Patricia Devine, MLS
Network Outreach Coordinator
NN/LM Pacific NW Region
Purpose of Twitter

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 Share information
 Keep track
 Current awareness
 Connection
 Refer patients
Create Network

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 Find people
 Find organizations
 Search geographically
 Enhance connections
Identify Reliable Medical Information

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 Strengthen network
 Evaluate content
 Trust sources
Enhance Connections

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 Reach out
 Search topics
 Check followers
Hashtags

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#
 Categorize content
 Keywords
 Ease in searching
 Conference hashtags
 Symplur.com Health Care Hashtag...
Twitter Chats


 Scheduled
 Like-minded participants
 Ability to search
 Transcripts
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Lightning Talk for Online Northwest Conference 2014: From public health departments to nursing students to healthcare practitioners, Twitter, along with other social media, is a tool being utilized in the healthcare professions to address issues including disparities in care, health information literacy, and public education regarding disease outbreaks. Today's student should understand the value of such tools and know how to employ them effectively to connect with colleagues, keep abreast of current developments, and learn where to refer patients. This presentation will show how to enhance connections, network effectively, and utilize the tools Twitter offers to improve knowledge and learn strategies.

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Twitter graduate school teaching health sciences students to utilize social media

  1. 1. Patricia Devine, MLS Network Outreach Coordinator NN/LM Pacific NW Region
  2. 2. Purpose of Twitter   Share information  Keep track  Current awareness  Connection  Refer patients
  3. 3. Create Network   Find people  Find organizations  Search geographically  Enhance connections
  4. 4. Identify Reliable Medical Information   Strengthen network  Evaluate content  Trust sources
  5. 5. Enhance Connections   Reach out  Search topics  Check followers
  6. 6. Hashtags  #  Categorize content  Keywords  Ease in searching  Conference hashtags  Symplur.com Health Care Hashtag Project
  7. 7. Twitter Chats   Scheduled  Like-minded participants  Ability to search  Transcripts
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