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She did thoracentecis for tension pneumothorax in 5th intercostal space. Should be done in 2nd intercostal space right? I'm an LVN but I remember from my reading that it should be done in the 2nd intercostal space. Looks like the fiancee is going to sue Veronica, the city and the hospital in the next episode. :D

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Well technically, if the patient has a true tension pneumo, the location is essentially irrelevant for the decompression as the goal (initially) is merely to equalize pressure. While we tend to do 2nd intercostal inpatient, I wonder if field decompressions are easier elsewhere.

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I DVRd it and I'm watching it now... I can't decide how I feel. I'm trying to shut off my medical brain and take it for what it is... a tv drama.

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I miss ER.

Thursdays just are not going to be the same...:no:

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I lasted about 25 minutes into it. This has got to be the worst nursy medical drama I have ever laid my eyes on. Numerous references to the character being "nothing but a nurse" you're nobody of any importance here, and gets slammed again by a patient calling her a "jacka$$" as she's hanging a bag. Acting was lousy and none of them really did much of any patient care that I could see, and where were their stethoscopes? They had nothing to do at the station and the rediculous personal relationship crap, the nurse who now only wants a guy rolling in dough, grabbing her cell phone call right in the pt room, some ex fiance waltzing into a patients room to stir up biz with the nurse, and the totally predictable doctor nurse lip locking against the wall crap. Needless to say I did not like it and thought it was stupid, demeaning and complete junk. Complete dumb down, and the viewers think it's all cool and edgy TV. Thanks NBC for putting us in a bad light. :down: :down:

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i just finished watching. i was definately not impressed. i actually thought it was pretty lame.... and it still makes us look like a bunch of horny, gossiping drunks.... give me nurse jackie anyday. and why the heck doesn't anyone wear gloves?? ew.

i love how she went down to the cooler and gave the guy his leg though.

i watched "trauma" the other night. although it was all over the place, it was much better than this show.... and they actually ran a code with very close to exact ACLS protocol, which i thought was pretty impressive.

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Anyone watchin that new show on nbc, mercy? i watchin it right now...what u all think?

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i just finished watching. i was definately not impressed. i actually thought it was pretty lame.... and it still makes us look like a bunch of horny, gossiping drunks.... give me nurse jackie anyday. and why the heck doesn't anyone wear gloves?? ew.

I got through tonight's episode. I do not like the nurse-patient interactions and was appalled when Sonia referred to her dying, homeless patient as "Miss America". Okay, so she showed compassion at the end. But what was with her callous disregard for the woman upon admission? And what is with her cell phone fetish anyway? Let's surgically remove the blasted thing from her ear so she can get some work done.

Doesn't seem like anyone does a whole lot of work on Mercy. Ratios seem pretty good; all patients are 1:1 on a med-surg floor, regardless of their condition. The nurses get all their breaks, never work overtime and still have energy for hot steamy sex. Where's the nursing recruiter? I wanna work there!

I don't like the casting, other than the appearance of a couple of Star Trek alumni. Always good to see Kate Mulgrew and it was nice to see Colm Meany (aka Chief O'Brien in Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. Guest appearances by Michael Dorn (Worf) or Jonathan Frakes (Riker) or an invasion by the Borg or the Ferengi would be welcome. (Yeah, Quark and Rom can be the hospital adminstrators. Star Trek people know what I mean.)

Anyway, the doctor is cute but creepy, reminds me of Tom on HawthoRNe but stalkerish. The slightly balding guy nurse is way too similar to Mohammed on Nurse Jackie but he lacks Mohammed's sarcastic charm. Chloe is convincing as a wide-eyed new nurse but we've already seen her character in student nurse Zoe from Nurse Jackie and new grad Kelly from Hawthorne. (And did anyone else catch the rude remarks Veronica and Sonia made about Chloe being a lesbian because she plays softball? What that all about? Homophobia is NOT cool.)

The whole series just seems like a lukewarm version of Nurse Jackie without the snarky humor, HawthoRNe without the heart. It's a soap opera, General Hospital back in the Eighties without Luke and Laura and not nearly as much fun.

DH does say that the flashbacks are pretty realistic and much like what he went through after his tour of duty in Iraq. Might be too realistic as he's not sure he can get through the show. The one thing they get right...

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The second show was even worse than the first. I'll be watching something else from now on. As for Trauma, since when is adult CPR done with only one hand? Perhaps the 'EMT" was using the other hand to fix his hair.

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I'm hoping it will pick up for some better writing. I will give it a couple more weeks. I do like her they push nurses being patient advocates though. It seems like like a soap opera versus a medical drama. I actually was looking forward to this show and it has become a big let down.

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I've worked registry in more than a dozen hospitals.

Nowhere have nurses had that much time.

Don't plan to watch again. But I didn't plan this time either.

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