While Grey’s Anatomyis still one of the best medical dramas in history, there have been many instances of medical and surgical errors and mistakes that cannot be overlooked, at least not by me nor any medical health provider.
Other mistakes, however, are so blatant that it is impossible to look away.
And while I am totally in love with the characters and their lives, I can’t help but notice there are some serious but hilarious medical errors in the show.
Nothing that regular folks would notice, but for diehard medical doctor fans like me, these plot holes and continuity mistakes can be, well…funny and annoying at the same time 😉 After all, what fan doesn’t take pride in noticing things that nobody else does?
GREY’S ANATOMY MEDICAL MISTAKES
A. When doing surgery it is extremely important NOT TO WEAR any jewelry of any kind. And you can see the female surgeons in this TV show operating with their earrings on!!!! 😬😨 This is a constant error throughout the seasons. I wonder why the medical advisors of the GA failed on this issue.
B. In order to ensure the most sanitary environment possible prior to beginning surgery, surgeons have to “scrub in” before they enter the operating room.
Surgical scrubbing is the removal of the germs and bacteria as possible from the bare hands and arms. After scrubbing, doctors should keep both hands above waist and below neckline.
Surgeons should keep them in view at all times. Scrubbed hands and arms are considered contaminated once they fall below waist level. On the other hand, surgical gowning and gloving provide a barrier between the patient and healthcare provider.
After that, only sterile clothing and sterile body areas of the patient can be touched.
In some episodes some doctors cross their arms after scrubbing. This is a direct medical NO-NO-NO, as the hands would now be contaminated.
I also notice that Dr. Bailey makes sterilization mistakes: in several episodes she ties her own sterile gown right before starting surgery. She touches others surgeons gowns with her sterile gloves.
C. Now, this storyline alone is pretty hard to believe, but let’s say anything is possible in TV land: Derek tells Meredith to do an MRI on a female patient with a fork in her neck. Ferromagnetic metals aren’t allowed inside the MRI, due to its magnetism. A fork is a stainless-steel item, and iron is its main component. Iron is ferromagnetic.
So, an MRI is magnetic, very expensive test and non-necessary. A regular x-ray would have sufficed.
D. This is hilarious and totally unnecessary: some doctors enter the scrubbing room from the gray area with the hands up! hahahaha, no need to do this, since the hands aren’t sterile yet because they haven’t been scrubbed. Oh jeez, when I watched this I had a good laugh!
E. Another terrible medical mistake in Grey’s Anatomy; the nails of the patients. Patients who are going to be operated on have to have their nails free of nail polish. If the patient’s oxygen levels do drop, the fingernails would turn blue; signaling it to the surgeon, anesthesiologist and surgical nurses that there is a serious problem. But this would be hidden by the nail polish.
Here you’ll find a group of cats who decided to spice things up a bit in the world of cat fur patterns.
Some of the little guys you’ll meet below were born with awesome symbols in their fur that allow them to wear their hearts on their sleeves.
Others among them seem to be less enthused with their unique markings, which make them appear to be wearing full-time funny faces or doing a permanent impression of a historical figure. Regardless, these little guys and their awesome fur are sure to put a smile on your face!
Some people think it is sexist to use blonde to refer to women, but the AP stylebook currently says to maintain the distinction between the two gendered forms of the word if you use it, and The Chicago Manual of Style also seems to uphold the difference. It doesn’t say so explicitly, but it uses the E-form for women in some example sentences.
Just Because I Am Blond
just because I am blond I’m not a dumb blond I’m not clueless I’m not unprofessional
just because I am blond I’m not lonely I’m not shy I’m not spoiled
just because I am blond I’m not a nerd I’m not perfect I’m not a source for a joke just because I am blond… look at me differently
During heart surgery, a highly trained group works as a team.
The cardiovascular surgeon heads up the surgery team and performs the key parts of the surgery.
The assisting surgeons follow the direction of the cardiovascular surgeon.
The cardiovascular anesthesiologist gives you the medicines that make you sleep during the surgery (called anesthesia) and monitors the ventilator, which breathes for you during surgery.
The perfusion technologists run the heart-lung machine.
The cardiovascular nurses are specially trained to assist in heart surgery.
Coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG), introduced in the 1960s, remains the standard revascularization treatment for complex coronary disease.1 The left internal thoracic artery, with its excellent patency when used as a graft, is the conduit of choice for anastomosis to the left anterior descending coronary artery.
“In some ways, what I do is as much art as it is science,” said Dr. Kirshbom. “Some hearts are missing parts or are put together the wrong way. That’s where the art comes in. Many of our operations require literal rebuilding of cardiac and vascular structures. As one of my colleagues says, each child is a custom job.”
I just listened to UNBROKEN yesterday. I enjoyed the lyrics so much that I could not stop listening to it over and over.
If you feel down, listen to this song (MUSICAL VIDEO below). Listen to other songs that would liberate your mind from pain, from feeling unworthy, sad, lonely. But do it as soon as possible. See, the longer you allow yourself to feel like you can not go on anymore, the longer will be for you to recuperate, to go back on your feet and “fight” the good fight, to live plenty.
So, do it today. Today is the day for you to pull yourself out of that hole without ladders. There is always a ladder. If you don’t think so, if you don’t see it, then YOU get it and put it on the wall of the deep hole and climb it up!
Creating wonderful art with nature is a masterpiece for the eyes to admire. It looks so good, would you eat it?
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY:
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti was the first artist in the modern era to think of the preparation and consumption of food as art. The avant-garde Futurist movement, formed by Marinetti and other artists in Milan in 1909, embraced the industrial age and all things mechanical—from automobiles and planes to manufacturing methods and city planning. They thought cooking and dining, so central to everyone’s day-to-day lives, should also be central to their farsighted, far-out ideals.
Enjoying a Barbra Streisand concert on cable, delightful voice and musical interpretation. She sang a song from the “Sound Of Music”, beautifully, magnificent. But I have a problem with a part of the lyrics of this song.
I will tell you first a little bit of my musical experience so you know why I dare to criticize (in a constructive way, of course) the lyrics of this song.
I happen to be a musician. I play the guitar and sing very well, actually. I sang professionally in my youth to pay for my medical career. I studied music, singing lessons and musical composicion: music and lyrics, in Bellas Artes in Mexico City. So I think I have a very good idea of what I am talking about, but I am always open for a healthy debate and to change my mind if somebody is willing to explain to me why I am wrong in my assertion about this song:
“Climb Every Mountain” — Written by Rodgers And Hammerstein.
This show tune was written for the 1959 musical “The Sound of Music” and sung by the Mother Abbess.
The problem I have with, is highlighted and I will tell you why below the lyrics:
Climb every mountain Ford every stream Follow every rainbow ‘Till you find your dream
It should say “reach” your dream, not find your dream. You already need to have found your dream, this is “know” your dream, then climb every mountain, until you reach it. And I don’t see any problem with the rhyme. Changing the word find to reach would not affect the tune nor the octaves, but it would make a lot more sense, and it would have more psychological and inspirational impact, in my opinion.