Chicago Med‘s latest episode, “Heart Matters” is full of emotions as it starts off with Dr. Manning is asked out by Jeff Clarke for dinner and a movie after their shift. Let’s see if she’ll accept it or not.
On the other hand, Kate Windham, a Chicago police officer is brought to the ED after being hit in her driveway. Nurse Maggie faces her past since Kate was her arresting officer last year!
Meanwhile, Nurse April gets another ultrasound for her baby and it turns out good since all of her baby’s measurements are in normal range. Meghan and Bria, her daughter, arrive at the ED due to a car accident. Will Meghan get a heart after breaking her transplant agreement?
Meanwhile, Dr. Manning is set for a Morbidity & Mortality Conference to present a case study about her previous patient who died due to misdiagnosing. Let’s see how Dr. Manning handles the pressure and tension in the conference.
Characters To Watch For:
- Kate Windham, a Chicago PD officer, arrives at the ED due to an accident in her driveway. Will it affect Nurse Maggie’s management of care in the ED, considering it’s her arresting officer?
Real Or Not Rating: ★★★★★ (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.)
REAL– How the real world works:
- Pain medications have no effect on blood alcohol levels. When Meghan is rushed to the ED, doctors found out that she consumed alcohol by checking her Blood alcohol content (BAC) or blood alcohol level. When she explained that the pain medication could be the reason for having a 0.06 BAC but Dr. Latham knew better. Dr. Latham explained pain medications have no effect on blood alcohol levels. BAC is the concentration of alcohol in the bloodstream. You can only increase your BAC if you drink alcohol.
- An alcoholic has to be sober for 18 months before being eligible for a transplant. Dr. Latham made the right call explaining that Meghan cannot receive a heart transplant because she’s ineligible. In reality, to be considered for a transplant, a patient must be evaluated using a patient selection criteria by the appropriate multidisciplinary treatment team. Before being listed for a transplant, recipients are evaluated to make sure they can take care of their new organs. As an example, alcoholics who need transplants must be sober for at least 6-18 months before they will even be listed.
- In mental health, there are physical signs if a person is showing real emotions. When Meghan finds out that she won’t be receiving a heart transplant, Dr. Charles knows she’s in trouble as tears roll down her face and her jaw continues to clench. He notices the shame she felt since her body language gave all the usual signs. It’s a psychiatrist’s job to determine the mood and personality of their patients.
- Men are not excluded from having eating disorders. When Felix, a jockey, is brought to the ED due to an electrolyte imbalance, Dr. Halstead figures out he has bulimia. Dr. Halstead appropriately disagrees with Felix when he complains that “only girls” can get this eating disorder. According to current statistics, 1/3 of those suffering from bulimia are men.
FAKE– Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:
- Nothing’s wrong with “Heart Matters”.