TV shows and movies that are ruined, because you know better - page 2

So many TV shows and movies take place, at least in part, in a medical setting. When you're a nurse, you automatically notice the severe errors in the scenery, which ruins the show. Or maybe it's... Read More

  1. by   Coffee Nurse
    Quote from wsurn09
    i know the tv show "scrubs" is not supposed to be realistic by any means, but still, it drives me nuts in the opening credits that they put the x-ray up backwards....
    somebody must have finally pointed it out to them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h0wnkvmhru
  2. by   HollyHobby
    Hehe, maybe the xray is of a person whose internal organs are reversed. I had a patient like that once.
  3. by   snoopy29
    I'm afraid I am one of the banned - used to drive my husband crazy as he could never follow the plot as I would spend the whole show going "gloves, put some gloves on" - "why is that non-rebreath mask not inflated" - "can somebody please put that poor patients oxygen nasal specs up the right way" and many more.

    However like many my biggest gripe is CPR. It drives me to distraction when they not only shock and unshockable rhythm but then carry on shocking, "clear - shock - clear - shock!!!!!!!!!!" and they always get the patient back and they immediately go into normal sinus rhythm and have a GCS of 15!!!!!

    My husband's a police officer and is just the same with TV cop shows so those are also banned in our house
  4. by   JulieCVICURN
    I was watching my favorite show, Chuck, and one of the characters took a pill and dropped "dead" on the floor. The note he'd given Chuck said, "The pill was Amiodarone. It stops the heart." Uh, no...it does not.
  5. by   FLmomof5
    Try being an engineer watching a sci-fi flick!!!! LOL
  6. by   madwife2002
    Funny thread and I am happy it is not just me who stresses over the mistakes.
    When I lived in the UK there was a show about visiting home nurses who delievered twins it was a joke.

    How about every laboring woman who screams and pushes screaming-impossible to do adequate pushes whilst screaming.
    Plus the placenta never ever gets stuck LOL infact no postnatal women ever has a placenta on TV.

    How about shocking flat liners???
  7. by   HollyHobby
    Quote from JulieCVICURN
    I was watching my favorite show, Chuck, and one of the characters took a pill and dropped "dead" on the floor. The note he'd given Chuck said, "The pill was Amiodarone. It stops the heart." Uh, no...it does not.
    Lol, half my patients would be dead right now if that were true.
  8. by   HollyHobby
    My boyfriend and I are BOTH RNs, so any time we watch a show that has anything remotely medical in it, we have to pause it several times so we can argue about what's going on, what the doctors and nurses should do, what they did wrong, how unrealistic it is, and what we'd do in that situation. It can take us two hours to watch a half hour show.
  9. by   nminodob
    I was watching a Nurse Jackie episode (ok - I was bored) and the "student nurse" pushes 5x the fentanyl that's been ordered, sending the character into a "coma" from which they never think of administering narcan - they just send him to the ICU and put him on a ventilator (he survives unscathed)
  10. by   JBudd
    I shot bolt upright during Independence Day when they were checking on the scientest by grabbing both carotids at once; (having just finished teaching BLS) and shrieked "NOT BOTH SIDES AT ONCE!". My dh about fell over laughing, told me I was into the movie a little too much. Fortunately we were at home with a DVD. My kids still tease me.

    One of the Ice Age movied has the mammoth fall off a cliff, and the little animals run over yelling, "Mannie, Mannie, are you all right?". Took some explaining as to why I was howling with laughter.
  11. by   teeniebert
    Quote from JBudd
    One of the Ice Age movied has the mammoth fall off a cliff, and the little animals run over yelling, "Mannie, Mannie, are you all right?". Took some explaining as to why I was howling with laughter.
    hahahahaha!!! "you, call EMS! you, get the defibrillator!"
  12. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Sunday's episode of the Simpsons! Bart falls off of the school roof, and various people poke, prod, and flip him, trying to do CPR. I literally shouted "Don't touch him! He could have a spinal cord injury!"
  13. by   donsterRN
    What about the patient rooms on ANY series with a hospital? All this room, clean floors and artwork!!! My biggest peeve has already been mentioned... the complete lack of siderails.

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