The nurse followed them into the room, pulled the curtains, and hooked the patient up to the monitor. Heart rate in the 40s. Blood pressure 120s systolic.
The tech was entering the patient’s information onto the computer when the nurse walked out of the room and told him “Hey. You got your wish. There’s a code.”
I looked up from the admission orders I was writing.
The tech got an excited look in his eye and says “Really?”
The nurse tossed him a washcloth and said “Yeah, really. Code Brown. Get wiping.”
Having been the cause (not literally) of 2 codes, first by saying the “q” word in a not-so busy ED one night, the second by saying, “We haven’t had a code in awhile have we?” I have learned my lesson. Pretty sure that the tech will have learned his!