"Lose Yourself" is the latest episode of Chicago Med that will surely touch your heart as it starts off with Nurse Maggie suggesting names for Nurse April’s baby. Will it be a girl or a boy? Let’s wait until Nurse April gets the result of her ultrasound. Meanwhile, Sharon Goodwin informs Dr. Rhodes that a patient named Justin Pepper, a window washer who fell 33 stories, will arrive at the ED soon. Will Dr. Rhodes save him even if he suffers from multiple injuries? On the other hand, Melody Sayers is waiting patiently at the ED when Nurse April notices that she’s in bad condition. You’ll see how Nurse April saves this woman from near-death. Dr. Choi and Dr. Manning are having conversation when a woman shouts for help because her husband Nick is passing out. A man in a superhero costume named Edward Thompson brings a woman who suffers from stroke but as he leaves the ED, he loses consciousness. Does he have a mental problem? Let’s find out.
REAL OR NOT RATING: ★★★★★ (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.)
- Deep breathing can calm you down. When Edward finds out that ED staff cut off his costume to examine him further, he starts hyperventilating. Dr. Reese is right when she helps him calm down by doing deep breathing. It’s true that if you’re in a stressful situation, deep breathing exercises can be very helpful. In reality, deep breathing relieves stress and anxiety due to its physiological effect on the nervous system. Breathing slowly and mindfully activates the hypothalamus, connected to the pituitary gland in the brain, to send out neurohormones that inhibit stress-producing hormones and trigger a relaxation response in the body (livestrong.com)
D&C should be done after miscarriage. When Nurse April finds out that her baby has no heart beat, her doctor requires her to undergo dilation and curettage (D&C) as soon as possible. A D&C, also known as dilation and curettage, is a surgical procedure often performed after a miscarriage. In a D&C, dilation refers to opening the cervix; curettage refers to removing the contents of the uterus (americanpregancy.org). It is the right thing to do to prevent heavy bleeding and infection after abortion.
IV Ig and plasmapheresis are alternatives to fight infection. When Melody is diagnosed with viral myocarditis, Dr. Halstead is right when he says that IV Ig and plasmapheresis are alternatives to block Melody’s immune system from attacking heart muscle as it tries to clear the infection instead of having heart transplant. In real life, Immune globulin products (IV Ig) from human plasma is used to treat immune deficiency (emedicine.medscape.com) and plasmapheresis is is the removal, treatment, and return or exchange of or components thereof from and to the blood circulation therefore clearing infections to the body (Wikipedia.com).
- Nothing’s wrong with the episode.