How Can Surgery With Contaminated Instruments Not Endanger a Patient’s Life?

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Recently the Washington Post reported that the Maryland health officials investigating the case of a woman [Jennifer Morbelli] who died in February after a late-term abortion [by abortionist LeRoy Carhart] at a Germantown clinic found “no deficiencies” in her case.

Read what three experts have to say about this:

1. The reason these people hang on the word natural is because they want to white wash the horrors of the abortion cartel. There are general three choices for cause of death listed: homicide, suicide, natural and unknown so Jennifer’s death could only be ruled as natural. What’s natural about a botched abortion? The sub standard care that LeRoy Carhart gave Jennifer, likely with dirty instruments similar to those noted in the “inspection” is below the standard of care and likely she would have lived if she had been treated by a real doctor in a hospital. Carhart abandoned Jennifer when she needed him most. He was on a plane and did not have a care in the world for her as she lay dying. Would these “natural” causes have occurred if there had not been a botched abortion? According to Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the examiner’s report noted that the first cause of death was “disseminated intravascular coagulation” resulting in the “dysfunction of multiple organs.” The condition involves amniotic fluid entering the woman’s blood stream, which affects her ability to clot blood. [Carhart routinely told his patients not to call 911. In the expose documentary Bloodmoney, former and repentant abortionist Carol Everett speaks on camera about how abortionists avoid being tied to ER locations after botching abortions. They do all they can to avoid discovery of their deeds by redirecting or ignoring patients.]

2. Carhart did not give standard of care service. I have never heard of a [reputable] MD telling a pt not to call 911. If anything we tell them to call 911 when they feel it is an emergency. You might note that most doctors’ offices telephone answering service says, “If this is an emergency, hang up and dial 911.” In fact, you cannot reach any other office line without first hearing this. Of course dirty instruments are a health threat. Medical history tells us it was nurses that noted that patients had more infections when doctors did not wash their hands between patients. This would be the same situation whether it was dirty hands or instruments. Amniotic fluid embolism is a well known cause of DIC.

3. They know the truth! They know dirty anything is a hazard thus the business of waste management and sanitation depts. They are simply denying it for capital gain. The Medical Boards are just a formality. Health Depts are mired in politics. I agree the court of public opinion may be the best place to go utilizing social media. The mainstream media is censored.

The above three comments are from investigators and medical professionals in response to the article.

Additionally, the article goes on to say,

“But the department did find numerous deficiencies at Germantown Reproductive Health Services during its broader inspection of all surgical abortion clinics.

“The most common deficiencies found in Germantown and the 11 other clinics involved lapses in providing information about the professional credentials of clinic physicians, maintaining a sanitary environment at all times and providing a discharge diagnosis in the medical record. Health officials said all of the physicians had the educational and certification requirements to perform surgical abortions. There was no evidence that the other deficiencies resulted in harm to patients.”

First, let’s discuss the “no deficiencies” ruling by the MD health officials. I know that when I call any reputable doctor’s office either after hours or when they don’t personally answer the phone such as when they are out to lunch, the first thing I hear after the greeting is, “[i]f this is a medical emergency please hang up and dial 911.”

How does Carhart instruct his “patients” to seek help regarding emergency follow up treatment?

LifeNews’ Steven Ertelt reported in February 18, 2013 that,

“Among the papers was a document instructing women not to go to the ER in the event of an emergency, but instead to “call and we will meet you at the clinic,” which is clearly dangerous medical advice.

“The number given in the instructions has now been connected to a [horse equipment] business Carhart owns.

“It turns out the number to “Mary,” Carhart’s wife, is the same number as the 24-hour hotline number to Carhart’s horse equipment business,” pro-life blogger Jill Stanek notes.”

If I called my doctor and the recording said, ““[i]f this is a medical emergency do not hang up and dial 911. Instead call me at my other business that I own and I or my wife will answer.” That would send up red flags everywhere.

Also, when Ms. Morbelli called the office Carhart was nowhere to be found. Carhart travels between Maryland and Nebraska and was reported to have been on a plane to Nebraska as Morbelli struggled for her life.

