In the past when I was doing clinicals in the ED a very famous celebrity/person came through massive MI failed resuscitation...I did CPR on him etc. Now approximately 2 years later I am writing a paper about historical markers and I plan to include him in it (ie project = historical markers personal to ones self). Would it be a HIPAA violation just to mention I received him as a patient in the ED and provided treatment before he subsequently died of cardiopulmonary arrest?
This may seem trivial, but it can be a huge plus to my paper including this, but don't want to at any expense.
Feb 1, '12
What ive spoken has been misinterpreted then. I did speak with some collegues as well and im just not going to mess with the issue.
I think you made the right choice there.
Last edit by nursel56 on Feb 1, '12