“Inherent bias” is Chicago Meds latest episode that shows some unique dilemmas in the ED. It seems that the characters are on an emotional roller coaster as it starts off with Nurse April finally finally deciding to marry her boyfriend. Noah offers some help to Dr. Halstead in regards to his financial issues.

On the other hand, a man named Reggie is rushed to the ED due to shortness of breath. You’ll discover how he is related to Sharon Goodwin. Danny is again admitted to hospital due to stomach pain. Is he ready now to reveal the information about his pimp? Meanwhile, Dr. Charles is called in to check on a patient named Pamela who is brought to the ED due to disorientation. Watch out for some conflicts between Dr. Charles and Dr. Rhodes on the treatment of this patient. Dr. Halstead and Noah meet with a patient named Elliot who is bleeding. You’ll see how interesting it is for them to earn money using a House Call phone app.

This episode ends with the ED staff celebrating Nurse April’s engagement, but wait there’s something wrong with her. Let’s find out next episode.

Characters To Watch For:

  • Reggie Dixon, a 61-year old male, a Vietnam veteran and a photographer who happens to be Sharon Goodwin’s first love. He is rushed to the ED due to difficulty breathing. Will Dr. Choi and Dr. Manning save him? Will he and Sharon continue their love story? Let’s see.

Real Or Not Rating: ★★★★  (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.) 

REAL– How the real world works:

  1. Steroids can weaken the immune system. Reggie is in the ED because his immune system is weak and suffering from infections. Dr. Choi is right when he says that Reggie’s steroids are weakening his immune system, therefore he’s prone to infections. In reality, steroids decrease inflammation by reducing the activity of the immune system.

  2. Hyperinfection syndrome and disseminated Strongyloidiasis is fatal. Dr. Manning and Dr. Choi are correct when they say this parasitic infection that Reggie is suffering from and causes shortness of air is fatal. Most patients don’t survive this. In real life, Strongyloides is a parasitic roundworm that is prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions. An impaired immune system leads to overwhelming number of migrating Strongyloides larvae that can invade several organs of the body (e.g lungs, brain, skin), thus a patient like Reggie manifests all signs and symptoms of hyperinfection.

  3. surgeon who will perform a surgery without actual informed consent of a patient is by law, assault. Pamela is brought to hospital due to disorientation. Chicago P.D. found her loitering outside a store and disoriented. She is diagnosed as having endocarditis and heart surgery is needed. It’s true that if a patient is disoriented, he/she isn’t capable of making decisions thus he/she won’t understand anything about a procedure. Dr. Charles is right to mention that if Dr. Rhodes performs a surgery without his patient’s informed consent – the process by which a patient fully understands and agrees with the possible risks and benefits of a surgery — he will be liable for assault or battery.

FAKE– Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:

  1. Nothing’s wrong with the episode.

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