Extremely BAD night... - page 4

by SweetMelissaRN

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So, someone please tell me how to get past this last night shift, because I'm not sure how it's possible right now... 1st patient of the night- codes and dies.. Normally would make for a rough night in itself right? It gets... Read More


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    Quote from netglow
    Here's one Allergist's spin on the epi/contrast shock scenario:

    Epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylaxis
    This was very helpful, thank you so much for looking into this topic. I really appreciate it
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    Holy crap, and I thought I've had bad nights. I hope things are okay with you, and in your ER. And I've never had to give epi in the case of anaphylaxis, so it's good to learn the correct way of giving it.
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    luv you sista, it happens some times, not often, you have received some good advice :
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    I'm guessing you had your debriefing already. Did it help you out some?
    I'm sorry to read about your terrible night. I hope that the time off gave you time to find some coping strategies to deal with all of it.
    A while back, my shift experienced 2 back to back pedi codes - one was horrifically tragic dealing with abuse. We were seriously traumatized although no debriefing was offered to us. A few nurses left afterwards and went into other nursing areas.
    I'm glad that CISM was there for you and that you guys took advantage of the resource.
    I'll keep you in my prayers.
    Best wishes and hope your way.
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    Quote from Medic2RN
    I'm guessing you had your debriefing already. Did it help you out some?
    I'm sorry to read about your terrible night. I hope that the time off gave you time to find some coping strategies to deal with all of it.
    A while back, my shift experienced 2 back to back pedi codes - one was horrifically tragic dealing with abuse. We were seriously traumatized although no debriefing was offered to us. A few nurses left afterwards and went into other nursing areas.
    I'm glad that CISM was there for you and that you guys took advantage of the resource.
    I'll keep you in my prayers.
    Best wishes and hope your way.
    I did, and yes it did... Very much so... Gave all of us the opportunity go over everything, cry together, and appreciate that we did everything we could...

    I can't imagine having 2 pedi codes in one month let alone one night, my heart goes out to you.. I'm sorry your facility did not offer any type of crisis help for your staff, I would definitely discuss that with your nurse manager or CNO, it's not right that you and your co workers can go through something so devastating and the higher ups think you're just supposed to go about your job, unaffected. Makes me livid. We are human. We have huma
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    We human feelings*** that wall can't stay up forever... No wonder some of the ER nurses I have met have become so callous..

    Thanks for the words of encouragement, means so much to me
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    I can empathise with you. On way to work man in full cardiac arrest is taken to my ED and dies, 20yr old hit by a car makes it to icy dies 2hrs later, girl was shot by step parent who is a known drug dependant to the ED she also died........this was all within 5 hrs of my shift


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