How Does This Happen in an OR? - page 2
I saw a most distressing segment on the news last night regarding a male surgical technician who took unauthorized photos of a female patient with a digital camera while she was on the operating... Read More
Mar 6, '05That is quite disgusting. But it's really hard for hospitals to get rid of staff. I've seen and reported multiple incidents that you would think people would get fired for, but with the nursing/staff shortages thinks will easily swept under a rug. God forbid if an OR was closed due to not enough staff.
Quote from JussurfinI saw a most distressing segment on the news last night regarding a male surgical technician who took unauthorized photos of a female patient with a digital camera while she was on the operating table in stirrups. I may be naïve but aren't there safeguards in place in most hospitals ORs to prevent such possible incidents? If there were other personnel in the area, what does this say for their character or professionalism that they did not stop this person and report him? If he was alone with this woman in the OR, should he have been? This incident doesn't speak well for the OR policies/procedures of the hospital in question.
The man was not prosecuted. He received a "slap on the wrist." As such, the woman will be pressing charges against him. This means the photos in question will be available to the court. I admire the woman's courage for pursuing this. The hospital offered an official apology. That's all? This woman should also file a lawsuit against the hospital for not having the proper safeguards in place.
Here is the transcript from the segment:
Any comments about your OR policies?
Mar 6, '05What a pervert. Talk about a violation of patients rights and privacy.
And the dang hospital thinks that an "official" apology is going to get them off the hook???
I don't think so.