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9
Jun

Traveling Nurses – Check Out These Useful Apps to Make Your Jobs Easier

Technology makes everyone’s jobs a bit easier but these eight apps are specifically created for medical professionals to help while at work and also while traveling.

  1. Eprocrates App for Traveling nurses provides all sorts of useful information right at your fingertips.

    Eprocrates App for Traveling nurses provides all sorts of useful information right at your fingertips.

     Epocrates. Use this free app to help with identifying drug interactions, pill information, formulas, etc. There is one also available for $159.99/year that will also allow for diagnostic and lab tests as well as disease information.

  2. This Merck Manual app is available for purchase and is the full manual on your smart phone or tablet to aid medical professionals while at work or on the go.

    This Merck Manual app is available for purchase and is the full manual on your smart phone or tablet to aid medical professionals while at work or on the go.

     The Merck Manual. This app can be purchased for $34.99 for Apple users and is the full manual with disease, diagnostics, and prescription information right at your fingertips.

  3. This Nursing Central app is available for purchase and gives nurses information about everything they will need while traveling and also gives them access to Nursing Journals.

    This Nursing Central app is available for purchase and gives nurses information about everything they will need while traveling and also gives them access to Nursing Journals.

     Nursing Central can be purchased for $169.99/year and gives you access to nursing journals and detailed information about tests, procedures, and diseases.

  4. This free Medigram app allows medical professional to communication more effectively while using HIPAA standards.

    This free Medigram app allows medical professional to communication more effectively while using HIPAA standards.

    Use Medigram while at work in the hospital or clinic setting to allow for better communication amongst all staff while adhering to HIPAA standards. This app is free.

  5. This Pill Identifier app will help in all ways of pill identification.

    This Pill Identifier app will help in all ways of pill identification.

     Pill Identifier is a free app that will help identify pills that have been mislabeled/spilled as well as provides information about medications based on their identifiers.

  6. Profitrakr is applicable for all traveling business professionals but also has specific expenses for traveling nurses.

    Profitrakr is applicable for all traveling business professionals but also has specific expenses for traveling nurses.

    The app, ProfiTrakr, is the perfect tool for traveling nurses. It allows you to easily record all of your travel expenses and has a specific selection for traveling nurses. It can be purchased for $1.99.

  7. The Tripomatic app is like your personal travel planner. Use it to find the best attractions and must see places in your new city.

    The Tripomatic app is like your personal travel planner. Use it to find the best attractions and must see places in your new city.

     Tripomatic is a free app that will help you find the attractions at the new city you have been assigned to and will allow you to create your very own travel itinerary.

  8. This fun GPS app gives you up to date information while you are driving about accidents, gas prices, etc.

    This fun GPS app gives you up to date information while you are driving about accidents, gas prices, etc.

    Use Waze, the free GPS navigation app that gives you real time data on where you need to go including accidents, traffic, speed traps, gas prices, etc.

These eight apps have been created especially for use by medical professionals who are on the road and traveling for work. Hopefully these fine apps will make you more productive while working and will come in handy when you are on the go. Remember, if you are ever in need of a fully furnished rental in your new city, we would love to help you find the perfect home away from home! 🙂

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18
Apr

How to Better Manage Your Travel Phone Costs & Traveling With Multiple Colleagues

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet applications all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week #10:

Do not make international calls on your smartphone while traveling abroad without first looking into less expensive options. Before you travel internationally, be mindful of how much international calls will cost you or your employer. Instead, bring along a spare unlocked GSM phone with you when you travel. Then, simply purchase a local SIM card when you arrive at your destination. Now, you can use this phone to make local calls and you can receive calls and texts free (outside of the United States). Forwarding your work phone number to this new number will also allow you to cost-effectively conduct business calls while traveling abroad. Ask your business associates and clients to send you text messages instead as much as possible because less minutes are used and it will save you money in the long run.

Skype is also another great way to save money on international calls, although you will need to have internet access and a computer (or tablet), which may not always be readily available. Skype has varying packages depending on what you will need to do. The free account lets you call (from a computer) anyone with another Skype account, as well as allows you to conduct one-on-one video calls, instant messaging, and screen sharing.

