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Code Response 101. for health professional students. General Information. VUMC has Adult and Pediatric CPR Teams The teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide coverage for: VUH, VCH, MCN, MCE, TVC, MAB, LH, MRBI and MRBII

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code response 101

Code Response 101

for health professional students

general information
General Information
  • VUMC has Adult and Pediatric CPR Teams
  • The teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide coverage for: VUH, VCH, MCN, MCE, TVC, MAB, LH, MRBI and MRBII
  • All VUMC staff who are direct patient caregivers, are trained in BLS and Mock Code procedures
requirement
Requirement
  • All students must have a current CPR card or provide evidence of recent completion of an approved BLS course
  • Students must identify the correct emergency response plan for their specific work area
situation 1
Situation 1

If you enter a room and discover a patient who is not breathing and/or does not have a pulse, you should

  • Notify the responsible VUMC caregiver to report a stat and assist in the rescue effort as directed by staff
  • Provide CPR
situation 2
Situation 2

A VUMC employee asks you to call a code

  • You pick up the telephone and dial 11111,

give the name of the building, name and general location of the practice/service area (not the room number) and if the patient is an adult or child)

  • While the employee provides CPR, you

locate the code cart, unplug the cart and bring it to the patients’ location

  • Assist with CPR and rescue efforts as directed by staff
emergency carts
Emergency Carts

There are several types of emergency carts located throughout

the medical center.

Examples of our emergency carts:

Identify the location of the emergency carts in your area