I have been a nurse for about 3 years now in the ICU. My problem is that even with 3 years experience under my belt, I still find myself feeling very unexperienced when it comes to Codes. I know I'm intelligent, but when it comes to thinking that fast in a code its almost as if I black out! I freak out and grab the wrong thing or fish around for a med when I know right where it is. After the code, I think back and think, I knew where that was! or I knew what to do there! But its like I can't settle myself down enough to think clearly initially and tune out the other 500 hundred people in the room. Its not quite this bad everytime, but not too long ago, I was in such a panic I grabbed the peds equipment out of the code cart for an adult! Not only do I feel bad about myself but I feel as though I'm earning a bed rep on the unit. At 3 years, I should have no excuse, and really feel this should be my area of expertise. If an ICU nurse can't handle, who can? It has me wondering lately, am I cut out to be in the ICU? I'm comfortable with any other situation and can handle almost any patient situation, and get good reviews from my managers. Any tips/encouragement/suggestions out there?