I've been watching lots of old episodes of ER lately and, while the reason I watch the show is because I started watching it when I was 13 and like the characters, in some episodes it's hard to get by the complete and total inaccuracies.
Like right now, an INTERN is teaching experienced nurses how to rate pain on a scale of 0-10 and how to use the Wong-Baker scale... for real? The Chief of the ER assigns nurses to patients/triage and ER physicians decide on their own to make a 13 year old a DNR and refuse to intubate him despite his mother's wishes to treat his illness.
One of the few storylines in the later years on this show that I actually enjoyed was Abby's relapse into her alcoholism. The background in and of itself I find totally realistic and I think it was a good thing that they addressed that medical professionals are not immune to this type of stuff... what I found unrealistic on an episode I just watched was that the OB Attending who was Abby's AA Sponsor the first time she went through alcoholism begins discussing her relapse in the middle of the busy ER hallway. I can't say I have much real world experience with AA but doesn't the second A stand for anonymous? And wouldn't one's sponsor not out one by talking about such private things in the middle of the hall?