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Old 11-24-2007, 03:14 AM
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:54 AM
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I work in secure-psych - they poop on TV... they poop in the corridor.. they poop in the corner by the staff room....
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:48 AM
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House is particularly bad for showing doctors doing nurse's work (and everyone else's jobs, for that matter -- they do their own labs, MRIs, etc. -- hah). I like the show, but it seems the only time they show nurses is when they're either denying House a bed/procedure/surgery because it's too busy or standing around in a pt's room, staring at a clipboard.

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Old 12-06-2007, 07:33 PM
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Australia has a TV program called All Saints. I know they used to 'poop' on it (call for bed pans, and nurses caring round pans). Haven't really noticed recently as the format changed from a ward to an ED.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:53 AM
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They never show a nurse on tv....except, when the doctor yells, "The patient is coding!!!" Then we discover that the nurse has been just outside the doorway the whole time with the crash cart in one hand and a syringe of adrenaline in the other.

In real life, the doctor's never in the room when a patient is discovered crashing...it's typically the nurse that finds them. And in real life, the nurses are t0o busy to spend their day just waiting outside a room waiting for a patient to crash!

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Old 12-17-2007, 11:58 AM
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Strangest thing I ever saw was when a nurse got punched by a visitor on one UK TV hospital drama and she just said "It's OK, don't call the police / get security" while she was lying on the floor bleeding!

I was furious. What kind of message does that send out to the general public?

This kind of thing is why I never watch medical programmes on TV...
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:11 PM
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Today I watched a Discovery channel show - I think it's called "Surgery Saved My Life" or something. The surgeons removed an atrial tumor and sent it off to pathology. Then they found another tumor in the patient's lung and the surgeon was all, "GET THIS SPECIMEN TO FROZEN SECTION STAT. DON'T **** UP THE LABELING, EITHER! THIS ONE IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM THE FIRST SPECIMEN. GET ON THE... OH HELL, SHE ISN'T PAYING ANY ATTENTION!!! It's not like this is thoracic surgery or anything!!"

But the nurse appeared as though she was maybe looking up the phone number or something... she was on the phone very soon thereafter, probably doing what the surgeon wanted her to do.

I found it very condescending. I was a bit embarrassed for the surgeon, who pretty much lived up to the stereotype of one-who-is-above-the-rest.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:46 PM
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The reason I don't watch "ER" is that the one time I DID watch it, one of the nurses managed to HEAR a BP at 40 systolic but the patient did not have a cuff on his arm. Now I know trauma teams are good, but that is beyond the pale!

Then I remember watching General Hospital back in the early 80s when Scotty Baldwin went into cardiac arrest and Dr. Hardy said "He's in asystole! Let's defibrillate him!" And then they defibrillated his stomach!

One real life thing that freaked me out - I was watching "Trauma in the ER" on the Discovery channel and they brought in a one-year-old trauma patient (mom was on the other side of the curtain, also a patient). The camera panned in on the baby's face and the pupils were blown. I yelled out "Oh my god, the baby is dead and they don't know it" two milliseconds before they noticed it in the ER. That bothered me the entire night and now I don't watch medical shows anymore.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:35 PM
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God, they defibrillate asystolic patients every week on "Casualty".
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