In my externship at a large clinic. I needed to have my immunizations up-to-date. I was told my MMR was not and could not be found anywhere in the registry. I had my blood drawn at another clinic to see if I was immune. They called and said I was immune to Measles and Mumps, but not Rubella. I got two phone calls from the clinic and one stated my partial immunity and the other wanting me to call the clinic back. I did not know why. By this time, the clinic was closed for the day.
The next day I looked up my own chart at my externship site to see what it said. I needed to get the information to my school so they had it on file or I knew I could be pulled from my externship site.
If I was indeed immune to Rubella, I knew I didn't need to get any further testing or blood draws, as I had an appt. made for an MMR injection with my pcp that same day. I would then just need to request a copy of it for my school.
It said I was not immune so I figured I needed the MMR injection. I did not look around in the chart for anything else. Just to find out this information, nor did I share the information with anyone or share anyone else's I have access to. I did not know I should not have looked up my own. I mentioned to my pcp's CMA at the injection appt. (this was after I had looked in the chart earlier that day) that I could just look up the info myself once my results were in and she said, "No. Don't ever do that!" I am scared the clinic will file a complaint and I will be fined. Is this a violation if I didn't know?
I have a sinking feeling I will be looking for a new degree. Is this violation something that will keep me from getting hired anywhere in the medical field now? Help. I feel like I have let myself down and my whole family down. All that schooling was for nothing if I get pulled and don't get the degree. Not to mention, will still have to pay for it.