As trusted and respected healthcare professionals, nurses can be confident sharing information via AvidNurse on tobacco cessation, cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and pain management.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 28, 2011
For most working professionals, smartphone technology has become part of daily life. Nurses are no exception, with apps being developed especially for their diagnostic and healthcare information needs.
In 2009, The American Journal of Nursing reported on how nurses in the U.S. use smartphones at work. The most popular uses included prescription drug reference (50%) and clinical decision support (27%). A larger percentage said that they would like to be able to use their smartphone for clinical decision support.
In its recent survey of 1,100 nurses, the Nurse Oncology Education Program (NOEP) found that over 36% use a smartphone. NOEP's new mobile application, AvidNurse, will allow nurses to access nursing education resources and tools via iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The app is available for $3.99 through iTunes.
AvidNurse includes a quick-reference guide to cancer screening recommendations, BMI conversions, pain scales, and medication calculators. Nurses in all fields of practice can provide personalized and in-depth medical information about a patient’s risks for breast, prostate, colorectal, and lung cancers. NOEP Director Joni Watson, MSN, RN, OCN says, "As trusted and respected healthcare professionals, nurses can be confident sharing information via AvidNurse on tobacco cessation, cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and pain management." AvidNurse is made possible by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
NOEP is a nonprofit project of the Texas Nurses Association/Foundation providing continuing nursing education on cancer prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship.
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