One of our pts had roaming epidural catheter, this was during labor, shortly after the epidural was put in, SHE CODED! we had to run a full code on her. and then a stat section, She did not die thank god. But it certainly gives you a reality check, doesn't it. Epidurals are realitively incident free 99% of the time, i think this can create a false sense of security. Even if a pt is no longer receiving epidural meds, an epidural cath tip can roam into places it shoudn't and cause serious problems, and ultimately a code situation. I only have about 2 yrs experience myself, so if anyone has any further input, please share.