I had my first code this morning.. I was in a room working on another patient when I heard them call a code blue on my floor, then they said the room number of MY patient.. I take off down the hall and the code team has already made it... Unfortunately the patient did not... The patient had lymphoma, and the dr said he had a major infection and was septic.. WBC 0.7... The patient had just had chemo on monday and started feeling bad like 2 days later.... The doctors said there was nothing anyone could have done.. But it is still freaky... Especially since I had just spoken to the daughter and she said he is a healthy person.... Definately not what I saw... The patient couldn't talk to me, I could call his name and he would move his eyes but that is about it.. noone came in with the patient when he was brought to the floor, so I didn't know if this was his norm or what... I had last been in the room probably between 6 and 6:30, they pronounced him at 7:45 and said he probably had been gone for 20mins or so... The only thing off to me was his respirations... they would go anywhere from 26-36, checked his pulse ox and it was 97-98% with only 2l O2... I even had the charge nurse check him, and we thought possibly it was the haldol they gave him in ER prior to bringing him to us (15-20mins) And this could have been the way he was, I just wish the wife/ex-wife would have showed up to help admit him..
UGH this part of nursing sucks.. And the daughter was driving in from out of town to check on her dad.. No idea he die..