Medical professionals are expected to maintain a high level of professionalism while on duty. However, two British nurses working with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service have caused a storm after a video of them twerking in an ambulance went viral on Tik Tok. The two nurses, namely Hattie Proctor and 25-year old Rhianna Higgins, decided to brush off a busy day by taking a little boogie on the break.
The video, which had attracted millions of views and shares at the time of writing, has caused uproar and support in equal measures. On one side, some people believe it was only right for the nurses to enjoy their break, considering they were not attending to any patient. For instance, there are those who believe that the nurses put a smile on social media users. On the other hand, some believe that the nurses should not have posed the inappropriate video in an ambulance. Some of the social media users who were against the video questioned the professionalism of the nurses, with some going to the extent of blaming such habits on delayed responses from paramedics.
The video and the subsequent uproar caught the attention of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, which had no option but to post a list of rules that bind healthcare workers and their social media usage. According to trust, at no time should social media usage be allowed to take priority over the treatment and management of patients. However, it remains to be seen whether disciplinary actions will be taken against the two paramedics.