nurse2033 17,954 Views
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What isn't clear is if patient information was in the screen shot. As an educator (different legal status than a student) I take screen shots of labs all the time. But, I am always careful to leave any patient identifier out of the screen shot. I think this is a critical difference. If the patient name or number was visible, then yes it is an obvious violation.
Hey what about Excelsior? I have two degrees from them.
Not only is it an obvious HIPAA violation, but she is also degrading a patient and using her status as a nurse to "entertain" her friends. On the face of it, she has no business being in any position of trust. You worry that it will ruin her career? I think you should worry she will actually become a nurse. This is where nursing advocacy comes in. As an advocate for patients, this should be reported.
You can report to the feds here U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Office for Civil Rights
Here is the NCSBN page on reporting nurses Filing a Complaint | NCSBN
You could also report to the school but this might not be confidential.
Oh the opportunity missed... "yes, I actually am an idiot, thank you for noticing. A lot of people overlook that. I tried to google yourologist but it won't come up. Is it the ology of you? That sounds like a doctor of everything. I'm so excited, tell me tell me!!!"
Or you could sound really smart like you did.
I feel that programs like this are bad for morale. The employee who is excellent, but not recognized, gets bitter when they are passed over. Others who don't like the recipient are resentful. It usually goes to the a**kissers who may or may not be worthy. The only way it works is if every employee who legitimately deserves it gets it. The other problem is what happens when the time for awards come and all the good people have already been recognized? Someone is nominated just to fill the slot. This demeans the awards and makes it worthless.
Medics serve an important function in stabilizing patients in the field. As far as changing the name from nurse will cause more confusion for laypeople. I have worked as a nurse and when people ask me" how does it feel to be a male nurse"? I say I'm a nurse and have been the last twenty three years. Its not all about being cool, its being comfortable in your job. If you want glamour find another field.
just my opinion,
I will not calm down. Do you think what she did is OK? I'm glad it has been taken down though. Hopefully she has realized the error of her ways.
Sorry, that moniker is already is use by military medics and paramedics. In fact there is already a movement in EMS to refer to all responders as medics. This is to allay the confusion that currently exists in the public's minds between EMTs, paramedics, first responders, EMT Intermediates, fire medics and so on. Lets not confuse the public further...
I wish you luck in getting over this obstacle. I've been a nurse for six years and not only have I never been mistaken for a woman, no one has ever batted an eye when I told them I was a nurse. Maybe it's a geographic or generational thing but sex never seems to be an issue with my coworkers or my patients. As more men enter nursing it will evolve to include us.
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