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Social media in the hospital?

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by -knoxnurse- -knoxnurse- (New) New

Specializes in Oncology.

I saw this article on my news feed today. An ER nurse from New York Med was fired for posting a picture to her instagram account. The photo simply showed the after math of an empty trauma room, no patient name or face. She apparently was fired for being "insensitive". I was wondering what the opinions are on social media in the workplace? Personally, I've learned to avoid it completely. I don't want to take any chances, I worked hard for my license. I just feel this whole thing was a little overkill. I feel sorry for the nurse, not to mention the fact this hospital is already opened up to being filmed.

https://gma.yahoo.com/nurse-firing-highlights-hazards-social-media-hospitals-095759346--abc-news-topstories.html

SionainnRN

Specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU. Has 5 years experience.

There have been multiple multiple threads on this already.

MunoRN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 10 years experience.

It might have been one thing if she had just posted as the aftermath of a generic trauma, but she included specifics; "Man vs 6 train", which narrows it down way too much. It's not a hipaa thing, but it is extremely poor PR for the hospital.

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