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Sopranos Finale - How well was nursing portrayed?

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by NurseRotten NurseRotten (Member)

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Now that the Sopranos series has come to an end, what do you think about the portrayal of nurses in the series. The series showed nurses in the ICU when Tony was shot, in the psych settings where AJ was treated for depression and Junior was treated with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, and tonight the series featured a brief hospital scene with a patient intubated in the ICU recovering from a gunshot wound (no nurse was shown). What are your thoughts?

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Cmariehart specializes in LTC.

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Honestly... I didn't even notice..... I've been so wrapped up in the series that I just never noticed, sorry :o

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Why does everything that takes place in a hospital on tv have to do about how nursing is portrayed to nurses? Just enjoy the shows. They are not real life just make believe.

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Why does everything that takes place in a hospital on tv have to do about how nursing is portrayed to nurses? Just enjoy the shows. They are not real life just make believe.

Here! Here! Bravo, enough said.

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nursedawn67 is a LPN and specializes in Geriatrics, LTC.

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Why does everything that takes place in a hospital on tv have to do about how nursing is portrayed to nurses? Just enjoy the shows. They are not real life just make believe.

I agree is is just make believe, but I like to take the comedic look at it and laugh at all the weird things that they screw up or don't even do right and laugh at it. :)

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mamalle specializes in ER, Outpatient PACU and School Nursing.

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god that was the last thing I was thinking of... wow is all I have to say- leaves alot up to your imagination on what happened!!!!!

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manettohillnurse specializes in Med/Surg, midwifery, orthopedics, ob/gyn.

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Who cares? I found the ending so disappointing. I did notice though that in spite of being on a respirator, You didn't hear a sound and you didn't see Silvio's chest move.:bluecry1: :bluecry1: :bluecry1:

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Hoozdo is a ADN and specializes in ICU, Research, Corrections.

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I have my non-medical husband so well trained by my comments on medical aspects of TV shows that he now points out errors in the room/patient.

:chuckle:roll

Tonight he said, why does the vent make no noise? The tube feeding is connected to nothing. I had to correct him, no honey he probably has a peg tube.

I honestly never noticed how nursing is portrayed on the Sopranos. I do pay attention if it is a medical show, but the Sopranos is not a medical show.

I did not like the ending either :trout: Thought my cable was on the fritz at first!

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emtb2rn is a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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I thought the ending was great. Life goes on as usual. Phil got whacked, so Tony was relaxed in the diner, knowing the bloodshed was over. My wife and I were on the edges of our seats for that last 10 minutes however, reading something sinister into everyone and everything - Meadow having trouble parking, each guy who walked into the diner, the guy getting up to go to the bathroom, it was brilliant writing by Chase. There was closure in the actual lack of closure. No earth tilting denoument, the wheel just keeps turning.

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mercyteapot is a BSN, RN and specializes in Dev. Disabilities, Health Disparities.

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I found the ending so disappointing.

Me too! I can't believe that one of the most engaging shows of all time left us with.... that.

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Was nursing even portrayed in the Sopranos?

Earlier this season, Junior was at the high-priced psych facility. He and the young Asian man that he befriended pulled off a scam to avoid the psych meds. They showed a nurse doing her med rounds with the orderly and the Asian kid creating a diversion so that Junior could avoid taking his meds.

When Johnny Sack was dying of cancer in the institutional care facility, he was not attended to by nurses but by other inmates. One inmate was a former physician who was shown making beds and doing other CNA type duties.

The nurses in the ICU when Tony was shot by Junior a few seasons back were portrayed well. They provided patient education, and I vaguely recall them getting ready to change his wound vac. I specifically remember Meadow questioning the doc during that season about her father's sepsis. She asked, "What's he on?" And the doc replied, "Zosyn." I guess that's somewhat believable.

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