Are You a “House” Watcher?

by EMP Editor on March 19, 2009

The TV show House has been on for quite some time (well, except for that brief hiatus during the writers’ strike) but it’s been on long enough to know it’s a television medical drama.

Hugh Laurie plays Dr. Gregory House, M.D., a brilliant diagnostician whose unconventional thinking and flawless instincts afford him a great deal of respect. House may not have the best bedside manner but as an infectious disease specialist, he thrives on the challenge of solving medical puzzles in order to save lives.

In a single episode of House you can see many of the medical products and supplies – electrodes, AED pads, medical gloves, backboards, splints, bandages, etc. – Paramedics, EMT/EMS Professionals, Firefighters and Hospital Personnel use everyday on the job.

The question is, when watching the TV show House, or a similar medical drama such as ER, how many of those situations would you really experience in real life on the job? Are the medical situations portrayed in these medical dramas handled the same way you would handle them?

Source: House – Watch Full Episodes

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