Patient deaths?

  1. Just curious.
    1) How many patients that were full code have you had die while you were their nurse?
    2) What area of nursing do you work in?
    3) How long have you been a nurse?



    For Me:
    1) one
    2) med/surg, step-down, ICU
    3) 10+ years

    Stacie
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   clc19k30
    By full code am I to understand that the patient was/had been coded and died anyways?
    1. At a guess 10
    2. Critical Care All
    3. 8 years

    Chris
  4. by   neneRN
    1. Probably 100+ (majority of these coming in by EMS as code in progress, have already been coding en route..we work them for a while too before pronouncing them)
    2.ER (see >130,000pts/year)
    3.6 years
  5. by   DolphinRN84
    Quote from neneRN
    1. Probably 100+ (majority of these coming in by EMS as code in progress, have already been coding en route..we work them for a while too before pronouncing them)
    2.ER (see >130,000pts/year)
    3.6 years
    Wow greater than 130,000 pts a year! What state is this? I have been a nurse for about 6 months now in a med/surg floor (vascular surgery) and we had only one full code not make it.
  6. by   neneRN
    Wow greater than 130,000 pts a year! What state is this? I have been a nurse for about 6 months now in a med/surg floor (vascular surgery) and we had only one full code not make it

    I'm in Florida, its the second busiest ER in the state.
  7. by   crissrn27
    Maybe 5, all together?

    I did ltc,peds, surg, and now newborn nursery

    8 years
  8. by   mom4josh
    1 - Less than 10 (we usually try to get a DNR from family or transfer to ICU before it gets to this)
    2 - Oncology/med-surg
    3 - 6 years
  9. by   jodi_cmsrn
    three patients
    med-surg
    four years
  10. by   ShayRN
    1) Two people die while I was their nurse, HOWEVER, approx 10-15 die while coding when I was there and were other nurses's patients. Now I am at Hospice and have had about 35-40 die in the last 8 monthes we have been open.
    2) 1.5 years corrections, 6.5 years step-down tele, 1 year hospice
    3) I forgot what the last question was, ROFL
  11. by   ERRNTraveler
    1. Just a wild guess, but probably about 20-25
    2. ER
    3. 4 Years

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