Hospital reveals details to prankster pretending to the The Queen Hospital reveals details to prankster pretending to the The Queen - pg.2 | allnurses

Hospital reveals details to prankster pretending to the The Queen - page 2

The hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge has released private details about her condition to two prank callers from an Australian radio station. More: I bet the Nurse in question is... Read More

  1. Visit  CarryThatWeight profile page
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    Oh man... what a disaster.
  2. Visit  kewlblu65 profile page
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    Yikes! I felt I was violating hipaa just reading that!
    Armygirl7 likes this.
  3. Visit  Orange Tree profile page
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    The radio hosts come off as huge jerks who should be prosecuted for some sort of harassment. I'm not impressed with this mean-spirited "prank" and feel bad for the nurse who fell for it.
    JDZ344 and nurse671 like this.
  4. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    HIPAA is a USA regualtion, not worldwide. Can imagine today's staff meeting...
    psu_213, sharpeimom, and Esme12 like this.
  5. Visit  Ntheboat2 profile page
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Hyperemesis gravidarum - Is not a run of the mill case of morning sickness, but for some women very serious indeed.

    Hyperemesis Gravidarum : American Pregnancy Association

    Just as with one's monthlies each woman's pregnancy is different. Some sail through the entire thing without so much as a sneeze, others have a more difficult time of things.
    Yeah, I'm quite aware of that. I didn't have run of the mill morning sickness either, but I didn't wait until I was dehydrated to go to the doctor and get treatment/medications for it.

    I think she's being a princess, but that's just my opinion.
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  6. Visit  DizzyLizzyNurse profile page
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    HIPAA is a USA regualtion, not worldwide. Can imagine today's staff meeting...
    I was wondering if England had something like HIPAA. This is why I feel uncomfortable giving info over the phone. Not that I've ever taken care of a famous person; it just seems to me that I have no way of knowing if it's really the right person on the phone or if they are lying.
  7. Visit  JDZ344 profile page
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    Quote from Ntheboat2
    Yeah, I'm quite aware of that. I didn't have run of the mill morning sickness either, but I didn't wait until I was dehydrated to go to the doctor and get treatment/medications for it.

    I think she's being a princess, but that's just my opinion.
    Well, they didn't want to announce the pregnancy yet but were forced to when she was admitted to hospital. It is quite possible she had already seen a doctor, but whatever medications or treatments he tried were not working.

    The radio station are now saying they never expected to get put through- fine. So they should have hung up when the nurse started giving them information live on air then.
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  8. Visit  thumperxx profile page
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    I Feel bad for the nurse, she wasn't going to question "the queen" who had been put through to the ward without any problems. The nurse did sound nervous , its the radio hosts that have problems. I don't think the female radio host would appreciate that kind of thing if she was the one vomiting and feeling awful with Hyperemesis. Its their jobs that should be on the line, not the nurses. I think most nurses would have done the same thing....The call had been put through.....
  9. Visit  picurn10 profile page
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    That's exactly what I thought! The hospital seems to be defending her though. HIPPA came about due to insurance companies, so I imagine laws in countries with government healthcare, it would be a lot different. My hospital uses PIN numbers for pts and without the PIN we can't release info. Still, it makes me nervous releasing infor over the phone.
  10. Visit  nurse2033 profile page
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    HIPAA in the US is specific but the principle applies everywhere. If the nurse was told by someone that it was a family member it should fall on the person who "verified" the family member in the first place. She should have not been so naive though and realized that her patient was "special" and subject to some unique issues, like the paparazzi.
  11. Visit  imintrouble profile page
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    I cringed when I heard the conversation between the nurese and the "queen". I can put myself in that nurse's shoes.
    I would have simply put that call through to the room, since the pt had had a good night and day. That's my trick to avoid the HIPAA quandary. If a person on the phone is asking questions I shouldn't answer, and the pt is Ox3, I usually say, "I'll let you talk to the pt about that".
    I applaud the administrator for standing behind his/her staff.
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  12. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum for 6 months........and I would have sworn I was going to have may baby through my mouth. I feel bad for that nurse...it was nighttime...there were limited resources to ask questions....it the Queen for goodness sake......

    I found it fascinating that the hospital took the blame instead of making the nurse the scapegoat with the nurse being the corrective action.

    I wish they'd leave Prince William and his growing family alone.....for it killed his mother. Sigh...
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  13. Visit  Anoetos profile page
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    Damn, talk about a terrible shift. That poor nurse. What if she went home and slept and woke up to the firestorm...omg.
    Orange Tree likes this.

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