In the first two seasons Carter mentions having a sister. She does not exist in any way in later seasons.
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Doctors and nurses frequently wear their stethoscopes backwards - with the binaural pointed toward the back of the head rather than the face - while listening to heart or lung sounds. In reality, this would not allow the listener to hear ANYTHING, as sound would be transmitted into the skin at the back of the outer ear rather than down the ear canal.
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In episode 14.7, BLACKOUT, the show starts with Abbey and her son at the airport with a cut on the left side of her forehead, then the show goes back in time 15 hours. When we see how she gets the cut, she bumps her head on the door frame of the back door of a cab, but she hits it with the right side of her forehead, and when the show catches up with the beginning, the cut is back on the left side of her forehead.
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The paramedics that come into the ER wear national registry patches on the uniforms. All Illinois medics wear Illinois state patches. Illinois does not recognize the NREMT.
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The illuminated letters of Exit signs seen in the hospital are green in color. Both red and green colors are legal, but individual states enact the building code laws which specify what color sign can be used. Chicago requires that all exit signs be red in letter color. The interior hospital scenes are filmed in LA.
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On at least four occasions during the series characters refer to LVN's (licensed vocational nurses). Only Texas and California use that designation. Other states, including Illinois, designate this level of nursing Practice as LPN (licensed practical nurse).
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CPR is not to be performed on a live person who is not in full cardiac arrest as performing CPR may disrupt normal heart rating of person in good condition. That is why even EMTs and other responders are taught on mannequins and never on live people
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In many episodes the doctors cross over to different rooms or send other doctors/nurses to another room (touching walls/doors, and don't change robes and possibly gloves.
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None of the doctors or nurses performs CPR correctly, but if done with straight arms and enough force to make a difference, it can (and often does) break the patient's ribs. Obviously it's better to go without a factually accurate portrayal of the procedure than to injure the actors in the name of realism.
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