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Category list : Social media

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  • #endplasticspoutedbeakers

    Exclusive: Plastic spouted beakers 'infantilise' patientsSubscription

    News10 August, 2018

    The object in question resembles a toddler’s drinking cup. It’s plastic and there’s a lid from which protrudes a wide, circular spout. But you won’t find a Thomas the Tank Engine logo on it, as this receptacle – the plastic spouted beaker – is what many older patients in care homes and some NHS wards are given to drink from.

  • Nurses are increasingly employing Twitter hashtags to forge professional connections

    Social media feedback may be used to help identify ‘high risk’ trustsSubscription

    News29 September, 2017

    Online patient feedback, such as posts on social media sites, can provide accurate near real-time representations of the quality of care in NHS hospitals, according to researchers.

  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

    Nurses embracing social media to spread best practice Subscription

    News24 May, 2017

    Critical care nurses in Kent say they are successfully using social media to share best practice and ideas, including when it comes to raising awareness of potentially deadly sepsis.

  • Teenager using computer alone

    Social media best practice ‘toolkit’ launched for nursesSubscription

    News16 February, 2017

    A “comprehensive” guide to help nurses and other health professionals use social media appropriately and to its best effect has been launched by Skills for Health.

  • Nursing associates: as asset to the service?

    Nursing associates: an asset to the service?Subscription

    Opinion9 June, 2016

    A recent on- and off-line debate revealed the concerns the nursing profession has about the possible impact of creating a new ‘nursing associate’ role.

  • man ipad tablet computer

    Nurse becomes advisor to diabetes patient forumSubscription

    News10 March, 2016

    A nurse from University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has joined a panel of leading clinical experts for Europe’s largest diabetes forum.

  • 'Lack of support on placement? Get trending'

    'Lack of support on placement? Get trending'Subscription

    Opinion26 October, 2015

    This time last year I was preparing myself for my first placement of my first year of learning disability nursing training; I was terrified.

  • The #WhyWeDoResearch “word cloud” was a clear demonstration of tweeters’ priorities

    Clinical research benefits go viral via TwitterSubscription

    Clinical4 May, 2015

    Clinical research nurses were part of a team that started a Twitter campaign to communicate about the hidden world of research, and it has now gone global

  • Illustration about social media

    Warning from NMC in new social media guidance Subscription

    News7 April, 2015

    Nurses could risk their registration if they act in an unprofessional or unlawful way online, new guidance on the use of social media has warned.

  • Nurses are increasingly employing Twitter hashtags to forge professional connections

    NMC code advice on digital communicationsSubscription

    Clinical30 March, 2015

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new code takes the first step in promoting online professionalism and appropriate behaviour in the use of social networking

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