Tape Reporting... HOH RN - page 2

by MystyqueOne 1,576 Views | 23 Comments

hello, i have a general question. as you may have read from other posts of mine, i have a slight hearing impairment as a rn, bsn. the company i will be working for does tape reporting, therefore my ability to get a full and... Read More


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    Please don't forget...your employer must accomodate you under the Americans with Disabilities Act! And if they won't help you, then report them to your state Civil Liberties Union!
    Thanks,
    Jerenemarie
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    The headphones are a great idea. I'm pretty HOH but a hearing aid helps greatly.
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    Quote from jerenemarie
    Please don't forget...your employer must accomodate you under the Americans with Disabilities Act! And if they won't help you, then report them to your state Civil Liberties Union!
    Thanks,
    Jerenemarie
    I think right now she is mostly looking for suggestions that would foster collegial collaboration with her peers to solve the problem. We often create that which we expect. My money says OP will work it out just fine.
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    Quote from morte
    Coming in early is a nice thought, but remember you are not covered if you are injured.
    Not true.

    If an employee comes in early to receive patient reports, they are considered to be working, and must be paid for their time.
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    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    Not true.

    If an employee comes in early to receive patient reports, they are considered to be working, and must be paid for their time.
    Only if they are at the behest of their employer, ie, "on the clock".
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    but say that she is being accommodated by coming in early to get a report because the way they are tape recording the reports aren't working for her then possibly this could be covered as reasonable accommodation with the ADA? Seems like a very reasonable way to solve this problem, seeing as they probably don't want her working off the clock.
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    Quote from MySonIsAdorable
    but say that she is being accommodated by coming in early to get a report because the way they are tape recording the reports aren't working for her then possibly this could be covered as reasonable accommodation with the ADA? Seems like a very reasonable way to solve this problem, seeing as they probably don't want her working off the clock.
    It would have to be official, written down. I think ear/headphones are the way to go. Also, if (s)he is having trouble with recorded report, either the quality of machine or pervious shifts verbal skills would be suspect to me. I have much more than a mild hearing loss, and I can get at least 75/80% of recorded report on the first pass.
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    Hi, I am slightly HOH, of course I have no idea how bad your hearing loss is.

    Have you even tried it yet? As other poster have pointed out, even normal hearing staff find they miss some words. Which is why taped reports are frowned upon.

    It certainly seems fair to ask to be close to the tape recorder when listening due to your disability. It just hard, even with the volume up, to hear clearly, distinguish some words. I can certainly understand that happening!

    Perhaps you can give taped reports a try. Highlight or circle in red, any key reports where you feel you didn't understand a critical word. Then check with the charge nurse, confirm, what you didn't catch.

    Maybe give it a try before making any extra effort or issue out of it.
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    We also did written reports. It helped in case the nurse reporting off just forgot to tell you something or you just didn't hear a vital piece of info when they verbally reported off.
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    Quote from Cuddleswithpuddles
    Hello there,

    What if you listen to the taped message with headphones?

    I hated tape reporting. Most people said way too little and would conclude the message with "He's fine. No changes" A few said too much and it was hard to focus on the really relevant information.

    Just think of how most voicemails suck. Too short, too rambly, mumbling through important info. Hiiiii hellooooo how are youuuuuuuuuuu blaaaaah blaaaah blooo blooo blaaaaaaaaaaaahhcallmebackat*garbled*

    Same thing with tape reporting.

    I need time to talk face-to-face, ask questions and verify.
    Headphones would not make a difference with my type of hearing loss. It would only bring the sound closer to my eardrum.... not make my brain "hear" it. Tape Recording is just not a good idea at all......


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