REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Disorder” (1X16)

REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Disorder” (1X16)

If you still can’t get over Chicago Med’s episode last week, it’s time to move on because this new episode entitled, “Disorder” provides more intriguing scenes not only inside the ED but also outside the hospital. It starts off with the JCAHO doing a surprise site survey to check if the hospital staff is following the protocols when it comes to patient care. Meanwhile, Dr. Ethan Choi is with the paramedics and he’s doing a resident ride along. You’ll see Dr. Choi’s struggles as he treats a man named Paul who gets stuck in his house. On the other hand, a man named Clay who has dementia arrives at the ED due to an accident. Lastly, a woman is brought to the hospital because of a dog bite. Watch for an interesting fact about dogs and you’ll discover how they can be a great help to the medical community.


  • Laura Clay, the wife of the patient with dementia (Mr. Nathan Clay) and the neurologist who misdiagnosed the situation. Sylvie and Desmond, the paramedics from Chicago Fire who help Dr. Choi rescue a man.

REAL OR NOT RATING: ★★★★★  (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.) 

REAL– How the real world works:

  1. Go by the book! When Dr. Halstead sees April put gloves in the wrong trash bin, he corrects her and instructs her to follow the guidelines in the book whenever she’s doing anything inside the hospital. Dr. Halstead is correct because to provide excellent patient care, health professionals should adhere to hospital protocols and book guidelines.

  2. Dogs can smell cancer. Trained dogs have the ability to sense when there is any change within a human. They have what’s called a ‘sick scent’ that can detect even the earliest stage of cancer. In this episode, a patient was bitted by her dog and later found out the she has lymphoma. This dog also barked at a patient with cancer in his way to the hospital.

  3. Performing emergency escharotomy outside the hospital. Dr. Choi tries to rescue a man who gets stuck in his house. The latter has burns on his leg and became infected. Because Paul is losing his blood circulation in his leg, Dr. Choi decides to perform an escharotomy or else Paul’s leg would be at risk at being severed. In this procedure, an incision or cut has to be made through the burned skin to relieve pressure and to restore circulation. Dr. Choi is correct when he did this to Paul’s leg to avoid amputation, even though they weren’t in the hospital. Emergencies like this one can’t be delayed.

  4. Dislodged brachytherapy seed should be handled carefully. A brachytherapy is a radiotherapy treatment to treat cancer. Seeds are implanted inside the body and dislodgement is common in this form of therapy. If this happens, the hospital staff has to call the Environmental Health and Safety Department because it’s highly radioactive and will affect anyone if touched with bare skin. In this case, Dr. Will Halstead uses forceps to grab the seed and place it in a safe container. It’s the right thing to do if EHS is still not present, you can actually do what Dr. Halsted did!

FAKE– Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:

  1. I didn’t see anything wrong.

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