At any rate, Huggies Brazil is revolutionizing social media for babies by having a device that clips on to the front of an infants diaper and sends a tweet when they pee. Now the whole world can know how often your little one goes to the potty, and since you’re too busy on social media to actually check and see if your child is wet, you can get a notification on your phone. Oh, and any of your followers… or maybe your babies followers…. will get a notification as well.
Nurs3w are coming together online to discuss many aspects of their careers. We share funny stories, tragedies, what we’ve learned, and what we hope to learn. There are many forums, facebook groups, and other large forums to connect with other nurses. There are also great nursing blogs and tumblr accounts that can give more specialty specific looks at the nursing profession.
As a doctor, you are taught early on that your medical practice reputation is of the utmost importance. In fact, it’s drilled into you right from medical school. So here you are worrying about every single patient you see, taking proper notes, making sure you make the right prognosis, and so on. You may even spend sleepless nights making sure everything is perfect. When all along someone could come along and make false accusations, which could seriously damage that reputation.
I had no idea when I started blogging that I would be able to turn into a part time income. I had not even began to think about the fact that if I was dedicated to it, and made a leap, that I could potentially blog full time one day. I could replace my entire income with blogging, if I wanted. I know how to do it. I know others that have done it. But it just requires so much time, and like most of us, I just don’t have a whole lot of it.
We’re all busy.
A recent article from Toledo Blade discusses how a UTMC nurse tossed out kidney, and ruined it.
The story is tragic. A man wished to donate his kidney to his older sister. After it was surgically removed from the donor, it was misplaced. For over an hour no one knew the whereabouts of the missing kidney. It was finally discovered in medical waste and was determined to be unusable. The doctors involved decided with the family that it would be best to no go forward with transplanting said kidney.
A recent article from Yuma Sun discusses how a nurse went onto a website and made insensitive comments on an article about a fatality and was consequently fired.
In my efforts to educate and promote the use of social media for nurses, it is important to continue to stress the need to properly and professional use social media.
The healthcare industry is slowly starting to realize the value of social media.
If we want to increase compliance and improve access to care, social media and technology are the way to go. The ability to educate consumers through such a cost-effective and highly visible media that is web 2.0.
The following infographic gives a glimpse at how hospitals are using social media. It displays areas of strength as well as areas with opportunity.
In the not too distant past I had a very good friendship with someone I had met online. We talked once a week. I wrote for her blog. Heck, she event sent me to Las Vegas to attend CES. She sent me gifts. She cared about my future and my success. She asked about my child and family. She event talked to my husband once or twice.
We were friends for over a year and during this time she told me about all the fabulous things that were a part of her life. She was a fashion executive for a major department store. She took her entire extended family on exotic vacations. She cooked everyday and drove a $500,000 Mercedes… well actually I guess her driver drove the half-million dollar Mercedes.
Yea… she had a driver…
And I believed her.