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    Ridiculous Medical Mistakes Spotted on TV

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    There's been a few threads addressing this but I'm always game for another one!  It's very rare for any TV show, even the medical ones to actually show CPR correctly performed. Just last week on I think it was Chicago Med one of the doctors was doing chest compression while riding the gurney with the patient coming off the ambulance like that would ever happen in the first place and those compression's were SO SLOW!  Then of course once the patient was in the hospital the monitors were magically showing the cardiac rhythm [or lack thereof] despite there being zero leads actually on the patient.  I do believe that particular patient was somehow saved. At least that show isn't  so terrible that they continue shocking asystole but apparently "another round of epi" usually jump starts a shockable rhythm in that ER! 

    The show I am actually impressed with 911, in a recent case they removed the patient from the water and dried off the chest before using the ADU. Then they actually placed the pads correctly! I was pleasantly surprised by that.

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    New Amsterdam, the other night:

    Two sisters come into the hospital after a bus crash involving a number of church ladies. One of the sisters finds out she's in renal failure and needs a transplant ASAP; the other one learns she has diabetes, which is seriously out of control. So why in the world are all these doctors OK with the idea of a diabetic giving up a kidney??! Makes NO sense. Sheesh, don't they have medical consultants for these shows?🤦‍♀️

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    On 11/2/2019 at 2:33 AM, VivaLasViejas said:

    New Amsterdam, the other night:

    Two sisters come into the hospital after a bus crash involving a number of church ladies. One of the sisters finds out she's in renal failure and needs a transplant ASAP; the other one learns she has diabetes, which is seriously out of control. So why in the world are all these doctors OK with the idea of a diabetic giving up a kidney??! Makes NO sense. Sheesh, don't they have medical consultants for these shows?🤦‍♀️

    That show is great for transplants. Watching New Amsterdam you'd think nobody would ever need to wait years for a transplant. All you need is a friend or relative that happens to be a perfect match willing to give you theirs!

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