EMERGENCY CODES IN HOSPITALS
- We are discussing Emergency Codes in Hospitals.
- Emergency codes are used to identify and notify the most appropriate individuals of an event that requires an immediate response and action.
- Emergency codes are standardized and include a colour coded system which is sent by the Hospital Association.
- The hospital emergency codes are coded messages often announced over a public address system of a hospital to alert staff to various classes of on-site emergencies.
- Hospital emergency codes are typically varied widely by location, even between hospitals within the same community.
- In order for a code call to be useful in activating the response of specific hospital personnel to a given situation.
- Such codes are generally denoted on placards throughout the hospital or ar written on worker identification badges for prepared reference.
Different types of emergency codes in hospitals are given below,
- These Emergency codes are used to intimate the emergency conditions into the hospitals.
- Code red is used for to identify the Fire conditions in the hospitals
- Code blue is used to identify any medical emergency for the patients.
- Code pink is used for to identify the child abduction (missing) in the hospitals.
- Code black is used to identify the bomb threat in the hospitals.
- Code orange is used to identify the hazardous materials in the hospital surroundings.
- Code green is used to identify the violent behaviour of the patient or patient attender.
- Code grey is employed for to spot the disaster either internal or external surroundings of the hospitals.
- Code white is used to identify the paediatric emergency or child emergency.
- Code silver is used for to identify the controlled access its means person with a weapon.