Medical instruments or devices that come in contact with patients’ secretions are usually for single use only, to prevent contamination and spread of disease. Anal catheters, for instance, should only be used once.
A doctor based in East Brunswick, New Jersey, however, is now being accused of reusing disposable one-use anal catheters on many of his patients. Dr. Sanjiv K. Patankar, a colorectal surgeon, had his medical license suspended for placing his patients in imminent danger.
He reused anal catheters on dozens of patients.
Anal catheters are tubes that are inserted into a patient’s rectum to obtain fecal samples or inject fluids.
Hence, these catheters can get really messy. That’s why they recommended for single-use only.
During the case’s hearing, evidence showed that the doctor performed 82 procedures between the period of January 1 and November 30, 2017. However, during this period only five catheters were ordered.
It was reported that the doctor and his staff have washed the catheters between use, instead of disposing of them after each procedure.
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino said in a statement:
“It is appalling that a doctor would engage in such an unsanitary and dangerous practice.”
“Through his alleged conduct, Dr. Patankar has demonstrated a reckless disregard for public safety that placed countless patients at risk of communicable diseases.”
The doctor ordered the staff to wash the tubes after use.
According to his medical staff, Dr. Patankar told them to wash and clean the catheters to be used for future patients. They were told to wash the catheters with soap and water then soak them in bleach for about 30 minutes. After which, they rinse the rubes again and placed inside their original packaging. This was despite the fact that the packages clearly said “Do not reuse”.
The single-use and disposable anal catheters just cost about $0.25 each. These devices are used to flush a patient’s colon with saline solution or obtain stool samples to test for certain abnormalities. The test, which is called anorectal manometries, are done to assess the patients for constipation or lack of bowel control.
25 Crazy Hilarious Things Only Overprotective People Do
These people just need to chill sometimes. Seriously.
Some of us are just overprotective when it comes to a lot of things. It could be towards a pet, a car, a family member or loved one. We care about them so much that we try our best to make an educated decision - and there is just no limit to our imagination when it comes to such, so to speak.
This is exactly what this compilation is all about. Today, we are going to feature some of the hilarious things only overprotective individuals can do.
Scroll down below and see for yourself!
#1. Who needs technology when you have this, right?
‘Buttless Jeans’ Make a Debut Online And Shoppers Are Pretty Much Disgusted
People on Twitter were not impressed.
The design for pants gets more and more ridiculous every year. There’s the see-through jeans design sold at Britain's Topshop and the chicken leg pants that had everyone raising their eyebrows last year. But the weird designs didn't stop there because a new one has joined the list of bizarre fashion trends - the “buttless jeans.”
ASOS, an English online fashion shop, has offered the absurd design coming from British brand, The Ragged Priest. Basically, it’s a pair of light-wash loose-cut women’s jeans that exposes the wearer’s butt.
The jeans are cut off between the crotch and legs...
They are joined together by two metal chains.
Photographer Botches Family Portrait In An Unbelievably Hilarious Photoshop Fail
At least the dogs look great in the photo!
Pam and Dave Zaring only wanted to have a decent, if not perfect, family portrait last year. However, what they got when they hired a “professional photographer” from Missouri was a series of photos that quickly went viral on social media for the funniest reason.
When doing post-photo editing, it’s either you do it just right to produce a beautiful photo or you overdo it and ruin the whole thing. For the Zaring’s, the latter happened when they paid Lesa Hall to take their pictures in May 2017.
What would you do if your family portrait came out looking like this?
Pam, in a Facebook post on Friday, shared the final prints she got from Hall after a family portrait session from last year. Pam assures the public that her post is legit and not made-up....