The Do's & Don'ts of Social Media by Nerdy Nurse, SimGHOSTS USA EMS SimulationIQ Gold Sponsored Plenary
This morning at SimGHOSTS 2018 USA, Nerdy Nurse Brittney Wilson provided the EMS SimulationIQ plenary address covering the do's and don'ts of social media in healthcare. With her BSN, RN Brittney's healthcare perspective allowed key insights from a unique angle. She provided some valuable tips regarding the do's and don'ts of creating an online presence. EMS SimulationIQ returned again as a SimGHOSTS USA Gold Sponsor, supporting the professional development of healthcare professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies.
Social media can be a useful tool for healthcare simulation programs looking to promote their programs and engage with the professional community. Are you looking to showcase your new building, latest equipment, successful grant, program launch, or starting students? By having an online presence your local community, your professional associations, and your global industry can learn more about what you are doing and support you and your program in achieving its goals. You never know who may be able to help you in unique ways. Having a social media presence also lets you learn from others which works especially well in simulation where there are so few programs around the world compared to other industries.
Some Social Media Tips from Brittney
- Know your employer's social media policies so you know what you can and can't do
- Don't post anything you don't want your boss to see because anyone can take a screenshot
- Nothing online is anonymous, and almost everything can get tracked back to you
- Decide whether you are using specific social media accounts for personal or professional sharing before starting
- Review what you've written or shared before publishing it, so that you are sharing exactly what you want
About Brittney Wilson
Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, the nurse behind The Nerdy Nurse and co-founder of Health Media Academy, is an award-winning author and blogger, international keynote speaker, and influencer in the nursing and healthcare technology communities.
The internet isn’t Brittney’s only playground, however. Her nursing career spans a variety of settings including med surg nursing, clinical informatics system administration and implementation, and healthcare community management. She is currently working as a product manager developing innovative workforce analytics solutions for healthcare organizations.
Brittney’s goal is to help others gain confidence in the digital world through her unique vision of technology empowerment. Her passion for informatics and innovation in healthcare is unmatched. She is a devoted patient, nurse, and technology advocate. She is also the author of The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology and co-author of The Nurse’s Guide to Blogging. She blogs about nursing, technology, health IT, and other healthcare topics at thenerdynurse.com.
About EMS SimulationIQ
Education Management Solutions (EMS), a Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), is an industry pioneer in simulation-based solutions for healthcare training environments – ranging from clinical simulation management software and hardware to counselor education and virtual interactive computer-based training tools.
Working alongside subject matter experts, they serve as the driving force behind numerous consumer-centered innovations that continue to move the clinical simulation market forward with breakthrough technologies.
EMS understands that clinical simulation is no longer a nice-to-have, but rather a learning necessity – and without the proper clinical simulation management tools it can be overwhelming to manage. Their SIMULATIONiQ Enterprise solution is a clinical simulation management operating platform that delivers unmatched performance for standardized patient- and manikin-based training, and brings all the programs, people, and processes into a single, simplified view that saves time, improves clinical outcomes, and provides peace of mind.