CSI: NY \"The ride-in\" episode

Posted on: Fri, 02/23/2007 - 6:24am
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Last night, new episode... the Medical examiner evidently has a LTFA...
He complained briefly of indigestion from lunch... then some time later, one of the CSIs finds him alone, laid out in full arrest and begins CPR while she screams for help.

A tech shows up and she barks at him to get the epipen out of the first aid kit on the wall... which (for once) is pretty much perfectly used, after which he revives almost immediately. [i]AT that point, the CSI is telling the tech to call 911 becuase the epi MIGHT NOT LAST.[/i]
Also--he goes to the ER via ambulance, and stays overnight for "observation" but is otherwise apparently okay, though rattled.

SO. What I liked was that this is one of the most realistic portrayals I have EVER seen on any television show-- and it was used as a rather minor plot device, but they got it ENTIRELY right. I didn't catch what flavor of allergy it supposedly was, but had the impression it was a SFA or PA.

Lessons for real life:

Be careful about your food...
don't dismiss symptoms...
tell someone you know HOW TO HELP YOU,
and GO TO THE ER after using epi.

Oh, yes... and real friends give mouth-to-mouth CPR. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Here's a link to the plot run-down:
[url="http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_ny/episodes/317/"]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_ny/episodes/317/[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 02/23/2007 - 8:27pm
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darn. we like CSI vegas [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 02/23/2007 - 10:51pm
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I just got back from Disney, but recorded this while gone. I'm looking forward to watching it.
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Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 1:52pm
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CSI also did a show a couple of years ago about peanut allergy during jury deliberations. Another juror was angry with the juror with pa for making the deliberations take longer so he slipped some peanut product in that juror's food---but the twist was that a bee had actually flown in the window and stung/killed the juror before the juror ate the lunch. It was interesting...
It sounds like CSI did a great job with an allergic reaction. Most shows don't, as you are all aware. I'm sorry I missed that one.
ER briefly showed a woman in the ER with an allergic reaction to food---it was OK; quick. This was Thursday night. I think they were only going to "observe for 2 hours" and "give her some prescriptions for epipens"---did anyone else see it? I caught it from the other room.
Nicole

Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2007 - 8:03am
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Quote:Originally posted by NicoleinNH:
[b]ER briefly showed a woman in the ER with an allergic reaction to food---it was OK; quick. This was Thursday night. I think they were only going to "observe for 2 hours" and "give her some prescriptions for epipens"---did anyone else see it? I caught it from the other room.
Nicole[/b]
Didn't see it - but not a fan of ER - but only observe for 2 hours?? I think they are missing a 1 there... 12 hours min. :P
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Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2007 - 9:25am
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Quote:Originally posted by NicoleinNH:
[b]CSI also did a show a couple of years ago about peanut allergy during jury deliberations. Another juror was angry with the juror with pa for making the deliberations take longer so he slipped some peanut product in that juror's food---but the twist was that a bee had actually flown in the window and stung/killed the juror before the juror ate the lunch. It was interesting...
It sounds like CSI did a great job with an allergic reaction. Most shows don't, as you are all aware. I'm sorry I missed that one.
ER briefly showed a woman in the ER with an allergic reaction to food---it was OK; quick. This was Thursday night. I think they were only going to "observe for 2 hours" and "give her some prescriptions for epipens"---did anyone else see it? I caught it from the other room.
Nicole[/b]
it was at the very beginning of the show, not really a focus of anything, just a scene to bring Abby in.
There was a woman on a bed who had hives and a swollen face, it looked like she had been there for several hours already...they were getting ready to discharge her. Abby said something (don't recall) about keeping her for observation, then the last line was "and get her some epipens for that food allergy!" sort of huffy "I can't believe this woman didn't have an epipen", but in a good way.
That was it...took a whole 15 seconds or so...
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