I need help with Grey's Anatomy season 1 episode 2:
- What was the title of the episode?
- What was the major purpose of the episode?
- Describe a scene as it relates to a patient's condition, leading into the diagnosis, provided services and treatment, and the patient outcome.
- Was technology involved at any point during the episode to aid in the delivery of health care services and treatment?
- How was the use and/or reference to the Health Record involved during the episode? Did the series display the traditional paper record or use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)?
The title of this episode was The First Cut is the Deepest. Its purpose seemed to be to illustrate the hardships, frustrations and rewards of being an intern. The title reflects the episode's story about the ways these first-year doctors, living many firsts of their careers, are impacted by the experiences.
In one scene an intern, seeking to cheer herself up by viewing newborns, notices that one of them seems to be having breathing difficulties and turning slightly blue. She goes against hospital policy and examines the baby and his record. In so doing, she realizes what she thinks is a birth defect which she points out to various doctors until someone listens. At that point, tests such as EKGs and chest X-rays are run to determine if there is a defect. These tests confirm that a defect exists and surgery is scheduled. The open heart surgery successfully repairs the defect.
Many technological devices were used throughout the episode. X-rays verify injuries or defects. EKGs and echocardiograms were used to diagnose the infant with the birth defect. A victim of violent crime was kept alive with breathing machines and monitored for blood pressure, heart monitor and oxygen levels.
The doctor seeking to help the infant with the birth defect utilized a paper record that was kept bedside to verify if different tests had been run. Paper records were viewed by doctors at the bedside of the crime victim too. Electronic records were used to attempt to track down a criminal with an injury.