Second, is the issue of “lapses in maintaining a sanitary environment.”

There are regulations that facilities are supposed to follow to make sure the patients receive a certain standard of care. Those regulations were not followed in Carhart’s abortion office. The sub standard care that LeRoy Carhart gave Jennifer is below the standard of care and she would have lived if she would have been treated by a real doctor in a hospital. But that’s right, she was told not to go to the hospital by Carhart’s office and Carhart was nowhere to be found.

The inspection report from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene noted that among the many deficiencies were surgical instruments not being cleaned properly and drugs being administered improperly across patients. And yet they found these deficiencies not to be a health threat to the patients.

No hospital surgical facility would get away with this type of regulation infringements. Neither should the abortions providers be allowed to get away with this.

The report also stated,

“During a tour on 2/12/13 at 1:30 pm, one pre-drawn syringe was observed in a locked cabinet. The syringe contained clear liquid, and was labeled, “2/11/13.” However, there was no other information documented (labeled) on the syringe in order to know the name, dose, and expiration of the medication.
Interview of Staff #3 on 2/12/13 at 1:30 pm revealed that she acknowledged that the syringe was not adequately labeled.”

The report also said that, “Single dose medication vials may only be used with one needle, and for one patient. After one time use, the single dose medication vial must be discarded. It may not be used as a multidose medication vial.

“Interview of Staff #3 on 2/12/13 at 1:30 pm revealed that 50 milliliter single dose vials of Fentanyl are used to pre-draw the syringes of Versed mixed with Fentanyl. If any Fentanyl remains in the 50 milliliter single dose vial after the desired number of pre-drawn syringes are prepared, the date that the vial was opened and used is documented on the vial, and the vial is used for up to 28 days after it is opened and used.’

In the “Provider’s Plan of Correction” section of the reports it states that, “We are no longer ordering the 50 ml SDV. We have switched to the 5 ml and 10 ml SOV to be used on only one pt.”

I guess prior to the inspection they were buying in bulk because it was cheaper and they didn’t mind using the medication on more than one patient. So what if they transmitted diseases between patients!

I know that when I buy and store my medicine, whether prescription or over the counter, I always make sure to keep the medicine in labeled bottles or boxes so that I know what the medication is. That’s in my own house. How much more diligence should abortion ambulatory facilities be in insuring the safety of their medications. Apparently Carhart is not that concerned about his patients that he safeguards against mislabeling or even bothering to label their medications properly.

Isn’t it funny how God works? As I’m writing this blog I get an email with a link to a story about Little Rock Family Planning. The story, Dangers Exposed With New Inspection Report states,

“Clinic exposed patients to dirty linens and blankets, dispensed expired medications, no plan in place to protect patients from TB, and no plan in place to report infectious diseases. Please note, the deficiencies related to the expired drugs being used on patients is a repeat offense, that can cause serious complications especially if these expired drugs are being used to treat patients during an emergency!”

I assure you, Carhart and this clinic in Little Rock are not the only ones that have deficiencies at their clinics.

Sometimes those entrusted with regulating the abortion industry let their politics get in the way of their doing their job, as is the case with Carhart.

Jill Stanek, reporting for LifeNews on April 9, 2013 regarding Carhart, states that although three abortion clinics in Maryland are being shut down, Carhart’s is not among them. She then goes on to explain the relationship between Carhart and Health Secretary Joseph M. Sharfstein. Jill opines, “That Sharfstein carries an affinity for Carhart is speculative, but a friend who worked across the aisle from Sharfstein on the Hill is confident there is a connection there.” As you read the article, you can make your own determination. It’s definitely worth reading.

Abortion hurts women physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Please read about how abortion hurt my body, soul, and spirit and how God healed me.

Finally, we must all continue to encourage our Senators and Representatives to support abortion regulatory bills and oppose bills expanding abortion access. And we must continue to demand that all abortion providers – surgical and chemical providers – and their facilities be regularly investigated and required to meet the same standard of care that other health service providers must give their patients. Period!

Instead, the opposite is true. New reports of inspections are emerging all over like in this report from Virginia where patients receive substandard care if you can call it care at all.

Thank you and God bless you!

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