Chicago Med’s latest episode, “Saints”, presents another set of intriguing scenes as it shows how the hospital staff weighs the good over the bad things for the patients. You’ll see how they handle the dilemma even though they’re putting their profession at risk. This episode starts when a couple and an ex-convict were brought to the hospital due to car accident. All the patients’ reasons of admission in the ER will shock you and will test your judgment about their cases.
CHARACTERS TO WATCH FOR:
- Peter, who is the hospital lawyer. His presence will surely make you feel angry as he opposes one of the character’s decisions.
- Mr. and Mrs. Manning, the parents of Dr. Natalie Manning. Watch for their decision about their daughter and their grandson that will be the cause of Helen’s sadness.
REAL–HOW THE REAL WORLD WORKS:
- Palpation of the injured body. When Dr. Choi is doing palpation of Mike’s body, a patient who’s involved in a car accident, the former does it correctly as he uses a head-to-toe assessment to check what body part of the latter is injured.
- Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when interacting with an immunosuppressed patient. Christy, a patient with aplastic anemia, was brought to the ER for bone marrow transplant. When her family, her doctor, and Sharon Goodwin visit Christy in her room, they’re wearing a mask and gown to protect her from any infections. In reality, patients whose immune system is suppressed or compromised need to be protected from acquiring diseases. Having a weak immune system is one of the reasons of death due to body’s weak protection from illnesses.
- Saving lives vs. abiding laws. When the hospital finally got a bone marrow donor for Christy, Peter told Sharon that the hospital is shutting down the procedure because they found out that Christy’s brother is doing fundraising for the donor to get a family vacation as a gift for helping his sister. Even though it’s illegal, Sharon still permits the transplant and she takes full responsibility of the case. In real life, there are still people who will do sacrifices just to save lives.
- Not applying direct pressure and bandage on the injection site. When April administers a medication via injection to Bobby, a homeless man, she doesn’t put any bandage or cover to injection site after. She just rubs it. Even telling the patient to press the site for few seconds to prevent bleeding, she didn’t do.