First code, question about family notification - page 2
Hey all, I'm just wondering if you can give me some clarity. To put it shortly, I am a PCT / CNA, I was floated to another unit, the code was called, patient successfully resuscitated. I believe I overheard the Doc talking... Read More
- 1Mar 10, '13 by VespertinasQuote from blackvans1234Usually it's protocol to notify the family when a code happens. Whatever the prognosis.I assumed the family was notified because of the gravity of the situation (everything you guys said above), I just wanted to make sure.
- 1Mar 10, '13 by loriangel14 GuideWell of course they would notify the family. Do you really think that they wouldn't call the family and do you really think they wouldn't come in just because it was midnight? Why a patient in that condition would even be a full code is beyond me but that's another topic....
- 0Mar 11, '13 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorWhat you described could be any patient scenario of any patient. You absolutely notify the family of critical condition changes and it is usual and customary that the family members come to the hospital to be with their loved ones. ICU/critical care units usually have family members in their waiting area...especially the critical ones that the outcome appears to be poor so they can be with their family member.