ER last night made me mad! - page 6

:rolleyes: did you guys hear nusre sam ask abby if she could take her shift the next day, and dr. weaver said let somebody else do it, "we don't need our residents to be seen slinging bedpans."... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I would like to see a reality show about nursing. Make the camera a 'floater'. You know, different department each week, different shift, etc.
  2. by   tmiller027
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    I would like to see a reality show about nursing. Make the camera a 'floater'. You know, different department each week, different shift, etc.

    Theres a show on discovery Health called Nurses where they follow nurses in different departments.

    The other night on there, they had a show called "The Residents" but it focused a lot on the nurses. Thats another reality show.
  3. by   tmiller027
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    I would like to see a reality show about nursing. Make the camera a 'floater'. You know, different department each week, different shift, etc.

    Theres a show on discovery Health called Nurses where they follow nurses in different departments.

    The other night on there, they had a show called "The Residents" but it focused a lot on the nurses. Thats another reality show. One nurse really got in a doctor's face when he wanted to double bunk a comabitve patient with a really sick patient. That was fun to watch
  4. by   jaimealmostRN
    That episode of "The Residents" was great (this past monday on TLC). I don't usually watch it because, well you know, I don't really need to see a bunch of bumbling residents outside of work, but I caught the end of it and was so happy to see a nurse promenently (sp?) featured. But "ER" = yuck and people really do always ask, "is your job just like the tv show"
  5. by   teeituptom
    seen it at work for years, no decades
    why watch it on TV
    Thank god its not on the golf channel
  6. by   missmercy
    Can't watch medical dramas with my family any more -- they say I take the fun out of them -- particularily some of the older ones -- with real poor effects -- like the breathing corpse, or the person who's found dead -- supposedly been dead for hours and is still pink -- apparently ( and I know they're right - - I do) I occasionally will snort or chuckle and make some comment like "Yeah right, that's what a corpse looks like" Or "Did you see that?! -- we don't do that ! " I believe I have even launched into a discussion of what it really ought to look like etc. It is a bit of a joke at our house -- if a medical drama is on -- they tell me I can't watch it unless I promise not to run a commentary through it.... and even if I agree -- I tend to need reminders from time to time.
  7. by   HU_nurse
    Quote from tmiller027
    Theres a show on discovery Health called Nurses where they follow nurses in different departments.

    The other night on there, they had a show called "The Residents" but it focused a lot on the nurses. Thats another reality show. One nurse really got in a doctor's face when he wanted to double bunk a comabitve patient with a really sick patient. That was fun to watch
    Yea, I saw that. And thats why I only watch the Discovery Health channel b/c they are the only ones who give an accurate account of what it really means to be a nurse. they actually show respect to the RN. Techs don't get much play tho, but what can u expect....
  8. by   HU_nurse
    And speaking of "The Residents" on Monday, did anyone notice how much the Asian resident just complained and complianed and complianed. I mean, why did you become a Dr. in the first place...just a thought, a lil off the topic I know...
  9. by   tmiller027
    Quote from HU_nurse
    And speaking of "The Residents" on Monday, did anyone notice how much the Asian resident just complained and complianed and complianed. I mean, why did you become a Dr. in the first place...just a thought, a lil off the topic I know...
    yeah, I noticed that too. But I also remember him saying his specialty was going to be orthopedics, but he had to do an ER rotation, which was why he was complaining. It was still kinda funny to hear a Dr. whining so much though.
  10. by   tmiller027
    Quote from HU_nurse
    Yea, I saw that. And thats why I only watch the Discovery Health channel b/c they are the only ones who give an accurate account of what it really means to be a nurse. they actually show respect to the RN. Techs don't get much play tho, but what can u expect....
    Yeah, they show some good stuff. Even on shows about Residents, you still see a lot of stuff with the nurses. The nurse on this last episode even talked about how the doctor barely sees the patients while the nurses are by their side the whole time.

    As far as techs, well, they only have so much air time I guess. I'm still waiting for the gut-wrenching, faced paced reality drama "THE CNAs" LOL
  11. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from tmiller027

    As far as techs, well, they only have so much air time I guess. I'm still waiting for the gut-wrenching, faced paced reality drama "THE CNAs" LOL
    Hey again, I just remembered that a few weeks ago they featured a paramedic tech on "trauma...". I thought that was interesting since they didn't feature any nurses even for just a second. But I don't think I have Discovery Health on my cable. I'd love to see that show "nurses."
  12. by   z's playa
    Quote from HU_nurse
    And speaking of "The Residents" on Monday, did anyone notice how much the Asian resident just complained and complianed and complianed. I mean, why did you become a Dr. in the first place...just a thought, a lil off the topic I know...
    Just a note "off" topic...I'd be complaining too if I had all those traumas to tend to! :chuckle BUT..I'd love every minute of it. And yes he seemed not to be enjoying his job at at all. Remember the face he made DURING one of the traumas? :uhoh21:
  13. by   steve0123
    I can't bring myself to watch ER anymore - all I do is ruin it for everyone else around by correcting every insensitive and ill informed remark they make. It seems to me the whole show is just about glorifying doctors - just look at their official website (the only reference to nurses is about 3 sentences where they state that nurses work in the ER to follow the doctors orders - thats not verbatim, but its the jist of it). I think I'll write them a letter too... If you didn't know any better you'd think that docs were the only people working in an ER (personally I've never seen a resusc. with so many medics in one spot in my life)...
    Last edit by steve0123 on Jun 3, '04 : Reason: Just correcting myself...

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