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Nurse firing highlights hazards of social media in hospitals

ABC News / Good Morning America, July 9, 2014

One of the most dramatic scenes so far from the second season of ABC's New York Med had nothing to do with gunshot wounds or heart transplants. It came when emergency room nurse Katie Duke was fired for posting a photo to Instagram.The photo captured a messy but empty trauma room that had been used to treat a man hit by a New York City subway train. Duke posted the photo with the caption "#Man vs 6 train." Later that day, she was fired from her job at New York Presbyterian Hospital, she said.