There are many blog posts and articles touting the benefits of social media. However, there are few blog posts outlining the career benefits of social media for nurses. This is the post you that answers the question “Can nurses use social media for career success?”
Communication and information are the big concepts in healthcare and ironically, they’re also the big movers of the Internet in general. Think about it – we can keep in contact with friends and family, as well as co-workers, bosses, and even your doctor. Information can be shared – as long as you’re careful about it, and abide by HIPAA guidelines – with anyone you allow access to. This can be great or bothersome for us nurses. Think about it, you want a patient to tell you as much information as they can, however having them think they have something they don’t because WebMD mentioned it in an ad isn’t helpful.
So when I say the Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that part of me was slightly interested in learning more about it as an actually product. Of Course nurses wouldn’t be documenting while driving down the highway, but to be able to attach this to your steering wheel while you’re in a parking lot would have to be much more ergonomically friendly than their current situations.
If you work in the medical profession then you have likely had to work your share of holidays.
Many nurses, paramedics, doctors, and other members of the healthcare team choose to make the best of this time and have quirky medical fun.
The following are some excellent examples of the weird sense of humor that many of use in the healthcare environment share.
I present to you Medical Glove Christmas Trees:
Social media offers many benefits to it’s users. Nurses in particular have the ability to gain many skills that can improve their nursing practice by using social media. While many in healthcare fear social media for various reasons, there is greater good that can come of it for healthcare as a whole.