Take a deep breath and do the most needed step
You have to remind yourself that sooo many things are out of your control. You have to do what is necessary and what is in your scope of practice but beyond that, you have to let go of the idea of being in control of outcomes.
Reach out and physically touch something that is still, not moving. It grounds you in the chaos and uncertainty.
Deep breathing so deep that you take a big inhale in through your mouth and a giant exhale out of the vagina
Don’t be in a position to be in one in the 1st place. Hospitals are Full of Crisis. There should be another Nurse w/u until u have the Experience to Deal w/those particular to ur area of Work. I Thrived on that. Wasn’t uncommon for me to be doing CPR on pt from Cath Lab, while instructing Staff on what to do. As an RNFA in Trauma, I often dealt in situations where there wasn’t an Anesthesiologist or Surgeon as the ER was pushing a pt into the OR. Make sure u Evaluate your Abilities & make your concerns Heard! No one wants to Feel Alone in a Crisis. Current ACLS Guidelines Stress the Importance of Teamwork.
Think about the $125/hr you’re making.
Take a deep breathe, say a prayer, get to it. It's all you can do in a fast paced situation
Remember it's their emergency, not yours. Relax and keep doing what you do
Prioritize!!!!! Regroup!!!! Mentally make a plan of attack. Let go of things I cannot control and focus on the things I can.