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    Medical dramas give inaccurate info about seizure treatments

    The study looked at the depiction of seizure care for all episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," House, M.D.," and "Private Practice," and the last five seasons of "ER." The research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario, in April.
    In nearly 46 percent of seizure cases, characters on these shows delivered inappropriate treatments such as holding the person down, trying to stop involuntary movements or putting something in the person's mouth, the study said. The shows did show proper treatment about 29 percent of the time, and in the remaining 25 percent of the time, the accuracy of the portrayal couldn't be determined.
    Proper care for seizing patients is to clear the area of dangerous objects, put something soft under the head, rotate them onto their side, make sure they don't hurt themselves while convulsing, and provide support by just being with them until they return to consciousness, Moeller said. Do not stick something in the patient's mouth, he said.
    More here: Medical dramas give bad information about seizure treatment - CNN.com

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    Yeah, and we all do our job like they do it on the The Shield.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    At least TV has portrayed some things accurately.


    Like a hair takes 12 seconds to analyze DNA, and fingerprints show up in a national database in under a minute....with the suspects picture attached.
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    And the prints always belong to the suspect and guarantees a conviction.
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    Oh, and the suspect always confesses with the slightest of evidence. (or a stern stare and a one liner)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Oh, and the suspect always confesses with the slightest of evidence. (or a stern stare and a one liner)
    If that were true, every suspect would be confessing to you!

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    C'mon... You mean you guys don't have the super database system that can pull up the school records, rental applications, and everything else about everyone you deal with?
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    You mean to tell me I won't be getting a cushy guest house and a Ferrari? Damn, guess I might as well shave this big furry mustache.

    This does explain why Higgins has been wandering around with such a confused look all these years though.

 

 

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