Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, takes a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. Would the adrenaline scene from Pulp Fiction actually play out that way? Is all that medical jargon we hear in shows like Grey’s Anatomy and House true-to-life? Is removing a bullet really a cure-all for a gunshot wound?
3:12 The recommended dosage depends upon the make and model of the defibrillator. When used in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, 200J is not an outdated dosage, and is not considered ineffective. According to the American Heart Association’s Guidelines for CPR & Emergency Cardiovascular Care, “it is reasonable to use the manufacturer’s recommended energy dose for the first shock. If this is not known, defibrillation at the maximal dose may be considered.”
5:23 We misidentified the type of worm in the Grey’s Anatomy episode. It was actually Ascaris lumbricoides, not Strongyloides
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