Quote from tammy zeidan 09
oh no, she was a labor and delivery nurse. she presented herself in a horrible manner, actually. she was telling us she'd be the nurse who checks us in when we "dramatically think" we are going to have our baby. she then went on to tell stories about how "ridiculous" women are the last couple weeks of pregnancy when they go to the hospital over the dumbest things to deliver asap. i prayed i didn't have her as a nurse when i had my son.
i didn't. =]
are you absolutely sure she was a rn? and not some know it all, i have worked here forever unit secretary/nurses aid type person. nurses don't usually do the "paper work" of checking in", it is usually some clerical person/registrar............. for what this person said is not professional and i personally feel is actually a violation of hipaa (pointed the baby out, gave medical history and that the baby is is state custody), but ashley is right it is absolutely a violation of privacy.
i am surprised they took you by the babies themselves as many facilities have stopped this practice for security and privacy reasons.....but you all were expectant mothers, so mox nix. but, any hospital employee should not be sharing that a baby is a crack baby and pointing that baby out of the nursery and stating the mother no longer has custody of the baby.
i would report it to the hospital simply for the unprofessional conduct of this person. this is also one of my pet peeves, but you aren't even in school yet. you will see knowledgeable healthcare professionals spell it wrong as well which is an irritation for me.
the health insurance portability and accountability act
of 1996 (hipaa
; pub.l. 104-191, 110 stat. 1936, enacted august 21, 1996) hipaa - general information | center for medicare & medicaid services