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Doctor consults YouTube video for emergency procedure causing patient death
 

Doctor consults YouTube video for emergency procedure causing patient death

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A family doctor has been sued for failing to provide timely and proper care to a patient, and even had to watch a YouTube video for instructions, ultimately costing the patient his life.
 
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23 Mar 2017 - General
 
I guess we should also look at the statements given on the side of the doctor. So far this article is mainly slanted towards what was reported, and I feel that sometimes people tend to be judgemental and form an impression straight away. For a doctor to look at Youtube to learn from a procedure is certainly not professional misconduct as he is not a specialist in that field anyway. However, we also need to know the exact circumstance before we actually condemn the person and not just look at one...
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It is sad to see a colleague making a fatal mistake. This reminds us of 2 things in the field of healthcare: 1.) Prudence - Always refer a patient if you are not knowledgeable of the patient's case or if there is someone (specialist/senior) who is more capable of handling the case. Respect life because our field is not a place for experimentation nor being too proud or conceited 2.) Hone our skills regularly by supplementing clinical experience with reading. As the saying goes " Failing...
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As healthcare professionals, we always mean well for the well being of our patients and sometimes we find that we do things that we are not supposed to do given a situation. As for the doctor involved in the article, watching a youtube video may be the first thing that he thought of. Not doubting his abilities, he carried out the procedure trying to save a life. However, my only question is, why did he fail to recognise an anaphylactic reaction? The symptoms were there and giving Adrenaline woul...
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Very difficult to judge a fellow colleague, especially if we are not in his shoes. Regarding citizenship, I don't think there's any point to argue about it because it is not a determinant of competency. Regardless whether the doctor is an American citizen or an Egyptian, I think that he tried his best because he attempted to perform a life-saving procedure, only that time is of an element and he performed the procedure either too late or inadequately. I would like to ask the physicians i...
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Just playing devil's advocate again, Mahmoud AbdelAziz I was wondering what is your opinion on trusting the statement of the patient as the only truth( who has a strong incentive to bend the truth given the potential benefits)Perhaps you might have have talked to Dr Surour before, but i haven't , so i tried to place yourself in the shoes of the patient, and see if the the doctor has made any attempt to g...
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As regard to your point on his nationality I mentioned earlier, I can assure you that gaining the American nationality recently requires so long procedure and many years to fulfil its requirements. Shunjie Chua It may be a bit easier for healthcare professionals like Dr Sorour though. However, Egyptians gaining the American citizenship are dual citizens. They are both Egyptians and Americans as both countries a...
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