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s Smart Phone/Tablet App is called TripIt. This app is best used when you find yourself traveling with multiple parties or if you are meeting people after reaching your travel destination. This app allows for collaborating travel plans; arranging transportation and/or dinner, and much more between you and the other parties. You simply forward your itinerary to the app and the app then shares it with whoever you wish. Customization is available with maps, directions, and weather. There is a basic version which is free and a business version costing $29/year for up to ten users. This app is compatible with iPhone, Android and Blackberry. If you would like to find out more about this app or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.tripit.com/uhp/mobile.


This week will be our last post on these topics (for now), but we hope that you have enjoyed the saga and have learned about some great apps and travel tips in the process.

12
Apr

Traveling Minimally & Editing Documents on the Move

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet applications all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week #9:

Pack Smart. For all the business gals out there, this tip will be especially helpful for you, but don’t worry guys; we have some tips for you too. Ladies, do not travel while wearing high heels and don’t pack them either. Bring some nice sensible flats that are business chic too so you make a lasting impression without slowing down the group or falling on your face. Only pack a maximum of three pairs of shoes for your entire trip and rotate daily. Pack only what can be used in many ways and dress them up with accessories like scarves, belts, or tights.

Gentlemen, pack only one suit and bring a few different shirts, ties, and socks to make it different each day. If you will be playing golf, then bring one extra pair of pants or shorts and a couple of polo shirts. Keep your packing to a minimum, as possible, so you can keep your bags light and you won’t need to worry about what to wear either.

Smartphone App of the Week

The app for this week is called Documents to Go and is available on iTunes. This app will let you view and edit documents from iWork, Microsoft Office and other types from your smartphone and/or tablet. This app has a free and premium version and is available for Apple, Android, and Blackberry. Now, you don’t have to wait to work on presentations or pull out bulky laptops you have the convenience right at your finger-tips. To download the app for iPhones/iPads, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/documents-to-go-office-suite/id317117961?mt=8; to download the app for Android, visit https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dataviz.docstogo&hl=en; to download the app for Blackberry, visit https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dataviz.docstogo&hl=en.

28
Mar

Experience the Power of Social Media Networking & Easily Find Local Cuisine

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet applications all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week #8:

Use your social media sites to grow your list of potential clients.

Jump on the Social Media bandwagon to reach out to your friends. You never know when you will make it into a business deal.

Review your friends and contacts on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In. There are many people that you are connected to that you may have only met a handful of times or you only know them through someone else. Challenge yourself to reach out to a handful of new people each week using your social media sites and offer to buy them coffee. You never know when you can convert your existing contacts into a client or friend. Also, by doing this you are spreading the word of what you do and are growing your network.

Smartphone App of the Week

See how easy it is to search for local eats where ever you are.


This week’s App is Urbanspoon through iTunes. You may have heard of the website urbanspoon.com. Well this app is the portable version of the site where you can view all local and chain restaurants in your area. If you don’t know what you are in the mood for at that moment, you can also shake your smartphone or tablet device and a random restaurant will be selected. If you are not satisfied with the first selection, keep shaking until you find something that clicks.  You can search for restaurants by neighborhood, type of food served, and price range. This app can be used to find restaurants not only in the USA but also in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. If you would like to find out more about this app or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.urbanspoon.com/.

21
Mar

How to Travel With Your Boss & Have Some Fun on the Road

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet applications all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week #7:

Traveling with your boss is a 24/7 endeavor. Whenever you find yourself traveling with your boss, take these suggestions to heart to ensure a professional outlook on everything you do:

1)      Always remember your boss is watching you at all times and evaluating your behavior and mannerisms.

2)      Don’t cause problems but find valuable solutions while you are on a business trip – especially when your boss is tagging along.

3)      Always be punctual.

4)      Always be polite to everyone including staff members where you are lodging, restaurants, shops, etc.

5)      Do NOT drink too much.

6)      Do not ask for any special favors from your boss.

7)      Go with the flow – do not be difficult.

8)      If your boss is asking you to behave in an unprofessional manner, do not fall into temptation and politely decline.

9)      Keep your cell phone hidden from view.

10)  Do not lose your cool or cry no matter what the circumstances are. If you must do so, take it away from your boss’s sight and never in front of clients!

Traveling with your boss can be a rewarding experience but be sure to follow these tips so you remain gainfully employed. Remember, you’re still “on” even during down times with your boss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s App is called Roadside America which was designed to make traveling on the road a more fun experience. This app helps you find all the wacky and crazy sites from coast to coast, like the world’s largest ball of string. This app has built-in GPS and you can choose which region you wish to look in. There app features over 6,000 attractions in the USA and will let you know of any new attractions and updates too. If you would like to find out more about this app or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.roadsideamerica.com/.

