Tag: CPR

Is “Epi” Killing Your Patient?

It’s 15 minutes from change of shift, and you are recovering from a busy overnight in the critical care area of the ED. Suddenly, an intubated patient rolls in the door without prior notification, and EMS is performing chest compressions.…

The “Soft” Code

EMS notification. 115 year old female in cardiac arrest. ACLS in progress. Estimated time of arrival: 5 minutes. Your stomach groans. Upon EMS arrival, you learn that she comes from a nursing facility and has end-stage dementia; she is bed-bound,…