Chicago Med is now in its 14th episode and it still never fails us to give exciting scenes. This new episode entitled “Hearts” is full of intense actions and unique emergency cases. It starts off with Dr. Choi and his girlfriend, making conversation about his PTSD. He admits he’s been going to therapy. A man named Coleman freaks out in the emergency room because he wants to be prioritized, even though his medical concern is not as urgent as the other patients. On the other hand, Dr. Natalie Manning attends to a child named Bo, who has a wrist fracture. You’ll see some twists at the end of the episode about this child’s case. Reese still hasn’t decided if Pathology is what she really wants. Lastly, a woman arrives in the ED after getting in an accident. We get to watch how Dr. Connor Rhodes is affected by her situation.
CHARACTERS TO WATCH FOR:
- Griffin, Bo’s brother, who acts weirdly in the ED. You’ll discover something about him that will change your misconception about his brother’s case.
REAL OR NOT RATING: ★★★★★ (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.)
REAL: How the real world works:
- Triage is important in the emergency department. Mr. Coleman who freaks out in the ED because he wants to be first in line thinks he needs an immediate medical attention while other patients need to be prioritized first. This is completely real, triage is used in prioritizing patients in a hospital, especially in the ED. It is one way to determine which patients should get immediate treatments. In this episode, the receptionist is correct that Mr. Coleman should wait to be called before he gets treated since his case wasn’t urgent.
- Treating patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a long process. Since Dr. Ethan has been in therapy for PTSD, he’s uncertain if his medication is working since he’s still having trouble sleeping. In real life, treating this kind of patient requires patience and commitment especially with those experiencing war-based PTSD. According to studies, it can take nearly seven years to overcome this disorder.
- Changing residency match is crucial. Reese is still isn’t sure if she wants to work in pathology, but as she deals with patients in the ED, she discovers what she really wants – to treat people. She decides on switching her residency match from pathology to the emergency department. When she tries talking to Sharon Goodwin, the latter says it’s not possible because it’s a legal contract. In reality, residency match is a binding commitment. Medical students need to honor the match or else they can be subject to sanctions. Sharon Goodwin is just doing her job in this case.
FAKE: Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:
- I didn’t see anything wrong!