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    Possible termination for HIPAA violations

    Thanks to all of you who gave me constructive criticism, prayers, and further USEFUL information. I got a call today that I'm not being terminated. Instead I just have a meeting with them Monday to talk about it and how we can change it. I completely told them the truth and informed them I would do ANYTHING to help me and others in the future. They understood me and know the type of person and nurse I am. I am just grateful that they see me as a nurse that they still want on their team. Yes I did learn all of this the hard way. Just as a poster said before sometimes things might not stick when you are handed a sheet or told in general conversation... Sometimes you practically have to run into it to make it make sense and stick. Believe me IT IS STUCK!!! I will do everything in my power to continue to give the best care I can, smile at everyone I come into contact with, and bring reading material. :-) again thanks to all for the comments that were of use... Some gave it to me head on but still with care, some gave it nicely to try to make me feel better, and others well... Didn't leave me with anything to remember but to wonder if they ever made a mistake in their life, because guess what... I'm human and I learned.
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    Possible termination for HIPAA violations

    Thanks for the blessings, prayers, and insight. I honestly believe I'm a great nurse, I pay attention to fall precautions, I vigorously wipe hubs with alcohol wipes, I make sure not to bring any info home and don't even talk to to my husband about my days... I recount insulin twice, and draw up medications to exact amounts. Etc etc I am always looking for a learning experience. Just didn't expect one in this way. Is it worth calling and getting insurance with NSO at this point? Who is NSO? Thanks again
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    Possible termination for HIPAA violations

    Believe me. I have learned my lesson. I need no more scorning. I am asking for guidance through this difficult time for me. All I hear is the worse case scenario and that's all that plays through my head. We were about to start a family and now I'm scared I won't be able to work, pay bills, or gather enough respect for myself to even smile. I am deeply sorry for all of this and I just want thoughts about what to expect or do from here on out. I feel like everything is closing in around me.
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    Possible termination for HIPAA violations

    I remember talking to my homeowners/car insurance company about some kind of clause for nurses but I never bought any extra insurance. I am literally sicken by all of this. I have lost 15 lbs in a week. I don't know what to do now.
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    Possible termination for HIPAA violations

    I know I probably heard it somewhere but as I said I thought of HIPAA as sharing information. Ignorance on my part I know. My hospital orientation what more general, for everyone from food servers to cleaning crew to nurses to aides. It didn't have a verbal session about it, and from what paper work I had it wasn't on there. Not saying what I did was right, but I definitely learned from it. Now what?
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    Possible termination for HIPAA violations

    I know now that I have done wrong. I wish I would have known before all this. I have not been able to eat, drink much, or function normally. I am heartbroken that I could lose my job and my respect. Please help me understand what happens next. I am sorry for it all and I would do anything to make it better.
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    Possible termination for HIPAA violations

    I am a young nurse that has only been practicing for 1 1/2 years. I love my job as a nurse, and I just got my dream job at a hospital I have always wanted to work at. I have been there for 4 months and I was called into HR for a meeting. They asked me why my name was on patient's computer charts that I did not take care of. They informed me that was a HIPAA violation. I was completely devastated as I thought HIPAA violations were more like wrongly giving information out, obtaining info to use against someone, or copying information and taking it with you. Those kind of things were what I thought of when I thought of HIPAA. I didn't look at charts to find someone I knew or anything like that. I am a night nurse and I would just browse during downtime. I couldn't tell anyone the first thing about what was going on with any of the patients. I was just ignorant and didn't realize that I was violating something. They are talking about termination. What can I do to learn from this? To save my name? To save my license? What happens after termination, if that's what they decide. Thanks for your time, Desperately needing guidance, J
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