The teenage known diabetic who was found down at school for an undetermined length of time. She completely crashed despite treatment for DKA. Later we found the tampon in her. Suspected toxic shock syndrome. We did CPR for almost an hour. Her parents didn't make it to the hospital before we had to stop. Bed 13 on Friday the 13th.
The school-aged child who was on their Make-a-Wish trip and went into septic shock a day after flying with parents to their vacation location.
The toddler who started having bright red blood out of her NG sump around 4am. It was reported to the attending and he said "just pull it back a cm or two". That didn't stop it. By shift change she was hemorrhaging from his mouth. That code was a short one.
The teenager whose ventilator kept alarming high pressure, but the new grad nurse didn't have alarm bells go off in her head when the usual measures (suctioning, etc.) didn't fix it. The patient was going into pulmonary edema and it wasn't caught until it was almost too late.
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#3 The time there were 2 codes going on at once and I was running between the two. ( Midnight shift ya know).
That one too.