Two registered professional nurses are attending a meeting where the focus is examining teaching methods that enable them to share information with newly diagnosed diabetic patients. One nurse initiates a discussion on the use of social media in teaching patients and the use of social media for all health care providers.
1. Discuss actions the nurse should take before using social media as a teaching tool.
2. What types of social media could benefit health care providers and patients?
3. What are the pitfalls to utilizing social media for both patients and health care providers?