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When patients film and post online!

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Any advice. What to do when patients start filming or posting online?

What should I tell staff?

I think less is more. Is there a guideline out there? What is the best way to protect staff?

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

I would get supervisor involved to get that stopped ASAP, if applicable

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

15 hours ago, RehabMelbourne said:

Any advice. What to do when patients start filming or posting online?

What should I tell staff?

I think less is more. Is there a guideline out there? What is the best way to protect staff?

Wanted to add, every facility's policy is different. I'd pursue that avenue

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 13 years experience.

I can careless what a facility policy is or is not... Check the laws in your state regarding private spaces. Where I work, there must be permission given to record or film the likeness of others in a private space. As a manager and staff person, I tell people I do not give them any permission to do so.

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JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

Agree with other posters, check your state and your facility's rules.

I'm not sure what you mean by posting online though; I understanding not wanting to be recorded, but I can't imagine we can control the things people say online or on social media.