I'm glad your first one went so well. Sounds like you did just what you needed to. Your patient is lucky you were her nurse!Wanna hear my first code story? It's kinda long............
A little background....I was doing home health and happened to be about 8 months pregnant. I am little, only 5 foot tall and weighed about 120 pounds at the time.
So, I'm getting my paperwork together in the morning. I had already called and set up an appointment to do an initial assessment on a man. The appointment was for 10:00. At 9:00 the patient's physician's office calls. The aide (or whatever) says this guys wife called and she's really upset saying her husband is really sick and needs a nurse now. My first question is "Does he need a NURSE or an AMBULANCE?" The answer (from a probably untrained office assistant) "Oh, NO. He's not THAT sick. If you could just go a little early that would be great." So, I drive over there (probably took 10 min from time of call to get there).
This guy lives in some condos which have VERY limited parking. Remember I'm very pregnant. I had thinned my supply bag down for my comfort (like a dummy). Somehow I managed to leave my CPR mask in the OTHER (larger) bag in the car. I ended up parking a LONG ways away.
I finally get to the apartment and the wife camly answers the door and says "He's in there." I took a look at the guy from the doorway and said, "Have you and your husband ever discussed resusitation?" as I'm entering his room. Here's this close to 300 pound man lying in bed taking agonal breaths while his wife waits for the nurse.
She doesn't have a clue what I'm talking about so I have her call 911 while I start CPR. I try to drag the mattress containing the man onto the floor (did I mention he's in the very small spare bedroom?) but there's no way I can get him to the floor. SO, I start CPR all by my little (except my belly lol) self, all the while desperately waiting to hear sirens. No CPR mask. UUGGHHH. I NEVER again made that mistake. The ONLY good thing that happened is he didn't puke. He also didn't live but I didn't expect him to. Paramedics came, called the doc who ordered the code stopped.
What a freaking day. One of the paramedics summed it up well; "Kinda sucks to start the day kissing a frog, huh?" LOL
Makes me happy all over again that I now work L & D. LOL