Most surgeons do not even touch IVs. Nurses do that.
You might see the surgeons on Grey’s Anatomy putting IVs in, but you likely would never see that in real life. The truth is, most surgeons never even touch IVs. Putting in IVs is the nurse’s responsibility.
Grey’s Anatomy tends to make it seem like the surgeons do literally everything when it comes to patient care, but that’s far from realistic. A surgeon’s job is to perform surgery. Surgeons do not have time to transport patients, put in IVs, etc. This is where additional hospital staff comes in.
Specific medical personnel are assigned certain tasks to keep the hospital running smoothly. Every member of the hospital staff plays their own unique, crucial role in every medical procedure. A surgeon would never be responsible for putting in a patient’s IV. IVs are the nurse’s responsibility, not the surgeon’s.
Grey's Anatomy has been on the air for 14 seasons, and it's still going strong. While the character, Meredith Grey, has captured our hearts the moment she stepped into Seattle Grace (Now Grey Sloan), there are still several inaccuracies that have doctors and nurses hot and bothered.
So what else did the show get wrong? Read on to find out!
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