The Slow Code - page 14

I have been a nurse for only seven years; however, certain events and situations will remain embedded in my memory for the rest of my life. One of these events took place during my first year of... Read More

  1. by   Mommavik
    I agree with you; I've participated in many codes; and one thing I've learned: it doesn't matter what we do, if it's their time to die they're not going to be successful; I've had one patient that over 45 minutes was spent on coding; the pcp came in at the end and called it. When I was sent back in to prepare the patient to be transported to the funeral home, he suddenly started breathing and woke up on his own! This was about an hour after his code was called! Last I heard this man was still alive but remembers nothing about this hospitalization PS my advance directive states that if my arrest is witnessed to code me but if I am found in arrest to leave me there.