Appropriate Use of Social Media
PurposeUnderstanding and ensuring appropriate use of social media should be emphasized and adhered to by the advanced practice nurse. In today’s technological society healthcare workers are losing their jobs due to poor utilization or misuse of social media for representing their organizations. The purpose of this assignment is to review some common social media benefits and barriers and to determine resources that are available to help support best practice and guidance to ensure social media is being utilized successfully, safely and appropriately.Course OutcomesThrough this assignment, the student will address the following course learning outcomes:⦁ Incorporate effective professional communication and leadership skills to facilitate collaborative practice with individuals, groups, and at the systems level (PO 1, 2, 5)⦁ Recognize cultural influences that foster healthful work environments and interprofessional collaboration within healthcare systems (PO 2, 3)⦁ Determine the implications for advanced nursing practice regarding ethical and legal considerations surrounding communication in healthcare settings (PO 1,5)Total Points Possible – 200 pointsAssignment OverviewAs a master’s prepared nurse, there will be times in your practice when you will encounter various scenarios or issueshaving to do with social media. In this particular assignment, you will be presented with five separate scenarios and an associated quiz. Each quiz question will need to be answered correctly before moving on to part II of this assignment.Please carefully review the assignment instructions below.Assignment Instructions⦁ Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.⦁ Part I: Review the five scenarios and answer the quiz questions on the assignment page, then proceed to Part II.⦁ Scenario 1: Unprofessional Behavior Captured on Social Media⦁ You have just been promoted to the role of Nurse Manager for the Intensive Care Unit. Your staff is so happy andthey want to take you out to dinner to celebrate. You oblige the offer and after dinner the group ends up at a local bar to toast the occasion. What actions by you might warrant further education regarding appropriate use of social media as it relates to professional appearance and behavior? ⦁ Ask colleagues not to post pictures of the celebration on their social media sites ⦁ Send pictures of you and the Chief Nursing Officer toasting with an adult beverage to your staff ⦁ Send pictures of the group at the dinner table to your social media page⦁ Being mindful of not participating in behaviors in a public setting that if posted on a social media, might cast a negative appearance to self and the organization ⦁ Scenario 2: Client Privacy and Photography on Social Media⦁ You are the nurse manager of the local emergency department (ED). You are meeting with two new nurses to orientthem to the ED. One of the nurses asks you about use of personal social media as it relates to work such as posting pics from the ED. What would be the best response to thisquestion? ⦁ “Under no circumstances are you ever to post about your work life on social media” ⦁ “Use your best judgment when taking pictures of clients or posting comments” ⦁ “Please remember that posting of comments or pictures can be viewed by others and if considered a violation of HIPAA or organization policy it may result in loss of job” ⦁ “If you want, friend me on social media, and you can see how to best handle postings and pictures” ⦁ Scenario 3: Unprofessional Comments about Workplace on Social Media⦁ You are the nurse leader of a skilled nursing unit. You are at the elevator with a few of the other nurses when one of them begins complaining about her day. She says that her therapy for these tough days is venting on social media and getting support from other nurse friends. You ask to speak to this nurse privately to address her comment. What would be the best response by the nurse leader? ⦁ “I get that we all have rough days and need to vent but I would recommend going out with friends or family to ventinstead of on Facebook”⦁ “I had a rough day too. Add me to your group on Facebook as I would love to have the opportunity to vent” ⦁ “I am sorry you had a rough day. Let’s go out for dinner and discuss how we could improve tomorrow” ⦁ “I can understand your need to vent when having a frustrating day but please remember that what you say on social media sites can be viewed and misconstrued by many, including employees, family of loved ones at this organization, etc. I would recommend finding other methods for channeling your frustration such as exercise,meditation or private therapy. “⦁ Scenario 4: Benefits of Social Media⦁ The advanced practice nurse is leaving work for the day. Along the way they run into a concerned colleague who just received a comatose client on their unit. The only identifiers on the client are two tattoos on their forearm. The colleague is thinking of the best way to get information out to the community to determine if there is a next of kin. What would be an appropriate suggestion from the advanced practice nurse? ⦁ Collaborate with law enforcement to take pictures of the tattoos and offer the suggestion to place on social media programs seeking additional information according to organizational policy. ⦁ Report it to the local newspaper with a picture of the client in coma ⦁ Put up fliers around town with a reward for any information about this client ⦁ Do nothing and just hope somebody comes asking about the client ⦁ Scenario 5: Credible Resources used on Social Media⦁ The advanced practice nurse is at their car and ready to leave when they decide to check their blog about the topic of healthy living. The nurse knows that their blog is a credible resource and will benefit those who read it. What supports this knowledge of credible resources for public awareness about healthy living? ⦁ Information gained from the latest publication of People Magazine ⦁ Information gained from current peer reviewed journal articles ⦁ Information gained from a current Wikipedia site ⦁ A fellow bloggers resources from healthy choices.com ⦁ Part II: After completing the scenarios students willcomplete a Power Point, using Microsoft PowerPoint. Include a title slide with your name, date, and course information, as well as a reference slide. The body of the PowerPoint should provide:⦁ Rationale and support of literature for the chosen answer to each scenario (each scenario will require one rationale and support from literature).⦁ One example of how to educate your peers and staff about the best answer for the scenario.⦁ One key reflection point per scenario that will support student in role of advanced practice leader surroundingsocial media.PowerPoint presentation is a minimum of ten slides in length (excluding title and reference page).A minimum of five (5) peer-reviewed scholarly sources (one per scenario), current within five years, are required.⦁ Sources older than five years may not be used without the permission of the class professor.⦁ No direct quotes may be used in this assignment.⦁ First person may be used for this assignment.