Which action should the nurse take to maintain client confidentiality?
A nurse is faxing client information to a nursing home.
A. Determining that the client has authorized the release of the information B. Making sure the client s name and date of birth are displayed on the fax cover sheet C. Reading all information to the client before faxing D. Obtaining a written order from the client s primary physician to fax the information
Determining that the client has authorized release of the information-rationale: a nurse must obtain client authorization before sending any confidential information to a nursing home or other facility. a clients name and other protected information should never appear on a fax cover sheet. it isnt necessary to read the information to the client before sending it. a physicians order doesnt give a nurse the right to send confidential information without the clients permission.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: analysisreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 256.