PhD Nursing Research (2002), Post-Doctorate Certificate in Evidence-Based Practice (2007)
I have been a nurse for over 37 years and I have been the Director of Education, Research and Evidence-Based Practice for over 12 years providing education, mentoring and support for nurses, healthcare providers, and physicians in the areas of population health research and evidence-based practice.
Microwave ovens produce radio-frequency waves that cause the water molecules in an object to vibrate. This vibration causes friction, which allows the object to heat up to a temperature that can kill germs.
That's why microwaves are sometimes used to disinfect items such as a household sponge, as they are a hotbed for viruses and bacteria.
However, research has found mixed results on whether a microwave can effectively kill germs on a sponge, or even in food. Here's what you need to know.
A recent TEDxColumbus talk on innovation and nursing was given by Tim Raderstorf, DNP, RN. Tim is a nurse, teacher, and Chief Innovation Officer at Ohio State University, and co-author of the book Evidence-based Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare.