ER question............

  1. at the risk of sounding really stupid............I am a big fan of ER and I was just wondering............how realistic is it? none of the nursing type programmes over here are very realistic.........so how close to the real thing is ER???

    Karen

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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Shamrock
    hmmm, as much as I like it too, I would rate it at 50% realistic.
    Not just the nursing/medical "stuff" that goes on but the soap-
    opera like atmosphere in everyone's life. Is good entertainment
    though!!
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    There is a very interesting article in the June 2, 2003 issue of "NurseWeek" regarding ER. It is called "Reel Rns", Nurse extras keep it real on the set of television's "ER".

    www.nurseweek.com

    steph
  5. by   Whisper
    I often wondered this, Great thread, and thanks for the link, it was an interesting read.

    Whisper
  6. by   Shamrock
    That is a good article. Would be a cool job to have, wouldn't it.
  7. by   l.rae
    I work in a busy ER. The show ER makes me wanna puke it is soooooooooo fake. Just my 0.02.
  8. by   Rena RN 2003
    i work in a real ER too and that show just makes me laugh. :chuckle very fake indeed.
  9. by   fab4fan
    Not even remotely close. I'm still rolling my eyes over "Abbey", who was an OB RN, then comes to the ED and immediately becomes proficient in all areas of ED nursing, and after a year or two becomes the nurse manager.

    Nice diversion, but not reality. Had a pt. complain that his visit in the ED wasn't anything like what they have on the show....duh!
  10. by   ScarlettRN
    does anyone else roll on the floor laughing when they shock asystole?
  11. by   Shamrock
    I like the way they do chest compressions!
  12. by   karenG
    hmm think that answers my question. sort of sad really...........but what I thought. another illusion shattered!! we have a programme here called 'casuality', and I watch it for the mistakes!!

    Karen
  13. by   Shamrock
    Awwww, don't be shattered!! It is for entertainment.. and is
    fun to watch...
  14. by   karenG
    no not shattered- just it makes you all look so good!!!!!!!!!! though how you tell who is a doctor and who is a nurse is beyond me!! but I do like the scrubs- much better than my uniform!!!

    Karen

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