I've been a nurse sine 91, and I have worked quite a few codes. I work in the ER in a large hospital and usually go as the "Code nurse" for codes on the floor.
I was working on a tele unit and had a man s/p FOB. He was begging for coffee, but acc to the MD orders, he was NPO for maybe 30 more minutes. I told him I would have a good cup of coffee as soon as the time was up. He smiled and said ok. As I was leaving the room, (his room was directly in front of the station and monitors) the tech asked me to check his leads, "because he looked like he was asystole." Back to the bedside, I found that it wasn't a lead, he was coding. Called the code, and he went at least 2 minutes in asystole.
As fast as he crashed, he came right back, and was fighting the ambu bag. "What are u trying to do, kill me??" I told him what happened, and he didn't believe me. Finally I showed him the strip that ran in the code. Freaked him out -
A few hours later, I was in the cafeteria getting lunch and the operator called code blue to my guys room. Didn't take just a minute to get there, and it was the same as earlier. Came right back, and cardiologist took him for a pacemaker implant.
The next day, I got to roll him out in a w/c to go home. I had NEVER seen anything like that, and freaked that he was getting out so soon, after coding twice in 12 hours. When he was getting in the seat, he turned to me and said "If only you were 30 yrs older, I'd marry you and take you home with me." What a great patient - I loved the fact that he did so well and got out. He definetly put a smile on my face that day!