"Haven't I seen you somewhere...?" - page 2

Any nurses out there who have "starred" in one of the reality shows like "Trauma", or "Maternity Ward"? Just curious as to what the experience was like. I also thought it might be kind of fun to... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I AM thinking about putting a cam in the linen closet.

    -Russell
    NOW THERE IS A GOOD USE FOR YOUR WEBCAM, Rusty my friend!
  2. by   mark_LD_RN
    i might even watch that episode just to see you smilingblueyes. Might be the only thing good about that show ever. we need to look into getting them to come out and film you
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    i might even watch that episode just to see you smilingblueyes. Might be the only thing good about that show ever. we need to look into getting them to come out and film you
    Mark my dear friend, do not hold your breath. And no, it would not be a good combo, me and a camera. NOOOOOO....
  4. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Nope, none of those shows would ever come to this little burg...

    But our hospital prints a calendar every year and it gets distributed to the surrounding area to maybe 35,000 or so people. I was in the picture for November of 2002. Hubby got a kick outa saying he was married to a pin-up girl!
  5. by   zudy
    Trauma: Life in the ER was in our ER several years ago, but they were following the paramedics. I think there was about a 2 second flash of me. I also did newspaper ads for my old ER, was on a full page in the Sunday paper. My mom was thrilled. She told me she was going to have it framed and wear it around her neck. I told her a small alter with candles and fresh flowers would be enuff, but she said no, not enuff people would see it that way. Moms, you gotta love em.
  6. by   Sally_ICURN
    Originally posted by mother/babyRN
    Here is the thing that gets me about those shows...It seems as though the doctors are featured and not too many of the nurses.
    Ain't that the truth! In the month of December and I don't remember what ER the Trauma show was at, there was one male nurse who got A LOT of camera time and talked A LOT about what was going on with the patients and was shown during MANY interventions. They never once (unless I completely missed it--but I'm usually glued to the set) mentioned that he was an RN, but I knew that he was. Later I went to the TLC website and confirmed it for myself.

    The ED of a hospital I used to work at was on a episode of Trauma, but I never saw anything...it's before I became an RN.

    The docs (especially trauma and heart surgery) where I work now are often interviewed on the news or have been featured on shows such as 20/20 and 60 minutes. It's hillarious when you're used to seeing these people all mussed up in the middle of the night sometimes stumbling over their words or straight out of the OR after a 10 hour surgery with a bag of chips and a pepsi in their hand (their meal for the day) and all the sudden they look so put together on TV!

    I want a realistic show exclusively about nurses. Maybe we should mass email TLC at TLC_Trauma@discovery.com !!

    ~Sally
    Last edit by Sally_ICURN on Jan 7, '03
  7. by   oramar
    Some one said that staffing gets very good when someone shows up with the cameras. I have noted same thing.
  8. by   Totone656
    Originally posted by Sally_ICURN


    I want a realistic show exclusively about nurses. Maybe we should mass email TLC at TLC_Trauma@discovery.com !!

    ~Sally
    Discovery Health Channel did have a very very short programing called Nurses. I think I saw 3, one hour programs. The only time you could catch these were after midnight. <sigh>
  9. by   kmchugh
    Nope, never in one of those shows. But, while in school for CRNA at Newman University, I got conned into doing a commercial for the University. My renumeration? A notebook and a coffee cup.

    Kevin
  10. by   CardioTrans
    Never had one of those shows in the hospital.......but last March and April, the hospital that I worked at was doing some commercials and ads to promote nursing that was going to air in May during Nurses week.......... I didnt think anything of it at the time........but I knew they were there....... this camera crew in our heart transplant unit............ well...... about 4-5 wks later I had people coming up to me saying I saw you on TV......i had no clue what they were talking about......... then one night I was watching TV and my son yelled "mama youre on tv" I turned around and there I was on a commercial for the hospital. I remember the patient I was taking care of in the shot too.........they aired about 6 commercials and I was in 4 of them............now i have people that live close to me asking me all the time if that was me in those........i always tell them...yep my 15 min of fame...........lol

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