Do you enjoy TV surgical/medical shows? - page 5

I will be starting the nursing program in May, and I wonder if other students or nurses can tell me if they enjoy watching medical and surgical shows or not? I love watching them all! Will I grow... Read More

  1. by   nurscee
    I love House but Puleeeeezeee - the way they always snoop in people's homes and cars!
  2. by   Flare
    I am a huge scrubs fan. I like Grey's anatomy too... but it lost something after the main character spent 2 hours getting cpr and had a miraculous recovery (with no neurological side effects at all!) oh please!
  3. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from santhony44
    And as others have said, it tends to greatly annoy friends and family when you yell things at the TV: "It's Vist-a-ril, not Vits-a ril!" "Hey, somebody put the side rails up!!!" "Oh, c'mon, you gotta be kidding, no way will you ever see a doctor do that!!" "How do they get that ventilator to work with a nasal cannula, anyway??"
    My family knows how your family feels, santhony!!!

    I should probably just let it go & go on about my day but it really bugs me when docs are drawing blood, getting VS, thumping on chests, transporting patients, and holding hands when pts die. There may be a select few that do that, but in my neck of the woods, 'taint how it happens.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Arwen_U
    My family knows how your family feels, santhony!!!

    I should probably just let it go & go on about my day but it really bugs me when docs are drawing blood, getting VS, thumping on chests, transporting patients, and holding hands when pts die. There may be a select few that do that, but in my neck of the woods, 'taint how it happens.
    Those things happen where I work.

    And while in medical school, don't all docs-to-be have to learn to draw labs, start IV's, run urine to the lab, etc?

    steph
  5. by   cherokeesummer
    I LOVE House LOL but have never watched ER or anything and didn't start watching House til the past few months and I've done it mostly by seeing reruns or like now have rented some season dvd's. I like it b/c of the detective work mostly...and while I do not like how House acts I do find him humorous sometimes!
  6. by   cherokeesummer
    Quote from stevielynn
    I read a great book about House MD. It goes into detail about some of the stories on the show and if they are even possible . . . and guess what? They are.

    http://www.amazon.com/Medical-Scienc...6687351&sr=1-1

    There is an interesting review though:

    "Holtz draws the conclusion that in the real world House would quickly be out of a job. Of course he would, but if TV dramas restricted themselves to reality no one would watch. I don't watch House to learn about medicine, I watch it to see an ongoing story about a brilliant man with an unconventional way of looking at things."

    I guess I'm one of those who is more interested in the drama and not the reality.

    steph

    I love the drama part too I suppose - I like the way House and his entire team think, I like that they do not agree but eventually with them all they come to conclusions...

    again can't see it being real LOL, I've never seen that many doctors on the ONE patient LOL but its great to watch!
  7. by   channiek
    The important thing to remember is, that it is only a show to entertain us. If you can ignore all the inaccuracies(not all of us can!!) then it is fun to watch. Our doctors don't look like that for instance!!
  8. by   ranchwife
    Quote from channiek
    The important thing to remember is, that it is only a show to entertain us. If you can ignore all the inaccuracies(not all of us can!!) then it is fun to watch. Our doctors don't look like that for instance!!

    How very true!!!
  9. by   StacieRN
    I have to say I may be one of the few nurses to witness this incredibly rare event. A doctor actually placing an IV!!! It was in a teaching hospital and on night shift. None of the three nurses on shift could get an IV in. The senior resident actually spent over an hour and got one placed. In ten years, I've never seen another doctor (except for anesthesia) attempt an IV.
  10. by   AliRae
    Quote from TazziRN
    What doctor walks into a pt's house, period???
    My uncle still makes house calls. But then, he's not snooping and looking for poisons...
  11. by   OgopogoLPN
    I currently work for a podiatrist and he still makes housecalls to eldery and housebound patients
  12. by   TazziRN
    My uncle still makes house calls. But then, he's not snooping and looking for poisons...
    I currently work for a podiatrist and he still makes housecalls to eldery and housebound patients

    Wow.........
  13. by   Cobweb
    I think the last medical show I watched was MASH ;p

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