A nurse in Florida has been fired after sharing photographs of an toddler with delivery defects on Instagram.
Sierra Samuels was fired from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Thursday, weeks after the power studying she shared the graphic photos of a child who was born with gastroschisis, a delivery defect during which a gap within the stomach wall causes the intestines to be on the skin of the physique, on social media.
The hospital first discovered of the submit on Sept. 8 and positioned Samuels on administrative go away pending an investigation into privateness violations.
Samuels reportedly shared the pictures of the toddler with delivery defects to her Instagram Story. “My night time was going nice then growth,” she wrote adopted by a photograph of the new child.
“Your intestines posed to be inside not exterior child!” Samuels wrote together with the hashtag “gastroschisis.”
A consultant for the Jackson Well being System insisted motion was taken to reprimand Samuels as soon as they found she shared affected person info on social media.
“Workers who violate these privateness guidelines, regardless of being educated, are topic to disciplinary motion together with suspension or termination,” the spokesperson mentioned in a press release.
“As quickly as we discovered of this potential breach, we instantly positioned this worker beneath administrative go away pending the result of the investigation. Defending the privateness of our sufferers is at all times a prime precedence at Jackson Well being System. Any potential privateness breach is taken severely and totally investigated.”
Samuels started working for Jackson Well being System in 2016 as a nurse within the neonatal intensive care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital.