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by stephy1173 stephy1173 (New) New

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Hi all,

I have an assignment regarding ethical values of a nurse.

what are the disadvantages and advantages of keeping patient's medical records at the end-of-the bed?

pls help. i'm desperate :(

Thank you so much!

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studentsara has 4 years experience and specializes in Cardiac, OB.

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Tampering?

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brillohead has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardio-Pulmonary; Med-Surg; Private Duty.

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privacy/hipaa

ease of access

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I have an assignment regarding ethical values of a nurse.

what are the disadvantages and advantages of keeping patient's medical records at the end-of-the bed?

Do you have any thoughts to share on the topic?

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its illegal and isnt done. Not much to discuss. Google HIPAA.

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Certifiable has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology/hematology.

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advantages: in case of emergency, the information is at your fingertips.

it's handy...

disadvantages: the patient may try to change something (drug orders), his relatives/visitors could peep at it while he sleeps, the patient may try to read it and get the wrong information and become agitated...

------off the top of my head.

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KimberlyRN89 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

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Where do they still do this? I can't think of any advantages to this practice @ all..anyone could saunter in the pt's room & read their medical history.

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Its not done anywhere AFAIK...Thats Old school lol any Hospital that did this would go bankrupt in 1 week from all the lawsuits.

Where do they still do this? I can't think of any advantages to this practice @ all..anyone could saunter in the pt's room & read their medical history.

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Where I'm at pts have to get permission from medical records to even look at their own charts...can't imagine the legality in being able to access it at anytime at the end of your bed

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