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How many of you guys remember the first code you worked?? Here in the emergency department, codes are often frequent and you must be able to respond with accuracy, a clear mind and essentially be quick with your hands and quick with your thinking because time is definitely of the essence in these situations. I have helped on a couple codes myself, but have never truly experienced a "full code" situation. Often times in the peds ed we will get a lot of babies with respiratory problems that decline quite rapidly and we find ourselves bringing them to the code room to help bring their o2 levels up. One time I left a room, just to peep my head back in a few minutes later witnessing a baby that literally turned BLUE in the blink of an eye. Unlike adults, who frequently code due to cardiac issues, babies code due to respiratory issues and as a nurse, or in my case, a nurse apprentice, you must always have that in the back of your mind when working with a kid that has low sats, or one who is working to breathe with identifiable signs such as retractions (subcoastal, substernal), nasal flaring and tracheal tugging. Luckily, every code I have ever worked on has had a happy outcome however, I know that is not always the case. And with summer coming around, we have seen multiple "near-drowning" situations and I seriously cannot stress to people enough how important it is to watch your kiddos by any body of water. Drownings can happen to ANYONE and they're 100% preventable. Never ever let your eye off of your babies.
P.s. This is a pix of me in our code room! This room is stocked with all the necessities we need to save lives!
P.s. Again!! I wore my new @cherokeeuniforms infinity scrubs yesterday to work and I cannot brag enough how amazing they are. Working with kiddos, it is absolutely essential to wear scrubs that are flexible and have a lot of movement because often times we are lifting, carrying and moving the kiddos around and stiff scrubs just won't work. These are also super breathable and I love how they're tailored perfectly to accommodate a woman's figure. I love these Cherokee infinity scrubs so darn much!! Xo