Thursday, July 23, 2009

Medical Shows

I do enjoy watching the medical shows on TV. They occasionally bring up diseases, pathogens, and other medical issues that we talk about in class. Personally, I like House and now Royal Pains on USA. There's something enjoyable about watching these unusual doctors treat their patients that always seem to figure out the case. However, the more I learn, the more problems I see in these shows.

I was just watching Royal Pains and Hank, the doctor, just performed a non-emergency surgery paying no attention to aseptic technique. He pulled out some latex gloves from a box and used those for surgery. It wouldn't be that hard for him to carry around some packs of sterile gloves and throw on a mask occasionally. I'll assume that the instruments were sterile. I get that it's TV, but that's my soapbox for the day and I still enjoy watching these shows.


Lynn said...

I just wanted to say that I've been reading your blog for a while now and it's so inspiring...I, too, have always wanted to be a vet and I will be applying to schools in a couple years. It's nice to see "real people" who get accepted to schools, it gives me hope, hah! Good luck with school, I'm sure you'll do great.

Ratboy said...

Thanks for the comment Lynn. Good luck on your applications as that's probably the hardest part of vet school. If you have any questions too, let me know.