Nurse Jackie: To Suture or Not to Suture - What Would You Do?
On this week's episode of Showtime's nurse-centric hit Nurse Jackie, Jackie (Edie Falco) and BFF Dr. O'Hara (Eve Best) take it upon themselves to stitch up little Fiona's cut lip - right in Jackie's kitchen.
Hmmm.... And exactly how clean is that kitchen table? Do I hear the siren call of bacteria summoning an infection? Jackie's husband, Kevin (Dominic Fumusa), strongly protests the makeshift sewing circle, but his opinion is trumped by the needle-and-thread wielding healthcare workers.
It's an interesting point to ponder: Just because you know how to do something, should you do it? Was Jackie acting in the best interest of her daughter to stitch up her cracked lip? Or was she satisfying some innate urge to exercise her capability?
Have you ever been in a similar dilemma? Is it an everyday reality in the world of nursing? Inquiring minds want to know...