Tech Change?

  1. What has been the biggest technological advancement or change in nursing in the past 10 years?
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  3. by   OldDude
    It's been more than 10 years but velcro made a big difference in all aspects of industry, commerce, and household function.
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    I think those vein finders are a miracle. I recently had surgery, and I'm notorious for being a hard stick. My nurse brought in the machine, which immediately located a plump vein, and she got the IV in on the first attempt with very little distress on my part. I think these should be available everywhere venipuncture takes place!
  5. by   Wuzzie
    Older than 10 years but in-line suction for ETT's has been a godsend for many reasons.
  6. by   Guy in Babyland
    smart IV pumps especially the minute amounts over 30/45/60 minutes that we deliver routinely in the NICU.
  7. by   JBMmom
    Long-term care is often behind acute care settings in terms of technology so I have to say the additional of an EHR into our long-term care facility was the biggest change in the past five years. Especially for those that worked flip night!
  8. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from JBMmom
    Long-term care is often behind acute care settings in terms of technology so I have to say the additional of an EHR into our long-term care facility was the biggest change in the past five years. Especially for those that worked flip night!
    EMRs for sure! Those of you who have never done paper charting have no idea.
  9. by   BrandonLPN
    I miss paper charting, actually.
  10. by   Davey Do
    Quote from OldDude
    It's been more than 10 years but velcro made a big difference in all aspects of industry, commerce, and household function.
    Yeah, and going back further, the development of plastic was a big deal. Plastic was first developed inexpensively in 1907, and WWII saw its use increase astronomically.

    WWII also allowed advancements in the use the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve which decreased engine wear and air pollution.

    In the last 30 years, I think a big impact in the medical field was the advent of DRGs (diagnostic related groups) by medicare.

    In the past ten years, dealing with both computer and paper charting has been a significant thing...

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