As we saw in a post yesterday, the things we see in movies and TV shows are very different from real life, usually for dramatic purposes. Sure, if life were always dramatic, we wouldn't need the escape of entertainment. Then there's the stuff we really don't know much about, and since we only see it on TV, we don't know how accurate it is or isn't. Surgeon Annie Onishi of Columbia University tells us how real life surgery and medical emergencies differ from the TV version.
Onishi covers an awful lot of medical subjects you've seen in movies and TV. A few scenes may be too graphic if you're a bit squeamish about medical procedures. It's nice to know that real-life surgery is in the hands of trained and non-dramatic people. -via Laughing Squid