Nurse

PICU

Overhead Code BLUE (Off Unit)

  • Two pre-assigned nurses will respond when the overhead announcement of a Code BLUE is made for the second or third floors or outside including the parking garage. The Charge Nurse cell phone will also be paged.
    • The Emergency Department will respond to Code BLUE in all other areas of the hospital (first floor, ground floor.)
    • If assistance is needed from the PICU Code BLUE response team, an overhead page will state "PICU response team is required at (Location.)"
  • Bring the portable monitor/ defibrillator/pacer, intraosseous cannula device and the emergency bag from the PICU to the scene. This nurse should remain at the scene to assist with the emergency.
  • Assure that first responders are providing effective BLS.
  • Participate in the interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation.
  • Prepare and administer medications.
  • Assure that any additional resources are summoned to the scene of the medical emergency and additional personnel are paged as requested by the directing physician.

In the event of an overhead Trauma Code announcement:

  • 1 (One) PICU RN should report immediately to the Emergency Department
  • 1 (One) PICU RN should report to the blood bank to retrieve the cooler of blood. Report directly to the Emergency Department to drop off. Assist if required in ED or return to PICU.
    • Blood Process: Signatures are needed at two points in this interaction: 1) the nurse receiving the blood from Blood Bank. 2) The physician in the ED that accepts it.
    • If a blood slip is unavailable from the printer, the PICU RN needs to have a patient identifier (e.g. MRN number) and the Blood Bank will release it.

Code BLUE On Unit

  • Alert Attending Physician
  • Alert Charge Nurse
  • Alert Respiratory Therapy
  • Alert Social Work and Pastoral Care
  • Alert Nursing Supervisor
  • Retrieve Code Cart
  • Designate Roles
  • Follow PALS

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

CICU

Code BLUE on Unit

  • Alert Attending Physician
  • Alert Charge Nurse
  • Alert Respiratory Therapy
  • Retrieve Code Cart
  • Retrieve Emergency Medication Box
  • Designate Roles
  • Follow PALS
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Activation of surgical/ECMO team may be required

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

NICU

Code BLUE on Unit

  • Alert Attending Physician
  • Alert Charge Nurse
  • Alert Respiratory Therapy
  • Retrieve Code Cart/Box
  • Designate Roles
  • Follow PALS/NRP as appropriate
  • Assist with intubation if indicated

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Emergency Department

Overhead Code BLUE

  • ED response team will be responding to all Code BLUE called on Ground floor, First Floor, All of ARB and All interstitial ( service) levels
  • Code BLUE Team consists of 2 ED techs with a stretcher, back board, C-collar, BVM and AED. Not necessary for crash cart to be at scene.
  • Nursing Supervisor responsible for documenting patient’s name and location of Code Blue.
  • Patient will be transferred to ED and evaluated.
  • If it is determined by responders that additional resources or clinical assistance is needed, call the Command Center at 53-5555 and request the PICU Code BLUE team
  • Be aware that adults involved in a Code BLUE event will be transported to the Emergency Department
  • The Physician should immediately contact an adult hospital to arrange for a transfer

Code BLUE on Unit

  • Code BLUEs are not called in the Emergency Department. In the event of Cardiac or Respiratory arrest, resuscitate the patient
  • Alert Attending Physician
  • Alert Charge Nurse
  • Alert Respiratory Therapy
  • Retrieve Code Cart
  • Designate Roles
  • Follow PALS
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Alert PICU if appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Surgical Services

Overhead Code BLUE (Off Unit)

  • Communications will be sent if a patient is to be sent to the OR

Code BLUE On Unit

  • Alert Attending Physician
  • Alert Anesthesiology
  • Alert Charge Nurse
  • Alert Respiratory therapy
  • Retrieve Code Cart
  • Designate Roles
  • Follow PALS
  • Assist with intubation if indicated

