Education & CPD

Social Media and the Internet


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  •   Date: Tuesday, 21 March 2017
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:15
  •   Start: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:30
  •   End: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:30
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This course aims to assist nurses and midwives in establishing the skills required of a professional when using digital social communication tools. It will provide guidance on how to realise the benefits, manage the risks and identify information governance issues, in order to protect personal privacy and also to create a prudent digital profile. These skills can be referred to as digital professionalism.
Internet enabled mobile devices and social media are now ubiquitous, a mainstream source of entertainment, an important way to communicate with friends and family, collaborate with peers and colleagues, a useful way to build, access and establish private and professional networks. Nurses and midwives urgently need to consider the current opportunities and risks posed to their private lives and professional practice by social and digital communication channels, if they are to safeguard sensitive patient and personal data. Online reputations are forming whether they are consciously created or not, nurses and midwives must seek to ensure that what is found about them online is reassuring and not alarming, for their patients and employers as well as professional and personal contacts.
This course will outline both the opportunities and risks of using social media platforms and popular Apps and aims to enable participants to become informed role models in their workplace on the issues raised by the use of social media and digital communications.
  • Tuesday, 21 March 2017

  • 09:15
  • 09:30
    Dangers and Benefits of Social Media
  • 10:35
  • 11:00
    Group work – Social Networking Platforms, Risk Assessment, Implications for Personal, Patient and Employer Privacy
  • 11:55
    Group Presentations - Generation and Presentation of Findings on Risks and Opportunities of Popular Social Media Platforms
  • 12:50
  • 13:30
    Professional Role Models for Social Media and Digital Communication Dangers and Benefits of Popular Apps (eg. Kindle, Map Apps, Torch App) and Mobile Internet Enabled Devises
  • 14:35
    Workshop – Brainstorming to Identify Popular Apps, Mobile Devices and their Functionality Including Cloud Streaming Images, Risk Assessment of their Terms and Conditions for Personal, Patient and Employer Privacy.
  • 15:35
    Group work on Risk and Opportunities of Popular Apps, Devices and Platforms
  • 16:00
    Recap of Key Themes
  • 16:20
    Questions and Evaluations
  • 16:30
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
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