Did you hear about the Whistle Blower case in Texas?
Two nurses reported a doctor and found themselves attacked for their actions. He got his friends, the county sheriff and the county attorney, to bring charges as a way of harassing the women. Recently the doctor pled guilty to 1 count each of misuse of official information and retaliation. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined
$5000. And he surrendered his
state medical license effective November 11.
I found out how this all ended through Medscape Nurses, a free online resource. I knew about Medscape but didn't know there was a specific section with a nursing perspective.
I also learned that nurses are using more mobile devices because I follow IMedicalApps on the my rss reader. If you are interested in know what new apps are out there for your device and what is happening with mobile healthcare resources it's a great site to bookmark or you can sign up for their email list or add them to your rss feed.
Nursing Research, another blog , pointed me to the new guidelines for social media published by the American Nurses Association with this post. Later there was a whole article of tips on how to get published in the nursing literature.
Lastly, I read a very interesting article on Virtual Nurses in hospitals from Technology Review. Now not only can nurses use computers and technology, they can be recreated (but not replaced!) by technology!
Have fun looking at what is out there on the wonder world of the internet!