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Hypoglycemia poses significant risk to inpatients. Nursing management of hypoglycemia is a challenge, despite established best practice guidelines. Social media is an effective tool for sharing information and could overcome barriers to clinical education at a multicenter hospital.The purpose of this quality improvement intervention was to create and disseminate social media posts about best practices in hypoglycemia management.An unmatched pre-and post-survey assessed nursing knowledge of hypoglycemia management.Social media posts were created to visually outline the steps for hypoglycemia management over 2 weeks, across a nursing social media platform. We assessed the reach of the posts via Facebook and a survey.The posts reached 2962 users during the first week, and 1491 users the second week.A social media intervention can have a substantial reach and distribute information across a multicenter hospital. Additional study is needed to determine what factors could support an increase in nursing knowledge through a social media campaign.

Original publication

DOI

10.1080/10376178.2018.1440180

Type

Journal article

Journal

Contemporary nurse

Publication Date

05/03/2018

Pages

1 - 8

Addresses

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