Facebook: Know the Policy Before Posting - 384-630-19

Facebook: Know the Policy Before Posting

by Dana Bartlett, MSN, MA, RN, CSPI
(4.7 / 65 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


The fundamental function of Facebook (and other social networking sites, such as Twitter) is allowing “friends” to share information. Friends are people who have agreed to communicate with and allow one another some level of access to personal information. Anyone with access to the internet can join Facebook, the most popular social networking site, and connect with contacts. As of June 2017, Facebook claimed more than 2 billion monthly active users. In healthcare, Facebook posts can influence the hiring process, violate patient privacy, and result in termination of employment. This module informs healthcare professionals of the risks of social networks, which break down the walls separating our personal and professional lives.


The purpose of this program is to make healthcare professionals aware of the risks of social networks, which break down the walls separating our personal and professional lives. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss how Facebook posts can lead to loss of employment
  • Explain two ways that using Facebook in the hiring process can pose legal risks for employers
  • Describe three reasons why Facebook pages can lead to not getting hired
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and laboratory professionals.
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-630-19 "Facebook: Know the Policy Before Posting" is approved 06/05/2019 to 06/30/2021
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/13/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/2/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Dennis Francis B - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Oct 07, 2019
was very helpful understanding what to post and not to post not only on facebook but also social media.
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Dina B - Antioch, CA  ·  Sep 27, 2019
I learned its legal for Employers to check facebook for a person's professional qualifications
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Nicolle D - benicia , CA  ·  Sep 22, 2019
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Jacqueline M - martinez, CA  ·  Sep 14, 2019
basic and effective for impressing the point that your social media usage can affect you at your job
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Idalia L - Sun City , AZ  ·  Sep 13, 2019
Understanding of information. Easily common
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Price: $10.00
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