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

2B

Code BLUE on Unit

Nurse 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Activate Code BLUE system by pressing BLUE button on wall or calling command center at 53-5555. Be sure to have your location available.
  • Assure that first responders are providing effective BLS
  • Ensure that the Code BLUE cart is brought to the emergency site
  • Participate in the interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • Prepare and administer medications until PICU Nurse arrives
  • Record the event of the resuscitation on the Resuscitation Form (#61073)
  • Assure that any additional resources are summoned to the scene of the medical emergency and additional personnel are paged as requested by the directing physician
  • The Charge Nurse responder will provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions, appropriate to the circumstances, until a physician arrives

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

2 West

Code BLUE on Unit

Nurse 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Activate Code BLUE system by pressing BLUE button on wall or calling command center at 53-5555. Be sure to have your location available.
  • Assure that first responders are providing effective BLS
  • Ensure that the Code BLUE cart is brought to the emergency site
  • Participate in the interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • Prepare and administer medications until PICU Nurse arrives
  • Record the event of the resuscitation on the Resuscitation Form (#61073)
  • Assure that any additional resources are summoned to the scene of the medical emergency and additional personnel are paged as requested by the directing physician
  • The Charge Nurse responder will provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions, appropriate to the circumstances, until a physician arrives

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

3 East

Code BLUE on Unit

Nurse 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Activate Code BLUE system by pressing BLUE button on wall or calling command center at 53-5555. Be sure to have your location available.
  • Assure that first responders are providing effective BLS
  • Ensure that the Code BLUE cart is brought to the emergency site
  • Participate in the interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • Prepare and administer medications until PICU Nurse arrives
  • Record the event of the resuscitation on the Resuscitation Form (#61073)
  • Assure that any additional resources are summoned to the scene of the medical emergency and additional personnel are paged as requested by the directing physician
  • The Charge Nurse responder will provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions, appropriate to the circumstances, until a physician arrives

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

3 West

Code BLUE on Unit

Nurse 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Activate Code BLUE system by pressing BLUE button on wall or calling command center at 53-5555. Be sure to have your location available.
  • Assure that first responders are providing effective BLS
  • Ensure that the Code BLUE cart is brought to the emergency site
  • Participate in the interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • Prepare and administer medications until PICU Nurse arrives
  • Record the event of the resuscitation on the Resuscitation Form (#61073)
  • Assure that any additional resources are summoned to the scene of the medical emergency and additional personnel are paged as requested by the directing physician
  • The Charge Nurse responder will provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions, appropriate to the circumstances, until a physician arrives

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

4 East

Code BLUE on Unit

Nurse 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Activate Code BLUE system by pressing BLUE button on wall or calling command center at 53-5555. Be sure to have your location available.
  • Assure that first responders are providing effective BLS
  • Ensure that the Code BLUE cart is brought to the emergency site
  • Participate in the interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • Prepare and administer medications until PICU Nurse arrives
  • Record the event of the resuscitation on the Resuscitation Form (#61073)
  • Assure that any additional resources are summoned to the scene of the medical emergency and additional personnel are paged as requested by the directing physician
  • The Charge Nurse responder will provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions, appropriate to the circumstances, until a physician arrives

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

4 West

Code BLUE on Unit

Nurse 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Activate Code BLUE system by pressing BLUE button on wall or calling command center at 53-5555. Be sure to have your location available.
  • Assure that first responders are providing effective BLS
  • Ensure that the Code BLUE cart is brought to the emergency site
  • Participate in the interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • Prepare and administer medications until PICU Nurse arrives
  • Record the event of the resuscitation on the Resuscitation Form (#61073)
  • Assure that any additional resources are summoned to the scene of the medical emergency and additional personnel are paged as requested by the directing physician
  • The Charge Nurse responder will provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions, appropriate to the circumstances, until a physician arrives

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Outpatient

Code BLUE on Unit

  • Alert Attending Physician
  • Alert Charge Nurse
  • Alert Respiratory Therapy
  • Retrieve Code Cart
  • Designate Roles
  • Follow PALS

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Specialty Nurses

Overhead Code BLUE (Off Unit)

Specialty Nursing Includes But Is Not Limited To: Clinical Nurse Educators, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nursing Advancement, IV Therapy Nurses, Nursing Informatics

  • Specialty Nurses have no responsibility to respond to an overhead Code BLUE but should be prepared to provide support if contacted.

