Atlanta hospital nurses fired for complaining about expectant mothers in viral TikTok video
An Atlanta hospital system has fired four of its nurses after making a viral TikTok video complaining about pregnant women and their families.
“We are aware of a TikTok video containing disrespectful and unprofessional comments about maternity patients at Emory University Hospital in Midtown,” Emory Healthcare said in a statement Friday. “We have investigated the situation and taken appropriate action with the former employees responsible for the video.”
WSB-TV, the local ABC affiliate in Atlanta, first reported that the nurses had been fired.
Nurses at Emory University Hospital Maternity Center in Midtown took part in a social media trend in which they shared their “villains”, or dislikes, about their jobs.
“My problem is when you ask me how much the baby weighs and he’s still in your hands,” a nurse said in the video.
Another nurse said “Daddy get out [the patient room] and asks for a paternity test right outside the bedroom door”, and later added “when you go from room to room between a baby mama and your other baby mama”.
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Other complaints from nurses included patients making multiple trips to the nursing station, refusing medication and epidurals when they said they were in a lot of pain and “when you come in for your induction, talk about ‘Can I take shower and eat?'”
Four labor and delivery nurses at Emory Midtown University Hospital in Atlanta have come under fire for making fun of their patients in a TikTok challenge.
The minute-long clip shows the nurses sharing their “tics” or patient complaints.#disrespectful #unprofessional pic.twitter.com/LPsqEsRZ2b
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“This video does not represent our commitment to patient and family-centered care and falls far short of the values and standards we expect of every member of our team,” Emory Healthcare’s statement said.