We've all heard it: nurses can't watch medical shows without getting annoyed about how inaccurate they are. Lately, I'm finding that the most ridiculous medical mistakes happen on police procedural dramas (Law and Order, Criminal Minds, etc.); at least the medical shows have people with medical backgrounds advising them.
Anybody have some funny tv medical mistakes to share??
Last week I was watching a rerun of Criminal Minds. The victim had been drugged with haldol by her kidnapper. When the police rushed in to save her, the EMS gave her a bolus of narcan
and she magically awoke. It was a flipping miracle!!
Jul 4, '15
I'm always impressed when they defibrillate for a normal sinus rhythm. It's not PEA because no one bothers to check for a pulse.
Or my other favorites:
The beeping of a cardiac monitor and sound of a vent when the patient has neither.
Someone steps on or kinks the oxygen tubing (on a nasal cannula) and the patient suddenly worsens or stops breathing.
Last edit by enuf_already on Jul 4, '15