Another case of “self-discipline” not working
Ineffective regulation is one of many reasons why I support a robust civil justice system.
When the hepatitis outbreak story broke in February, calls poured in from anesthesiologists who wanted me to know that a nurse anesthetist doesn't have the training of an anesthesiologist. An anesthesiologist would NEVER reuse a syringe and the same vial of anesthesia on a patient and spread hepatitis from patient to patient. Never. Never. Never. The doctors are so much better trained than the nurses that such a practice was inconceivable. [Do you really need medical training to know this practice is dangerous? – JCL]
The calls stopped abruptly when health officials said state health inspectors observed a Las Vegas anesthesiologist reusing syringes on four different patients at the Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Clinic, where he worked. He has been identified as Dr. Scott Young and was fired from the clinic but still works in the valley.
A guy gets fired for reusing syringes four times and he gets another job? Seems to me that this guy should have been suspended for a few months and made to retake some safety training.