I call her name, and this time no response. This cannot be happening. I grab her by the shoulders and shake her and call out to her again...and still, no response. My eyes bulge and my heart races. I scream, 'Call a code!'
Every day around the world nurses are called upon to help save lives. These experiences are life changing. Not just for patients and their families, but for their nurses also. Nurse Tales: A Calling to Serve and Love is a collection of such events as told by nurses and author Maribel A. Yohn.
©2009 Maribel Aguirre Yohn (P)2009 Tate