Nurse Cuts Off Baby's Toe ?! - page 2

Orlando Baby's Toe Accidentally Cut Off By Nurse, Family Says From The Associated Press Published: Jul 22, 2003 ORLANDO - A hospital worker accidentally cut off a newborn baby's little toe... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Sjoe----comparing circ's to accidentally cutting off a toe is a REAL stretch. Oh and there is already a circ debate thead in the OB archives.

    Having the parents cut off the tags makes sense. WE did that one place I worked. But being careful is equally effective, for heaven's sake.
  2. by   flashpoint
    We cut the bands off ourselves because we put one on the chart to help verify that the right mom took home the right baby...seems unfair to expect the parents to do it. They probably aren't used to working with squirmy infants as much as we are. Give it a few months and someone will invent a tiny little bandage type scissor specifically designed for removing infant ID bands... I always slip my finger under the band and cut right along my finger...also use bandage scissors...one of our nurses has one of those little letter opener things that she always uses.
  3. by   Rustyhammer
    The parents will probably take the baby home in a tow (toe) truck.
    -Russell
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    phewwwwwwwwww rusty that stunk.
  5. by   BadBird
    What's up with FL cutting the wrong things off??? How horrible for the baby. I worked at a hospital in FL that when the Dr. did a circumcision cut the entire penis off!!!! Can you imagine that??? How awful, I don't know if the reattatchment was successful since they flew the baby out and of course no one ever heard another word.
  6. by   NicuNsg
    This is not a normal Florida occurance. It is a very bad move on the part of that individualand unfortunately could happen anywhere. My son was in the NICU at Arnold Palmer, believe me guys, this is a top notch hospital. For them to release this child is odd....that's why I think there has to be more to the story. Who knows really! Good lord Bad bird, what was that doc thinkin? Ouch!

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