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Am I Only one who is irritated by doctors and medical shows? - page 5

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... Read More

  1. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
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    I watch(ed) Scrubs, House, Grey's, Nurse Jackie, and countless other medical shows. Yes, they are usually inaccurate but they are entertaining and I still enjoy the medical aspect of it. Some blatantly obvious mistakes occasionally get me riled up though, like the episode a nurse intubated a patient on Nurse Jackie!

    Like another poster brought up, medical shows aren't the only career shown inaccurately. All those crime dramas, I imagine cops, lawyers, crime scene investigators are yelling at the TV too!
  2. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from PediLove2147
    Like another poster brought up, medical shows aren't the only career shown inaccurately. All those crime dramas, I imagine cops, lawyers, crime scene investigators are yelling at the TV too!
    You know, I think that sometimes when I watch those shows... and I LOVE those shows, especially the ones set in Boston. The Practice was a favorite many years ago and I currently love Rizzoli and Isles (bought my house from a retired Homicide detective who moved to Hollywood to consult for them)... sometimes even I pick up inaccuracies on those shows (like why is a Boston Homicide Detective investigating a murder in Salem?) so I imagine a cop or lawyer would want to throw the TV out the window, much like I did in the episode where Grey came back to life after being brain dead.
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  3. Visit  squatmunkie_RN profile page
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    I LOVED LOVED LOVED ER. It's a huge part in why I'm a RN today. It was realistic enough for me. It's TV Drama! Not an educational documentary on how to preform medical procedures. Yeah, it's annoying sometimes watching a doc shock an asystole several times, or watching someone not "clear" the pt and they go flying across the room. HA! (There's actually a video on YT of a doctor purposely touching a pt during a shock and he felt nothing at all) But hey, it makes for good TV...and that is the point, right?
  4. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I think Nurse Jackie, drug addictions included, is the most accurate medical show I have ever seen. That is not to say it's accurate, just compaired to the crap like House & Grey's it is.
    I agree. Nurse Jackie is hands down the most accurate medical show Ive seen. Mercy was pretty accurate too but unfortunately didn't last long
  5. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from PediLove2147
    I watch(ed) Scrubs, House, Grey's, Nurse Jackie, and countless other medical shows. Yes, they are usually inaccurate but they are entertaining and I still enjoy the medical aspect of it. Some blatantly obvious mistakes occasionally get me riled up though, like the episode a nurse intubated a patient on Nurse Jackie!
    *** What is inaccurate about that? I intubate people regularly and I am just a regular RN, so do my co-worker RNs on the RRT & transport team. We are not APRNs.
    I think it's MORE inaccurate when they show the physicians alwasy intubating people. Other than MDAs I have seen physicians intubate people pretty rarely.
  6. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** What is inaccurate about that? I intubate people regularly and I am just a regular RN, so do my co-worker RNs on the RRT & transport team. We are not APRNs.
    I think it's MORE inaccurate when they show the physicians alwasy intubating people. Other than MDAs I have seen physicians intubate people pretty rarely.
    I did not realize nurses could intubate, my mistake.
  7. Visit  squatmunkie_RN profile page
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    Quote from PediLove2147
    I did not realize nurses could intubate, my mistake.
    I'm about 99% sure a RN should not be doing that....I've never scene anyone but a MD intubate a patient.
  8. Visit  imintrouble profile page
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    It's the SIDE RAILS!!!! That always gets me.
    I can handle the O2 tubing wrong. The MD giving meds. Pronouncing med names wrong. Make-up and perfect hair on a dying pt.
    I just can't stand the side rails down. It's nursing 101.

    Nurses cannot intubate where I work. Must be a facility thing.
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  9. Visit  MECO28 profile page
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    My significant other got hooked on Grey's Anatomy in med school. I give her a pretty hard time about it so I'm usually banished from the TV room after a few "yeah rights" and "oh pleases". She is able to dismiss the inaccuracies and just focus on the entertainment value which is something I am unable to do; it irks me to watch depictions of doctors hanging IV bags and inserting foleys, etc. Her pet peeve is Dr. Oz; I have never watched "The Doctors" so I'll reserve judgement.

    "Nurse Jackie" is entertaining but there is absolutely no way she wouldn't be fired 20 times over in the real world. Edie Falco is pretty great, though.

    "Mercy" was awful. There was an episode where the nurse performed an amputation...not realistic in the least!

    And don't get me started on "House". If my doctor broke into my home to figure out what random toxin was causing my freak illness I would get a restraining order.
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  10. Visit  yuzzamatuzz profile page
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    Is it bad after reading this entire thread I poured a glass of wine and immediately turned on an episode of Greys? ...guilty pleasure...
  11. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from squatmunkie_RN
    I'm about 99% sure a RN should not be doing that....I've never scene anyone but a MD intubate a patient.
    *** Your hospital doesn't have CRNAs? I have worked in 5 states as an RN, alwasy ICU or ER or transport and very, very rarely see any MD (other than MDAs) intubate anyone. Usually when there is a STAT intubation needed a CRNA comes and does it. A very few times I have observed an ER physician or an ICU intensivists intubate in emergencies.
    RNs most certainly CAN intubate. Of course there must be a hospital policy allowing them to do so, a training program and a comptetency mantience program. We (the RNs trained to intubate) have to do 30 supervised intubations a year and sit through a class each year taught by our chief CRNA to learn about airway managment advances. Last year we were trained to use the glide scope. Also place art lines and IJ central catheters. We have 5 RNs trained to intubate (all RRT RNs), and two of them are trained and privlaged to place art line and IJ central lines. I would love to be trained to do subclavian central lines and Swan PA catheters but as of now those and femoral lines are APRN, PA or physican only. In the hospital we are called "expanded roll RNs" but that is not official and by license we are just plain old RNs.
  12. Visit  RNperdiem profile page
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    I don't watch any of these modern shows.
    Do medical TV shows have the machines that go "blip" anymore?
    Old TV medical shows always seemed to have at least one machine that went "blip" chirping all the time.
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  13. Visit  Vespertinas profile page
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    Quote from beckyboo1
    I don't even like shows like The Doctors and just can't tolerate Dr Oz with his following every new "brand new study says" stuff. And give me a break, he's an expert in ever area of medicine? People, just go to your personal physician please lol
    He was pushing HCG injections as a weight loss method!! The FDA says that using this product for weight loss is "reckless", scientifically unfounded, "hazardous", "illegal", an old concept that was rejected decades ago, and advises users to "stop using it, throw it out, and stop following the dieting instructions." HCG Diet Products Are Illegal

    Dr. Oz has enraged me on numerous occasions. I actually have to leave the break room when he's on. I used to work at his hospital and it would bother me to no end when people would ask me about him. I have no idea but if I had to guess, he's half full of sh*t and half full of himself to have the nerve to so consistently pass off inaccurate information as medical advice.


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