Thursday, March 18, 2010

Last Memory?

Witnessed cardiac arrest by a physician family member, with immediate CPR. Very short transport time to the hospital. Patient received 3 rounds of defibrillation while alternating between V-fib and PEA, but ultimately didn't make it.

The entire time, the MD family member was present. I can understand why a loved one, especially from the medical field, would want to be in the room during a code. I just don't think it's something I'd ever choose, having that be my last memory of someone. But hopefully it's a decision I'll never have to make.

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