A show called "The Night Shift" has surfaced on NBC. The pilot is available for viewing on line. I'll post the link in a minute.
But first, let me warn you. Here's what happened in the first 13 minutes of the show.
The hero doctor, named TC, awakens in jail after a bad night, and while riding his motorcycle to work he comes across a roadside accident.
A man impaled by a tree branch is in shock. Paramedics are in attendance, but don't know what to do.
The doctor suggests removing the branch, which he promptly does. Blood pours out of the wound.
|ED Doc clamps renal artery at accident scene|
The medic says, "He's gonna bleed out."
TC says, "No, he's not. His renal artery is cut. I'm gonna clamp it." How he knows it's the renal artery I couldn't tell you. He places a clamp through the 3" long impalement wound and the bloody field.
Then he makes an incision at the umbilicus and puts in a peritoneal dialysis catheter, which fortunately the ambulance crew has handy. They also have an empty IV bag, which is used to collect the blood for auto-transfusion.
Did I tell you that this is all taking place on the ground by the highway?
On to the ED.
A two-week-old baby arrives in presumptive renal failure. Another ED doc subdues a large violent man with a "sleeper hold" reminiscent of Worldwide Wrestling. A man positioned on his hands and knees is having a scrotal laceration sutured.
Of course, there's a blossoming love affair between TC and a beautiful female colleague who both pretend they aren't hot for each other.
A new intern was juggling some things he picked out of the "lost and found" box to try to impress a woman doctor when he found out the box actually contained objects removed from people's rectums.
The hospital is having financial trouble. At a meeting, our hero insults a realistically smarmy administrator who told him a patient could have been transferred by pointing out that he wasn't a doctor.
While on break, the docs pass the time by playing basketball just outside the ED where a number of hospital personnel seem to be socializing. Perhaps this could be why the hospital is losing money.
TC puts the two-week-old baby on hemodialysis without consulting pediatrics or nephrology, mentioning how vascular access was obtained, or speaking to the parents, who apparently were not present.
That's about all I could take.
If after all that, you really must have the link, it is here.