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Facebook: Know the Policy Before Posting
Kathleen D. Pagana, PhD, RN
| 1.00 contact hrs
Please review the required clinical vignette below and answer the quiz questions.
You must answer all questions correctly to proceed. If you answer a question incorrectly, we will provide a clue to the correct answer.
Once you successfully completed the short test associated with the clinical vignette, proceed to the multiple-choice exam.
To earn contact hours, you must achieve a score of 75% on your exam. You may retake the test as many times as necessary to pass the test.
Mary, age 22, has hundreds of friends from high school on Facebook. While on the surgical unit in the only hospital in her hometown, she took care of her former high school chemistry teacher. She later wrote about it on Facebook and her discomfort when she had to catheterize him after his prostate surgery. She never mentioned the teacher’s name, but word got around town about his hospitalization and Mary was fired.
1 ) Mary was fired because she:
A. Mentioned discomfort with catheterization
B. Provided enough information to identify the patient
C. Mentioned her job on Facebook
D. Took care of a patient who had been a teacher
2 ) Suppose Mary had not been assigned to care for her ex-teacher. Which action would be considered a HIPAA violation on her part?
A. Saying hello to the teacher in the hall
B. Greeting other former teachers who came in to visit
C. Helping a visitor find the teacher’s room
D. Viewing the teacher’s medical records
3 ) Mary’s hospital has a social media policy. Breaking which guideline probably related most directly to her firing?
A. Avoid using your hospital e-mail as your primary means of identification
B. Do not engage in social media activities during work.
C. Do not use hospital equipment for your social media purposes.
D. Be aware that employees are personally responsible for everything they post on Facebook.
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