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Thank you so much for looking this up. I tried and couldn't find any info on it. And yes from now on I will not ever tell someone where a pt has gone to. I will leave that up to a charge nurse. Thanks again.
Thank you for answering. There were two people asking to see the pt. I did ask if they were related and one said friend the other said family. The hospital the pt was transferred to is a psych facility. I don't know if the visitors know that or not. I don't even know if they knew why the pt was in the ER. I do know they had to have spoken with the pts nurse because they knew her name. They asked for directions but I didn't know. If this had been a medical pt I don't think I would be so worried about it, but because it was a psych pt I am concerned.
A friend/family member came to the ER window and asks to go visit pt xxxx. I looked on the tracker board and saw the pts name but that the room was showing 'dirty bed' so was no longer in that room. I relayed that to the friend/family. They said they had spoke to nurse xxxx, used her name, who had been caring for this pt. I called nurse xxxx and told her family/friend was there to visit. She told me the pt had been transferred and where to. So I told the friend/family where the pt had been transferred to. This was a psych pt I learned. Did I commit a HIPAA violation by telling the friend/family where the pt was transferred to?
Any answers will be appreciated. I have been so worried over this....
I did that, was a Paramedic, then became an RN. I worked for 5 years as a medic and during part of that time went to nursing school. I took my books to work every shift and studied. I went to school on my off days. When I became a nurse I was hired right in to the ER, been in ER ever since (16 yrs). I think you made a wise choice and I wish you the best. Anita
Hi everyone, just wanted to ask if any of you ER nurses work every third weekend? We have to work every other, but management says if we come up with a schedule that is fair for everyone and doesn't short the staffing on weekends then we can do it. I have been trying to figure out a simple schedule using the least amount of people and cannot come up with anything. Our manager said at first that all nurses would have to work 12 hours shifts for it to work. Of course some 8 hour nurses didn't like that idea. Sooooo, we came up with the idea for a pilot using about 10 nurses and trading with each other to get the every third weekend (all 10 are 12 hour shifts nurses and are on the same shift). I don't have to fill in anything for the other shifts or other days. I still can't come up with a proper schedule that will allow us to trade and only work every third. Is this making sense? Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks, Anita
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