Am I Only one who is irritated by doctors and medical shows? - page 2

by Destiny'skid

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I am not even a nurse yet, but my short time in the hospital as aide made me see how much nurses do and how smart they are about patient care and how little doctors are even around and sometimes honestly they seem to just not get... Read More


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    It's so annoying when they are inaccurate! Private Practice had a seizure pt and the doc said "give 10mg of Lorazepam IVP" I was like WOW! I've never given more than 2mg to an actively seizing pt. lol. They were serious about stopping that seizure!
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    Of course it is true for all TV shows. But I like Scrubs, nurse Carla was intelligent, funny, would tell the doctors what to do, almost the only doctor show I know of that had a strong nurse. But still none of the shows are realistic.

    My husband is ex-military. We both go on and on.....Me, "you don't give that drug that way" etc. My husband, "his rank, his "chevrons" keep changing, he has a different rank every time he comes on scene, the army doesn't have such and such, he is too old to be a major, USN/USMC do not salute without their "covers" on, they are too bunched up when they go on patrol , etc.
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    Grey's Anatomy is the worst offender, there ER docs ambulate patients, pass meds, do routine dressing changes on the floor and provide hygiene. Nurses are just there with stethoscopes and clip boards to fetch things.
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    House has docs hanging IV fluid bags. I am pretty sure I would have some kind of conniption fit if any doctor touched my IV's.
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    Quote from brownbook
    Of course it is true for all TV shows. But I like Scrubs, nurse Carla was intelligent, funny, would tell the doctors what to do, almost the only doctor show I know of that had a strong nurse. But still none of the shows are realistic.

    My husband is ex-military. We both go on and on.....Me, "you don't give that drug that way" etc. My husband, "his rank, his "chevrons" keep changing, he has a different rank every time he comes on scene, the army doesn't have such and such, he is too old to be a major, USN/USMC do not salute without their "covers" on, they are too bunched up when they go on patrol , etc.
    ^ Carla on Scrub was great!!! Hawthorne was another show, and Mercy was good as well.

    I think if the public wanted to know what nurses do, they have to resort to watch Discovery Health and Fitness to watch doctors be doctors and nurses be nurses...they still have those "life in the ER" "Baby Story" and medical shows like that, I think...
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    It's television. It's meant to be entertaining, not a class on what goes on in real life. I watch every medical show there is....sure I holler at the TV when they give the wrong dose, but it's still just entertainment.
    Last edit by CapeCodMermaid on Feb 24, '13 : Reason: Typos
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    The new show Monday Mornings shows the nurses as shadow figures in the background. Most of the time the camera doesn't even bother to come into focus on them.
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    I remember an adult granddaughter insisting that the doctor MUST come in (at 0200) to look after her grandmother when I admitted her to the floor. She couldn't believe that "just nurses" would be able to care for her, we needed the doctor there because the doctor had to take care of her because that's what doctors do. She didn't want to believe me that the doctors aren't on the wards 24/7 doing personal care. I appeased her somewhat by assuring her that we knew how to contact the doctor if we had any concerns, but she was *shocked* and said she didn't think nurses did "all that" when it came to taking care of patients. She was certain the doctor did everything.
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    I love scrubs and think its the best of them.

    An FYI, there are nurses who never went to college.
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    This wasn't about a nurse, but was really funny nonetheless. I was watching Chicago Fire and one of the EMTs was listening to a heart... And heard v-fib! Ahhh!


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