What a timely post, Now do not think that waht follows is a typical week. I think that some greater deity is punishing me for leaving my current position and starting school. BTW the count is 18 days to start. Yahoooo.
In the last four days we have had, (being charge, I am in on all codes.)
Pedestrian VS. auto, head lac, fracture, pelvic fracture, and tib, fib gentleman who, in one hour on the unit brady's we code him, recovers if you could call it that, goes into VT, we code him. His pupils dilate and he dies. Helped with a pericardial tap, and shocked him with paddles.
Two nights later, 70 year old with Hep C and 80% of her liver surgically removed, goes into PEA and we code her three times. Much blood, and other things later she rushes off to OR to die.
Last night, 28 yo IUFD (intra uteran fetal demise) patient with HELP, DIC (death is comming), and Sepsis from amniotic bolus goes into SVT and we get to push more adenocard than should be allowed, and synchronised cardiovert her three times. BTW I was running CVVH at the time and the patient is on epi, levo, and vasopressin. What fun. I just want to walk away, there is only so much that should happen in one week.
I am now in dread of working my last six shifts.