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Doctors and the Health Unit Coordinator (Video)

The doctor and Health Unit Coordinator’s relationship is one of mutual respect …or at least it should be.

I’ll explain in the video below about my relationships with the doctors that I’ve worked with - the unprovoked run-in and the medical meltdowns. 


The Workplace Bully and the Health Unit Coordinator (Video)

Are you currently dealing with a workplace bully? How are you handling it?

Being bullied by anyone at any time should not be tolerated and should be handled by management immediately. 

Let me tell you a story about a workplace bully…..


What Goes on the Outside of a Patient’s Charts? (Video)

These are the things that need to go on the front of the chart:

*A sticker where you write the patient’s Last Name (I never put the first name or the first initial unless there are multiple patients with the same last name), and the Doctor’s name.

*An allergy sticker (even if the patient does not have any allergies, you will just write NKDA/NKFA which stands for No Known Drug Allergy/No Known Food Allergy).

*A sticker that has the room number for the patient.

*If necessary, any Seizure, Aspiration, or Fall Precaution stickers.

*If necessary, a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) sticker.

*If necessary, an Isolation sticker.

*If necessary, a Name Alert sticker if there is more than one patient with the same last name. 


Frustration at Work and the Health Unit Coordinator (Video)

Are you frustrated at work? You're not alone. In my eBook, I Hate My Job, But I'm Scared to Leave, I list steps on how to cope.

In the video below, I share some of those tips.


If You Weren't a Health Unit Coordinator, What Would You Be? (Video)

If you were not a Health Unit Coordinator, but still had to work, what would you be?

Or if you won the lottery and did not have to work again, what would you do?

It’s a question that I answer in the video below. 


HIPAA and the Health Unit Coordinator (Video)

HIPAA is something that all Health Unit Coordinators have had drummed into us. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.

So even though we all know what HIPAA is, there are two things to be aware of when you are working.

Knowingly violating HIPAA and being asked to violate HIPAA.


Watch the video below.