Funny "Code" Last Night

  1. So last night I responded to a code called in the spinal cord injury center. We (code team) arrived in the room to find a bewildered little old man, obviously not in arrest, sitting on a comode asking why on earth all these people where flooding into his room.
    Turns out his nurse had called out to the new grad nurse at the nursing station:

    "CAN YOU GET A COMODE?"

    The new grad heard

    "CAN YOU CALL A CODE!"

    The new gad had called for the code and then went about her duties. The patient's nurse and the patient had no idea a code had been called until the code team came running into the room.
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   DragonPurr
    Holy Cow! Now THAT'S funny! Got my snicker meter runnin' in the red.
  4. by   wooh
    So did one of you bring a bedside commode with you?
  5. by   iCare24
    That is so funny!!
  6. by   Kendel.G
    hahahahahaha poor things! That must have been slightly traumatic and astonishing for the patient! I hate when words get jumbled together and you think someone says something other than what they said.
  7. by   ajarrett
    Can you say stage fright?!? LOL
  8. by   Perpetual Student
    That probably almost turned into a code brown.
  9. by   CrazyGoonRN
    lol! Thanks for the laugh!!
  10. by   Vespertinas
    Quote from PMFB-RN
    The new gad had called for the code and then went about her duties.
    Interesting.

    I once got a protein shake for an RN who asked me for a "boost"
  11. by   merlee
    So she called a code and then went about her business?? Wasn't even curious about a code? Didn't bring the crash cart in?? This is funny and sad!
  12. by   Perpetual Student
    Quote from merlee
    So she called a code and then went about her business?? Wasn't even curious about a code? Didn't bring the crash cart in?? This is funny and sad!
    Yeah, I noticed that, too. I hope her colleagues corrected her lack of follow through.
  13. by   Mandychelle79
    I had something similar happen to me when I was a CNA. I was told to call a level two ( meaning we needed 2 security guards, worked on psych at the time). The operator somehow called it as a RR2 ( 2nd stage of a rapid response, which would be the equivalent to a code blue, and not supposed to be called unless an RR1 was called).
  14. by   NoviceRN10
    Quote from merlee
    So she called a code and then went about her business?? Wasn't even curious about a code? Didn't bring the crash cart in?? This is funny and sad!
    Yeah, something about this story is a bit off. If there is a code called, everyone goes running, the nurses, aides, etc on the unit. Nobody makes a phonecall and then just sits back and files their nails, so to speak.

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