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Emergency Codes in a
hospital
Objectives
● Hospital Emergency Codes are used in hospitals worldwide to alert
staff to various emergencies.
● The use of codes is intended to convey essential information quickly
and with minimal misunderstanding to staff, while preventing stress
and panic among visitors to the hospital.
Emergency Codes in a hospital (1) - NABH.pptx
How to activate a code ?
● The code should be confirmed before its announcement.
● The code followed by the location of the emercency , should be repeated
three times.
Eg. :- Code Blue , Medical ward , First floor
CODE BLUE
● Code Blue is generally used to indicate a patient
requiring resuscitation, most often as the result of a
Respiratory Arrest or Cardiac Arrest.
● Start following the basic life support guidelines
until the code blue team arrive.
● Code blue team must arrive within 5 minutes
CODE BLUE
Code Blue Team:
● ICU Specialist or Consultant as Team Leader.
● Anesthesiologist.
● Respiratory Therapist
● ICU/ ER Head Nurse or Charge Nurse, or Team Leader
● Security
CODE BROWN
Code BROWN will be used in case of external disaster like
earthquake or multiple road traffic accident
After receiving 10 cases from external disaster, code BROWN
will be activated and the hospital will follow an emergency
operative plan.
The objective of the Emergency Operational Plan is to
effectively prepare for, manage a disaster or emergency and
restore the facility to the same operational capabilities as pre-
disaster levels.
CODE PURPLE
Code Purple is announced for an act of physical Assault in the hospital
either with patients or visitors or Staff.
Purpose:
To establish a process to protect patients from assault in the hospital.
To establish a process to protect Hospital staff from assault.
To establish standardized guidelines and procedures in the event of an
assault occurred within the hospital premisis.
CODE BLACK
The use of explosives or the threat to use explosives is becoming more
prevalent.
Bomb threats may be received by mail, message or in person, they are
usually made by telephone.
If a bomb threat is received, two options exist:
To evacuate the building immediately and/or to search the premises.
No threat should be ignored
CODE PINK
Code Pink is for Infant or Child abduction.
The Child is either missing from the hospital or sent with the wrong
parent.
CODE RED
It is alarm for Fire inside the hospital.
Purpose of fire safety plan is to
● Protect patients, visitors, contractors and employees.
● To minimize property damage.
CODE RED
RACE :-
R - Rescue
A - Alarm
C - Contain
E- Extinguish
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Emergency Codes in a hospital (1) - NABH.pptx

  • 1. Emergency Codes in a hospital
  • 2. Objectives ● Hospital Emergency Codes are used in hospitals worldwide to alert staff to various emergencies. ● The use of codes is intended to convey essential information quickly and with minimal misunderstanding to staff, while preventing stress and panic among visitors to the hospital.
  • 4. How to activate a code ? ● The code should be confirmed before its announcement. ● The code followed by the location of the emercency , should be repeated three times. Eg. :- Code Blue , Medical ward , First floor
  • 5. CODE BLUE ● Code Blue is generally used to indicate a patient requiring resuscitation, most often as the result of a Respiratory Arrest or Cardiac Arrest. ● Start following the basic life support guidelines until the code blue team arrive. ● Code blue team must arrive within 5 minutes
  • 6. CODE BLUE Code Blue Team: ● ICU Specialist or Consultant as Team Leader. ● Anesthesiologist. ● Respiratory Therapist ● ICU/ ER Head Nurse or Charge Nurse, or Team Leader ● Security
  • 7. CODE BROWN Code BROWN will be used in case of external disaster like earthquake or multiple road traffic accident After receiving 10 cases from external disaster, code BROWN will be activated and the hospital will follow an emergency operative plan. The objective of the Emergency Operational Plan is to effectively prepare for, manage a disaster or emergency and restore the facility to the same operational capabilities as pre- disaster levels.
  • 8. CODE PURPLE Code Purple is announced for an act of physical Assault in the hospital either with patients or visitors or Staff. Purpose: To establish a process to protect patients from assault in the hospital. To establish a process to protect Hospital staff from assault. To establish standardized guidelines and procedures in the event of an assault occurred within the hospital premisis.
  • 9. CODE BLACK The use of explosives or the threat to use explosives is becoming more prevalent. Bomb threats may be received by mail, message or in person, they are usually made by telephone. If a bomb threat is received, two options exist: To evacuate the building immediately and/or to search the premises. No threat should be ignored
  • 10. CODE PINK Code Pink is for Infant or Child abduction. The Child is either missing from the hospital or sent with the wrong parent.
  • 11. CODE RED It is alarm for Fire inside the hospital. Purpose of fire safety plan is to ● Protect patients, visitors, contractors and employees. ● To minimize property damage.
  • 12. CODE RED RACE :- R - Rescue A - Alarm C - Contain E- Extinguish