REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Soul Care” (2×1)

REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Soul Care” (2×1)

The long wait is over for the return of Chicago MedThe hit show returns for a second season with a lot of catching up to do. I bet you’re too excited about how it welcomes fans for its comeback season! The season premiere episode, “Soul Care” is about how the staff adjusts to changes in the hospital. We get to meet new people and a new role for each doctor.

It starts off with Dr. Natalie Manning, who brings in a pregnant woman named Cheryl and her father to emergency department after an accident. You’ll see how tragic this case is since it’s quite challenging for the ED staff to save the woman, her baby, and her father.

On the other hand, a new medical student named is Jeff Clarke who appears unwelcome in the department. Sarah Reese is working as a barista and Dr. Charles offers her a position as a Psychiatry Resident. Let’s see if she accepts it.

Meanwhile, Dr. Choi is now the Chief Resident of ED and he’s still adjusting with the new role. Dr.Rhodes on the other hand meets Dr. Latham who will be overseeing his fellowship since Dr. Downey is gone. Nurse April is still worried about having tuberculosis (TB)  and how that may affect her relationships. Dr. Halstead is still dragged by the past because of the malpractice he did in the first season.

Characters To Watch For:

  • Jess Clarke is a new medical student in the ED. He is the best friend of Nathalie’s deceased husband. You’ll see how his existence affects Dr. Halstead.
  • Dr. Isidore Latham is a new mentor of Dr. Rhodes in his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship. Watch out for his strange treatment of Dr. Rhodes.

Real Or Not Rating: ★★★★

  (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.) 

REAL– How the real world works:

  1. Insertion of chest tube will relieve hemothorax. Dr. Manning is right when she performs chest tube insertion to her patient Cheryl who has hemothorax (a collection of blood in the space between the chest wall and the lung- in order to drain the blood and to prevent further damage.

  2. TB patients are no longer contagious after 2 weeks of treatment or negative smear. Nurse April is diagnosed as having tuberculosis and is currently taking medications. It is true when Dr. Halstead tells her that she’s not contagious anymore since her sputum test is negative and her chest is clear.

  3. Performing lateral canthotomy to patient with retrobulbar hemorrhage helps prevent blindness. Mr. Greg Allen is brought to the ED due to an accident. He suffers retrobulbar hemorrhage (a serious eye complication due to trauma that may result to loss of vision). Jeff Clarke performs a lateral canthotomy, a surgical incision of canthus to release the pressure in the eye with retrobulbar hemorrhage, thus preventing blindness. It’s real because if he didn’t do that procedure, the patient would suffer from vision loss.

  4. Medical student should never perform an invasive procedure without doctor’s permission. When Jeff Clarke performs a lateral canthotomy, it is his own decision to do that. It is correct when Dr. Halstead says that medical students are not allowed to do any invasive procedure unless ordered to do so by a doctor even if they have experience in doing it.

FAKE– Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:

  1. I didn’t see anything wrong!

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