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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Effective May 1, 2012
Hospital Wide Implementation
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
- Violent or aggressive person
CODE GREEN will now become CODE GRAY
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Need for massive blood transfusion
- Medical Emergency
- Hazardous Substance Spill
- Internal/External Disaster
- Silent Call for Security