Black Friday, Code Blue - page 6
As soon as I hear her son call out in the hall, "We need a nurse!!!" I know that it's my patient and I know that it's something bad. I run into her room and see her seizing. Of course, our medicine... Read More
Sep 10, '14Occupation: Nurse Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Oncology ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '10; Posts: 479; Likes: 772CodeteamB, I totally understand your point of view. I think one day my heart probably won't beat fast like this forever, but in a way I'm glad I captured it while it still does. Codes are not normal for my acute care floor, so they are usually "exciting".
I'm a writer at heart, a storyteller, and this was a piece of free writing that came from the soul hours after the event.
But yeah, no running anymore... I blame the hormones! I have had situations like this since returning from maternity leave and I do feel more in control and calm. Experience also doesn't hurt.
Sep 10, '14Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 6,360; Likes: 26,244Your patient is seizing.. not breathing.. you are fighting with a Pyxis?
Stay with her,call the freaking code. Even IF the Ativan was the drug of choice... your patient needed the support of the code team.Last edit by Been there,done that on Sep 10, '14