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Hospital Emergency Codes

Hospital Emergency Codes

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Hospital Emergency Codes are used in hospitals worldwide to alert staff to various emergency situations. The use of codes is intended to convey essential information quickly and with a minimum of misunderstanding to staff, while preventing stress or panic among visitors to the hospital. These codes may be posted on placards throughout the hospital, or printed on employee/staff identification badges for ready reference. The back of a hospital ID badge shows disaster codes. Hospital emergency codes are frequently coded by color, and the color codes denote different events at different hospitals and are not universal.

Common Codes[]

Code Black[]

  • In US Military hospitals and some civilian hospitals, Code Black indicates mass casualty or other public health threat. In this case, all doctors are ordered to return to the hospitals.

Code Blue[]

  • Generally is used to indicate a patient requiring immediate resuscitation, most often as the result of a cardiac arrest. May also be used as a radio call to indicate that a patient en route to the hospital requires resuscitation. "Code Blue - Adult" or " - Pediatric" are sometimes used to provide additional information about the patient.

Code Pink[]

  • Normally, indicates an infant or child abduction.

Code Green[]

  • All Clear - resume normal duties.

Code Red[]

  • A fire disaster is occurring or underway.

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Hospital Emergency Codes by Wikipedia

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