Funny "Code" Last Night

  1. 32 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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    About PMFB-RN

    PMFB-RN has '16' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'burn ICU, SICU, ER, Traum Rapid Response'. From 'Upper Midwest'; Joined Jul '06; Posts: 5,726; Likes: 9,041.

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  4. Visit  DragonPurr profile page
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    Holy Cow! Now THAT'S funny! Got my snicker meter runnin' in the red.
    4my5luvs, Esme12, and twinkletoes53 like this.
  5. Visit  wooh profile page
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    So did one of you bring a bedside commode with you?
    TacoBelle, netglow, LovedRN, and 4 others like this.
  6. Visit  iCare24 profile page
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    That is so funny!!
    Esme12 and twinkletoes53 like this.
  7. Visit  Kendel.G profile page
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    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.
  8. Visit  ajarrett profile page
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    Can you say stage fright?!? LOL
    ♑ Capricorn ♑ likes this.
  9. Visit  Perpetual Student profile page
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    That probably almost turned into a code brown.
  10. Visit  CrazyGoonRN profile page
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    lol! Thanks for the laugh!!
    twinkletoes53 likes this.
  11. Visit  Vespertinas profile page
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    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"
    MJB2010, beckster_01, txnurstudent08, and 11 others like this.
  12. Visit  merlee profile page
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    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!
    bloodorange, Skylar86, Hoozdo, and 20 others like this.
  13. Visit  Perpetual Student profile page
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    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.
    twinkletoes53 likes this.
  14. Visit  Mandychelle79 profile page
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    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).
    PMFB-RN likes this.
  15. Visit  NoviceRN10 profile page
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    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.
    SHGR and Multicollinearity like this.


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