simont 577 Views
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As a UK nurse I think there are a number of inconsistencies in this post - it may well be down to how I am reading it.
Every hospital has a system for reporting clinical and non-clinical incidents. If this is about a nurse it will go to there ward manager or equivalent. There is a strict process of recording, reporting and responding and does not involve the inclusion of admin assistants. By there very nature they often contain highly confidential medical information and are disclosed only on a need to know basis.
I cannot help but wonder why the HIV status of a patient was alledgedly disclosed to an admin assistant???? sorry but cannot see it happening. I also struggle with the idea of a nurse choosing to disclose this and a taxi driver refusing to transport.
There are so many parts of the original post that have me asking "how??" but then I am also the first to know that if anyone is going to drop a huge clanger it is the medical profession.
well i would like to say hello to everyone aswell!!!
shoudlnt know sorry typo
I had a hard time understanding your post. Is a taxi an ambulance or an actual taxi? I'm genuinley curious about how policy works when it comes to confidentiality. Don't all medical personel (EMS) have a right to know a persons HIV status? Or are we talking about an actual taxi driver given this sensitive information?
hi my first post!!!
i am just starting nursing in Sheffield uk in september
i was working in a hospital in the uk as a admin assistnant. i recived an incident form from the nursing manager and it was reported that a PT that had been transfered to the hopsital i was at and had come form another hopital at the other hospital the nurse that booked the Taxi to bring him to my hospital (my department) had told the taxi driver that the PT was coming to our hopital for treatment of his HIV!!!!! I just coundnt believe that she had told him. due to the job i was in i had to phone her hospital and report her to the manager. the taxi driver then refused totake the PT
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