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Shelly Lopez-Gray, MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2015
  • Country: USA

Shelly Lopez Gray is a registered nurse behind the blog Adventures of a Labor Nurse: the Highs and Lows of Labor and Delivery. She writes about the secret (good) work of nurses and provides information for women before, during and after their pregnancy as well as resources for nurses for professional growth and development. She works at the Houston Medical Center. Shelly volunteers teaching prenatal classes to women at a pregnancy crisis center and provides breastfeeding information to mothers at a teen clinic. Shelly is dedicated to the health of moms and babies and genuinely believes that every nurse has the potential for greatness.

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Utilizing Social Media to Bridge the Education Gap
Technology has become a staple of American lifestyle. The majority of healthcare providers and patients utilize social media on a daily basis. Information is now readily available and easily accessible online and through a variety of social media outlets. Healthcare providers and patients both independently search for information related to care or practice. Online information is abundant, instantaneous, and often incomplete. Media tools are capable of engaging and educating patients and providers. These outlets maximize exposure of information and provide focused information to specific populations. Assessing a need for complete, current, evidence-based information relevant to the bedside nurse and the clients in their care resulted in the creation of a website dedicated to patient and provider education. Articles providing education aimed at particular populations or topics are published weekly and promoted through social media outlets. Analytics are reviewed to evaluate engagement and compared to national organizations, revealing consistently high engagement.