Maybe you should keep a gel bottle in the refrigerator for these guys. :-)
Actually, I asked my female techs if they had an opinion: they prefer simple
straightforward (non-threatening) confrontation "if a patient make me
uncomfortable, I will make sure he knows it". If the behavior persists,
another tech or myself will intervene and our hospital has a sexual
harassment grievance procedure / patient incident form we will fill out with
the patient and the tech.the nice thing about working for a big hospital
system is that they have a policy for everything.
Brian P. Hembling, BS, RVT
Baptist Vascular Center of San Antonio
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Graham" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 3:38 PM
Subject: Inappropriate behavior
> I'm wondering if anyone out there has a way to deal with patient's
> inappropriate behavior without making the situation worse (i.e. "ooh baby"
> when applying gel to a man's leg).
> Laughing it off or ignoring comments and other obscenities seems to
> encourage the behavior. Even mildly confronting the situation and asking
> them to stop makes them defensive (at best) and the rest of the exam time
> Has anyone found anything that works?
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