EMS Social Media Issues

EMS Social Media Issues

<p><strong>Matthew Streger</strong></p>

Social media presents a clear and present issue in the workplace for every EMS provider. This lecture will address some of the pitfalls associated with social media use, including use of photo or video recording, HIPAA and NLRB issues, regulating off-duty conduct, and discrimination and harassment. We will use real-world examples, and will provide recommendations for best practices for providers and agencies, including model policy elements.

Learner Objectives:

1. Describe legal issues surrounding social media compliance

2. Understand policy best practices regarding social media

3. Describe common social media danger areas

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Sat 12/5 Cont.
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Matthew Streger

Social media presents a clear and present issue in the workplace for every EMS provider. This lecture will address some of the pitfalls associated with social media use, including use of photo or video recording, HIPAA and NLRB issues, regulating off-duty conduct, and discrimination and harassment. We will use real-world examples, and will provide recommendations for best practices for providers and agencies, including model policy elements.

Learner Objectives:

1. Describe legal issues surrounding social media compliance

2. Understand policy best practices regarding social media

3. Describe common social media danger areas