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ER Doctors And Nurses React To Code Black

Medical professionals share insights in a live chat while Code Black aired
Posted on Oct 8, 2015 | 08:10am
When a staggering influx of patients outweighs the limited resources available to treat them all, it creates a situation known as "code black." CBS' new fast-paced medical drama, Code Black, takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where a team of extraordinary doctors and nurses works to save patients against all odds. At the heart of the ER’s controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish, renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. In a place where life is measured in seconds, these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill to provide life-saving miracles.

The team behind Code Black includes medical professionals who have worked in these sorts of situations before. They reached out to their colleagues, the real-life heroes of emergency rooms, to weigh in on the show during a live chat. Here are some of the tidbits they shared: