Navigating Social Media: What Nurses Need to Know

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Sorry you missed this exciting, informative webinar! This popular webinar may be obtained through our continuing education modules.

Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media, we’re networking more than ever. Our easy access to experts and information can be a professional boon, but when does connecting cross the line? Should you “friend” a patient? Does sharing patient stories online violate confidentiality even if you change names? Is it OK to Twitter at work? These are just some of the questions that nursing and other professions are wrestling with. Join us for a stimulating discussion of digital ethics. No one has all the answers, but we promise to get you thinking. After the presentation, there will be time to share your thoughts and questions.

Learning Objectives

Objective 1: State confidentiality considerations related to patients and social media.
  • Social Networking and the potential positive and negative impact nurses’ professional activities
  • When does connecting cross the line
  • Does sharing patients stories on line violate confidentiality even if you change the names
Objective 2: Discuss issues surrounding use of social media on the job.
  • Is it okay to twitter at work
  • How can being connected help you do your job better
  • What are the downsides to your practice of being connected
Question and answer period included.

Accreditation Statement

1.0 contact hour will be awarded to nurses who successfully complete this activity. Where multiple nurses view the webinar at a single site, all are eligible to receive contact hours for this activity, upon completion of the online evaluation and verification of their attendance at the webinar.

Webinar attendees will receive a link to an online evaluation. The link will be provided at the end of the webinar and also by e-mail to the person that registered, who can distribute that link to everyone in the room. Each attendee should complete the evaluation separately and confirm that they attended the webinar and earned the contact hours. Once they have completed the online evaluation, they will be able to print out their CE certificate.

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023.
ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178.

Navigating Social Media: What Nurses Need to Know provides 1.0 CNE contact hours