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How Nurses Can Prevent Social Media Mishaps

By Jennifer Thew, RN
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
September 4, 2018

A Houston nurse was fired after allegedly violating HIPAA laws by posting about a patient with measles in an anti-vaccination Facebook group, reports the Dallas News.

While it may seem obvious that nurses should be savvy about patient privacy and social media use, this incident—as well as others—illustrate that more education is needed.

Read more about educating nursing staff on hospital social media policies from Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.