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  1. Newborn pictures posted on social media?
    Yes, this is a clear HIPAA violation. Why? 1) the date and time of the birth is in the medical record, which makes it PHI. Plus, 2) the picture of the baby is a clear identifier. My son could be...
    Apr 27
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  2. HIV+/hepC+ fingerstick
    Hi there, you should know that the seroconversion rate for nurses suck with needles from an HIV + patient is very low - and that was before post-exposure prophylaxis. If the patient was on...
    Apr 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Dizzy during circumcision
    It sounds like you are not cut out for that kind of nursing. A circumcision is a fairly routine and common procedure; I'm not sure why a nurse would have a problem with it. Maybe you should try...
    Apr 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Let's talk: Nursing Shortage?
    There is no "nursing shortage"; my guess is that this is some myth that some educational institution told you before plunging you into tens of thousands of dollars of debt.
    Apr 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do physicians have authority over nurses in the hospital?
    This isn't true.
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Do physicians have authority over nurses in the hospital?
    Generally, no. Physicians in a hospital are often independent contractors; unlike nurses who are often employed by the hospital. The hospital administration is your "boss". That doesn't mean a...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Nurses can't be punished for violating HIPAA
    No. What I said was quite clear: nurses cannot be punished by under the federal statute. They can, however, face ramifications under ancillary state laws and employer procedures for certain actions...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. Nurses can't be punished for violating HIPAA
    True, with respect to a covered entity. One must be a "covered entity" to be prosecuted. HIPAA defines covered entities as certain health plans and a few other groups, the one closest to nurses...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  9. Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request
    We have had this discussion on here before and I continue to agree that sex and race selection are completely unacceptable. I'm glad she filed a lawsuit and I hope she wins. With the exception of...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Nurses can't be punished for violating HIPAA
    I see a lot of HIPAAphobia in the nursing realm. I have read several stories about nurses terrified of being fined or being exposed to criminal penalties for HIPAA violations. I have read in...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  11. I maybe in trouble, HIPPA Violation
    If your post includes everything you posted on FB, then it is not a HIPAA violation. There are no patient identifiers, no name of the facility, and no PHI. You may have broken some school policy,...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  12. Tattoo question
    I would make sure you can cover it during an interview.
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Student HIPAA violation question
    This post is 100% inaccurate. You have a right to your own information under HIPAA and there is no witness requirement to obtain it. Further, doubt a student nurse is even covered under HIPAA. It...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  14. student loans
    Unfortunately, the same programs that were designed to help people pay for tuition has made tuition unmanageable.
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. student loans
    Do you have a job now? I would try to get a job in the health care field, especially at a hospital. Then you could take some nursing classes and see if your employer will help you out with tuition....
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Hep B Vaccine in the Newborn
    I noticed that they are giving newborns Heb B a few hours after birth. Why are we giving a vaccine to a child before it has an immune system? I mean, I suppose there might be some response, but it...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. How can I utilize my Certified CPR/BLS Instructor status?
    Hi Barbra, the annoying answer to this question is "it depends." If you work as an employee then you need to see if you are covered by the center. Since you said you want to work independently,...
    Mar 24, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  18. CCRN looking towards JD
    You are seriously misinformed about the state of the legal profession. I implore you to read the following blog and its group of similar sites before going to law school: But I Did Everything...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  19. Inquiry from a Pre-Nursing Student
    This question often turns into an age-old great debate. Personally, I would never recommend that anyone obtain an MSN if they have never practiced, especially when the MSN program is a clinical...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. HIPAA violation
    Hi Steve, sorry to hear about your friend's trouble; I thought I would add my two cents. First, with respect to GrnTea, the post is not entirely accurate. Tort law requires a breach of duty, a...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  21. The entrepreneur nurse author
    Can you send me a PM and tell me what your book is about?
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  22. Mandated Flu vaccine?
    Completely not analogous to this situation.
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  23. Mandated Flu vaccine?
    I remember this being quite a debate back when H1N1 was going around. I have always been very much against a blanket mandate for health care professionals when it comes to flu vaccine. I don't...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  24. Nursing Liability/Documentation Course
    Just curious, would you pay for a course that focused on the basic of lawsuits (why and when a patient can sue you), along with documentation strategies and techniques to CYA? What if the course...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Quick answer to question, pls..
    It's dysphasia by process of elimination. Heat, swelling and redness all involve immune response. The question indicates neutropenia, a lowered immune response. They are testing whether the person...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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