Posts by Dan Nguyen

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Dan’s Dose of the Day – Schneider Electric Innovation Summit

By | on 16, Oct 2019

Florence Nightingale is often viewed as the ‘Mother of Modern Nursing’. Back in the 1850’s she treated wounded soldiers from the Cremean War with an unorthodox approach that was ahead of its time. She[...]

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Dan’s Dose of the Day – Misalignment

By | on 19, Sep 2019

One of the biggest surprises I received when I was in nursing school was that there was no training on how to insert and start an IV catheter, only how to care for one. When I started working as an RN[...]

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How to Connect Clinicians with Better Patient Data at your LTC home

By | on 16, Jul 2019

Stop for a moment and put yourself in the shoes of a clinician working at a traditional long-term care (LTC) facility... If you work in a LTC facility, you’ll know that these homes are where many elde[...]

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Dan's Dose of the Day - Lost in Translation

By | on 30, May 2019

A few years back in early spring, a patient with my last name was admitted to my unit; Nguyen is one of the most common last names in the world. During handoff, the previous nurse informed me that thi[...]

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Dan's Dose of the Day - Nosocomial Infections and Other Preventable Adverse Events

By | on 07, May 2019

I remember this elderly patient of mine who was transferred to our mental health unit because she was presenting very aggressive behaviour. It was progressive dementia that was being accompanied with [...]

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Dan's Dose of the Day - Post Becker’s Annual Meeting: Managing Hype

By | on 11, Apr 2019

Last week thought leaders from all over North America gathered in Chicago for Becker's Annual Hospital Review. The conference had a heavy focus on the emerging trends in management and operations howe[...]

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Dan's Dose of the Day: Collaboration is the key to unlocking the future of Healthcare

By | on 28, Mar 2019

When you think of collaboration, especially in the context of a hospital, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? I think of clinicians working together, creating treatment and care plans to help p[...]

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Dan's Dose of the Day: Time as a Resource Part 2

By | on 07, Mar 2019

In the first post of this two part blog, I left unanswered one key aspect about viewing time as a resource - How. It’s pretty clear that using and viewing time as a resource will yield many benefits, [...]

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Looking back at HIMSS 2019

By | on 22, Feb 2019

Wrapping up another successful year at HIMSS for ThoughtWire, there is certainly a lot to reflect on from this year’s event. Here are some of the most exciting and thought-provoking themes from this y[...]

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Dan's Dose of the Day - Time as a Resource

By | on 20, Feb 2019

Time is Money This proverb first became well known in the 1700s, but actually dates back to as early as 430 B.C. It's a strong phrase that gets to the point: 3 simple words that reverberate the value [...]

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Dan's Dose of the Day - The Timing is Right

By | on 18, Jan 2019

A nurse walks into her patient room and finds the patient unconscious. "Between 30-180 seconds of oxygen deprivation, you may lose consciousness. At the one-minute mark, brain cells begin dying."

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Give Your Hospital a Quadruple Bypass

By | on 09, Jan 2019

As we begin 2019 it’s time to really focus on what matters when it comes to digitally transforming healthcare.

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