April 28, 2009

I'm Not a Doctor But I Play One On TV

Last month, a study in the journal, Resusitation, found that many medical students and residents were preforming intubations incorrectly because "they had learned the procedure from watching medical dramas."*

The National Post has a good article on the study that's worth checking out.

Brindley PG, Needham C. Positioning prior to endotracheal intubation on a television medical drama: Perhaps life mimics art. Resuscitation. 2009 Mar 16

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