I just need some encouraging words. I'm getting gun-shy; so many bad things have happened at work lately. I know we work with a high-risk population (I work in a university hospital) but this is almost too much.
I had a post-partum c/section patient last Thursday who had a temp (t-max on me 104.1) resp 40's and hr 160's. We were running all kinds of tests, etc. After I left at 1900, she became incontinent of bowel, and we finally sent her to ICU. When our docs were rounding on her the next day, Radiology was there and sat her up to do a chest x-ray. Whereupon, she threw a massive PE and died right in front of them.
This lady was a 26-year-old G5P5 with a perfectly healthy baby who apparently had some sort of overwhelming sepsis.
I am having a hard time shaking this off.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.