code blue in ir

  1. being new to ir nursing, and fresh out of an icu where we ran our own codes, i was just wondering how it works in other places...do you guys typically run your own codes in the interventional rooms? (obviously, the goal is not to have one happen at all)..this dept does not run their own, most of the staff disappears when one does occur...i find this very frustrating, and cannot help but wonder how that might effect pt outcome....
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  3. by   hrtprncss
    Quote from elastigirlrn
    being new to ir nursing, and fresh out of an icu where we ran our own codes, i was just wondering how it works in other places...do you guys typically run your own codes in the interventional rooms? (obviously, the goal is not to have one happen at all)..this dept does not run their own, most of the staff disappears when one does occur...i find this very frustrating, and cannot help but wonder how that might effect pt outcome....
    Hello...I work in ICU and not IR but when we respond to codes in radiology we usually take a backseat because IR nurses and techs, just like cath lab know each other pretty well and they can run the code very good. I for one stand outside and be the run around person if they need anything. So many techs and nurses around the table that it's hard to get in there. But thats good that you initiate if they're not around then since you came from ICU anyways and they are your patients.
  4. by   Lori Ann
    We call the hospital code team. I worked ER before Radiology. I handle the code until the code team gets there. Then I just do what's needed. That's our hospital policy.

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