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 show a help or hinderance to the profession?
Are they realistic?
Do you think they show a glamorized version of your work?
I'm very curious as to what you - the experts - think about this topic.
Sep 25, '02
Yeah, I like it when the woman is up in stirrups grunting and screaming, then all of a sudden they hand her a clean little baby with a nice round head. The kid looks like its ready for college, instead of just born! LOL!
Or how about the sexy nurse in a short skirt wearing high heels! Necking in the broom closet! Yeah, right!
And don't you just love it when someone dies on TV and the nurse just stands there, then turns off the EKG monitor?
Are TV shows realistic? LOL!:roll :chuckle
Last edit by Youda on Sep 25, '02
Sep 26, '02
Oh man what a riot!
I can't get passed the x-ray hung upside down & backwards !!!!!
The ER doc shouting out every abbreviation known to man kind
I want a CBC, H&H, CHEM PANEL, Liver Panel, Enzymes, bun, Crt, o2 sat, tsh, pt, ptt, HIV ( no consent ) screening, ofcourse we will repeat some of the panels.... sodium, potassium,,,, etc etc etc,,, blah, blah blah blah. oh yeah, make it an asap STAT!
portable CXR -- The guy is coding on the table lets stop it and wheel him down to x-ray and stand him up for the chest film. daah
TYPE & CROSS for 2 units of packed red cells ( what other color do they come in ??? Purple, Green, Orange, Blue????
and make it STAT.... everything is STAT in the ER !
they all sound like Charlie Brown's teacher - Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa, Whaa Whaa.
And all the ER docs are handsome, all the nurses are skinny with clear skin and shinny hair. They even have enough energy to go work out after working a double shift. Everyone runs around getting everything done.... with out washing their hands. Equipment is so dense you can't get the guerneys in. Feeding pumps, and all the other equipment you never see in the ER.
I can't watch it without picking it apart.
I like watching the animal rescue show. I am not sure of the title but it is like "animal ER". Since it is out of my area I can't pick it apart.
Last edit by CaliNurse on Sep 26, '02