Shift was steady but not too bad last night. I just given away my first patient and had prepared to hand my other patients back to the day shift nurse taking the rest of my team.
In the middle of report, we all hear a masculine yell "Help! Somebody help!" We run into the room to find the pt I had just handed off, who was supposed to go home, was unresponsive, seizing, and blue! Found to be in Vfib/Vtach. CPR started, pt shocked. After 5-15 min, we got her back and got an order to send her back to the unit.
She came in with a silent MI, never had ANY medical hx whatsoever, and was supposed to go home today. I know that there wasn't anything I could have really done to predict this, but I was rattled giving the rest of report and slept horribly today. I woke up, dreaming about the pt and her husband.
Everyone else seemed to handle it just fine and go on their way. Am I just too sensitive?