[QUOTE=anndoodle]A few years ago, my sister in law was in labor. I, as a nurse, was at her side to help with anything she needed. When it came time for her delivery, the doc would not allow me to go in for the delivery, but allowed her live-in husband to go in (who she was in the middle of kicking out of the house). Right after they wheeled her in the delivery room, the doc called for 2 student nurses who were observing in OB that day to come on in and watch the delivery. Furiously, I went up to the doc and said "no way! I'm a relative, and a licensed nurse... if I'm not allowed to go in, neither are they!!!" And my sis in law voiced her same opinion immediately, too! We were both so mad at the doc.
Mind you, this is a doc I know well - he delivered both my kids and was good friends with my dad; we'd known each other for years. But he claimed that according to hospital policy, the only person allowed in the delivery room was a spouse/partner or med students. I said, "Bah-humbug". So I just stood there at the delivery room door, and kept inching it open, bit by bit until I was basically in the room with them! (They never even noticed!):hatparty:
At our hospital, and especially in this day and age, what with HIPPA and all you MUST have the patient's authoriziation for anything such as students observing or entering their room.[/QUOTE/]
Were the students allowed to go in anyway??
Boy, would I have been PO'd if they were!