First Code - page 2

Hello! I know this has probably been done before, but I was just wondering if people would like to share their first code stories? Or their most interesting codes? We've had a lot of resus and... Read More

  1. by   recovering nurse
    Quote from MomRN0913
    Sounds like the one I described. he also kept mouthing "help" until he went unresponsive.
    Yep, I will never forget the look on his face! Trying to say "help" while blood pouring from his mouth and nose. I have never had another bloody one like that but I have had some doozies working in a Surgical ICU,
  2. by   That Guy
    Quote from tachybradyRN
    i was lucky enough never to see a code in nursing school, nor on the medical floor i worked on for 18 months after graduating (only rapid responses.)
    I was involved in a 3 hour code my first day of orientation. Started in MRI, went into the hall way, into the ER, to ICU and continued there for awhile. Talk about an interesting way to start a job. While it was not my first, it was the first as an RN.
  3. by   turnforthenurse
    Had my first one as an RN very recently. My own patient, too. The patient did not go into cardiopulmonary arrest, but we still called a code because the patient's O2 sats were declining fast - 70's, then 60's on a non-rebreather. We had to do an RSI.