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  1. HIPAA - PHI infraction?
    In order for HIPAA to be in effect, doesn't there need to be two things? Like an identification of some sort (such as a name) matched to protected health information? Surely you aren't claiming...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  2. Nurse's getting younger
    Maybe the nurses aren't younger, maybe you are just older. Don't mean to be snarky, but I'm sure when you started, an older nurse said the same exact thing about you. Also, you seem to equate...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. One carpal spasm question-please guess
    Technically, it's not a "Babinski reflex". It's a plantar reflex, and it's a Babinski sign when the toes curl up. It can be a sign of a central nervous system lesion, or can be a normal variant in...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do you find this article insulting?
    Happy hospitalist is an ignorant SOB who believes that as a physician, all others are beneath him. He may have valid points, but his pomposity hides any point he tries to make. In his little world,...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is this a HIPAA violation?
    It's not a HIPAA violation, because the patient isn't identified. I believe HIPAA violations happen when the patient is identified. That's why case studies can have patient initials in journals. ...
    Sep 17, '11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  6. Injury of Unknown Origin
    I think that you are right, technically, it is "unknown" because it is, well, unknown. However, that label is used when there isn't a plausible explanation of the event. You had one. The abuse...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. A hospitalist's clash with a PA and NP
    So, despite all your so-called advanced training, you are intimidated by someone taller than you? Why is this even relevant? Unnecessary tests=insurance fraud. I'm sure some bean counter...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Can you prick a diabetic too hard?
    Short of stabbing it into the bone, you can't really do it too hard. This person was just being a baby. Also, check the finger (or ask the patient) to find one that is least used. If I forget...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is it okay for a CNA to call herself a nurse?
    While I agree that physician assistants should not call themselves doctors, they are NOT "assistants"- certainly not on the level of a CNA calling herself a "nurse".
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. how long until nicotine and byproducts are flushed from your system?
    They probably aren't more supportive because most smokers have quit numerous times- or have no plans of quitting at all. Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known, and it's very...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. just a health question..
    Respiratory alkalosis?
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. New nurses and handling genitals
    Yeah, I know... but it's been a long week (and it's only Monday).
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Fed up with the "rules"
    I feel for you, I really do. But if you don't like their rules, you don't have to play. Take a walk. And by that, I mean, quit. You can do that.
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New nurses and handling genitals
    You sound very, very young and very, very, insecure. If you honestly think that your girlfriend is going to leave you for someone she saw at her clinic who has a HUGE penis, then your relationship...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Placebo's & Trust
    Wow- the only nurse in the world with the name of Allison?
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Did you get their bath done?  Seriously?
    So...it's just nurses who have to do more with less? Who have to prioritize on a daily basis? Have increased expectations of them by supervisors? Who work for an organization that has to make a...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Lateral Violence Research
    Chances are that it was reviewed by an IRB, probably both at the NIH as well as whatever hospital is doing it. Extremely strict guidelines were probably described (and implemented) to ensure the...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Did you get their bath done?  Seriously?
    Exactly! Don't think of them as people in pain, think of them as just obstacles keeping you from doing the important stuff. Who needs a bath when you have important boxes to check off on the EMR?...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. blood pressure cuff allergy
    Interesting... wouldn't that preclude any sort of contact dermatitis type stuff? How long does it last for? Is it bilateral? Is the same arm every time?
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. blood pressure cuff allergy
    It's also possible that there is an allergy to either what people use to clean it, or (more likely, since I don't think they get cleaned very often) the collective goo from other people.
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What DO we do...really?
    He is an ass. You did what you thought was needed, not what he expected. You just didn't use that "thing", you were drawing on x number of years of experience and training to make sure he wasn't...
    Mar 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Fever and Headache
    Don't let other people fool you- they are both the same! No, I'm just kidding. A headache is when your foot hurts, obviously. A fever is when your head hurts.
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Why do hospitals care about health care costs?
    Insurance only pays pennies on the dollar for most things. A procedure that costs $15 will only get maybe $5. Do you ever check your EOB's? Hospitals are there to do one thing- make money. Like...
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. A Violation of Hipaa?
    Do you get training in HIPAA? Because most of the people on this board (like in real life) have no idea what it entails. Did your discussion involve protected health information? Probably...
    Mar 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. HIPAA help
    Basic research saves the day! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIPAA HIPAA=Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges


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