaving a nasty chemical odor? Peppermint oil does not always do the job.
  6. by   mshultz
    Quote from all4schwa
    I had a pt the other day describing a type of wench that he figures we should be installing on all the beds...I agree to that!!
    Wouldn't it take a wider bed to hold both the patient and the wench?
    Although it sounds like a good idea, I was just too sick when I was in the ICU.

    Sorry, I could not resist. And when I read about 4X4 pickup trucks and wenches (instead of winches), I always think "You got a wench with your pickup? Where did you buy it?"
  7. by   lorster
    I went to a diabetes conference a while back. They spoke of a glucometer that will be measured much like the ototemps. Also, insulin will be in inhalers. Yah, maybe no more injections.
  8. by   all4schwa
    Quote from mshultz
    Wouldn't it take a wider bed to hold both the patient and the wench?
    Although it sounds like a good idea, I was just too sick when I was in the ICU.

    Sorry, I could not resist. And when I read about 4X4 pickup trucks and wenches (instead of winches), I always think "You got a wench with your pickup? Where did you buy it?"


    LMAO!!! Haha! I proofread that even!!
  9. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from outcomesfirst
    Yes! I want a wireless small headset that I put on and speak into all my notes (and timing) as I go about caring for patients - it's documented as it is done - can you imagine the improved outcomes, efficient use of resources, time saved and the instant communication? Your patients HR is dropping, you are administering meds, calling codes, getting doctors and support immediately and documenting the whole process!
    I have a feeling if someone did come up with a timesaver, management would assign more patients and we'd be right back where we started.
  10. by   santhony44
    Quote from lorster
    I went to a diabetes conference a while back. They spoke of a glucometer that will be measured much like the ototemps. Also, insulin will be in inhalers. Yah, maybe no more injections.
    Inhaled insulin is already available. I don't know much about it but it's not approved for everyone, yet.
  11. by   lorster
    Yeah, I knew it woule be out soon. Makes me wonder how effective it will be. Have you heard anything about it?
  12. by   ICRN2008
    Some of you mentioned a good restaurant on the premises. My new employer has a "take-out" service every night. You can buy meals for 2-4 people to bring home with you and pop in the oven.

    They also have a few coffee stands with pretty decent lattes, mochas, etc. Only takes about 10 minutes to run down and get some for the whole floor! I guess we're lucky.
  13. by   HuggyPuglet
    I'm not asking for much (I don't think) when I wish for scrubs that find a way to reasonably accommodate all the things we need to carry around (cellphone, pager, variety of pens, scissors, sticky notes, etc). Its getting to the point where I can't bend over without something falling out of my pockets.

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