Emory hospital nurses no longer employed after 'icks' TikTok video about patients

Four employees at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta no longer work there after discussing patient "icks" in a TikTok video, The Washington Post reported Dec. 12.

In the video posted about a week ago, the nurses, dressed in scrubs and seemingly at the hospital, revealed their "icks" regarding labor and delivery patients.

"My ick is when you come in for your induction," a nurse said in the video, "talking about, 'Can I take a shower and eat?'"

"It's the unlimited trips to the nurses station for me," another nurse said. 

According to 11Alive, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, the original 52-second video was viewed more than 100,000 times before being deleted. Copies of it can still be found on social media.

Emory Healthcare addressed the video in a statement posted on the health system's Facebook page Dec. 8.

The statement said the health system is aware of the video "that included disrespectful and unprofessional comments about maternity patients" and has "taken appropriate actions with the former employees responsible."

"This video does not represent our commitment to patient- and family-centered care and falls far short of the values and standards we expect every member of our team to hold and demonstrate," the statement continued.

Emory Healthcare added that "at no time should our patients ever feel they are not being treated with care and respect."

The health system did not respond Dec. 11 to a request from The Washington Post to clarify whether the workers had been fired or left voluntarily.

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