i would have to say no. when i watch the show i find i have a hard time determining just what the rn's do let alone who they are ( and i frequently watch the show). nurses, in general, just dont stand around the nurses station. this show follows the adventures of the doctors not the nurses.
actually, i think that the show gives a dim veiw of nurses. we actually play a much larger role than what is portrayed. we are not bed pan slingers. or as in last weeks show, one of the few tasks asked by dr lewis of the nurse was for a rectal temp. so no we are not just rectal temp takers either.
we are the ones that help save the patients bacon. the doc comes in and sees the patient in the am, but nurses view him or her for 24/7. we are the ones, hopefully, that notice the small changes in the patients condition before it turns into a big problem for them.
we also need to know how to solve the problems we find. some years back when the nurse would call the doc and report an issue he would state what he wanted done and she did it. nowadays, when i call the doc i tell him or her what i found and what i would like to do about it. once the doc knows you are credible he usually has no issue trusting your opinion, and give you what the patient needs. generally as we are hanging up the phone the last thing the md will say is "is there anything else you think you will need?"
i like er, and i watch it frequently, but it is not real. if you want to see what a nurse does watch one of the real er shows. there are several on. there is also a series called "nurses" that was talked about on this board awhile back.
does anyone know what happened to that nurses series? not the sitcom, but the one that portrayed us on pbs or something?