Code Captain!

It happened again, I was the first one to the code, and for a long time, the only physician. I ran through the bradycardia algorithm, paced him, did brief CPR until someone held up his post anesthesia orders in front of me. Narcotics overdose. Narcan deficiency 😉 2 milligrams of naloxone woke him right up. This time, they even had me sign the code sheet! (I guess they could tell who the code captain was). If there’s one thing I’ve learned this month is that at a chaotic code, the most assertive person is in charge so I had to make that me!

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