TV's ER new NM, Eve - page 3

I've missed the past couple of episodes this season (you know, clinical and studying and all). Anyway, I'm tickled so far to meet the new nurse manager on the show, Eve. Maybe the producers are... Read More

  1. by   Antikigirl
    Okay, I liked her! I thought she was perfect in her role as someone hired by the admin to take up the reigns in that ER and get the job done! A very "lets get down to it" attitude for someone new trying to establish herself! That does happen in real life...been there and a victim of it myself (not as a manager) LOL~!

    But there is one thing about ER that is pretty consistant! What did you think about characters when they first came into the show???

    I thought Dr. Green was a geek to make the eye candy Dr. Ross look even better, but soon Dr. Green was my most beloved character (once they started to focus on his life...loved it!)!

    Dr. Carter...more eye candy that was wayyy to sensitive and whimpy for my tastes...but wow, he grew up as a character and I really like him too!

    Dr. Benton, okay Mr Karate kid with a serious attitude! I really didn't like him at all till he blended in well with others (vs being the bad boy meanie). Not my favorite, but did improve with time.

    Dr. Corday, pompus and way too strong (like our new character) at first..blended in very well and I loved her! I really liked her relationship with Dr. Green! (THE only relationship on ER I liked!).

    Weaver...also was a very harsh upstart at first, very interesting plot for her character but now I rather like her. She was more apt to kick someone out of the team or change a schedule at first than this new character...I think Carrie was more harsh than this character when she started. Both characters have traits they feel they need to overcome and are being very strong to establish respect (this will fade).

    I think this new character is going to do nicely, and I was cheering her on when she did the old IV vs Oral antibiotic spin! Didn't like her being overly judgemental and saying things in front of patients/families that were not professional...but like that doesn't happen in real life???
    Last edit by Antikigirl on Oct 7, '05
  2. by   P_RN
    I thought she was a bit domineering but in a good way. However these people acted as if the had never known she was coming and she just appeared in a JCAHO class. I liked it when the weasel said "nursing is an autonomous profession not under the control of the doctors" [sic] or something like that.

    The one thing I did not like is her confronting Sam on the street and changing her schedule with no notice. Shouldn't there have been time for an appeal or something. I assume the character will mellow and blend better as we and they get to know her.
  3. by   misschelei
    Orginally posted by irshnrse
    You know Luca looks so good when he is brooding!!
    Orginally posted by DeeSki
    Oh but he is soooo cute! He doesn't need a storyline.

    You ain't kiddin!!!!
  4. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from surgpa
    Realizing this is JUST TV, I thought the character started off a bit strong. In the real world, when you see ANY non-MD act like that, they usually get escorted out/transferred/disappeared in about 5 minutes. I had a good laugh watching her berate all the doc's, but again that is fantasy TV.

    Mike
    I have put a doctor or two in his place. I will not stand silently by and take anything from any physician. And I have never been fired from a position. These are MY real-life experiences, not fantasy TV.

    Grannynurse
  5. by   crb613
    Quote from grannynurse FNP student
    I have put a doctor or two in his place. I will not stand silently by and take anything from any physician. And I have never been fired from a position. These are MY real-life experiences, not fantasy TV.

    Grannynurse
    That just put a smile on my face! I am still a student (May '06) & so far the nurses I have seen just take whatever........Even when the pt. needs someone to speak out for them. I sure hope someone like you will teach me the ropes w/ correct ways to handle tough situations & when to do so.
  6. by   tntrn
    I think that as a new manager, not knowing the personalities, strengths and weaknesses of them people she now supervises, she came way too strong for the first day on the unit. And can you just imagine a manager coming in and questioning each and every thing every person was doing? In the presence of family members? I don't think so.

    Also, Sam needs to get herself to her union rep. I know they are unionized. Now way can the manager just mess with FTE hours like that without justifying it in some way.

    It will be interesting to see how they continue her character. I didn't really care for her: way too full of herself.
  7. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from crb613
    That just put a smile on my face! I am still a student (May '06) & so far the nurses I have seen just take whatever........Even when the pt. needs someone to speak out for them. I sure hope someone like you will teach me the ropes w/ correct ways to handle tough situations & when to do so.
    Believe it or not, I recieved my initial education in the mid60s. However, our instructors taught us that we were not subservient to physicians. We were taught to be polite but firm, in our response to any physician, regardless of their stadge of training. I use the firm tone of voice, inviting the physician to have a private chat with me. Usually they did, then I told them I was a well educated and experienced individual, that expected to be treated with the same respect as they did, and as my staff would expect as well. It usually did the trick. Never get into a shouting match, you will lose. No matter how much they get your goat, don't get mad, get even :wink2: If they insist on shouting, calmly tell them you will continue the conversation when they are calmer and quietly walk away. I had only one physician reach out and grab me. I was the last nurse he ever put his hands on and my supervisor supported me. And if she had not, I would have resigned my position. I filed a complaint with the hospital' Chief of Medicine and demanded a hearing. I won and the physician lost his admitting priviliges for a week. It was a small victory but he never touched anyone again.

    Pick your battles. And remember that your patient always comes first.

    Grannynurse
  8. by   misschelei
    Yes the real Cook County Hospital is unionized and that little stunt would never fly!!!!!
  9. by   sandys
    Maybe doctors sometimes need to be put in their place, but personally I don't think in front of other staff or patient's is the proper place. The chances of it being produtive when delivered in that manner are slim to none.

    I know it's just TV but TV does influence heavily how the "real world" is perceived, especially by those not in the profession.

    And I've dated doctors, not as a nurse but still in the hospital setting, and still managed to have a professional work atmosphere. I love the show, but so many things make me mad about it!

    One more thing, don't you think it was weird to just introduce the burnt to a crisp guy and then not have it go anywhere? What's up with that?
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    It's nice to see a professional nursing TV role, instead of the oversexed, fake-blonde, fake boobs hanging out of the shirt crap that's typically on TV.
  11. by   SteveNNP
    I love the new manager character. She is strong, doesn't take crap from the MD's, is a pt advocate, gets her people the tools they need to function, and actually has the brains and smarts to back her toughness up.........I'll be watching to see how her character develops!

    SteveRN21
  12. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from sharann
    Did you see the commercials during ER? The AMA sponsored "Everyday Heroes" was very touching(the heroes being doctors who spend loads of time caring and holding babies).UGH. No I dont hate doctors, but there they go copying nursing again and then stealing the spotlight.
    It was pretty tacky
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    the heroes being doctors who spend loads of time caring and holding babies
    Jsut a quick question, how many people have actually seen doctors do this?

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