Top 5 Medical Bullsh❤t on TV

My post for KellyAnneBlount‘s WATTPAD BLOCK PARTY is now live! Check out the top five things in medical fiction on TV that grinds my gears — find out here ! And join the giveaway, where one lucky winner will receive a free 2018 YA Fantasy release, open internationally (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)!

Film Review and Medical Bullshit on TV: Dr. Strange

Hey, a combined Medical Bullshit on TV and Film Review at the same time! What’s next, me reviewing The Good Doctor or Scrubs or Grey’s Anatomy? Hahahahahahaha. OK. I love Marvel. I love Picnic Bandersnatch. I love superpower movies. And this one has superpowers that are so psychedelic it’s mesmerising. I could watch that all…

Book Review: This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

It’s not often I read non-fiction as reading and writing fiction keeps my head above water and escape from the world, but when I heard about diaries written by fellow junior doctors in the wake of the junior doctors’ strikes of 2016, plus with me currently being on a gap year away from medicine, I…

Medical Bullshit on TV: Orange is the New Black

Featuring: Orange is the New Black Season 5 Episode 2 and Episode 13 (No spoilers) There is a HILARIOUS stroke scene. Gunshot wound to the leg. Hours later, the guy suddenly develops slurring of speech, altered consciousness, and speech repetition. Medical personnel dives in and shines a torch into guy’s eyes. “Looks like cerebral ischaemia….

Medical Bullshit on TV: The Vampire Diaries (Part 6)

Featuring: The Vampire Diaries (no spoilers) Season 7 Episode 13 Now, I’m no OBGYN but I’ve done my student placements so if I turn out to be outrageously wrong/uninformed, please let me know. Woman in labour, ECG monitor attached. Twins in her uterus. Beneath the mother’s ECG monitor readings are two more normal, perfect ECG…

Medical Bullshit on TV: The Vampire Diaries (Part 4)

Featuring: The Vampire Diaries (no spoilers) Series 6 Episode 12 Elena Gilbert is doing CPR on someone who’s having a heart attack. The cardiac monitor is on, doing that annoying ‘beeping per pulse’ thing rapidly — which doesn’t happen in a real hospital, by the way. The monitors do not beep per pulse. That would…

Medical Bullshit on TV: The Vampire Diaries (Part 3)

Featuring: The Vampire Diaries (no spoilers) Season 6 episode 6 Did the doctor just… do chest compressions… on someone who is BREATHING and TALKING to her?!?! By the way, in real life CPR, please keep your arms straight and shoulders-elbows-hands-dead person’s sternum in alignment when doing compressions. Bent elbows don’t do squat. Got any TV…

Medical Bullshit in TV: The Vampire Diaries (Part 1)

Featuring: The Vampire Diaries. (Does not contain spoilers). Season 6 Episode 1. Doctor doing teaching session: “Patient attends with chest pain and shortness of breath, what kind of tests would you do?” Elena Gilbert: “Pulmonary angiogram to show pulmonary embolism.” Dr.: “Good.” WAIT WHAT.