I dont know about everyone else but our nurses do not have time to stand around and talk about this and talk about that, while the entire dept is is total chaos behind them.
It also irritates me when they show ER nurses not actually touching patients. When nurse Hathaway was on the tv show ER, she didnt touch anyone, she just ran around hailing doctors and looking important! LOL
It is useful to be bagging the patient when auscultating for ET tube placement, (on ER they fail to do this) AND.... we dont stand by with defibrillator in hand when giving Adenosine, like they did just last week.
I want to see the whining drunks, the parents who bring their screaming kids in at 1:00am because they cannot sleep because the baby is crying.
also those "emergent" knee pains or sore throats at 2:00am, and the absolute multitudes of people with dental pain and headaches in the middle of the night. They probably wouldnt keep viewers if they should it as it really is....
for the record, there is NO WAY our docs meet the ambulances as they are coming in, the ems crews have to transport the patients down a tunnel and through 2 hallways to get to the ER. The docs cant go to the ambulance bay.
its too far away, and they wouldnt do it anyway.