So yesterday was my first day of orientation at a TCU. I am still in school finishing my associate's degree and I just got my LPN license so I am a brand new nurse, as fresh as it gets.
Anyways, yesterday one of the other nurses found her patient in her bed unresponsive but breathing with a protruding tongue. The patient is a diabetic so the nurse had me check her BG and it was in the low 50s, we gave her glucagon but it didn't seem to help, she began to desat into the low 90's so we put her on 2L of 02. We took her BG again and she was up to 80 and but still no change in LOC so the nurse gave her another shot of glucagon. After trying to rouse her for several minutes she began to desat again and we began chest compressions. I think her sats bottomed out at 66%. By the time the paramedics got there she had decerebrate posturing.
This situation was really upsetting for a first day in training. I keep wondering if we did everything that we could. I am also thinking that it is possible that she just had a stroke and blood sugar wasn't really the main problem.