What smells?? ER! - page 3

doctors firing nurses??? :( what the heck was on er tonight? carter gets to decide how much money to spend on security measures, and then is going to fire three senior nurses to pay for it???... Read More

  1. by   Youda
    Ah, but you all missed, or forgot, that Carter is part of the administration! A few episodes ago (before last season's end) Carrie gave him that job. He's next in command of the ER, so it would be appropriate for him to fire/hire the nurses.

    OBNurse, I loved your subtle dig about the show. I wonder if they'll catch it! Escape from reality! LOL
    Originally posted by canoehead
    Hasn't anyone ever said to you "the doctor said I could" or "we'll see what the doctor says" when dealing with a simple hospital policy like no smoking?
    Sure thing! I just don't see what it has to do with "ER." I think it has to do with crappy docs that, in their God-complex, like to overrule nurses, and crappy nursing/hospital administration that lets them get away with it.

    I just think that if you're gonna tackle this, you should start with the source. I think that will be more likely to influence the way the entertainment industry portrays us. I don't think hospital management is watching and taking their clues from "ER."

    Originally posted by Youda
    OBNurse, I loved your subtle dig about the show. I wonder if they'll catch it! Escape from reality! LOL
    It wasn't a dig. But thanks anyways.

  4. by   canoehead
    Because we are not getting credit in the public eye for all the work we do.
    Well, perhaps if public adoration and recognition is what you wanted, another career would have been a better choice. I still maintain that I get "credit" for what I do from my patients.

  6. by   canoehead
    Time for a stiff drink. I'll buy a round for everyone.

    I think media and reality both need work and this was our chance to get together and work on the media. But if no one thinks its a good idea I will survive.

  7. by   Ortho_RN
    I think the whole about Carter having the right to fire the senior nurses is purely for storyline purposes ONLY.... He is dating Abby, Abby I am pretty sure is a Senior Nurse.... You get where this COULD be going...

    Its a TV show... If you want to watch the REAL hospitals play what about watching Trauma Life in the ER....
  8. by   CMERN
    OK ......We could rant and write...we are nurses, in T.V. land ratings rule. Controversy and sensationalism sell. Looks like the producers are accomplishing what they intend. I agree with Heather I enjoy the entertainment..altho on the other hand , as a nurse I was hoping nurse Abby would pop that creep with 100 of succ's with out the I.V (who cares) see how fast he'd drop.......maybe next episode Dr. Romano will go on a guys night out get drunk, get on stage and immitate EmnEm (since every body cant stand 'em any way) he can lip-sinc. that emnem song that keeps saying "i'm back".. not
    Last edit by CMERN on Oct 11, '02
  9. by   Youda
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    I emailed them. Told them what a loyal fan I am, and how much I look forward to escaping reality for one hour every week, and that even though I'm a nurse, I enjoy the show for it's entertainment value.

    Maybe it's just my warped sense of humor, Heather!
    What I hear you saying here is that you're a nurse, and therefore in some position to critique the show on its medical merits. Finding none, you enjoy it for entertainment value and "escaping reality" meaning that there isn't much "real" medically in the show.
  10. by   l.rae
    Canoehead....don't be discouraged....l think a lot will respond to the website without responding on this thread....l did fire off an e-mail...perhaps you should dedicate a seperate thread to the website feed-back only.....cause l wasn't sure what this thread topic was about till l click on it...honestly,l think this bothers a lot more nurses than you think...they just don't all respond to threads....thanks...LR
  11. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by ?burntout
    I have NO clue to what I will do with my Thursday nights when (GULP) this happens!
    I may have to do some penance or something...I didn't watch ER last night :imbar Yes, I have sinned, I was with another show...Without a Trace on CBS. I just haven't been into ER this season so far, the dynamics of the group have changed.

    I've already emailed NBC before regarding ER, but I'll be happy to do it again. I think the reason they don't show "Nurse themes" is they don't know there's a real interest. Who knows.

    Can you imagine how exciting the show would be if it was acurate and actually gave someone other than just Abby an actual job other than answering the phone?! And hey, they could still have cute docs and residents to gawk at, but hunky nurses could be the real cast <for the ladies viewing pleasure of course> And some really stong, intelligent, level headed nurses. Well, I think it's time to start auditioning allnurses for a screenwriter to start working on a pilot for a new show!
  12. by   ICUBecky
    i swear that show is getting more and more ridiculous as the seasons go on. PERIOD. IMHO, they are almost out of storylines, rapidly losing their "good" cast (heck, they already have except for carter), and are becoming more and more "unreal" in their portrayals. that show will be off in 1 or 2 years. i won't be sad.

    however, when "Friends" goes off...i will be horribly depressed.
    Originally posted by ICUBecky
    .... are becoming more and more "unreal" in their portrayals. that show will be off in 1 or 2 years. i won't be sad.

    however, when "Friends" goes off...i will be horribly depressed.
    Um, yeah. 6 people that sit around a coffe shop and each other's apartments all day that we hardly ever see working, yet they manage to wear the coolest designer clothes and maintain New York apartments. Very real.

    I'll be sad to see them both go.