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CHA-Recommended Hospital Emergency Codes. Effective May 1, 2012 Hospital Wide Implementation. CHSB Emergency Management Department. What : Adopt CHA-Recommended Hospital Emergency Codes When : May 1, 2012 Who : All Hospital staff

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Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

CHA-Recommended Hospital Emergency Codes

Effective May 1, 2012

Hospital Wide Implementation


Chsb emergency management department

CHSB Emergency Management Department

What : Adopt CHA-Recommended Hospital Emergency Codes

When : May 1, 2012

Who : All Hospital staff

Where : All CHSB Campus buildings and all off site employees

Why : To maintain consistency within Dignity Health as well as other surrounding hospitals.

How : Through the Safety Summit and Safety Rep program as well as Departmental Staff Meetings


Code gray

Code Gray

- Violent or aggressive person

CODE GREEN will now become CODE GRAY

  • Code Green currently is defined as violent or agitated person. This will now be known as Code Gray.

  • Response and policy will remain the same. The only change will be the name to ensure that CHSB is utilizing the same language as other area hospitals.

  • Communications will receive the code in the same manner and will dispatch and send out the appropriate messages to the same involved people.

  • CPI response is requested.


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Code Pink

- Child or Infant Abduction

CODE PURPLE will now become CODE PINK

Code Purple is currently defined as a missing child or infant abduction. This will now be known as Code Pink.

Code Pink will become the code used for all missing or abducted children or infants.

The response for code pink will remain the same within CHSB. We will only change the name under which the code is operated under.


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Code Purple

- Adolescent abduction

Code Purple will be used to define adolescent abduction

The response for code purple will remain the same within CHSB.

Communications will receive the code and will dispatch and send out the appropriate messages to the involved people.


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Code Yellow

- Bomb threat

CODE ELEVEN will now become CODE YELLOW

Code Eleven is currently being used for a bomb threat. This will now be known as Code Yellow.

As with the other codes, CHSB response will remain the same. It will only be the name and title of the code that will change.


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Code Silver

- Hostage situation or person with a weapon

Triage III will now become CODE SILVER

Triage III is currently defined as a person with a weapon or hostage situation. This will now be known as Code Silver.

The employee response will remain the same by dialing 1000 to contact the hospital operator.


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Code Green

- Patient elopement

Code Green will now become patient elopement.

CHSB and Public Safety response will remain the same for eloped patients. Only the code will change.


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Code Crimson

- Need for massive blood transfusion

  • To provide a process for facilitating a timely & adequate replacement of massive blood products with appropriate blood components.

  • Applies to any patient requiring a massive transfusion within a 24-hour period interval, in which the volume of blood approaches or exceeds replacement of the recipient’s total blood volume

  • This may occur unexpectedly or in planned circumstances such as scheduled surgeries.

  • Has to be initiated by a Registered Nurse.


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Code Blue

- Medical Emergency

  • This code is defined as a situation where a patient is needing immediate medical attention

  • The employee will dial 3000 to contact the hospital operator and then operator will send the message out through the overhead paging system

  • A team designated as “Code Blue” team will arrive at the scene and provide the necessary emergency medical services needed for that particular situation


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Code Red

- Fire

  • Code Red is used for life safety management

  • The employee will dial 1000 to contact the hospital operator

  • Code Red is paged over the intercom system to indicate a fire within the hospital and the appropriate messages will be sent to the involved people to respond to the scene


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Code Orange

- Hazardous Substance Spill

  • Code Orange will be called for hazardous spills

  • The employee will dial 1000 to contact the hospital operator

  • Communications will receive the code and will dispatch and send out the appropriate messages to the involved people.


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Code Triage

- Internal/External Disaster

  • Code Triage is defined as the presence of an internal or external disaster

  • The employee will dial 1000 to contact the hospital operator

  • Communications will receive the code and will dispatch and send out the appropriate messages to the involved people.


Cha recommended hospital emergency codes

Distress Code

- Silent Call for Security

  • Distress Code is the silent code for security assistance

  • The employee will dial 2000 to contact the hospital operator

  • Communications will send out the message to the appropriate people and security personnel will arrive at the scene of incident


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