USA Today reports about Transportation Security Administration’s efforts to change the screening process of passengers with implanted medical devices:
Last week, the TSA finished filming an instructional video that teaches screeners how to pat down passengers with newly implanted heart devices without hurting them, Cammaroto says. She received at least two letters from people complaining that screeners hurt them by pressing too hard on their surgical area, she says. The area just below the collarbone can feel sore for weeks after surgery.
“The last thing we want to do in the process is cause this person more pain,” Cammaroto says. The video instructs screeners to pat surgical areas lightly and avoid moving clothing, since it won’t reveal anything anyway, she says.