2 silly mistakes every Nurse will make during a code blue

2 silly mistakes every Nurse will make during a code blue

We’ve all been there.

Code Blue faux pas. I’ve decided that there should be some basic rules when running a code.

Not knowing what to do can be downright humorous sometimes. Everyone has that first time being in charge of the meds during a Code Blue.

Yes, I’m poking a lil’ fun at the lack of familiarity. During the ‘code’, bystanders and extra staff can sometimes be thrust into a role that they may not be ready for. Whether a lack of staffing, the emergency nature of the ‘code’ or the good ole’ fashion ‘close rule’, there are Nurses that will have to man the medications during one of the most stressful experiences as a Nurse (especially a NEW Nurse)

We stumble through which drawer has the correct medication and all of us have struggled with the ‘quick release’ medication box….

I’m poking fun…. because in a galaxy far, far away… I was once that Nurse.

This is my humorous way of helping you avoid my faux pas. May the force be with you.

P.S. Yes, there are rules to running a code blue and one of them is properly trained team members. This scenario is just a comical experience I’ve encountered. No patient was harmed during this experience. 

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Should family be present during ‘a code’??

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Should family be present during a life-threatening emergency? Should family be allowed to watch the resuscitation efforts of the medical team?

Why?
Why not?

Research has shown that family’s report an overall ‘good’ experience when given the opportunity to be present during the resuscitation, regardless of the outcome (did they live?)

The real question to ask here is, why shouldn’t family be present?

What are the detrimental effects of the family witnessing first-hand how ‘ugly’ resuscitative efforts really are. Let’s be honest here, a “code” in real-life is nothing like Hollywood medicine. It’s messy, it’s dirty, and it’s traumatic in every way.

This question is not a new concept, but the answers have shifted over the last decade. Many used to feel family presence was nothing but a bad thing, due to the graphic nature of the resuscitation.

I thought I would answer this question, because it was recently posed by a fellow Nurse that I follow over on Instagram (and other social media platforms). See the post here http://seanpdent.com/1rapXhO

 

What do you think of my answer(s)? What has been your experience? What is your answer? Has it changed?

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