Posts Tagged ‘Health Care Professionals’

How to Submit a Guest Post to Healthin30.com

Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:26 3 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
[Update-Editor’s Note:  Patients and Caregivers are welcome to share their stories in a blog post.  Healthin30 would love to hear from you.]
Whether you are a health care journalist, doctor, nurse or other health care professional, Healthin30 welcomes your expertise.  Engage with the Healthin30 audience by submitting a blog post or […]

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Nurses Share Insights into Social Media

Sunday, April 15, 2012 13:47 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Illinois Nurses Association Highlights Social Media
The Illinois Nurse, the official publication of the Illinois Nurses Association highlights social media for nurses and offers continuing education credits in the March 2012 edition, Volume 8, No. 1.
Social media has changed the landscape in health care and it is a powerful and phenomenal […]

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Social Media: Are you engaged or do you ignore it?

Friday, January 27, 2012 14:24 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Can health care providers afford to ignore social media?
Social Media Networking isn’t going to go away…

…and trying to ignore won’t work…
Social media is a powerful and phenomenal platform to disseminate valuable and trusted health information.  Are you engaged in social media networking or are you ignoring it?
Social media allows […]

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Scripps Jumps the Curve by Tapping into Social Media Networking for Nurses

Friday, October 14, 2011 18:11 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Engaging in social media networking by health care professionals continues to cause hesitation.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding social media networking, nurses at Scripps Cancer Center in San Diego, CA embrace it.  They decided to educate themselves for a deeper understanding of this powerful form of real-time communication.
They are proactive and they […]

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Time to Eliminate Dangerous Injection Practices by Clinicians

Thursday, April 28, 2011 21:25 4 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Thanks to Laura Landro for shining light on unsafe injections in her WSJ blog, “Unsafe Injection Practices Persist Despite Education Efforts.”
Landro writes:
“A new push is underway to eliminate unsafe injection practices, which remain a persistent safety problem despite years of efforts to educate clinicians about the risks of re-using needles, […]

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