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  1. HIPAA Violation

    I am a new nursing student first year and am older then the rest of my classmates. I violated HIPAA with out realizing it by I guess using Names and Ages for a school assignment I have now been expelled from the nursing program. Will this follow me i...
  2. While talking with a family member of a patient in the hallway, I asked, generally, "how are they (meaning the patient)?" The family member mentioned several facts about the patient's condition. About 15 feet away sat a visitor visiting in the room n...
  3. This incident happened recently, and I would like to know what you all think. It is unknown why this gentleman was in the ER at a Texas hospital other than he drove himself there one afternoon. One of the tests ordered was a BAC level. By the wa...
  4. Is this a Violation?

    I’m curious if this constitutes as a HIPAA violation. I was looking over my patients chart and noticed their address had a long unusual name. I entered the address in Google to confirm that said address matched what was in the chart. After I confirme...
  5. I'm always afraid of violating HIPAA . What am I allowed to share and what about this ??? ... so I am a CNA and have a paper from the previous shift that has patients last name , nurse for the night and any other notes I write down. I only made a few...
  6. Lost job over HIPAA violation

    I was terminated from my job for a HIPAA violation. Basically I looked in the chat of a patient that a CPR was called overhead for as I worked in ICU and was up for admission so it was likely this patient would come to me. This is something I have s...
  7. Unintentionally Violated HIPAA. Felt Stupid.

    I’m very stressed out even though my manager is well aware of this mistake and was very kind about it. I was working at a nursing home and we received our residents’ test results. We have to disclose the results to the residents. I was not payi...
  8. Is this HIPAA violation?

    So back story a previous employer reported me to the BON for “abandonment” cause I quit my job. Well I was contacted by the BON for an investigation and I was able to contact the employee who gave me permission to go home that day on facebook. She do...
  9. Epic HIPAA violation

    Hi, I have a friend that has been found to have used epic inappropriately. She stated that she typed in names of coworkers, pulling up their facesheet, but did not open their chart. She's very frantic at this point said she doesn't know what she wa...
  10. Davey Do

    A Sticky Wicket

    Last night, I got into a disagreement with my best buddy's D-I-Ls. They wanted to use copies of the armbands of deceased patients, and display them publicly, as evidence against a hospital's wrongdoing. The copies were obtained by someone in their gr...
  11. HIPAA violation?

    I’m needing advice on this issue. The only reason I am asking is that I’m not sure if this is a HIPAA violation. A co worker of mine has videos and pictures of this patient on her personal cell phone. I know this because she showed me. The patient is...
  12. Nurse Beth

    Worried About HIPAA Violations

    Hi Nurse Beth, I have a question … I admittedly have major anxiety. It affects my work being that I overthink and tend to make a mountain out of a molehill. I try to follow ALL the rules. HIPAA is something I am TERRIFIED of breaking and I’m 10000% s...
  13. Is this a HIPAA violation?

    I submitted a worksheet from the wrong patient to my instructor (I printed and submitted a worksheet from a patient from a previous semester by accident). Is it a HIPAA violation? Why or why not?
  14. Is this a HIPAA violation?

    My hospital uses Epic (I’m fairly new to it). I have searched my name before and it flagged me. When I explained I was simply searching my name (out of boredom, and to see if I was even in Epic’s system) and not actively in the chart, the problem was...
  15. COVID Vaccination Policies and HIPAA

    HIPAA keeps getting hauled out into conversations revolving around Covid vaccination policies. Can we all....as nurses for whom understanding and agreeing to follow HIPAA is an integral part of licensure and employment in this field ...can we a...
  16. Hi all, So I am working in a GI floor. I am currently living with my father who has a history of heart and GI disease. My father has been having back and chest pain that never got better for 2 weeks. Kept trying to tell him to go to the emergency ro...
  17. HIPPA question for friend with POA

    I have a friend who has her father in the hospital four hours away from her. She has been there with him for about a week and finally had to go home. She keeps calling to get info. but the nurses won't say anything other than he is "stable" and "rest...
  18. Case Study: HIPAA violation or not?

    Scenario: A student took a picture of a patients wound during clinicals, we are unsure if consent was given. The student then showed the pressure wound to the class at a break. Should she be reprimanded for this action or no harm was done? is thi...
  19. Nurse Beth

    CNA Violating HIPAA

    Dear Nurse Beth, I have a question regarding home health and CNA's. We have a CNA that calls/texts the primary nurses too many times a day for things that are not issues. Which in turn takes time from the pts that we are currently providing c...
  20. HIPAA breach

    I had a meeting with the head of security. A former coworker of mine had filed a complaint to the Federal Government accusing another coworker and I of posting patient photos and patient updates on social media. Her complaint was completely false, bu...
  21. HIPAA scapegoat

    First of all I wanted to say that I created this account for my wife. She is fighting either an unbelievable level of incompetence or unimaginable level of malice from her now former employer. I figured we are at the point where we need to crowd so...
  22. So we had one of our doctors call back into our facility(prison) saying he wouldn't be in for two weeks because he had a covid exposure at his office ..I took the call and let the other nurse know the situation..the pharmacist was also present in our...
  23. HIPAA Question

    I have a HIPAA question that I can't seem to find an answer for so maybe you all can help. I have a student who's mother shared a medical diagnosis on social media. The incident had happened at school that day so several of us were aware of the poten...
  24. Hi all - I received a text message from the manager of a unit which I floated to work the previous night. She asked if I could answer a patient care question regarding a patient on the unit I was assigned to that night. I wasn’t sure what type of in...
  25. falconersys

    Looking up patients on Facebook

    If you're already part of some of the student nursing Facebook groups, you may have seen this going around before it got dirty deleted. I wanted to get some professionals' opinions. Apparently some nursing students and RNs believe it is okay to look ...