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Vicki Buchanan RN FPEM-HC
Jun 09, 2022
In General Discussion
How many hospitals are still using colors for different codes rather than plain language for emergency situations? At my hospitals we use Code Blue (cardiac/respiratory arrest), Code Red (fire), Code Pink (missing/abducted infant/child), and Code Black (confirmed bomb). The rest of the situations we use plain language with brief response and description as indicated. As part of a larger system, with new people coming on board as others depart, some of the new people have "new" suggestions (using old colors) and I have been unable to find definitive "expert" opinions. Any and all suggestions welcomed. Thanks.
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Vicki Buchanan RN FPEM-HC

Emergency Management Specialist

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