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TV shows and movies that are ruined, because you know better - page 6

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. Visit  rgroyer1RNBSN profile page
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    On a side note about hawthorne, shes the cno, would you like to tell me where we all can find a cno that is actually going to come to the floor and actually work, let alone helping us code someone, hah, give me a break, the day this really happens I will need to be coded, because I am gonna have a massive m.i.
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    Quote from 313rn
    i came across this book in a local bookstore last week and it made some pretty interesting points. sure it might have been a little preachy at times, but overall it gave me something to think about.

    it's called saving lives: why the media's portrayal of nursing puts us all at risk

    take a look at http://www.truthaboutnursing.org/savinglives/
    313rn, i received that same book back in 2009 as a gift from a colleague of mine, and yes it held my interest till the end. btw i love your avatar
  3. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    back to the post on hand. needless to say, this is the reason why my non-medical friends hate to watch medical sitcoms with me, because i begin to lol even if the actor is portraying a dead pt. i can spot the errors
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  4. Visit  ninja-nurse profile page
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    Two words: Doctors. Bedpans.
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  5. Visit  jessRN465 profile page
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    My favorite was one time on Greys, I think it was Arizona, told a patient they had "psoriasis" of the liver instead of "cirrhosis."

    I cracked up..
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  6. Visit  littlelimabean01 profile page
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    I had a doctor in real life that actually came in and did all his own vital signs!! I was about 20 then and I was astonished!! That doctor is still around and has too full of a load of patients to take anymore. He was great he was a doctor for all the right reasons. What a gem.
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  7. Visit  littlelimabean01 profile page
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    Quote from nursesrock1980
    Have you noticed that NO ONE on Er ever washes their hands?????!!!!!
    I guess they omit that because it would make for boring tv. But yeah they can easily have a dialogue while that happened! I have 17 years food service experience, and then my 5+ nursing. I could teach a hand washing class in a coma. I just want to say that the TV shows are really an accurate depiction of what happens in restaurants and in health care from my experience. Just to give a very accurate picture of what goes on in regarding hand washing. Worked at Cracker Barrel while in Nursing school. Sunday morning, 17 servers ONE hand washing sink...I NEVER had to wait in line to wash my hands!!! I was soo very grossed out. Flash forward I am now a LPN and honestly they all just rely on hand sanitizer, again gross. I feel like hand sanitizer is similar to what we experience in the world of antibiotic resistant bacteria, I can not believe that those decades old sanitizing formulas are truly effective anymore. Thank you for washing your hands! You are a rare one!
  8. Visit  schoolnursehc profile page
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    I do not watch medical shows.. I can remember watching different (old) drama shows and the 'nurses' are always shown getting off work, getting into their cars and gosh if they don't have on their little white caps. When I wore a cap it was not allowed to wear them out of the hospital. And why would you want to?? Also the poor victim dies and everyone rushes up and someone says 'he's dead'. No CPR, no call 911. Just 'he's dead', then the police show up. I watched a Clint Eastwood movie, he'd had a heart transplant, his surgeon was furious because he had a fever, did blood work, in the exam room, no gloves, no sterile procedure, visitor in the room walking around, and showed the cath going into the new heart. Maybe now we know why he had fever...
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  9. Visit  Davey Do profile page
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    In the movie "Mud", the ER sent home a 14 y/o boy treated for a snake bite while still unconscious.

    Of course, had the ER not​ sent the boy to his houseboat home, Matthew McConaughey (Mud) wouldn't have been able to visit the boy, the Bad Guys set out to kill Mud couldn't have tracked him down, and Sam Shepard could not have picked off the Bad Guys from across the river!

    In some circumstances, the plot supersedes keeping a Patient for observation after treatment for a life-threatening trauma!
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    Quote from jessRN465
    My favorite was one time on Greys, I think it was Arizona, told a patient they had "psoriasis" of the liver
    Oh no!
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    Quote from littlelimabean01
    I had a doctor in real life that actually came in and did all his own vital signs!! I was about 20 then and I was astonished!! That doctor is still around and has too full of a load of patients to take anymore. He was great he was a doctor for all the right reasons. What a gem.
    Few and far between, littlelimabean!

    When I worked in OR about 25 years ago, the Surgeon, Dr. M, would stay around and help clean up afterwards!

    Thereafter, I worked in a little rural 19 bed Hospital, in ER and Med/Surg, with Dr. C. He was a GP, an ERP, a Surgeon, and even did the anesthesia for the other town Physician during surgeries, Dr. P.!

    I currently work with a Nurse Extern from that town and he informed me that that Dr. C has since retired.

    However, Dr. P still practices. The Nurse Extern told a story where a Patient had to help Dr. P stand up after a routine exam!

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