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Florida Teen Arrested for Impersonating Physicain's Assistant

A teenager who treated cardiac arrest patients while impersonated a physician's assistant in a busy emergency room has been arrested.

Matthew Scheidt performed CPR and chest compressions on unsuspecting patients after duping officials at Osceola Regional Medical Center, Florida, by claiming he had been on a university medical programme.

The 17-year-old managed to obtain hospital credentials as a physician's assistant before interviewing patients, looking at confidential medical records and performing physical examinations.

Read more: http://www.gadailynews.com/national/fl/72697-florida-teen-matthew-scheidt-arrested-after-posing-as-doctor-s-assistant-for-two-weeks.html#ixzz1X53rJ2CQ
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GROSS!
I cant help but wonder if he was one of those sickos that are into another twisted form of deviation.... chest compressions. Sick as it is, I am on the heart forum and sure enough one day we had someone who was experience arythmia following her bizarre encounter with her boyfriend...who is into compressions.....she had no idea she could be killed this way and we all thought it was just some sicko playing a prank at first...but we researched and lo and behold...a new trend.....
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What a weird world we live in.....
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You know what is really scary...the doctors look soooooo young these days! Oh wait..thats cause we are getting older huh? lol
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I can't believe the hospital fell for it. Why would you think some young guy is a Physician Assistant? Plus, you would need the badge and everything else to show you are truly a medical professional. crazy.
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