How to Respond to a Code Like This?Created by:
I was on a 12-hour shift yesterday and while I was busy carrying out doctors order, there I can hear the woman on the pager, "Dr. Po To MAMA Ward!", here we go again for another code! Doctors keep on running to rescue going ahead to the unit!
The scenario was, there was an elderly who accidentally swallowed his dentures. It can't be visibly seen upon opening the throat, the patient desaturated, elevated blood pressure, no IV lines. So a heimlich maneuver was performed by several people including men and it couldn't really be removed. Time's starting to tick-tock like a time bomb. This is somewhat a weird pitiful kind of situation. Seriously, from all the foreign objects, this?
If you were in the situation, what interventions are you going to take? What steps should the healthcare professionals have taken before the incident had happened?