Is it common practice for a nurse at Saint Vincent Hospital to ,,,

open a plastic package containing medical supplies with her mouth? I had was visiting a friend in the ICU and saw this. I thought that it was awful strange that a nurse would do this.

Toledo, OH -

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Robert Don Fink

Robert Don Fink

Medical Malpractice Attorney - Chicago, IL
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Probably not. However, I doubt that it would even be deemed actionable because the proof of actual injury would be almost impossible. That said, you could make a report to the hospital so they are aware of it and correct it.

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David Brian Snyder

David Brian Snyder

Medical Malpractice Attorney - Syracuse, NY
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It is probably not the most sanitary method for opening medical supplies. I agree, it would be good to help prevent the possibility of infections...

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Lisa Michelle Esser

Lisa Michelle Esser

Medical Malpractice Attorney - Southfield, MI
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It is probably not the best way to go about things, however, I don't see any legal cause of action because of this behavior under the scenario you provided. This may be something you should just report to hospital management.

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