Nurse sent pics from pts phone to his

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    Chicago Suburbs Nurse sent pictures from a patient's phone to his phone.

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  3. by   Atl-Murse
    He deserve whatever he gets
  4. by   MrChicagoRN
    Despicable behavior for anyone, even moreso for a nurse
  5. by   RiskManager
    As the risk manager/compliance officer, this gives me the whim-whams. A hospital employee did this on the job to a patient at the facility. I wonder if the patient is going to file a civil suit for privacy breach against the hospital. Patient pictures can be considered PHI, so I have to think about if this could be argued to be a HIPAA breach as well, in which case the Feds might be interested. The nurse can certainly kiss his job good bye, and I bet the Illinois BON is not going to be amused, either.
  6. by   Amy01
    Karma is always chasing....what goes around, comes around.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
  8. by   DolceVita
    Quote from SuburbsGirl
    I'm not really sure what forums to post this in.
    perhaps we need a section titled "You can't make this stuff up" or "beyond the pale"
    Last edit by DolceVita on May 15, '17 : Reason: typo
  9. by   bsyrn
    That is terrible and he should never be allowed to work as a nurse again but I am confused as to why the patient would have had her cell phone taken away to begin with?
  10. by   Orca
    If you're interested in that kind of stuff, there are plenty of places to get it that don't involve using patients' phones. This is just plain stupid.
  11. by   Here.I.Stand
    That mug shot + story... I think I need a shower.

    @bsyrn -- I wonder if it was some type of behavioral health unit? That could explain the limitations on a pt's belongings and use of time. If that's true, that nurse should be in a WORLD of hurt, with his victim being paeticularly vulnerable
  12. by   Cheyenne RN,BSHS
    In my opinion no one should want pictures of intimate moments or sensual things of a personal nature made. If you do ever make those kind of pictures - for God's sake don't keep them on a phone that can be lost or stolen. Karma seems to be biting them both in the butt because neither one was using their best judgement IMHO. What the nurse did was flat out wrong. What the patient did was a poor lapse of good common sense.