Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Don't they teach superheroes first aid?

I've just watched the new series on the Sci-Fi channel - Heroes. Of course I loved it. It's an intelligent take on the superhero mythos that focuses on the characters rather than their powers. And guess what? One of them's a nurse. His name is Peter, and he and his brother Nathan, a politician, can fly. We know he's a nurse, because right at the start of the programme, he changes an IV bag. The girl, who's father he's looking after, later calls him to help her boyfriend, another Hero, who paints prophetic paintings, and is also a drug user. He's unconscious. Peter checks him over, says "He's alive, call 911!" So far so good. Then the scriptwriters spoil it with a boo boo. Instead of rolling the unconscious artist into the recovery position, Peter's eye is caught by the paintings of nuclear annihilation and leaves his patient to have a closer look. And I'm shouting at the TV: "Recovery Position Dammit!"
Still, it's nice to have a central character who's a nurse, and not a doctor/detective/lawyer.


Bohemian Road Nurse... said...

I am glad to know that I'm not the only one who yells things at the TV! I'm forever yelling out things like "Look out--all the prisoners escaped!"...

Mother Jones RN said...

Hi Deacon:

This has nothing to do with your post, but you've been tagged at Nurse Ratched's Place. Here's today's meme:

Name four things that, as a nurse, you can’t live without, and one thing that you covet. Then the next step is tagging two people with the meme.