I have a question about privacy in homecare.
As a peds RN I am required to use my personal email account and must have a cell phone to be conntacted at all times when I am with a pt.
My CCC (supervisor) is always out to catch me doing something wrong. A few months ago I was sent an email saying I have not updated my CCC with an email about our pt in months (required weekly for me). So I resent my emails. She thanked me.
Today I am reminded to delete all emails about pts for privacy issues.
SO how can I protect myself backing up my work and protect my patients at the same time while using my personal email account?
FYI: all my emails use pt ID number and pt initials. I do not identify the pt's full name, addresses or other demographics but I do disccuss specific patient care.