Maternity nurses under fire after sharing icks about patients on viral video

A group of maternity nurses have come under fire after they posted a video mocking patients and said their behaviours gave them the ick.

The four nurses from Emory Univeristy Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, US, hopped on a social media trend to their things that peeved them but they shared it with a "hospital-focused" twist.

In the video branded as "labour and delivery edition", one nurse started by saying: "My ick is when you come in for your induction, talking about 'can I take a shower, can I eat?'"

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She later added that she got triggered when the patients took "unlimited trips to the nurses station".

Her colleague shared: "My ick is when you ask me how much the baby weighs and it’s still in your hands."

Another said she got annoyed when patients asked her for blankets.

"They come out and ask for paternity test right outside the room door," a fourth added.

The professionals were criticised by viewers on TikTok and many called them "unprofessional" and a "disgrace" to all patients.

One viewer commented: "My ick is knowing health care professionals are judging you when you’re going through a traumatic and beautiful experience!"

"As a first-time mum, this makes me so sad and more nervous, I pray my nurses aren't like this," another shared.

Emory Healthcare issues a statement on the "former employees" following the backlash.

It read: "We are aware of a TikTok video that included disrespectful and unprofessional comments about maternity patients at Emory University Hospital Midtown.

"We have investigated the situation and taken appropriate actions with the former employees responsible for the video.

"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.

"At no time should our patients ever feel they are not being treated with care and respect.

"Every patient at Emory Healthcare deserves to be cared for by a compassionate, experienced team in a comfortable and safe environment."

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