TV shows and movies that are ruined, because you know better - page 3

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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 just me. I was watching the... Read More


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    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.
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    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)
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    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.
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    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!"
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    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!"
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    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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    I love it when someone goes to their family doctor for a checkup, and the physician walks into the exam room wearing surgical scrubs, cap, and a has a mask tied around his neck. Uh no...
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    I always crack up when shows like Mercy (I know, I know, it is an awful show about nurses) has one physician who seems to specialize in everything. I work in oncology and I was mad that they had the crazy physician prescribe chemo for one patient while also treating a girl who had an STD down the hall and another neuro patient next door.
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    I was watching an ER rerun the other day and had to scream at my TV when Dr. Clemente was assessing a patient with acute abdominal pain. He started with deep palpation, then light palpation, THEN decided to listen for bowel sounds. I guess no one ever showed him the correct order in which to do an abdominal assessment.
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    These shows are hilarious, though!
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 22, '14


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