REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Win Loss” (2×2)

REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Win Loss” (2×2)

Can’t get enough of last week’s episode? Well, here’s the second episode of Chicago Med entitled, “Win Loss.” It seems there’s a battle between doctors about making decisions for their patients. Let’s see how doctors handle some dilemmas in the ED.

The episode starts off with Dr. Manning leaving Jeff Clarke’s house and seeing a picture of Jeff and her deceased husband. Meanwhile, Dr. Choi trains a military man named Torres in preparation before he deploys in twelve weeks. Marco, a gunshot victim, is rushed to the ED and is found to have lung collapse.

Dr. Manning on the other hand attends to a 3 month old baby named Alicia, who is brought to hospital due to feeding problem. Dr. Rhodes is teaching medical students on how to do thoracentesis to Timmy, an 8 month old baby, who is diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

You’ll see how baby Alicia and baby Timmy put Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Manning in a difficult situation. A homeless man named is brought to ED due to fall and some hallucinations. On the other hand, Dr. Sarah Reese is concerned about Joey because of his weird behavior. She attempts to with personality disorder.

Characters To Watch For:

  • Torres, a military man, who’s training in the ED. You’ll see how he handles emergency cases under Dr. Choi’s supervision.
  • Nina Shore, a pathologist, who is Dr. Halstead’s new love interest.

Real Or Not Rating: ★★★★  (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.) 

REAL– How the real world works:

  1. Performing procedures for teaching purposes. When Dr. Rhodes is teaching a medical student on how
    to do thoracentesis to infants, this is a very real scene. Healthcare professionals give actual demonstrations of procedures in hospitals, before they allow medical students to perform it on their own.

  2. HIPAA regulations protect patients’ confidentiality. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is an act that sets standards for protecting medical records, thus securing the confidentiality of sensitive data of the patients. When Gayle asks about the donor in the hospital for her son, Dr. Rhodes is right when he says that HIPAA regulations won’t allow him to discuss a patient with anyone not involved in his healthcare.

  3. Think less, listen more. When Dr. Reese is having conversation with Dr. Charles about mental disorders, he says that Dr. Reese should think less and listen more. It’s true because handling patients with mental problems is complicated. Listening is very helpful for mental health of patients. By being an active listener, you can help patients cope with their problems especially during times of distress. By allowing them to vent to you, you can get data from what they say, so you’ll know how to handle and treat them.

FAKE– Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:

  1. There’s nothing wrong with the episode.

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