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Ok, I know what I did was not right and I am not here to get flamed about it but just asking for advice. Here is what happened. I work nights 7p-7a. It is really busy until about 2 am. ... Read More

  1. by   JenniferSews
    If they pull up that computer, they will see all the internet sites and usage for that log in. Surely they will understand that you could not be responsible for surfing when you were not even physically in the building. OTOH if they are looking for reasons to get rid of anyone, they have a reason now. I'm sorry for the whole situation. I have no good advice for you, I'm sorry. I hope for the best outcome for you!
  2. by   kesr
    Next time NEVER, NEVER ever do anything under anyone else's log in and log yourself out when you walk away. EVERY TIME, no exceptions! Computer security (even without tracing surfing) is a huge issue in every institution, and in my experience, doctors and nurses are very careless about guarding their access. Think about if someone accessed a pt file under your name - HIPPA - so take this as a hard lesson learned. All of us need to learn from your difficult situation.

    Good Luck.
  3. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    Surfing the internet, even on work time, is not yet a crime.
    It may not be a crime, but it may be against hospital policy. It may as well be a crime in that case.
  4. by   HamsterRN
    Is banning internet access common in other hospitals? that seems really irresponsible given the amount we use the internet as a resource for patient care where I work.
  5. by   P_RN
    OP and members. You all know we can't give medical or LEGAL advice. This member has the right to know this. I'm closing this for admin discussion.