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Cancer & CHF Codes

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lvnlrn specializes in LTC, MDS, ER.

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Recently had a liver/brain cancer code & die on me. I am reading a book written by an emergency doctor reliving his residency, and he had a line that stated once a CHF pt or a cancer pt codes, it's pretty much the end & nearly impossible to get him/her back. I've been in the ED 2 years (1 year minor care/fast track, 1 year up front) and am gradually getting sicker patients, so I am still pretty inexperienced. To those more experienced nurses out there, is this true? Not saying that I would want to give up sooner, but maybe I would be a little less hard on myself in this situation.

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