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Can I lose my license for this?

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by Connor Connor (New) New Student

Here's the situation...

When I was doing my clinical at a hospital, I made a stupid choice to let my friend record a video of me doing an NG tube insertion video basically describing all the equipment I needed for the procedure. Unfortunately, I made the unwise decision to mention the patient's first and last name in this video. The patient was not included in this video, you couldn't tell what hospital we were at, no patient information was shown in the video other than me saying his name and this was all done when I was a student during clinical. If for some reason this video got out to the public could I lose my license now as a nurse for something I did as a student?

Why don't you just destroy the video and hope the person who made it, as well as the patient (if they were aware), keep their mouths shut? And where were your instructor, your preceptor nurse, and all the other hospital personnel when this was going on? No idea how this could have taken place in the reality of a nursing student clinical situation.

Did you post it on social media, Youtube or otherwise share it with other people?

If you didn’t, then delete the video from all devices and storage services (you may need some tech help to make sure it’s done).

If you did then there is no telling what might happen. You may want to speak to an attorney who specializes in these types of cases to see what can be done to ameliorate the situation.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

I call shenanigans- (one-time) OP- you recorded an NG insertion but the patient is not included in the video AND you used their first and last names for what purpose?

I smell a troll...

There is a very low chance the video will be posted anywhere online. My friend just has it for "memories". The patient wasn't in the video at all, it was just myself going through the supplies needed and describing how to do it. It just bothers me in the back of my mind knowing the video exists. I've asked my friend to delete the video but all is said is " I wouldn't use this video against you in any way." Just wanted some real opinions, thank you.

“Low chance” isn’t no chance. If your friend won’t delete it they aren’t much of a friend at all. I think you’re in a pickle. Given their refusal to honor your request I wouldn’t put it past them to absolutely use it against you if you tick them off for any reason. I now think you do need to consult an attorney and I rarely suggest that.

Your "friend" refuses to delete it and you felt it necessary to post about this here, your gut is telling you something. As previously suggested, you need to consult an attorney at this point.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Does sound like OP is a real slick one 'snookering' us.

Popcorn time.

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

The first and last name of the patient? Why?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

4 hours ago, TriciaJ said:

The first and last name of the patient? Why?

You always want details in a work of fiction - which this is.

beachynurse, ASN, BSN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 36 years experience.

On 4/12/2020 at 12:36 PM, Connor said:

There is a very low chance the video will be posted anywhere online. My friend just has it for "memories". The patient wasn't in the video at all, it was just myself going through the supplies needed and describing how to do it. It just bothers me in the back of my mind knowing the video exists. I've asked my friend to delete the video but all is said is " I wouldn't use this video against you in any way." Just wanted some real opinions, thank you.

Your friend has it for memories? I think this is an odd thing to keep for a "memory" from clinical, especially when you know about HIPAA. Mentioning a patients name is a HIPAA violation so I would make sure that the video was destroyed, and hopefully was not sent out on social media,