• Marie

Unpacking the Nurse Katherine Locklear controversy: Are you Violating HIPPA?

Updated: May 23, 2020



The 2017-2018 flu season was a killer, literally. A frustrated Nurse Locklear from Escambia County, Florida turned on her camera after a 12-hour shift and provides the public with some helpful tips and facts about the flu:

  • Wash your hands, don’t just rinse them.

  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze.

  • 1 out 8 people are testing positive for the flu.

  • You can take X amount of Ibuprofen if you’re a big guy and less if you’re not.

  • “If you have teammember from your softball team who is sick or injured, you do not bring the entire softball team in to check on them. Because guess what, you just got maybe 15 new vectors or carriers of the flu … There is a cesspool of funky flu at the ER right now.”

And then, her YouTube video went VIRAL.

Reactions of the world wide web:

Nurse Lockler racked up over 9 million views and became an overnight internet star. People from all over the world thanked her for informing the public on the basics of the flu.

And then for her educational, viral video – someone reported her to the Board of Nursing.

Watch Nurse Locklear’s Video

If you haven’t seen Nurse Katherine Locklear’s video, you can watch it hereHERE.

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