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Thirtysomething with kids, husband, and dog.

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    HIPAA....the nightmare....

    My guess is that it would be in violation of HIPAA. When people check into our ER now for treatment, they are asked if they want a copy of their ER record to go to their PCP. So, I guess if a doc from another hospital calls and inquires about a pt who is not currently UNDER his services, then he has no more right to information than any other Tom, Dick, or Harry. I HATE HIPAA.....
  2. deespoohbear

    HIPAA....the nightmare....

    My guess is that it would be in violation of HIPAA. When people check into our ER now for treatment, they are asked if they want a copy of their ER record to go to their PCP. So, I guess if a doc from another hospital calls and inquires about a pt who is not currently UNDER his services, then he has no more right to information than any other Tom, Dick, or Harry. I HATE HIPAA.....
  3. deespoohbear

    Baghdad Bob's Propaganda Message Interrupted...

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
  4. deespoohbear

    Baghdad Bob's Propaganda Message Interrupted...

    "Saddam was going to tear that down anyway." Credit: John Blaszczyk
  5. deespoohbear

    Baghdad Bob's Propaganda Message Interrupted...

    He has been MIA for several days. Probably buried under the imaginary rubble that was caused by the imaginary missles and bombs.
  6. deespoohbear

    Darn stupid doctors!!!! geeesh!

    I don't work OB (never have) and even I know NOT to pull on an umbilical cord!!! Doctor will be lucky if doesn't get sued....
  7. deespoohbear

    Bad Eyesight

    I have had glasses since I was 9 y/o (now in mid 30's) and had no trouble getting into school. I had to have a general medical check-up but I would think as long as you can read the eye chart with your glasses or contacts you should have no problems. Best wishes.
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    Blood sample labelling requirements?

    How on earth does the nurse check the pt's ID and transfusion info without a blood bank bracelet? At our facility the person who draws the pt for the T&C has to band the pt, no exceptions. A couple of the lab people have forgot to "band" the patients and went off duty. They were promptly called to come back to the facility and "band" the patient. I thought blood bank bracelets were mandatory for anyone who was T&C. I wouldn't think of transfusing a patient without a blood bank bracelet and the proper ID.
  9. deespoohbear

    JCAHO Suprise

    State doesn't announce when they are coming to our hospital either. But it usually about the same time every year give or take 3 months. In the past our floor has never had any problem with state. They come up make sure the narcs are locked, audit a couple charts, and tour the unit. That is about it. I much rather deal with state than JACHO any day of the week.
  10. deespoohbear

    Nurses Diverting Drugs?

    Yep, same thing happened at our facility. The nurse was removed from her management post and was given a position with no weekends, no holidays, no call. Made for a lot of hard feelings at our facility. This has been about 18 months ago and still hard feelings are harbored against the administration and the nurse in question. Other people have been disciplined (or terminated) for a lot less.
  11. deespoohbear

    JCAHO Suprise

    Probably because of all the extra paperwork in Home Health & Hospice. I know I gripe about the paperwork in Med-Surg, but it is NOTHING compared to the paperwork for Home Health and Hospice. One of the reasons I DON'T go into Home Health & Hospice care. Lucky you being off work today. I am hoping State shows up when I am off work for vacation in 2 weeks or they show up in June when I am off.
  12. deespoohbear

    JCAHO Suprise

    there is a difference between having a background in your area and actually working the floors (or administration office, or whatever) in the last eon. most of the inspectors are so far out of touch with reality and obssessed with stuff that doesn't matter to a hill of beans in the long run. couple of years ago jcaho made our facility change the door handle on our report room door. why? we had one the was a push in type but they wanted us to have a lever type handle. what difference does this make in patient care? zero, zip, zippo. the documentation they require is excessive and cumbersome. facilities pay big bucks to be told what they are doing wrong. too bad some of that money couldn't be spent on improving nurses' (and other healthcare workers) wages and benefits. maybe with improved benefits and wages and better working conditions nurses wouldn't be leaving the bedside in droves. jcaho is a farce, period.
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    Why is HIPPA a big deal all of a sudden?

    It goes into effect April 14.... Maybe that is why the big push all of a sudden....I don't know. I just know it is a PIA....
  14. deespoohbear

    JCAHO Suprise

    How about requiring JCAHO inspectors to work in the REAL world of hospitals, pharmacies, and whatever else they accredited. Let's say if you have an inspector who is a nurse then he/she should be required to work a floor (such as M/S, ER, ICU,) for a certain amount of time. Let them see what it is like to have to function under some of their own asinine rules. Gee, I HATE JACHO. Hypocrites.
  15. deespoohbear

    I am now 8 weeks post op from lumbar disc replacement

    My hubby has an appointment on April 29th to see his pain specialist. Oh, I hope you are correct about it being FDA approved. It just tears me to pieces to see him in so much pain. I hope he still is a candidate for this surgery. He does NOT want a fusion but he said he would be willing to try this. The incision is through the stomach, huh? That's interesting.