In which of these situations is a nurse in violation of HIPAA guidelines?
The nurse jots a patient’s name and vitals on a scrap piece of paper rather than directly into the medical record, but shreds it after the information has been recorded.
The nurse has a conversation with a patient about the results of his labs and other diagnostic tests with the patient’s wife present in the room.
The nurse forgets to close out a patient’s electronic medical record and leaves the information on the monitor where it can be read by other patients and visitors.
The nurse has a conversation about a patient’s change in status with the nurse that’s about to take over care in earshot of a nurse’s aid who is not assigned to that patient.
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