Administration and Leadership

The code was running well. When I say “well,” I mean we were able to start two lines, intubate and follow advanced cardiac life support guidelines, but the unresponsive patient was by no means doing well. The crews had rationalized that the nursing home patient had been fortunate enough to have already lived his life well past the double-digit mark before going flat line. The EMS and fire crews were amicable, so they had no worries about egos getting in the way of everyone feeling good about themselves.