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Facebook: Know the Policy Before Posting
by Kathleen D. Pagana, PhD, RN and Dana Bartlett, MSN, MA, RN, CSPI
CE630 | 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:

2 ) Suppose Mary had not been assigned to care for her ex-teacher. Which action would be considered a HIPAA violation on her part?

3 ) Mary’s hospital has a social media policy. Breaking which guideline probably related most directly to her firing?