I read a thread about code blues, and I had to comment on something. I know we are all busy in the ER, but I have seen families choose not to witness a code; then when (and if) the pt passes on, the family will then ask to see their loved one. They end up going into the code room and seeing the pt with an airway sticking out of their mouth, and extremities dangling over the bed. It doesn't take long to make the pt look more "peaceful". I have seen family crying hysterically saying "look at _______!!!!", after being left ubruptly after a code without maintanence. To all ER nurses, have you ever witnessed this? My grandmother was left this way in a code room, and the grim picture in my head to this day is very disturbing.