Mine was my first patient on my first day off orientation. Pt was only in her 50's but a train wreck, ESRD, 3 valve endocarditis, DM on and on. Not compliant ever except when hospitialized.
Full code, everything that could go wrong did including the wheel breaking off on the crash cart. They are heavy and very hard to move when a wheel is missing. lol
However, it was okay. It was hard multitasking that day though as it seemed like there was a ton to do after.
I was sad for her family but TOD was 8:20 and I had not had her before so I hadnt established a relationship yet.
I left that experience wanting ACLS ASAP. I go in September. :)
I had 2 other pt go critical and look like they were going to code. I had very strong feelings before it happened so I did not want to leave them. Those were hard as I really wondered if I could have done something more - but I could not have. Honestly without that instinct of wanting to guard them and assess over and over cause I just knew it, it could have been worse.