From electronic health records to twitter?

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This week I had an opportunity to begin a discussion on the use of technology in nursing by looking at current uses of electronic health records and telehealth and to explore the use of social media in health care. These nursing students were encouraged to bring their laptops to class in order to gain experiences in using tools such as YouTube to find a video about a specific medical treatment or reading the twitter feed of RNchat By actively finding information on the internet through the use of a variety of websites and using tools such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter we were able to begin the discussion of critiquing, analyzing, and evaluating these tools. The students were able to identify their ethical responsibilities when using these tools with patients. Several students joined health care group discussions which will only lead to further collaborative discussions. We have only begun the journey towards the 21st Century Literacies but it is a start…