"I'm a nurse and there are a lot of things that bother me. Doctors very rarely are good looking. Doctors don't do that much with patients! They don't take blood samples, run the samples themselves, help the patient get out of bed, etc. A majority of the patients aren't young and good looking with an exotic disease. Usually it's an old person with a common thing like a UTI."
"Hospital shows always get doctors wrong. While there are some good looking doctors, attendings are not McDreamys and McSteamys usually. Also, we use on call rooms to sleep, not for hook ups! We do not do as much as depicted in shows. A lot of patient interaction is done by nurses and technicians. We wouldn’t survive without them! And lastly, on call is not as exciting in real life. A lot of the time when I was on call, when the patients were sleeping, I was trying to catch some sleep too. Doesn’t make for exciting and entertaining television, though, I know!"
"I work in general reception and registration for an emergency room. When patients come into an ER setting on TV, they never state their name, social, or any information because they're in SUCH distress. I've seen so many patients in real life who are in distress who still give the necessary information. It's important to see your prior history and make sure the clinical staff doesn't kill you by giving you meds you're allergic to. Or let's say you black out. We don't want to let in crazy people to visit you who'd want to hurt you. PSA to any future ER/ED patients: give nurses a break!"
"90% of the stuff medical shows portray doctors doing is typically done by nurses. I’m looking at you seasons 1 through 6 of Grey’s Anatomy!"