The Nursing Show is proud to host the nursing blog carnival this month on the topic of nurses using social media in many different ways. Check out the other nursing blogs below for their excellent contributions to this important topic.
The International Nurse Support blog by nurse Joyce Fiodembo shared a very informative post on 10 Mistakes Nurses Should Avoid Making on LinkedIn. How do you use this important professional networking social media tool? You might want to look at this article and make sure you avoid the pitfalls listed here.
Elizabeth Scala from the Living Sublime Wellness blog jumps in with her post on Resiliency in Nursing: 3 Ways Social Media Helps. One way to avoid burnout and workplace fatigue is to connect with other nurses on social media to rejuvenate and replenish your passion for nursing.
More advice comes from Kathy Quan at the Nursing Site Blog. She urges nurses to Use Common Sense With Social Media. She provides a great rundown of the most common social media sites including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and even Flickr. Kathy says “Enjoy social media but like anything else in your life as a nurse, understand you are held to a standard that others may not be.”
Enjoy social media but like anything else in your life as a nurse, understand you are held to a standard that others may not be.
Jennifer at the RN Revolution blog cautions nurses to be careful with how they use social media in her post. “Nursing is About Being Careful: Including With Social Media” is all about bringing the nursing process and responsibility to how we engage others with social media.
Finally, Brittney Wilson, a.k.a. “the Nerdy Nurse” checks in with a look at a recent news item about nurses and social media. Nurse Katie Duke was recently fired for reposting a photo already shared to social media by a physician of the clutter present in an empty ER bay after a resuscitation attempt. In her article “Katie Duke Shows Nurses How Not to Use Social Media,” Brittney points out some of the common pitfalls nurses and other healthcare professionals can fall into when using social media to post workplace photos or articles.
Do you have a blog about nursing? You can join our nurse blog carnival, too! Every month we post a variety of articles on a single topic from the hosting blog. Thanks to Brittney Wilson (TheNerdyNurse.com) for running and leading the Nursing Blog Carnival and helping to keep us all organized.