I'm new to the board, so hello everyone.
I told this to my friends where I work, and have posted it on another board also.
When I told my CCU friends this story, I was directed to post here. So I am. Feedback is welcome.
This happened a week ago today.
I work Med/Surg-ER-CCU, this being small hospital USA. I worked Med/Surg Friday last. My day is going along as per usual, when over head announces CODE BLUE-CCU. We all know what this means. I respond as I am able.
The code goes along, as codes do. Towards the end of the code, as things are winding down, I hear myself overhead paged. I ask if I can leave to answer said page and got the ok to do so. (People had been leaving one by one as they were dismissed).
Guess who is on the line? My co-workers from the Med/surg unit telling me to "get your butt out here now and relieve us for break" They don't want to hear how I am at theis code. does matter. They want to go to break. NOW.
I am furious. I went back and told the shift supervisor, who was also present at he code what I was wanted for. She shook her head and rolled her eyes. By the time the code was ending, I was in charge of record keeping. She asked if I was finished with that and if anyone had a problem with me leaving, then let me leave.
When I went back to the floor, I saw my two co-works and the assissant nurse manager wave at me from like a block away and they left. They were gone 25 minutes.
My boss had been at the code also, with the family. She did not know what was going on. She also had to go and sit with an ER patient, as we had a trauma come in at the same time as the code occurred (of course
I caught up with one of the girls who had been at the code also and told her I had a quick rant and told her about it. She was floored. Who does this? Who pages someone to come out of a code so they can go to break?
It took me 6 hours to calm down enough to tell my boss about it. I waited until they were doing staffing, when the shift supervisor wa there also and told my boss about it. I wanted a witness you see. My boss commented that I was pretty calm about the whole thing. I pointed out that she does not know me as well as she thinks she does. This happened at 08:30 am. It was 13:30 pm when I was talking to her about it. I said I thought it was a new high in lows for this bunch.
Later, I asked the shift supervisor what, if anything, my boss had said. My boss had turned to the shift supervisor and asked, is that true, is that how it happened. Answer was of course, yes.
Now I don't know what if anything will happen to these people. I may never know.
By the way, this same guy coded twice more that day. The third time, these girls were at lunch. It was me and one other nurse, and a couple of aides on the floor. Of course, they did not come back from lunch because "CCU has a code, big deal"
On the upside, this guy is doing well. I took care of him the past two nights. *happy dance*
Just thought I would post and ask for feedback. Sorry this is so long.