June 1, 2017

And the megacode was....

Ventricular tachycardia.  First with a pulse, then after cardioversion, it went pulseless.   Great...I figured I was going to go 0 for 5 and prepared for my inevitable asystole (CPR, push epi, CPR, push epi, H's & T's, CPR, push epi, call it and offer condolences).

It didn't happen.  Did. Not. Happen.

For the first time in 5 ACLS classes, my patient lived...well, lived long enough for me to transfer him out to the CICU.  But the patient was alive when I was done with him!