14
Mar

Take Time to Learn the Language & Track Personal Income and Expenses During Travels’ Abroad

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet applications all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week – #6:

Learn the key phrases in your destination country’s language. Even if you only know four or five phrases such as “hello,” “thank you,” “please,” and “goodbye”, you will receive genuine smiles and kindness from the natives and better service for making the extra effort. It’s an added bonus if you also know how to say you don’t speak the language in their native tongue.

Brushing up on key phrases in the native tongue of where you are traveling to will make you look that much more professional.

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s app is called ProfiTrakr and is the perfect app for any traveler to manage his or her personal and business income and expenses on the move. There are over 60 professions to choose from and the app allows for simple and quick data entry. It also features an adjustable calendar to record the correct transaction dates. You can edit or delete any entry at any time and your mileage is calculated at the most current IRS business rate. You can enter in receipt amounts or you can capture actual receipt photos that can be stored in the app. If you would like to find out more about this app or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.appbrain.com/app/profitrakr/com.profitrakr.src/

7
Mar

Take Time to Network and Enjoy Some Adventure During Business Travels

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet apps of 2012 – all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week – #5

Find Learning Opportunities During Your Travels. Try researching possible networking events you can attend during your travels, including conferences, seminars, and lectures . You never know how such an opportunity can impact your business. Try to commit to as many events as possible and reserve your space before jumping on the plane. You never know how many other business owners and entrepreneurs you will meet and make lasting connections with.

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s app is by The North Face and encourages an outdoor active lifestyle, which is a great app to have if you’re an adventurous traveler. The North Face Trailhead (iTunes) locates where you are on the map and then finds all the hiking and biking trails nearby. This app has GPS so it can also find outdoor events nearby as well as the capability to track your speed, route, distance, elevation, and of course, the nearest North Face store. You will also be able to share pictures and stories of your adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and on the website, http://EveryTrail.com. If you would like to find out more about this app or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.tnftrailheadapp.com.

29
Feb

Save Money and Avoid Confusion When Your Business Travels Lead You to Costly Cities

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet apps of 2012 – all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week – #4

Try to Avoid Costly Cities. Obviously your business travels will most likely take you to some pretty expensive destinations, but if you know that you will need to travel there often, there are some tips to follow:

  • Set up an office at your frequent business destination.
  • Get memberships to airlines and hotels so you will receive discounts during your frequent stays.
  • Use sites such as www.groupon.com or www.livingsocial.com to get discounts on restaurants and activities in the city you are traveling to.
  • Stay in fully furnished corporate housing units with full-sized kitchens so you can make your meals at home, eat healthy, and save money by eating in
  • Research rates and book accommodations prior to traveling so that you will find the best accommodation rates possible.

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s app for smartphones/tablets is called, Howcast. This app features video tutorials for anything and everything travel. You want to learn how to hail a cab in NYC? No problem, there is a how-to video for that. You want to find out about customs or etiquette in other cultures? There’s a video for that.

You can search for videos or you can watch the most recently uploaded how-to videos. You will be able to view these videos at your own learning pace and you can also save your favorite videos or share them with your friends. Each video also comes with a text guide. If you shake your smartphone, a random video will pop up so you can start the learning process.

To find out more about this educational app or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.info.howcast.com.

22
Feb

Keep a Packed Bag Handy for Business Travel Packing Made Easy; Find Wi-Fi Wherever Your Travels Take You

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet apps of 2012 – all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week – #3

Be prepared and pack in advance. By keeping a bag ready to go at a moment’s notice, not only will you save yourself time and energy, but also you will make preparing for travel less stressful. Your travel bag should always be handy and filled with toiletries, shoes, phone charger, and any business supplies you may need (flash drive, notepads, pens, etc.). Then, when it’s time to jet, simply pack your clothes and laptop and feel good knowing everything else is all ready to go.

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s app is called, Free Wi-Fi Finder (available through iTunes). This application lets you find all the free wi-fi spots nearby and you don’t need an Internet connection to find them since it is run through your iTunes account. You can search based off of your current location or by specific regions or even by the type of wi-fi location (coffee shop, restaurant, library, etc.). The location information is provided as well so you can easily get to where the free wi-fi is located. To find out more about this useful application or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.jiwire.com.

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