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Social Media: Cautionary Tales for Nurses
Social Media: Cautionary Tales for Nurses
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

With smartphones, tablets and other devices at the ready, one's thoughts and photos can travel around the globe in a flash. That immediacy has created scores of opportunities for people, but it also holds the potential to damage careers and reputations when nurses are not careful and post before they think.
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Massachusetts Latest State to Outlaw Mandatory Nurse Overtime
 
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Nurses in Massachusetts celebrated a major victory this week after Gov. Deval Patrick signed a health care law that includes banning mandatory overtime for nurses.
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What Not to Share on Social Media
What Not to Share on Social Media
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Tumblr, foursquare, Pinterest...as the number of social networking outlets grows, so does the number of users. As of February 2012, two-thirds of online adults were using social networking sites. Are you one of them? If so, you'll want to read this list of five things that nurses should never share online.
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Keeping Patients and Visitors from Sharing Too Much
 
By Juliet Wilkinson, RN, BSN, contributor

When I began working as a nurse, it seemed like there was always a line behind the ICU payphone. As one of the primary ways to share a patient's status at the time, people would feed the phone quarters while reaching out to family and friends. One or two people might have had a cellular phone, but it wasn't a common appendage. Today, all it takes to share information is a few keystrokes.
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Devices & Technology
Tech Tools Put Privacy in Place
Tech Tools Put Privacy in Place
 
By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

As health care becomes even more computerized and medical information becomes increasingly portable, protecting patient privacy continues to be a top priority for health care professionals. But the rise of electronic medical records also brings with it a greater risk of privacy breaches born from easier access. The result: the integration of new technologies to prevent unauthorized access to patient information.
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RN.com Now Offering Case Manager Certification (CCMC) Courses
 
Board-Certified Case Managers can now take Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) courses at RN.com to count toward their certificate renewal. Course topics include Age-Specific Considerations in Patient Care, Palliative Nursing: Caring for the End of Life Patient, and An Overview of HIPAA for Healthcare Professionals. Visit RN.com for more information and to see a list of current CCMC-approved courses.
 
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