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Movie Cliché Month – That Needle Scene From Pulp Fiction

Mel Herbert, MD MBBS FAAEM
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Quentin Tarantino fills his classic movie with vintage hair styles, vintage clothes, vintage dialogue, and even vintage medical procedures. In this famous medical scene, Dr. John Travolta, M.D. administers a very dangerous, and very questionable, dose of cardiac epinephrine to an overdosing Uma Thurman.

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Carl K., M.D. -

How dare you badmouth Star wars! or uhm Pulp Fiction!
Computer based care can feel like Vincent having an ethical debate with himself in the mirror (in bathroom were QT deals with stuff) and/or looking for the litle black medical book, mean while literally feet away MW is flailing in severe resp failur/e opiate OD. Unnamed ER in MN has great video of a resident typing in EPIC while the PT behind him is literally grabbing his airway/flailing about then codes mean while one finger typing with myopic squinting at a screen takes place feet away.

I also think of this scene every time we have a huge violent psych pt that needs IM sedation stat. "I'M not giving the SHOT-- you give the SHOT. The day I bring an OD *@# to YOUR house, I'll give the shot. Now give her the SHOT!

Any other favorite ER relevant Movies out there?
One of my favorite is Resevoir dogs. It has many ER relevant scenes. "everybody panics it's human nature" (holy crap YOU NEED a Doctor)....you get ahold of yourself (wait a minute, oh yeah I'M a doctor)...Later Chris Penn...That's your story?!-let me just say this outloud so I can get it right in my head"
I day dream about saying this to a drug seeker with stories of rx's and various plumbing recepticals. Big Lewbowski is a tie for first "your being very undude" AM I the only one who cares about the rules! Calmer then you are. ..is this ahh , wait what day is it?

Carl K., M.D. -

feel free to condense/edit/delete I could go on and on
I need you cool! ? are you cool?! res dogs
Kung Foo panda "it mattered not how many foes he faced" (in the ER)

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