TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Romance
The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.
Some of the operations in the series were dramatized versions of real-life operations. The writers scouted out hospitals around the Los Angeles area to get ideas for new episodes. An early episode, in which a baby gets a coat hanger stuck in its throat, was based on a real emergency in a Los Angeles hospital. However, the situation was dramatized by adding a scene where the baby bleeds profusely, and required a tracheotomy (in real-life, they simply reached in and pulled the hanger out).
Dr. Kerry Weaver:
It's five after seven, is there some kind of natural disaster that I'm unaware of? An earthquake or half of Chicago's been swallowed up by a giant sinkhole?
CPR is not to be performed on a live person who is not in full cardiac arrest as performing CPR may disrupt normal heart rating of person in good condition. That is why even EMTs and other responders are taught on mannequins and never on live people
During Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004) on 1 Feb. 2004, a storm of controversy erupted over the halftime show featuring Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson. When the episode ER (1994) episode "Touch and Go" was set to first air on 5 Feb., the episode was under a scrutiny over the fact that it would featured an elderly woman's bare breasts. In light of all the media attention, the episode aired with the woman's breasts obscured. However, the episode continues to air in re-runs and syndication in its uncensored form.