TV & Nursing - page 6

Hey everyone! I'm a nurse wannabe, attending school next fall. I'm curious what you "real, live" nurses think of such programs on tv as ER, Real Life Trauma, Maternity Ward, etc. Are these... Read More

  1. by   Scavenger'sWife
    LasVegas honey...you rock!!!

    I liked "JohnQ" up until that kid talked w the tube in, also!!!! I nearly died laughing! OMG!!!!
  2. by   Stargazer
    Another golden moment on Presidio Med last night--after Dana Delaney and Oded Fehr (slurp! ) had a VERY indiscreet conversation right in front of the nurses' station about their extramarital affair, Dana Delany turned around to the understandably wide-eyed nurse and snapped, "Don't you have work to do?"

    Grr! Yeah, don't you have other men who aren't your husband to do? B-tch.

    Especially galling because Dana Delany used to play the lead role--Colleen McMurphy, a strong nurse--in China Beach.
  3. by   Mattigan
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by regnursein99
    [B]
    Originally posted by AmiK25
    Did any of you watch Presidio Med last night? I hadn't seen it before and my mom told me it was good, so I watched it. Big mistake!! First of all, there was like one nurse on the show and guess what, her name was "nurse." I mean really, what doctor just calls you nurse? And if one did, how many of you wouldn't jump up and say "My NAME is ....."

    Second, one of the doctors was talking to her burn patient who had a PCA. She actually said, "Yeah, no more waiting for nurses for thirty minutes to bring you pain medication."

    YESSSSSSSSSSS!!! I was actually going to bring this up! I was kinds watching this show last night, and when the doctor made that comment about "No more waiting 30 min for the nurse to bring you pain meds" I nearly threw something at the TV! I YELLED "OMG!" and hit the remote to change to "Law & Order" (which I wish I had watched instead). My Hubby & son nearly died laughing until they saw my face!! I was soooo mad! I am writing to that show! arrrrggghhhh And to top it all off, the doc who made the remark was a female. The show had been promo as a female show w strong female role models. HUH!

    I guess it bugs me all the more because I am on my hospitals pain committee and used to work hospice. *IF* it takes us 30 min to obtain pain meds for a pt, it is USUALLY because the DOCTOR did NOT ORDER ANY!!!! And then when we call the doc, he hems and haws about what to give, how much, etc., and ends up ordering Demerol 12.5 mg (For BONE METS???? Are you
    NUTS???)

    I love "ER" even tho it is not always realistic....it is fun to look at the cutie docs. I like "Scrubs" too because it has a lot of sharp humor that reminds me a little of "M.A.S.H." which was the BEST. Used to also watch "St. Elsewhere", but I was not a nurse back then and can't really say if it was realistic or not.

    Hey Pappy....I remember Marcus Welby too. And how about "Dr. Kildare" and What was the one with Vince Edwards in it?
    ok my next task is to learn how to just pick up part of a quote. The show with Vince Edwards was Ben Casey.
  4. by   semstr
    I love ER and I loved Chicago Hope, as I did MASH.
    But only a nurse can get so angry watching these shows and still wants to watch them again because of all the good looking doctors.
    Be honest, who has got a Luca, or a Hawkeye or Adam on his ward?
    Keep on Dr. Pawlow! Renee
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by semstr
    Be honest, who has got a Luca, or a Hawkeye or Adam on his ward?
    Well, actually... we do have a few hotties.

    Heather
  6. by   luluann
    As a current nursing student who hasn't yet experienced clinicals, I have to say that I am a medical drama "junkie". Real or not.
    I faithfully watch ER, and now Presidio Med. I was a huge fan of Chicago Hope in the early days, but the last year or so, after they "fired" all the doctors and brought Mandy back lost my interest. (I even remember Emergency...I was "in love" with those 2!!)
    I think out of all the ones I watched, ER at least had a consistent group of nurses portrayed every week with Carol and some of the others. But I do agree that Presidio doesn't have any.
    The one thing that Always drives me crazy on these shows is the labor/delivery sequences. Man, give us ALL a break, nurse or not, we all know it doesn't happen THAT way....or that fast!

    Also....what is Baby Story? I don't have cable...
  7. by   LasVegasRN
    I'm sorry, but Randolph Mantooth was a hottie back in the day.
  8. by   Stargazer
    Yes. Yes, he was.
  9. by   caroladybelle
    Be honest, who has got a Luca, or a Hawkeye or Adam on his ward?
    Keep on Dr. Pawlow! Renee [/B][/QUOTE]

    We have some hotties, but they are either gay/bisexual,and/or happily married, or indiscreet jerks that do everything that moves...

    The other day one came in with bilat hip fractures............

    I'm so not even going there!!!!!!!!

    Last edit by caroladybelle on Oct 3, '02
  10. by   joyrochelle
    Originally posted by bagladyrn
    If I have one more couple tell me "That's not the way they did it on the Baby Story....." (considering violence here) : )

    :roll :chuckle :roll :chuckle


    yeh...*NEVER* get that one!!!---joy
  11. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas


    Anyone remember Trapper John MD, with Gonzo Gates and Stanley Riverside, and who could forget Nurse Ripple in her starched white uniform and cap..... She was so cute.



    doo wah ditty
  12. by   Youda
    We've been talking about how TV is not like real life, but . . .
    Last night on ER I just had to burst out laughing when a couple of scenes were too close to real life! When Carrie and Dr. Corday were fighting and Carrie started to cry . . . whew! have I been there! And when Corday came back to the ER and stepped off the elevator and there was nothing but chaos, and that crazy lady in the hall started to scream at her . . . LOL! Been there!
  13. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    If the general public out there knew what it is that we really do all day, maybe we wouldn't have to fight so hard for the respect we deserve (and the remuneration that goes with it!). I find that many TV portrayals of nurses are so off-the-mark as to be ridiculous. But this is what the public sees. I watch a lot of medicine related television (no, I DO NOT get enough of it! ) including ER, Trauma, Maternity Ward and Strong Medicine. The TLC programs are more accurate than any fictional show could ever hope to be but nurses are still given short shrift. I get annoyed when the nurse is represented as a bimbo or as a glorified gofer. Maybe we should petition TLC to develop a program about REAL nurses, and get the truth out there!!

    When I lived in Winnipeg, I offered a number of times to have the Manitoba Minister of Health shadow me for a day, because he too had no clue what a nurse does, or why we deserved a big raise. He, quite naturally, declined my offer... many times. Someday he'll be a sick old man, and I hope every nurse that comes within ten miles of him remembers what his attitude toward us was. But I digress...

    Anybody going to watch Presidio Med tonight? Not that it's the best example of medical accuracy...

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