The paramedics wheel in an unresponsive old lady. Matt and PC grab the stretcher and walk with it like the doctor wannabes they are. Sterling orders lab tests whose names I totally recognize and am currently trying to figure out which blood collection tubes to use for each test. For the chemistry panel, a tube with serum separator gel is preferable, although a plain, non-additive tube can also be used. For the CBC, a five-millimeter tube with an EDTA additive must be used. And for the urine toxicology screen, a plain urine collection tube can be used. Please do not use a sterile jar, because those always open up during transit to the lab and then the piss spills all over me and makes me barf. Accompanying the new patient is another old lady, named Marie, who claims to be her friend. She says that the patient just collapsed while they were going for a walk. Then she acts "upset" by standing around with her mouth open. Sterling and the students leave Marie behind and move into a trauma room. We get a close-up shot of the "old" lady, and maybe it's just those bright overheard hospital lights, but she looks way younger than the sixty-five years old they said she was. Dr. Assbeard comes in and asks the students questions about what they should do next, then makes fun of their answers when they're wrong. Dr. Assbeard asks if anyone wants to try intubating the patient; PC volunteers, but then Matt says that he's practiced doing it on a CPR head. And CPR heads, being as they are thin shells of plastic, are a lot like human heads, so Matt must be much more qualified than anyone else. Dr. Assbeard falls for Matt's line and tells him that if the patient needs to be intubated, he'll let Matt do it. Right now, he needs Matt to get a medical history from Marie.
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