In my internet travels when trying to find resources, I’m always looking for innovative, economic (okay, free) tools to make life a bit easier. I’ve found a couple of new sites that I’ve recently stumbled across that turned out to be gems.
Fire Safety Training: Since we all need to know how to respond to fires, and pulling the extinguishers off the walls to practice isn’t feasible, fire safety training can be a challenge, (and a bit boring as well). I found this interesting training includes a competency test! Check out the link here.
Skillstat: As a nurse outside of the cardiac and emergency world, I am rusty with my EKG rhythms, and get stressed when re-certing for ACLS. Skillstat offers animated rhythms as well as an EKG game to help dust off the rust. Here is the link: Skillstat
Setting up oxygen tanks: Here’s a good YouTube video on setting up and managing oxygen E tanks:
Nursys: National nursing license verification. Maybe you already knew about this, but I just found it. There is a national site in which you can verify nursing licenses (and check for any disciplinary action as well). The National Council of the State Boards of Nursing provides a provides a primary source database for verification of nurse licensure and information comes directly from the state and can be found here: Nursys
Need to build or review your HIPAA policies and education? Here is the link to the CMS regs: CMS HIPAA resource
Hope you have found these resources helpful. Oh, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!