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"The Code Blue Disturbed The Other Patients" - Shame on you bad nurses!

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OCNRN63 is a RN and specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

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In the "olden days", a manager would have listened to the complaint, thanked them for bringing it to her attention, state that she would look into the situation and that would be it. A savvy manager would not have dreamed of harping on staff with stupid nonsense, which is what about ninety percent of it is. A big part of the role was to deflect all the BS and keep it from hitting the staff. Back then, nurses were considered a resource and you looked after them. Sadly, those days are gone.

That, and the team work and camraderie, is what us old codgers are referring to when we say it is sad that the current generation of nurses will never experience what we had. It wasn't demoralizing back then.

And this, boys and girls, is an example of "What nursing was like 25 years ago..." (referring to another thread that snarkily asked the question)

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msn10 has 18 years experience and specializes in cardiac, ICU, education.

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Press Ganey vs. life or death situations. Which one do you think will win out in the end?

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Please.. if you are coding me or a loved one.. make all the noise you need to!

The most common word used during a code is ...SH*t !

I guess we need to be politically appropriate at all times!

I wonder when the warden was Ever in a code situation.:yeah:

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FlyingScot has 28 years experience as a RN and specializes in Peds/Neo CCT,Flight, ER, Hem/Onc.

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I know! I know! Code Blue Charades! We'd be the life of every party!

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In school, Had a nurse ***** to mine that she needs to control her patient's vent alarm because it is bothering the patient next door (ICU). This PMO'd me so much that that I mouthed "bite me". That patient was mine too, and was soon to die, we were busy trying to quickly deep sedate , then call the family. We had our hands full. Some people forget what it is they are doing each day, seriously!! borderline sociopathic behavior here.

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ObtundedRN has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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I've had some quiet codes when I worked EMS. But it is quiet when there are only 3 or 4 people coding the patient. It is always loud in the hospital. Alarms, calling for things, family freaking out, etc.

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SnowShoeRN has 10 years experience and specializes in Family Medicine, Tele/Cardiac, Camp.

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Whatta ******* I can see it now...

Hey...psssst...hey...can you pass me the epi?...no, the epi...psst...are you listening?...I said epi...here, let me write it down and pass you a note............

Get a freakin' life

LMAO! :yeah:

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ak127 specializes in ER, Family Practice, Free Clinics.

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I am an ER nurse and we once had a patient complain that "the nurses all ignored me, they were ALL in with the patient across the hall". Well, said patient was here for a non emergent complaint and the patient across the hall was a full arrest. So, you bet we were ignoring her because we were all in with the code!

LOL- I tell my pts

"I'm terribly sorry for the delay, but we had a bit of an emergency that was all hands on deck there for a minute. I'm just so glad you aren't sick enough to be five people's number one priority"

I WISH I could say:

"Sorry bout that, had to off the bugger before he could ring the call bell a forty-seventh time. I'm gonna go put him in a body bag, can I bring you anything on the way back?"

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Scarlette Wings has 27 years experience and specializes in M/S, ICU, ICP.

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some people are just too ignorant.

no some people just do not care. they are selfish pigs of the me-me-me generation.

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noahsmama specializes in pediatrics, public health.

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I WISH I could say:

"Sorry bout that, had to off the bugger before he could ring the call bell a forty-seventh time. I'm gonna go put him in a body bag, can I bring you anything on the way back?"

:lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2:

:yeah::yeah::yeah:

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tiroka03 has 18 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LPN.

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:lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2:

:yeah::yeah::yeah:

That is too funny:clown::clown::clown:

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Skip219 has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, SICU, Burns, ED, Cath lab, and EMS.

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I too have had patients who got upset about a coding patient getting all the attention. Likewise, the patients who are able to complain about the noise don't need to be there or should be thankful they are well enough.

Just my thoughts,

Skip

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