:: Prisoner’s scan September 12, 2007Posted by Minci 先生 in Everyday Life, Medical School.
Every so often we get patients from prisons coming for a scan. The patient would be accompanied by 3 prison guards (PG) and so far, from my observation.. were big burly, fit men. Not too old, not too young. Just enough experience and stamina to chase The Fugitive should the situation arise.
The patient would be handcuffed to PG A, whilst PG B and PG C register the patients detail at the front desk. Later, PG B and PG C will be brought to the scanning room by the radiographer in charge, so as they could locate and secure possible exits – back door, half-opened windows etc.
After ensuring that everything is safe, all of them will wait in a designated room. Away from the public, probably to reduce unnecessary anxiety. Once the patients turn is up, he will then be escorted to the changing room – to be clothed in a suitable garment for scanning. The patient would have to dress with the doors open, so that the PG’s could see what he is up to.
One of the PG’s would then accompany the patient in the scanning room himself – for as long as it takes. It is vital to checklist these PG’s for certain things like if they’re wearing pacemakers (if they’re escorting into an MRI scan) to prevent occupational hazard.
So far , there haven’t been any misbehaving patients in my hospital. Which is good because on all these occasions that I’ve witnessed, I’m just sat a few steps away and I don’t think I’d like to have an unexpected blade-under-skin sort of thing near my carotid artery. Scoffield included! 😛