Video cameras banned in L&D - page 6

The hospital where I work recently banned videotaping in the labor & delivery suite. There's a big sign on the entrance door to the unit. The technician who told me about it believed that the... Read More

  1. by   RNnL&D
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Well we used to allow it, too. But our risk managers have since decided it's not worth the risk-----like I said, insurance companies run this show, not us.
    I suppose the first time a video is entered as evidence in a case against the hospital, we will discontinue the practice as well.

    As far as I know, that hasn't happened. I have heard of cases, at other facilities, where the video aided in exonerating the hospital staff, rather than showing any malficience.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    There was a horrible malpractice case a while back where I worked (did not involve me, but did several other nurses and a dr). I suppose that MAY have something to do with it, but not sure. I don't know if the birth that went so badly was taped or not---I just know the trend nationwide is to disallow taping of the actual birth itself and I don't see it changing anytime soon.