i'm not sure how i'm supposed to be feeling right now.
you see, i'm a nurse tech. i was in on my first code today. i'm thinking the lady isn't going to make it.
when i called for the nurse the bring the cart and call the code, everything went smoothly. we all tried our best. i switched off between compressions and bagging.
i just don't know what to "feel" now that i'm home. i know we did everything we could. this lady was fine and on the BSC one minute, then i assisted her to sit on the side of the bed, then she starts with very rapid breathing. said she just needed air. i called for help and laid the woman back but by then she was gasping, radial pulse weak but carotid still strong. 10 sec later, no resp. called code blue.
within 3 minutes she was "gone" but we initiated cpr and kept it up til squad came.
i'm just.........oh damn......i just don't know. i think i just keep rolling it over and over in my mind.