The two hospital workers posted photos of themselves flipping off babies, among others innapropriate photos, on their social media.
Two medical workers that work with newborns at a military hospital in Florida have been removed from their positions for posting inappropriate content with the babies on social media.
Though they have not been fired from the Jacksonville Naval Hospital, the Navy confirmed that they were no longer providing direct patient care. They were also not nurses but corpsmen or medical officers for the Navy.
The photos, which appeared on Snapchat, range from one aiming her middle finger at a baby to improper handling of the newborns. They even called the babies “mini Satans.”
In one video, a female staffer holds an infant by the armpit, moving the baby’s body to music in the background. The hospital said in a statement that the infant’s parents have been notified of the incident.
“Members of the Navy Medicine team represent the Navy 24/7,” the Navy Surgeon General said in a statement. “Unprofessional and inappropriate social media behavior is inconsistent with both our core values of honor, courage and commitment, as well as our medical ethics, violating the oaths we took for our profession and office.”
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is currently investigating the breach in protocol.
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