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pollyanna83

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  1. pollyanna83

    Help! I should've wasted a medication & didn't!

    Take it back. Even if they don't appreciate your honesty you will learn a valuable lesson and when things get tough (or painful) you won't be tempted by the knowledge that you got away with it before so why not try a little. Happens every day in every hospital.
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    Wondering what to do! HELP

    I noticed there a a number of nursing positions in the insurance industry. They are a bunch of blood suckers but you could do case assessment. At least you would be sitting and the pay is good.
  3. pollyanna83

    Wondering what to do! HELP

    Watch Susan Boyles on youtube and answer your own question. No one defines or limits you, accept you. You create your own reality. I graduated from college with a man that was 84 and it was his lifetime dream to get a baccalaureate. Do what makes you happy and fulfilled and the world be damned.
  4. Never in a million years!!!!
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    HIPAA violation wanted more responses

    Got pretty much what I wanted to know. Good attorneys often use test trials. They also play devils advocate. Thanks!!!!
  6. pollyanna83

    HIPAA violation wanted more responses

    I think I said in the original post that is exactly what I told her. I never asked for any advise to give her. I was venting. Please reread the original post.
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    HIPAA violation wanted more responses

    I'm very close to her and twice her age. But thanks for asking I feel your concern for her well being. I hear a lot of fear in these responses. What I don't hear is concern for the rule of law. My friend is very lucky to have an old 30 year sober retired nurse to confide in. Helping her stay clean and retain her license and career has become priority one for me. She is a gifted nurse and a remarkable mother. Perhaps if she had not been victimized by misdiagnosis last summer of her congenital defects she would not have felt the need to abuse in order to continue working and supporting her child. I try not to judge her. Ironically, the standard treatment for her painful condition is mass dosages of narcotics that she cannot take now. There is a lot of self preservation in nursing today and patient care often suffers. I remember a better day and better nurses.
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    HIPAA violation wanted more responses

    She was moved againest her will. Please read. She did not agree to the move and they moved her to a completely different building and not even to a surgical wing.
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    HIPAA violation wanted more responses

    Obtaining medical information (even about an admittance) for personal use is a HIPAA violation. Using that information and having a patient moved (againest a physicians advisement and without his knowledge) can only be explained by the need to protect the management and the facility. That could be actionable. If the hospital administrators had come to her and not the person named in the investigation the situation would not be so suspect.
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    HIPAA violation wanted more responses

    Why would she demand to be moved from the best hospital and specialist to treat her situation? The answer would be to make a group of nurses feel more comfortable. She, afterall was the patient. The actions of the NM may cost the hospital and could be reported to the BON. The patient had no responsibilites in that situation other than to obtain the best treatment she could get and survive.
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    HIPAA violation wanted more responses

    You probably missed the part about her emergency admittance. 103.7 fever and non-responsive may clarify it for you. Unfortunately she did not have a choice her specialist are on staff there also. She could have however stayed home and died, bleeding from every orafice, and saved everyone the trouble.
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    HIPAA violation wanted more responses

    Just recently my friend and recovering narcotics abuser (ONLY used 90 days) had to be hospitalized for emergency surgery at the same hospital she was terminated from last fall. After 2 days on her old floor her old nurse manager walks into her room and said she just realized she was there and was having her moved from the surgical wing. Not to another floor but to another building! The NM ask if it was OK to move her and my friend said no she was fine there and was not embarrassed (been clean 6 months YEAH!!). She has been found to have pancreatitis divisum, gall bladder sludge and ulcerative colitis that was septic at the time. At the time the physicians working with her told her they were 90% sure she had sclerosing chongalitis (terrifying). She is a 25 year old single mom with a possibly fatal desease and they are checking out her chart and moving her around the hospital to protect themselves. There is an ongoing investigation from the events surrounding her termination. This seemed pretty self serving to me since the NM that took the action was been named in the investigation. I have instructed her to acquire an attorney because I believe this to be a HIPAA violation.
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    What is your opinion/knowledge base on recovery programs?

    My friend said she would rather jump thru every BON hoop than have to reveal to a new employer that she is on probation. She would rather take the 90 in 90 and the random drug screen with daily call in and the program sponsor if she could get by with a censure. She went to her previous employer after vol. treatment and told about diverting. They fired her but she immediately got new employment with better pay and bennies. More important, she is clean and sober. Once she starts her NP program she hopes her employer will consider her too valuable to let go. They state where she lives has no peer program. I wish it did for her sake. I think the states that have peer programs are more realistic with the discipline handed down.
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    what to say?

    I cannot believe that anyone thinks that a person should have to reveal any information to a PEER. A peer does not pay you. A peer does not set policy. A peer is just another cog in the machine just like you. Frankly they have no significance whatsoever in your recovery or your employment. Please do not get in the habit of revealing ANYTHING to anyone you work with unless they are your superior and need that information. Far to many work places are gossip mills because newbies feed the old crones their daily dose of drama. If you need to talk take it to your supervisor ONLY.
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    what to say?

    Thank you, That is the only explaination that should be given to other employees by management and the person with the restrictions does not have to give a peer any explaination if they do not choose to.
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    what to say?

    The only person you owe a COMPLETE explaination to is your NM and HR when you are interviewed for the position. Anyone else feeling like they need to know can ask the NM. If they can't muster the courage to ask the NM then they don't need to know and they have an agenda. Frankly if another nurse had a restriction I would just be satisfied with my assumptions and keep it to myself. They can go online and put in the persons name and county and get all the info they want. If they are that curious then let them do a little work to get the dirt.
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