A radiographer in England erroneously exposed a child to 50 times more radiation than necessary during a routine x-ray. Her rationale? She was “rushing.”
Camilla Hewitt incorrectly administered ‘adult levels’ of radiation to two young patients—increasing their risk of getting cancer—during her five-month stint at Walsall Manor Hospital. She also took an x-ray of the wrong ankle of an adult patient which meant medics could have ‘missed’ their health concern.
A Health and Care Professions Council disciplinary panel initially suspended her but has now said her fitness to practice is still impaired and she cannot work unsupervised.
Ms. Hewitt selected adult radiation exposure instead of the correct pediatric setting for a child needing an abdominal x-ray on October 16, 2018.
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