Chicago Med’s latest episode, “Fallback” focuses on the pasts of Dr. Connor Rhodes and Dr. Natalie Manning, which makes the viewers wonder how their present actions are affected by what they’ve already been through.
CHARACTERS TO WATCH FOR:
- Claire Rhodes, sister of Dr. Rhodes, who is hurt by how her brother abandoned her.
- Russell, an old family friend of Connor’s, who was brought in due to an accident. You get to see how his treatment affects the relationships within the Rhodes family.
- Dr. Toni Zanetti, a new attending surgeon on scene who handles Russell’s case.
REAL OR NOT RATING: ★★★
(1 being the worst, 5 by being the best.)
REAL– HOW THE REAL WORLD WORKS:
- Prednisone can mimic the traits of diabetes. Captain Trevor Jackson, a ranger in military, was brought to the hospital and later found out that his wife was poisoning him with prednisone. This steroid can elevate blood sugar so doctors will diagnose a person as having diabetes, if no further investigation is made.
- Surgical Navigation Advanced Platform (SNAP) is shown in the episode to have a clear view of Russell’s body. This kind of technology is used in hospitals to provide 3D imaging capabilities that helps surgeon see a clear and wide view of human anatomy.
- Having acoustic neuroma can cause hearing loss. Dylan, a violinist, is diagnosed as having acoustic neuroma. This benign tumor can compress the part of the brain that is responsible for hearing; eventually leading to hearing loss.
FAKE– CRINGE WORTHY SCENES THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN:
Dr. Rhodes requested for an x-ray to check the extent of damage done to Russell’s body. He put the image recording plate on the side of Russell’s upper body and did not cover his entire back. The results of his x-ray showed an image of a whole upper body, as if he positioned the plate correctly.
Dr. Manning incorrectly performing the Rinne test to check Dylan’s hearing. She is doing it wrong as she just holds the tuning fork away from Dylan’s ears. In reality, the Rinne test should be performed by placing a vibrating tuning fork against patient’s mastoid bone until the sound stops, before placing it in front of the ear.
Playing violin in the room with the doors open. To help convince Dylan to undergo a brain surgery, Dr. Manning (also a violinist) asks Dylan to play the violin with her. This scene was obviously a dramatization since the sound of violin pouring down the halls would have been quite a shock to other patients in the ER.