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A cna does not need to know a pt's HIV status to give care.  That's why universal precautions are in place.  However, a nurse does need to know, in order to assure proper assessments of the patient's condition.  Reading a file if you are not giving medical care is a violation of HIPPA.  Discussing a patient with anyone who is not giving care is a violation of HIPPA.

I would highly doubt that any doctor worth his/her salt would touch a patient during surgery without doing an HIV test.  I know a doctor who died as a result of a cut during surgery on a Hep C positive patient. But I can bet the surgeon who did her bypass knew.  That's why she was sent to a specialist.  It was most likely already in her medical record.
 
She most likely knew she had HIV.  She is butt-hurt because now a second doctor and staff know too.   She may win a settlement, but that doen't mean she's right.  She'll get hush money, and probably go out and infect some poor sap, with her Miss New Booty attitude.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote ImThatDiva Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 8:14pm
Originally posted by niecy niecy wrote:

Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

Originally posted by blaquefoxx blaquefoxx wrote:

I think this story is a few weeks old. But yea, this bish is basic as all hell



explain please. She knows her rights, she seems to be the opposite of that actually.

Any person who would rather not know they have HIV is basic as hell IMO.
I feel that's a fact. Unless your suicidal/homicidal
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i know cna's and when they give care they are given a run down (written) of patients illnesses. 


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Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

i know cna's and when they give care they are given a run down (written) of patients illnesses. 


 
A guy at my church passed from HIV a few months ago. 
The CNA did know because it was on his chart. 
IMO i do believe it is necessary 
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Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

 

i dont think thats correct f8.. 
i know that a medical assistant and caregiver are allowed to know the patients info.. 


I'm 100% sure girl that what I said is true, believe me If a cna not a caregiver, because there is a difference in the two. If a cna goes into a patients file to read it, they have violated Hippa. And medical ass. mostly deal with pt records. Idk why you brought them up anywayLOL

i brought them up because those are the ones that i know about for a fact because i have experience with those.. 

i am not positive about cna but a caregiver and cna are similar and id think that if a caregiver can know the patients info the cna can too. 

as far as medical assistant i was more so referring to a clinical, not admin. 


but not the same different setting different rules. anywho she will win
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Originally posted by iGotSunshine iGotSunshine wrote:

Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

i know cna's and when they give care they are given a run down (written) of patients illnesses. 


 
A guy at my church passed from HIV a few months ago. 
The CNA did know because it was on his chart. 
IMO i do believe it is necessary 
 
Yes, cna's may get a report, that will include a diagnosis: but if that is not what is being treated, it is generally not included.  Example, the pt has cancer, or is on certain kinds of precautions for mrsa, or vre or ecoli.
 
If they are giving care for circumstances involving the illness, they will be told.
 
But it is not generally discussed, nor do they need to know EVERYTHING in the pt's chart.  An aide don't need to know about hiv to get you a pitcher of water. ..
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Originally posted by PeacefulOne PeacefulOne wrote:

A cna does not need to know a pt's HIV status to give care.  That's why universal precautions are in place.  However, a nurse does need to know, in order to assure proper assessments of the patient's condition.  Reading a file if you are not giving medical care is a violation of HIPPA.  Discussing a patient with anyone who is not giving care is a violation of HIPPA.

I would highly doubt that any doctor worth his/her salt would touch a patient during surgery without doing an HIV test.  I know a doctor who died as a result of a cut during surgery on a Hep C positive patient. But I can bet the surgeon who did her bypass knew.  That's why she was sent to a specialist.  It was most likely already in her medical record.
 
She most likely knew she had HIV.  She is butt-hurt because now a second doctor and staff know too.   She may win a settlement, but that doen't mean she's right.  She'll get hush money, and probably go out and infect some poor sap, with her Miss New Booty attitude.


Clap   thhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhannkk you.. woooohh had me repeating myself too many times lol
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^^^
but a cna deals a lot with bodily fluids... 
that is an osha precaution. they need to know. (regarding hiv.. no not things like cancer)

no, they dont need to know everything in the chart.. i agree with that part. 

i think it also depends on the place.. i do know that cna's that go to ppls houses know most things. if its a convalescent home.. no. 


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I'm a cna in a hospital and one of the nurses and I was talking about patients who choose not have testing. She said she doesn't think its right they have the right to decide to have hiv testing because they can infect the nurse. I treat everyone with universal precautions because there are many more things in the hospital environment that is easier to catch than hiv. You have to walk on very thin lines with certain patients. Many of them are very ignorant and money hungry, so you have to cover your tracks as a healthcare provider or as I like to say Cover your Ass. I hope this doctor has good malpractice insurance.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (4) Thanks(4)   Quote ShadyLady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 8:27pm
Wow...she just found out she has HIV and she's gloating about weight loss?

Yup, she was correctly assessed as basic lol.
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