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You need to ask your instructor this question. You should have been trained in CPR and on this scenario.. before you walked onto a unit.
Peace to you.
No, the OP is a student. Students would get only the most basic teaching and would be told to get senior help. 2222 is a UK number for calling crash team in most hospitals. When handing over sick patients a question asked would be "Are they for the 2's?"
This is a "Nursing in the United Kingdom" forum.
Amber32, if you find an arrested patient, you shout for help and commence CPR. Whoever arrives should call 2222. If you are alone YOU call 2222 first then commence CPR.
Don't worry about it, I've known nurses with years of experience panic at arrests. I only became good at them because I was ALS trained, kept up my qualifications and participated in a fair few arrests.
Students should only be involved in an arrest situation to swap over with whoever is doing CPR. It is another learning experience - scary but a learning experience.
Remember, take a deep breath first, you will be fine.