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CPR: As Seen on TV

May 5, 2008 8:16 am Published by 1 Comment

One of M’s co-workers is giving an interesting sounding talk this week. If it wasn’t in the middle of a work day, I might try to wrangle my way into it:

“Have you ever watched a cardiac arrest on TV and thought ‘That is not how we do it’? Do you remember seeing Dr. Carter shocking asystole and wondering why the cast of ER did not follow ACLS guidelines? Has a patient’s family member ever said to you ‘Meredith Grey was coded for four hours and was fine. What do you mean there might be neurological damage?’ All these questions and more will be addressed this coming Thursday during my Senior Talk entitled CPR: As Seen on TV.”

Update: This reminds me a bit of the so-called CSI Effect, where juries are becoming more and more demanding when it comes to physical evidence in trials.