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Medical School Training Goes High-Tech

Medical School Training Goes High-Tech | Second Cutting Edge Topic |
Changes to medical and nursing training are driven by technology and the need for teamwork.

Via Alfredo Calderón, Kaylee Shepherd
Willie Ramey's curator insight, September 4, 2013 2:26 AM

This is great! We all knew that the world today is changing so fast in terms of innovation of modern technology. If this is the scenario, it is very possible that the training in medical school must also undergo innovation. If I am a student of medicine, surely, I will love to study in training schools with high-tech facilities for me not to be left behind by the changes. It is for the good of the people and the future of the health care industry too. 

Kaylee Shepherd's comment, February 11, 2014 9:44 AM
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Ashley Hood's comment, March 4, 2014 8:17 AM
3. Back in the day the nurses used patients as their guinea pigs. Technology has advanced so much that the nurses work on mannequins capable of blinking, breathing, and even bleeding. The mannequins are even capable of reacting to certain drugs that the medical students give them.
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The Changing Role of Today's Nurses

The Changing Role of Today's Nurses | Second Cutting Edge Topic |
The nursing role is rapidly evolving as nurses are tasked with an even wider range of health care responsibilities. In hospitals, clinics, and care centers around the US, nurses are rising to meet these challenges. And advanced nursing education is empowering nurses to lead the way.
Ashley Hood's comment, March 5, 2014 8:13 AM
4. New health care technology is creating opportunities for nurses. Mostly everything is done through technology. For example, test results, x-rays, blood work, and even ordering medication. There are even new bandages for heart patients that have built-in sensors to measure vital signs.
Ashley Hood's comment, March 5, 2014 9:24 AM
5. Nurses goal is to try to treat the patients before they need a hospital visit. They are trying to do this by new at-home monitoring programs, where nurses see patients on live webcasts. Patients also try to research and treat their own symptoms by using the internet. Some websites may not be accurate so nurses try to direct the patients to a trustworthy website.
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How Nursing Has Changed Through the Years -

How Nursing Has Changed Through the Years - | Second Cutting Edge Topic |
Ashley Hood's comment, March 11, 2014 7:57 AM
6. Advanced technology plays a role in almost every part of life today, and nursing and healthcare has changed dramatically. In addition to learning the basics of medical care, nurses today also need to learn to how to use complex computer systems for patient charting, medication distribution and more. Very little in the hospital environment is done with paper and pen today, as opposed to 50 years ago. This means that modern nurses need to have exceptional computer skills as well as practical skills. Nurses first priority is to take care of the patient in need, this will never change no matter how much technology advances.
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What was nursing like 50 years ago?

What was nursing like 50 years ago? | Second Cutting Edge Topic |
Fifty years ago, no person over the age of 35 was admitted to nursing school, segregation was common in the patient wards, and mashed baby food was prescribed to treat open wounds. These were some ...
Kaylee Shepherd's comment, February 12, 2014 9:40 AM
8 Cost of education was no more than $400 for her entire three years of nursing school. This included food and board. Nursing uniforms wore a blue cotton dress with a bib, apron, white cap and standard hose. Ribbons worn on nurses' caps allowed others to know what your year in school was.
Ashley Hood's comment, March 4, 2014 7:59 AM
1. Back in the 1960's patients in the hospitals were seperated because of segregation. Today in hospitals, this doesn't happen. The patients were lined up against the walls up and down the hallways. Today they have private rooms and not just anyone can come in to visit you. They must be family related and sometimes even have a code to get into your room.
Ashley Hood's comment, March 4, 2014 8:04 AM
2. Technology has advanced dramatically since the 1960's. Back then there was no such thing as an IV, no ICU's, or complex monitoring equipment. Nurses back then were not allowed to draw blood from the patients. Nowadays thats what nurses are known for doing. Nurses now have much more knowledge than nurses 50 years ago, but the role of a nurse is the same; to take care of the patient.
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How the role of nursing has changed

How the role of nursing has changed | Second Cutting Edge Topic |
Nurses have played a key role in the NHS for more than half a century. Here, Liz Day takes a look at how that role has changed and what we can expect in the future
Ashley Hood's comment, March 11, 2014 8:12 AM
8. Fifty years ago, nurses wore starched aprons with cotton caps. The uniform has completely changed since then. Nurses also lived in fear of their ward sister and matron. Nowadays a ward sister and matron don't even exist. Multiple doctors are in charge, not just one person.
Ashley Hood's comment, March 11, 2014 8:16 AM
9. Back then the ward sisters all had different remedies on how to cure the patient or help relieve pain. It could be to rub the affected area with insulin or talcum powder, egg white or porridge. Nowadays to relieve pain the nurses give the patient an IV or morphine, depending on patients' conditions.
Ashley Hood's comment, March 11, 2014 8:18 AM
10. Nurses back then did also not rely or advance in research. Nurses now have the oppurtunity to advance everyday. We are living in the middle of a knowledge explosion. Nurses must be up-to-date on all the latest technology.
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Nursing 50 Years Back and Today: How the Nursing Field Has Changed Over the Last 50 Years | HEALTHeCAREERS

By Julie Blanche, ADRNwww.nursingstudenttutor.comFifty years is a long time in any life. In the life of the average nurse, the past 50 years has seen many changes in...
Ashley Hood's comment, March 11, 2014 8:05 AM
7. Technology allows nurses to measure vital signs quickly, record information efficiently, and to administer medications. Modern technology has not yet managed to replace the need for nurses to perform diagnostics that will most likely never be managed by computer or machine. New medical technology is said to be steadily decreasing patient stays and lengthening life expectancy rates. Nurses still need to rely on their eyes and their minds in order to read patients and reveal stories that their vital signs alone don’t tell.