Last night's episode of "NY ER" titled "Just the Nuts & Bolts" brought us to the battlefield that is the emergency room of New York Presbyterian Hospital to meet with the doctors and nurses who work every day to save lives. Their caring and consideration are the forefront of their jobs. Sometimes they work under excruciating conditions, but the series displays how their day can change at a moment's notice.
These episodes are narrated by Dr. Mehmet Oz, who introduces the viewers to the very walls where he trained. He interjects information throughout the series. Discovery Fit & Health took a summer replacement series and revamped it into a new series for fans whose natural curiosity brings them into the walls of busy hospitals.
This episode opens as the emergency room gets a call that an ambulance is on its way with a man who is bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. As they insert a chest tube, about the most painful procedure they can perform at the bedside. There is no chest full of blood, as they expected, but will keep an eye on him in the surgical intensive care unit.
The next call is a man with abdominal pain; the X-ray shows screws and lots of metal fittings with bolts. He will be kept overnight for observation and hope it passes through without requiring surgery.
An elderly woman who tripped and landed on her shoulder, she broke her arm. She was surprisingly calm for someone with such a painful broken bone. They await ortho to come see her, but they expect she will need surgery.
The person with a hardware store in his stomach requires surgery, because some of the metal is starting to penetrate the wall of his stomach. His face was not shown to the audience. As the doctor prepares to operate, she tells viewers that she can fix him for now, but not cure his problem. The paper clips she got were open on the end and came out bloody along with the screws, nails and various pieces of metal.
The surgical resident is called to a woman who was hit by a car. Her head and face are all blood. As they attempt to stabilize her for a CAT scan, they are wary of traumatic brain injury.
A man comes in with a dislocated foot. It is actually facing the opposite direction, but his pulse is fine throughout the leg. The set him up with an intravenous line and morphine before they try to straighten it out. They manage to get it relocated where it belongs, and he was surprised that it was easier than he thought.
The person with the head injury was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived after futile attempts to revive her.
An elderly patient is flirting with a pretty nurse in one part of the ER.
Another man came in with bone pain, but is a Jehovah's Witness and the nurse needs to take a small amount of blood, but the patient refuses. She is very respectful of the gentleman and his wishes and wishes she could do more for his severe pain.
Then a woman arrives who had a baby on the way to the hospital. Her husband is not there yet because he is looking for someone to watch their other six children.
That is just another day in the life of the doctors and nurses who work in the "NY ER."
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