Nurse looked at my Facebook-HIPAA violation ? - page 3
I hope it was okay to register here as I am not a nurse however I am familiar with medical terminology because I was previously interested in the field. I suffer from depression and was recently... Read More
Jan 12Quote from BlondieMSNRNEWWWW! Gross! You give your PERSONAL cell phone number to visitors?!Well, I need my phone for Up-to-date and American Society of Hematology apps and so do my colleagues, so a blanket policy of no cellphones wouldn't work for us. I agree with a policy of no social media though.
All the RNs where I work have their phones on them (i see nothing wrong with being available to family members) but no one uses Facebook in the clinical areas as far as I've seen and no one is texting inappropriately.
Jan 12Quote from Ruby VeeI'm hoping she meant her family members.EWWWW! Gross! You give your PERSONAL cell phone number to visitors?!
Jan 12Quote from WuzzieI hope so too.I'm hoping she meant her family members.
Jan 14Quote from WuzzieOh- I see now. No, of course not! I rarely even give my direct office number to patients and their family members b/c I'm rarely in my office- people can call the clinic and page me.I'm hoping she meant her family members.
The MDs, NPs, and RNs have their cell phones on their person to be able to communicate with their own family members without having to go through the front desk. Jesus.
But w/ regard to "EWW, gross" and the first poster-- are you 10yrs old? Giving a patient's family my cell phone number wouldn't be an infection control issue, just stupid!Last edit by BlondieMSNRN on Jan 14
Jan 15How do you even know that he looked you up? Did he contact you on Facebook or just look at your page?
Not a violation. He didn't post your protected health info.
Adjust your privacy settings or block him. Otherwise you can't complain about which people look you up.