Code Blue is as serious as it gets in a hospital. A patient is in cardiac or respiratory arrest and needs immediate, lifesaving care.
What is a Code Blue? A code blue is called when a patient experiences unexpected cardiac or respiratory arrest that requires resuscitation and activation of a hospital-wide alert. These cardiac or respiratory arrests are handled by the “code team” of the hospital.
Services. Staff Directory. Code Pink is when an infant less than 12 months of age is suspected or confirmed as missing. Code Purple is when a child greater than 12 months of age is suspected or confirmed as missing.
Some of the more widely used codes in hospitals include:
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Fire/smoke (Code red) Medical emergency (Code blue) Bomb threat (Code purple)
Managing a code blue as a nurse includes activating the code, sharing clinical information with the team, performing chest compressions, monitoring, and evaluating the code blue process. A code blue is activated whenever a patient or someone is found unconscious, not breathing or without a pulse.
A Code Orange is used to respond safely and effectively to a disaster external to the hospital that is likely to increase the capacity and use of hospital resources.