HIV and hepatitis scare the Michigan physician for 32 years of reused inconsistently cleaned rectal sensors – including more than 100 times – and told nurses to cover them with non-latex gloves before being placed in the patient
- Dr. employees Roger D. Beyer reused a single anorectal pressure gauge more than a hundred times, according to a nurse
- Thermometer-sized devices with a balloon at the end can measure overactive bladder, urgency, incontinence and pelvic floor spasm / pelvic pain syndrome
- Three nurses interviewed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in February and the police alleged items in April were used multiple times
- One nurse claimed that she had been instructed by Beyer to cover the article in a non-latex glove before it was introduced into patients for pelvic floor rehabilitation
- The Kalamazoo doctor's website claims he is & # 39; one of the only certified Uro gynecologists in the area & # 39;
Employees of Dr. clinic Roger D. Beyer has reused a single anorectal pressure gauge more than a hundred times, according to a nurse
A Michigan physician has been accused of reusing anal test kits in patients at his clinic in Kalamazoo, leading to HIV and hepatitis panic.
In one case, Dr. Roger D. Beyer reuses a single article more than a hundred times, according to one of the three nurses he supervised and who were interviewed by a researcher.
Van Beyer is also claimed to have inconsistently cleaned the anorectal pressure gauges between use and instructed nurses to cover the item in a non-latex glove when it is introduced into the patient.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urged patients on Tuesday to discuss whether they have been tested with their healthcare provider if they have undergone anorectal manometry service during their clinical practice.
Beyer – whose website says that Women & # 39; s Health Care Specialists & # 39; one of the last independent GYN offices in the & # 39; and that he is & # 39; one of the only Board Certified Uro-Gynecologists & # 39; is – would have told his team to use the item for pelvic muscle rehabilitation.
The small, flexible tube – about the size of a thermometer, with a balloon at the end – can measure overactive bladder, urgency, frequency, nocturia, incontinence, IC and pelvic floor spasm / pelvic pain syndrome.
Nearly four months ago, a ward investigator interviewed two nurse practitioners who said they were trained by Beyer – who also owns Urological Solutions from Michigan and has provided medical care in the area for 32 years – to perform pelvic floor rehabilitation.
One nurse claimed that she had been instructed by Beyer to cover the article in a non-latex glove before it was introduced into patients for pelvic floor rehabilitation
On 21 February, both nurses stated that the devices were reused several times. One referred to as VR said she was trained to place the device in the glove and claimed that it was rarely cleaned.
A law enforcement agent interviewed a third nurse practitioner on April 17 who admitted having reused the product and claimed it was on Beyer's instruction, and estimated it should have been used more than 100 times.
Five weeks later, on May 21, the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs department filed an administrative complaint against Beyer. The complaint claims the Prometheus RPS, despite the fact that the US Food and Drug Administration warns that they are for use with one patient.
Although the MDHHS has not received reports of diseases related to these practices, there is a risk of transmission of infectious diseases between patients.
Blood borne pathogens can cause diseases with few or no symptoms, and blood tests are needed to determine if these pathogens are present, as is the case with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
He told WWMT: & # 39; We have been using it for 12 years and have not seen any infections. We used the cleaning solution that killed Hepatitis A, B and HIV and then covered the device with a cover.
& # 39; I would never do anything that would endanger their health in all the years I have practiced. Their health and well-being has been a top priority. & # 39;
The Kalamazoo doctor's website claims he is & # 39; one of the only certified Uro gynecologists in the area & # 39;
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