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    Hipaa violation-What happens to RN?

    Well, she was fired. Vindictive? Nah, just asking, but it does seem like hipaa needs to be readdressed with a lot of nurses here. She was fired for the exact reason I thought she would be: going through charts she had no reason to be in. My friend was never in any danger of losing his job. That was never an issue.
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    Hipaa violation-What happens to RN?

    So AGAIN: It is OBVIOUSLY a Hipaa violation, but what usually happens here? Will she be fired? They said she'd be disciplined, but is that enough? She was going through charts one by one looking for his name specifically. She was not assigned-nor was the E-ICU assigned-these patients. They had access to them because there is one patient on that floor that belongs to them. She was in clear violation. She has admitted it. I was just wondering if they mean she will be fired when they say "disciplined."
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    Hipaa violation-What happens to RN?

    No, you aren't understanding AT ALL. His boss at both jobs KNEW where he was and what happened. The chart that nurse accessed was NOT a patient assigned to the E-ICU so she was NOT to be in it. Please respond to the question and stay on topic if you do. You are assuming a lot and you are wrong on all counts. It doesn't matter if you think, if I think, or if she was upset, that he called out. I'm asking about the HIPAA VIOLATION HERE.
  4. Hello, I have a friend ( and I really mean that - I am NOT asking for me ) who works prn in an E-ICU (Electronic ICU - for those who do not know.) and he called me two days ago pretty upset over something that happened at work. So, here's the situation: He just started this prn job a few weeks ago and was supposed to work there the night before and had to call in because his son was sick and he wanted to take him to the ER. He called in early to let them know so they would have coverage because he didn't know how long it would take and he lives an hour away. However, the ER he took his son to is in his city and happens to be in the hospital he works full time for...and his boss THERE sees him, of course, and asks him to work. He is done in the ER by then and says...OK, why not? So, this hospital he works full time for in the ICU is one of the remote hospitals controlled by the E-ICU he works for and one of the RNs in said E-ICU looks through a patient's chart that isn't assigned to her that night with the purpose of finding his name on the charting so she can find out if he is working there that night since he called in and she is mad she has to work short. She is so mad that he called in (inexplicably, as she isn't his boss) that she calls the hospital and he told me that like 6 other nurses in the background heard her yelling "I know he's there! I saw his name in a patient's chart!" Ok, sorry the question/scenario is so long, but he here it is: He told me that he talked to his boss in this E-ICU and they are just...by the sound of it..sweeping it under the rug and that she will be "disciplined" or something to that effect. They also promised that she would be professional when they work together. I thought that sounded like a serious and fire-able offense...I still don't quite believe someone would DO that..He's upset and wrote a letter to HR. I told him that I thought that was the correct thing to do, but now I'm worried that HE will be the one fired somehow. My questions: What should he do? He asked for my advice ... and what will happen to her? Isn't this a serious hipaa violation? Thank you in advance!
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    Groin Prep for Cardiac Cath

    Ok-Let me clarify what they mean by "prep" the groin. It means take a razor and shave (a circle of area) where the superficial femoral artery and veins are--Not sterile anything--that is not something that would even make sense. Maybe that is the problem, that you didn't know that? Yep, that's all you gotta do..Pretty easy right?
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    Groin Prep for Cardiac Cath

    Ok, sorry that is just ridiculous--First of all it does'nt take 15 to 20 minutes to shave a person's groin (maybe you don't know how--someone could show you--and I am not trying to be funny here), but it does save time in a life-threatening situation--which is what is usually the case when a patient is going from the ER to the lab---Come on, can't we just work together without all the complaints and irrational ones at that--It doesn't take a RANT about all the things you have to do to get your point across, especially if your argument is unconvincing and just plain well, silly, to be honest AND you imply that WE don't also have a lot to do and can't, as you put it, "wield" a razor--PS...The RT IS usually the cath lab tech and there is a whole lot going on. ...sigh...Just do your job and get over yourself--Really? Complaining over helping out with a two minute shave (possibly less)...Whatever happened to teamwork...:) Working in the ER I would imagine you get asked to do a lot more difficult things than this and guess what, you do it don't you? You do if you still work there I bet. Oh, and the reason you probably get all those calls is because the DOCTOR is also breathing down our necks so check the attitude--It isn't with the right person obviously...Sorry, I guess THIS was a little "rant" of my own, maybe because I would and have done it and don't see your problem over such a small thing..
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    Groin Prep for Cardiac Cath

    Yes, it should always be done beforehand--It saves us time in the actual Interventional and Cath Labs. Problem is, it rarely does get done, if ever. If you have time, why not? Order the xray, labs, etc, do what you can and get on with it....