If Chicago Med’s last episode made us worried about the wrong actions of the ED staff, its new episode entitled “Us”, you’ll see how everything falls into place. It starts off with Reese being nervous about her residency. She’s uncertain if she could get the pathology spot or not. On the other hand, a patient named Lisa Patrick is brought to ED due to head injury. Watch for her husband who makes a request that will cause misunderstanding between him and ED staff. A child named Eric also arrives because he swallowed magnets. Finally, there’s Mr. Tacker who tried to cut his own arm with hatchet is brought to the hospital. You’ll find out what kind of illness he has and how Dr. Charles manages this kind of patient.
CHARACTERS TO WATCH FOR:
- Mr. Tacker, a man who has a psychological disorder, who wants his arm to be removed. Watch him as he fools Dr. Charles who tries to help him and see how this man makes Dr. Charles upset about his intervention for him.
REAL OR NOT RATING: ★★★★ (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.)
REAL: How the real world works:
- Doing an invasive procedure without a license isn’t allowed. Reese is still a medical student but she attends to Mr. Weitz when he collapses. The latter is thought to have sinus infection but later found out to have air bubble in his brain. To relieve the pressure, Reese drills a hole in his head because no doctor is available that time. Even though she calls Dr. Choi but he trusts Reese and he delegates the task to her. In this case, this action is illegal because she has no license to do such invasive procedure especially if there’s no doctor supervising her. Because of what she did, Mrs. Goodwin gets mad at her but Dr. Choi takes full responsibility of it. This scenario only proves that Chicago Med knows what actions are considered illegal.
- A psychological disorder can be fatal. Mr. Tacker is diagnosed as having Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). He wants his upper limb to be cut off because he feels like it doesn’t belong to him. Dr. Charles is assigned to this patient and he offers a lot of treatment options just to save him from amputation but he fails. Mr. Tacker still finds way to make the amputation of his limb possible. In reality, a patient with this kind of disorder is extremely dangerous. They make ways to harm themselves just to amputate one or more parts of their bodies.
FAKE: Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:
- Magnets are found outside the child’s intestine. When Eric, the child who swallowed magnets, is rushed to OR, Dr. Rhodes is assigned to him. Together with Dr. Manning, they remove the magnets inside his body. The problem in this surgery is the magnets are found outside the intestines. This is impossible– if you swallowed anything, it should pass through your stomach then down to intestines. Dr. Rhodes didn’t make any incisions in the intestine to get the magnets, so how did those magnets get out of the intestine?