Code BLUE in Patient Care area

  • Activate Code BLUE system by pressing BLUE button on wall or calling command center at 53-5555. Be sure to have your location available.
  • Call for patient's nurse
  • Participate in BLS and ALS interventions as indicated
  • Provide support as requested

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Nurse Supervisor

Code BLUE on Unit

  • Report to Code BLUE location
  • Assess situation
  • Assist with traffic control
  • Assist Code BLUE Team as directed
  • Call for additional resources as requested
  • May act as recorder of events
  • Insure other patients and families on the unit are being cared for during the Code BLUE
  • Debrief with staff after the event, identifying opportunities for improvement

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Respiratory

PICU

Code BLUE

Overhead Code BLUE (Off Unit)

  • Carry a Code BLUE Beeper.
  • Bring bedside blood analyzer and cartridges [one (1) chemistry/gas and one (1) glucose cartridge] and pulse oximeter
  • Assist with airway and ventilator management. NOTE: Physician may delegate responsibility for airway intervention and ventilator support to a respiratory therapist or another member of the CODE BLUE team
  • Arrange for availability of airway, ventilator and respiratory monitoring equipment during resuscitation and post-resuscitation transport of patient
  • Dismiss all unneeded respiratory therapists from area

Code BLUE On Unit

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Retrieve Intubation Cart or Difficult Airway Cart if needed.
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Follow PALS

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

CICU

Code BLUE on Unit

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Retrieve Intubation Cart or Difficult Airway Cart if needed.
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

NICU

Code BLUE on Unit

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Retrieve Intubation Cart or Difficult Airway Cart if needed.
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS / NRP

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Emergency Department

Code BLUE On Unit

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Retrieve Intubation Cart or Difficult Airway Cart if needed.
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS
  • Alert PICU if appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Surgical Services

Overhead Code BLUE (Off Unit)

  • Communications will be sent if a patient is to be sent to the OR

Code BLUE On Unit

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Anesthesia
  • Retrieve Intubation Cart or Difficult Airway Cart if needed.
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS
  • Alert PICU RT if appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

2B

Code BLUE on Unit

Respiratory 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS
  • Alert PICU RT if appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

2 West

Code BLUE on Unit

Respiratory 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS
  • Alert PICU RT if appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

3 East

Code BLUE on Unit

Respiratory 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS
  • Alert PICU RT if appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

3 West

Code BLUE on Unit

Respiratory 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS
  • Alert PICU RT if appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

4 East

Code BLUE on Unit

Respiratory 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS
  • Alert PICU RT if appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

4 West

Code BLUE on Unit

Respiratory 2A, 2B, BBMT, 3CN, 3CS, 3E, 3F

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS
  • Alert PICU RT if appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Outpatient

Code BLUE on Unit

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Alert Charge Respiratory Therapist
  • Retrieve Intubation Cart or Difficult Airway Cart if needed.
  • Assist with ventilation of patient
  • Assist with intubation if indicated
  • Follow PALS
  • Alert PICU RT if appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Physician

PICU

Code BLUE

The AIDHC physician providing intensive care coverage will carry a beeper that will alert the physician to any Code BLUE called within the hospital or hospital grounds.

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. (Support security's role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

CICU

Code BLUE

For overhead Code BLUEs, be aware a patient may require immediate cardiac resources.

  • Call for patient’s nurse if s/he is not present
  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. (Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

NICU

Code BLUE

  • Call for patient’s nurse if s/he is not present
  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and NRP interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and NRP appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • Delegate interventions of BLS and NRP
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. (Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Emergency Department

Code BLUE

The AIDHC physician providing intensive care coverage will carry a beeper that will alert the physician to any Code BLUE called within the hospital or hospital grounds.

  • Call for patient's nurse if s/he is not present
  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. (Support security's role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Trauma

Code BLUE

Be aware that overhead Code BLUEs may require the immediate services of the trauma team.

  • Call for patient’s nurse if s/he is not present
  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. (Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Physician Surgical Services

Code BLUE

Be aware for over head Code BLUEs surgical services may be immediately required for surgery or difficult line placements. The surgical team will be readily available and be called via the routine communication systems in the event of a Code BLUE if needed.

