ER the T.V. Show - page 9

Hello, I know most healthcare people are not very fond of E.R., but I ws just wondering if anybody watched the last episode. The lady from "Sex and the Cityy" was a guest star. She played a... Read More

  1. by   rnmi2004
    Quote from janfrn
    HOUSE is on Fox, Tuesdays at 9 ET/PT. Hugh Laurie (who played the dad in Stuart Little) is Dr. House, a grumpy, gnarly doctor who says all the sarcatic things most of us think but would never have the nerve to say out loud. He has chronic pain syndrome, which he believes makes it alright for him to disrespect everyone in his sphere of influence, including his patients and their families. In fact he goes out of his way to avoid having contact with patients. He butts heads with the hospital chief of staff over his bedside manner and behavior all the time. He has a team of young newly-fledged doctors (Omar Epps as a neurologist, Jennifer Morrison as an immunologist and Jesse Spencer as an intensivist) whose sole purpose appears to be to follow his bidding and prove his esoteric theories. (None of his patients has any common ailments, they all have rare and complex syndromes.) There are NO NURSES in their world. These young doctors do everything themselves, from drawing labs to giving meds to doing dressings to making beds, manning the defibrillator and putting in foleys. They even do all the diagnostic lab work themselves. Where do they find the time?
    Excellent summary of this show. The writers seem to have a very vague idea of what goes on in a hospital. Last night's episode made "ER" seem like a true-life drama in comparison. Loved how hypothyroid was dx'd, the resident pushed the levothyroxine and then they decided to check TSH T3/T4. :chuckle
  2. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Quote from rnmi2004
    Loved how hypothyroid was dx'd, the resident pushed the levothyroxine and then they decided to check TSH T3/T4. :chuckle
    Yeah, reminds me of our docs who, when faced with a febrile PICU patient, will order serial pan-cultures even though the kid's been on pip-taz, amp, gent, meropenem and ampho-B for several days. What do they think we're gonna grow? :uhoh21:
  3. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    Tonight on ER doctor Gallant is back in Chicago with the little girl who was burned in Iraq. Sams ex-husband rears his ugly head again, and Pratt treats a chid who shot himself accidentally with a gun he recieved from an "unusual source". Their is a preview of the new ER game on the NBC website.

    Here is a link for the most comprehensive ER website I have ever found. The episode summaries are incredibly well written.
    http://www.erheadquarters.com/index2.htm
  4. by   sunnyjohn
    I liked Gallant. I am glad he is back.

    I wonder if they are going to run a burn protocol on that girl?
  5. by   Compton
    Heh, I was curiosu if any of the ER crowd started watching "House."

    I haven't been able to catch an episode but I heard it was good.
  6. by   sunnyjohn
    I've watched "House" a few times. I like mysteries, so it is interesting sometimes. It is not on my top ten list though.

    House is a dope-head jerk though. He is often rude and dismissive...
  7. by   Gompers
    I'm at work right now (7p-7a) and can't wait to get home and watch tonight's episode! Did anyone watch it yet???

    I heart Neela and Gallant, which is weird because I didn't like him that much when he was on the show before - the recent "Here and There" episode SOLD me though!
  8. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    It was so-so, there hasn't been very many actual patients lately. Don't read on if you taped it. Tonight they treated one boy who accidentally shot himself while carrying a gun to protect himself at school and a man who Neela diagnosed as crazy with a muscle spasm, died with a AAA. Then they did all of the soap opera stuff with Gallant and Neela who had sex. Gallant was acting uncomfortable in the civilian world. Sam's ex tried to abduct her son and Kovac caught him in the act, Frank had an old friend run a background check on the ex, he robbed a store in Co. and injured the clerk in the robbery. I was dissapointed.
  9. by   Danianne
    I totally Love ER. Only because My best friend is from the UK and we watch it together and it kinda keeps her connected to home in a weird way. Anyways now that I am all edgumacted and stuff I just watch it for the heck of it and count how many times they wheel the big IV pole past the camera/who dies b/c it seems like every episode at least 1 person dies but i like it just the same. For me the world stops at 10 pm thursday nights. even if it is a feeble excuse not to study.
  10. by   Gompers
    Quote from Chad_KY_SRNA
    It was so-so, there hasn't been very many actual patients lately. Don't read on if you taped it. Tonight they treated one boy who accidentally shot himself while carrying a gun to protect himself at school and a man who Neela diagnosed as crazy with a muscle spasm, died with a AAA. Then they did all of the soap opera stuff with Gallant and Neela who had sex. Gallant was acting uncomfortable in the civilian world. Sam's ex tried to abduct her son and Kovac caught him in the act, Frank had an old friend run a background check on the ex, he robbed a store in Co. and injured the clerk in the robbery. I was dissapointed.
    Thanks for the update - I'm a total spoiler hound so I knew some of the stuff already but not all. I don't know about that Neela - she just screws up too much. She's smart but I don't think she's a very good doctor.
  11. by   smk1
    did you notice that the RN sam was assessing the 12 yr old boy who was shot and was about to go in for surgery when she noticed that the x-ray showed a chip of of the bullet and she thought she knew where it went based on her assessment? I thought it was very interesting. They showed her standing up to one of the residents and calling for an X-ray and postponing the surgery. Doctors and mom were all very appreciative. It was a nice nurses moment for once on ER.
  12. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from SMK1
    did you notice that the RN sam was assessing the 12 yr old boy who was shot and was about to go in for surgery when she noticed that the x-ray showed a chip of of the bullet and she thought she knew where it went based on her assessment? I thought it was very interesting. They showed her standing up to one of the residents and calling for an X-ray and postponing the surgery. Doctors and mom were all very appreciative. It was a nice nurses moment for once on ER.
    Yes, I noticed that. I like that they've made Sam a strong, competent nurse. I thought I read somewhere that Goran Visjnic (what a cool name!!!) is leaving the show. I wonder if Sam is going, too. They seem to be writing Carter's exit in now, too. I'll miss his presence on the show.
  13. by   CA CoCoRN
    I've been watching the show since it came on TV, when Chicago Hope was up against it on Thursday nites @ 10. It was THE THING to watch at my house. My mom and I used to watch it together. She's an RN (FordGrad78), too.
    We used to giggle and pick the show apart in the early days because of the inaccuracies and mistakes that they'd make for dramatic license.

    I haven't watched the show, save for a few episodes here and there, in about two years. It has completely JUMPED THE SHARK. I can't take it anymore.


    Whenever there's a final ep, or when Carter leaves, I'll tune in again.
    I've thought about buying the DVDs....but I've watched the old eps so many times on TNT reruns that I probably know them all by heart.

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