Quote from Aromatic
usually patient's code in the ICU. if you want a change you could try ER. there are actually less codes in the ER it seems than the ICU, of course variable in regards to hospital location and size.
So out of the frying pan into the fire?
Don't know about where you work, but the smaller ER where I am has 10-12 codes per week (sometimes more).
There is a Code Blue somewhere in the 200 bed hospital (including the ICU, but not the ER) maybe daily, so a lot less codes in our ICU.
Now with the ER, there is usually no previous patient relationship (occasionally we get a code of a frequent flier, but not often), so you don't have that part of the problem, but there can be a lot of drama, yelling and crying by family members.
I have to agree with other posters though, If you can't stay composed during a code, you may need to either stay where you are or find another area that has a low probability of codes.
Now if you can stay composed during the code and are then cry later, many do that, bit it can take a lot out of you if it happens a lot.