Day 5: What golden health IT gadgets will we find under the tree this year?

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On Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts we look at the top presents for the healthcare professional or techy in your life. From nurses to doctors to your average Joe, we found something for everyone on your list. So without further adieu lets get to the five big presents you might be happy to find under the tree this year.

ScotteVest Lap Coats
The times they are a changin’ but sometimes things stay the same when they shouldn’t. Despite all of the advances in science and medicine, one thing has changed very little – the design of the lab coat. Thankfully, SCOTTeVEST (@scottevest) listened when consumers requested they take their tech friendly clothing line and expand it to create a lab coat with features catering to the tech-savvy healthcare professional. The Lab Coat has 16 pockets designed to hold tablets, cell phones, notepads, pens, rulers, tools, and all of the essentials. The NANO-TEX fabric uses nanotechnology for water and stain resistance. While it isn’t fire retardant, it is suitable for most professions where a lab coat is required.

Electronic Stethoscopes
Another healthcare mainstay that hasn’t changed much over the years is the good old stethoscope. Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, also known as The Nerdy Nurse (@TheNerdyNurse), provides some useful advice for navigating the world of electronic stethoscopes and describes some of her top choices. The EKO Core Digital Stethoscope (@ekodevices), the Nerdy Nurse’s favorite, is on sale for the holiday season and if you use her promo code, NerdyNurse, you receive $50 off of the sale price, so get shopping for all of the clinicians in your life!

8 Must-Have Gadgets for Nurses and Nursing Students
Speaking of nurses, the NurseBuff (@nurse_buff) blog put together a handy little list of gadgets that will make the nurse in your life even more productive than he/she already is, if that is even possible. Even better, the items listed here range in price from a mere $6.99 on up to $200.00, so there is something for every price range.

Indigo-Clean: Continuous Environmental Disinfection Lighting
Looking for a practical gift that multitasks for you? Indigo-Clean (@getindigoclean) has just the thing, a light fixture that provides ambient lighting while reducing harmful bacteria at the same time. Indigo-Clean uses visible light to safely, automatically, and continuously kill bacteria in the air and a variety of surfaces. These lights are perfect for operating rooms, waiting areas, pharmacies, janitor closets, and anywhere that could use ongoing disinfection.

10 Genius Gadgets You Had No Idea Existed
Maybe you’re feeling a little more techy this holiday than medical. Popsugar (@POPSUGARTech) has compiled a list of ten gadgets that will change your every day life. From a charger that also cleans and sanitizes your germy little smartphone, to a headband that strives to help you sleep, you can’t go wrong with any of these choices.