Facebook is more than just a medium for socializing with friends. It’s a great tool for staying abreast of relevant health related news and healthcare industry information. “Like” these 10 Healthcare Organizations on Facebook to make your newsfeed truly newsworthy.
10 Healthcare Organizations to Follow on Facebook
You don’t need to be a critical care nurse to reap the benefits of following the AACN on Facebook. They share a wealth of relevant clinical practice information on their site. They’re also trailblazers for nurse advocacy and the promotion of a healthy work environment.
2. American Nurses Association (ANA)
Follow the ANA for regular updates about the nursing profession. They also serve as an excellent resource for understanding the Affordable Care Act and its impact on healthcare providers and patients.
We might be biased, but we believe that Nurse.com is your best source of healthcare and nursing related news. Learn about career opportunities, the exceptional work of nurses around the country, valuable CEU offerings, and much more.
The AORN FB page offers a wealth of info, from their Clinical Comic Series to conference offerings and accessible current journal articles.
5. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RJWF)
Learn more about the important work the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is doing to improve healthcare. They also share infographics and collected health news from around the country.
6. National Institute of Health (NIH)
For great health related information and reminders at a glance, follow the NIH. Stay on top of clinical updates, and health promotion info to share with patients.
The CDC FB page offers up-to-date information about a variety of healthcare topics, from infectious disease tracking to the latest on antibiotic resistance.
8. American Medical Association (AMA)
Nurses and doctors need to work together. So why not stay current on industry news shared by your physician colleagues? The AMA is a valuable voice in the healthcare world and you’ll be a better nurse for participating in the discussion.
9. Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a frontrunner in the healthcare social medium forum. They share a wealth of clinical information, including informative videos, patient education, and current research.
10. American Heart Association (AHA)
It’s rare to come across a patient in today’s time that isn’t struggling with diabetes, stroke, or heart disease (or isn’t at least at risk.) Every patient interaction is an opportunity to educate, and the American Heart Association offers a steady stream of educational tidbits. Tell your patients to follow them, too!
Now we’re “poking” you, fellow Facebook followers! What are some Facebook organizations that provide you with resources to improve your skills or your patients’ health?