Social media and drug resistance in nursing training: Using a Twitterchat to develop an international community of practice for antimicrobial resistance

  04 February 2020

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats to global health and food security. Consequently, developing a global approach with large outreach is critical. Twitter, as a popular social media platform, is useful for creating communities of practice and communities of interest.

Using a standardised protocol, a Twitterchat was undertaken over a 24‐hr period and digital metrics assessed at 72 hr. A summary of impact was undertaken using an online tool provided by Union Metrics. 

At 72 hr, 2,632,762 accounts were reached and over 10 million impressions achieved. Twitterchats can be useful in creating awareness and fostering a community of interest and demonstrating the role of nurses in thought leadership. A formalised research study will draw on this case study to evaluate the impact on the Twitter participants and nursing students.

Author(s): Rebecca Wright, Caleb Ferguson, Mustafa Bodrick, Hanan Balkhy, Debra Jackson, Patricia M. Davidson
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