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Old 06-26-2015, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I'm gonna have to remember to try this. I bet this goes on more often than anyone realizes... people gossip and BS and insult other people.. it seems to be human nature.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I should have been a corporate lawyer I missed by calling, damn you mom and dad wouldn't pay for law school, now I am just a lowly health care exec.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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I dont disagree with the tenor of your post, except for this one sentence. He was a patient of hers. Perhaps she doesn't think this way as well, and this may be a big part of her problem, but from the moment the anesthesiologist interviews you to the moment you leave the recovery room, you are the anesthesiologists patient. In most cases, if you crash during a procedure, the anesthesiologist is the only doctor in the room who knows how to save you. Most surgeons, and in this case, gastroenterologists, don't know how to read an ekg and other vital signs well enough to quickly diagnose you and give the appropriate medication to save you in an emergency situation, so you should think of them as your doctor and they should think of you as their patient. To me, that what makes this situation that much more unacceptable. Besides the trust issue, you can't distance yourself from your patients and give them the best care at the same time. You are in the room for one reason, and one reason only. The patient.
Awesome post. I couldn't agree more. That is why I hand pick my anesthesiologists for surgery. I want someone whose training I trust to make sure I wake up in the PACU while having adequate anesthesia during the surgery. My high allergy profile makes me a higher acuity for any anesthesiologist. Those well trained and professional deal with it, they are my pick to help me safely make it through the surgery

In an emergency lap procedure I had, it was the anesthesiologist yelling on the phone that he needed blood for me stat, while two CRNAs opened up a second and started a third I.V. That anesthesia team kept me stable enough, with blood transfusions, fluids and meds so the surgeons could find the bleeder. It can be extremely stressful for anesthesiologists with certain procedures. I'm grateful to those who have cared for me on multiple occasions.


One comment I'll make about this case is while I think this particular anesthesiologist did not care for her patient in an appropriate manner, physicians are human too. She needs to seek help as she has clearly had something happen in her personal or professional life interfering with her total judgment of patient care. I have the ability to find her behavior very unprofessional while hoping as a human she will get the help she needs. She may need to leave anesthesiology and retrain, or she may find a good psychotherapist and talk about what is going on in her life that she would think this type of care acceptable. I believe people can change.

MSR
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:11 PM
 
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It is VERY GOOD he won the suit!!!!

Maybe these idiots will think twice next time!!
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:14 PM
 
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It is VERY GOOD he won the suit!!!!

Maybe these idiots will think twice next time!!
There shouldn't be a next time, they need to be fired/prosecuted.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:33 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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There's something called "the punishment fits the crime". Humans aren't perfect. We do things wrong. It's wrong to punish minor crimes with severe penalties. Or, in this case, I don't think a doctor insulting a patient is even a crime. Yes, insulting people is wrong, but I don't think it's been codified as a law. And if it is, this is something that it's worth severely punishing someone for. It seems anyone can get anyone in trouble nowadays. Yes, we could deter almost everything that's "wrong", but at a severe cost to freedom. At some point there has to be a balance.
The patient was—hopefully—unconscious; however, doctors set the tone in the operating room and may have caused the patient to be cared for less diligently by others in the room, as well as the doctor's own care.

People who are unconscious deserve better treatment, better patient care, than the victim received.

I don't think the crime was the least bit minor. I wouldn't trust that doctor at all, ever.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth, Milky Way
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He did this on purpose recording the whole thing. I mean who accidently hits the record button on a phone prior to a procedure. He should of had a gown on also, where did he put the phone? In his armpit?He had it concealed somewhere.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:17 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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He did this on purpose recording the whole thing. I mean who accidently hits the record button on a phone prior to a procedure. He should of had a gown on also, where did he put the phone? In his armpit?He had it concealed somewhere.
Personal belongings are not allowed in the operating room. However, in non-sterile types of treatment rooms, they often put your belongings in a bag under your stretcher. That is what happened here. I have a feeling, after this incident, that policy will change in most endoscopy suites.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:19 PM
 
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Well if that doesn't **** you off, nothing will.....
That POS needs to lose her license-
I seriously hope & pray her career is over & anyone else involved, too.

People need to start doing this on a regular basis-
Don't trust doctors, nurses & anesthesiologists these days....
There's a lack of professionalism & decency that's appalling.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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It's not about justice, it's about teaching some jerk a lesson. And rightfully so.
You missed the point entirely. That lesson cost some (probably) public institution one half million dollars. There's a bigger lesson here.
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