Chicago Med gives us again a shocking intro as it aired its latest episode, “Mistaken.” Unlike other episodes, I felt more emotionally glued than thrilled. This episode also has a lot of contradictions when it comes to ethical issues which will make you second guess what side you agree with. Be ready for plot twists and gripping lessons learned from this episode!
CHARACTERS TO WATCH FOR:
- Mr. Rick Miller, the so-called hero of the episode. You’ll see how this man turns out to be the cause of disaster.
- Mr. Simms, the husband of Lucy Simms, who made a big decision that changed the entire episode.
REAL OR NOT RATING: ★★★★
(1 being the worst, 5 by being the best.)
REAL– HOW THE REAL WORLD WORKS:
Making an incision into a patient’s belly to save his life. When Peter, a prankster in a cinema goes pulseless, Dr. Connor Rhodes cut a part of his abdomen’s skin to clamp the aorta, the main artery of the body, in order to stop the bleeding. This shows how Dr. Rhodes is a quick-thinker in an emergency situation, even though there were other options he could’ve used.
Giving placebo to patients. Ashley, a girl who is suspected to be anorexic, was given a placebo by Dr. Charles. In this scene, Dr. Manning disagrees with Dr. Charles’ intervention because it’s unethical. When absolutely necessary, breaking hospital protocols are the only way to diagnose a patient correctly.
Dr. Manning stops Dr. Choi before giving an extra dose of epinephrine to a coding patient.When the ER team was trying to revive Mr. Miller’s life, Dr. Choi wanted to give another dose of epinephrine, an emergency drug that can relax the muscles in the airways and tighten the blood vessels thus saving patients lives. Dr. Manning stops him from doing this since Mr. Miller is not responding to the drug. In reality, giving higher doses of this drug is prohibited since it has no benefit to patients.
FAKE– CRINGE WORTHY SCENES THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN:
- The bandage being too small to cover a patient’s wound. After stitching the wound of Mr. Miller, Sarah Reese used too small of a bandage. The bandage should have covered the entire wound to protect the patient from possible infections.
- Sarah Reese interrupting the conversation between Dr. Charles and Mr. Miller inside of a room. This didn’t make sense because their conversation would have fallen under patient confidentiality. Dr. Charles is a psychiatrist and he was trying to assess Mr. Miller’s condition. Sarah should’ve waited before giving any information to the patient.