My Patient Coded & It’s All My Fault: Nurse Advocacy in Action

My Patient Coded & It's All My Fault: Nurse Advocacy in ActionI think that all nurses have taken on this type of harsh tone with themselves, if not openly to their coworkers, at the very least, within their own heads. Over the years that I have been nursing, this attitude has reared its ugly head, in a variety of settings, by a variety of nurses. It has been painful to witness and even more painful to experience firsthand.

It is a common practice in the inpatient setting, especially within teaching facilities, to offer some sort of debriefing, and analysis of the code, and events leading up to the patient deterioration. This is a great educational tool, and offers the opportunity for the staff involved to support each other. The outpatient setting does not usually employ this type of support mechanism.


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