Stupid, I know, but more bad representations of NURSES on tv!

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Anyone watch 'The Walking Dead'? I love the show, but tonight, I got a little annoyed. Stupid reason too, because compared to most shows, even those that try to be medical shows, this one isn't all that bad.

But the Governor meets some friends, one of them is a nurse. She comes in to bandage a wound on his face, uses some kind of disinfectant to clean it, then frickin BLOWS ON IT!!! Ugh, dug my nails into my hand to stop myself from yelling in exasperation.

Why, oh why, when they depict nurses on tv, can they not spend a little extra money to at least do it right?!

Ok, rant done. Lol.

Has 6 years experience.

I would have just stuck my finger in it to see if it was dry.

The_Optimist

4 Articles; 176 Posts

Presidents are blown up daily...they constantly have affairs. Doctors are portrayed as sex-crazed people who will go at it anywhere:). Professions are constantly misrepresented. If this is all you have that worries you, you worry too much:no:.

Carrie RN

152 Posts

Presidents are blown up daily...they constantly have affairs. Doctors are portrayed as sex-crazed people who will go at it anywhere:). Professions are constantly misrepresented. If this is all you have that worries you, you worry too much:no:.

Agreed. Some of you are too young to remember the fine show Nightingales.

Specializes in ER. Has 2 years experience.

At least you're not a lawyer or a car saleman or fast food worker LOL

We have it pretty good.

Time for a cliche! Be the change you want to see in the world. Show people you're an awesome nurse. Anyone with half a brain knows TV is BS. We're doin' pretty good comparatively. It's more annoying that she is being a crappy nurse than that she represents all nurses.

Chill and have an awesome one!

littlehoneybee

31 Posts

I saw that too and my husband laughed at me when I started yelling at the TV. Of course, I have to console him when watching any type of army movie because they always show sergeants giving orders to colonels!

fetch, BSN, RN

1 Article; 481 Posts

Little things like that, I always roll my eyes. It's when they get CPR wrong I get steamed! Like the show Doctor Who from a few seasons ago, a nurse talks his wife through CPR just before she performs it on him - it was AWFUL. Like 5 slow compressions then 2 breaths awful.

TU RN

458 Posts

Specializes in ICU, PCU. Has 10 years experience.

Didn't you see last weeks episode where Hershel (the character who is a veterinarian) was dropping ETTs without a stylet? Then they bag the guy once and his distress is completely over. Or when he ripped the ETT out of the zombie's trachea then blindly inserted the same ETT into Glen's trachea without a laryngoscope OR stylet? Well if he wasn't a zombie before, after the trauma from that insertion he'll definitely have caught the other guys virus now!

I think a certain degree of leeway is owed to a TV show about post-apocalyptic zombie world haha :p

Valhalla_RN

17 Posts

BAHAHAHA I watched it last night and I thought the exact same thing!!! I was like "you just cleaned it, don't BLOW ON IT!". Last weeks ETT insertion without the stylet or laryngoscope was far more infuriating though, lol!

Specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg. Has 16 years experience.

This is the show that provided us with the famous quote: "Patricia, prepare the shed for surgery".:)

I love the show, but I don't think they pay alot of attention to reality.

brownbook

3,413 Posts

Has 38 years experience.

It is so stupid......at least (hopefully) the TV viewer gets that it is totally fictional....zombies...etc.

I don't get why EVERY show the past few years has people getting or giving injections in the neck? I just don't get it? I keep trying to anatomically figure out where the drug would even go? I keep envisioning the trachea or esophagus? They usually look like pretty long needles.

And always always someone is in the hospital with an IV, decides they are leaving, yanks out the IV, dresses, and leaves, without a drop of blood from the IV site!

chrisrn24

905 Posts

On AHS Coven last week a character was getting chemo...pulled out the tubing from her IV and let it drop to the floor. The doctor came back over and reattached the tubing that had hit the floor to her Iv! Pretty sure he did not clean the port either.