I am usually pretty forgiving of Grey's when it comes to medical accuracy. It's a TV show, I enjoy the relationships. I don’t watch for the medicine. But if you are doing an episode that revolves around a malpractice suit, inaccuracy is going to stand out. Also, I am not a big fan of Callie or Arizona so I kind of zoned that stuff out this episode.
--First a cardiology patient in the hospital for any reason: Cards is on board and seeing this patient daily.
--The scrub nurse and circulating nurse keep a running sponge count. They usually have a pretty good idea of where each one is. At all times. Also, after they closed he would have had an X-ray to check for the sponge and once he was stable they would have removed it.
--Why did his HR increase during the operation? These are things you try to figure out in a cardiology patient; yet another reason cardiology would have been on board.
--ICU/floor nurses pay a little bit closer attention to their patients then shown tonight. Not too often do I walk into a room and am surprised by a new complaint (say gangrenous legs) that I didn’t hear about from a nurse first.
--Ortho surgeons are paranoid doctors. Their bogey man is post-op infections and complications. They also know that there can be a learning curve for major joint replacement surgeries. So I seriously doubt one would try out a new approach on an Olympic athlete.
--Most hospitals have to approve a new device/implant/procedure/technique/medication before they allow it to be used because of liability concerns. They would probably not have approved a joint that was still experimental to be used in an Olympic athlete. Ya know, the kind of high profile individual that will sue if/when things go wrong. At least not without a pretty serious liability waiver.
-Didn’t Callie email the surgeons in Europe? Why did they mail the report to her, and not respond to the email? They wanted to support the USPS maybe, I don’t know. And why in the world do you throw that away at the courthouse. She works in a hospital has all private information destroyed, so take advantage.
There were others, but I have already spent way too much energy on this. Now I feel better, and hopefully next week it goes back to regular Grey’s.
Hard to choose, I guess I'd go with White Collar. I am curious how long it will take before Peter and Neal are back working together. Hopefully not too long.
Okay so I am a college football fan, any other week I probably don't notice but I cringed a little when Joan was wearing what I am pretty sure was a Penn state shirt. But overall I think it was a great episode that moved some characters forward
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