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At the beginning of a shift, a nursing assistant discovers a popular celebrity has been admitted to a different unit within the facility. The nursing assistant wants to know what room the celebrity is currently in and to also why the celebrity has been checked in. In accordance with HIPAA, the nursing assistant’s course of action exactly should be:

A The nursing assistant shouldn’t do anything. Because the celebrity is not her resident, the care for the celebrity is none of her business. By looking through the celebrity’s chart she would be in violation of HIPAA, which could lead to disciplinary action taken against her.

Looking into health records of anyone that the nursing aid is not directly providing care for (especially for non-medical reasons) is in direct violation of HIPAA. The nursing assistant may be at risk of disciplinary action if he/she does look into the medical information. Plus, it is also a violation if you attempt to look into the information through another health care team member. The patient, regardless of who it is, has the right to privacy.

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4 years ago

There are definitely a few mistakes in this app, some of the answers are just plain wrong so make sure this is not your only source of study material. Other than that this app is very helpful.


3 years ago

It’s a good app for practice


3 years ago

I would love to give this app 5 stars but in the Nursing Skills section it does not allow you to go on to part 7. After you get to part 6 it either just never loads or it tells you to go to part 7 and does absolutely nothing.

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