  • Call for patient’s nurse if s/he is not present
  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. (Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Gold Team

Code BLUE

  • Call for patient’s nurse if s/he is not present
  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. (Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Silver Team

Code BLUE

  • Call for patient’s nurse if s/he is not present
  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. (Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Red Team

Code BLUE

  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. ( Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Blue Team

Code BLUE

  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. ( Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Anesthesia

Code BLUE

Be aware for over head Code BLUEs anesthesia services may be immediately required for surgery or difficult intubations. The anesthesia team will be readily available and be called via the routine communication systems in the event of a Code BLUE if needed.

  • Call for patient’s nurse if s/he is not present
  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. (Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

General Pediatrics

Code BLUE

All Other Physicians Including But Not Limited To: Orthopedics, Diagnostic Referral, Pathology, Primary Care, Developmental Medicine, Genetics, Immunology, Behavioral Health, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Weight Management, Rehabilitation, Otolaryngology, Transition Team, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Urology

  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. ( Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

All Other Physicians

Code BLUE

All Other Physicians Including But Not Limited To: Orthopedics, Diagnostic Referral, Pathology, Primary Care, Developmental Medicine, Genetics, Immunology, Behavioral Health, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Weight Management, Rehabilitation, Otolaryngology, Transition Team, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Urology

  • Provide overall direction and coordination of the BLS and ALS interventions
  • Participate in those interventions of BLS and ALS appropriate to the circumstances of resuscitation
  • When appropriate, delegate interventions of BLS and ALS to properly qualified members of the Code BLUE team
  • Document in the patient medical record and resuscitation record their participation in the resuscitation as needed
  • Serve as a consultative resource to the physician of record or his/her designee in matters related to the conduct of the BLS and ALS efforts
  • Provide medical/surgical expertise and consultation
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult, proceed immediately to the Emergency Department for further stabilization once safe to transport.
    • Immediately contact adult hospital to coordinate transfer (Christiana or St. Francis Hospital). The accepting facility will provide transport pending an available bed.
  • Dismiss unneeded personnel from the scene of the resuscitation. ( Support security’s role in helping with this responsibility.)
  • Physician Director of the Code BLUE team may cancel the Code BLUE, as appropriate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Security

Command Center

Code BLUE

Response to a Code BLUE

  • Determine: Name of caller, Location (Room No., floor and area), Type of emergency, and Telephone extension
  • Any health care provider in the immediate area will assist in the performance of Basic Life Support until the Code BLUE Team arrives
  • NOTE:EARLY DEFIBRILLATION PROTOCOL:
    • An AED shall not be used on anyone under the age of one (1) year
    • Use the AEDs only when the victim has the following three (3) clinical findings
      • No response
      • No breathing
      • No pulse
  • Begin resuscitation efforts, including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Turn on AED and follow instructions for connecting the patient to the device (making note of whether defibrillator pads pre-attached to the AED are Adult or Pediatric and, change, as appropriate)
  • The Code BLUE Team members will assume responsibility for the resuscitation effort with appropriate Code BLUE Team members, replacing and dismissing personnel as appropriate; assure space is available for the Code BLUE Team
  • The Code BLUE Team members will remain with the patient until either the patient is stabilized or the Code BLUE is terminated by the Attending Physician directing the Code BLUE. Once the patient is stabilized, the Code BLUE physician may instruct the team to transfer responsibility for the patient to the appropriate personnel, which may include relocation of the patient to another inpatient or outpatient care area

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Other Security Personnel

Code BLUE

  • Communicate with the Command Center via two-way radio
  • Direct team members to the resuscitation area, control traffic, and allow only essential personnel into the area
  • Bring a stretcher to the scene of the Code BLUE event
  • Inform the Command Center of the need for additional personnel, identifying the personnel by position description
  • Request additional equipment from the appropriate department if applicable
  • Assist with obtaining & delivering Code BLUE carts to all areas
  • Cancel the Code BLUE if instructed to do so by the Physician Director/Nursing Supervisor/Nurse Manager/ANM of the CODE BLUE team. Security personnel, Nursing Supervisor and Nurse Manager/ANM are the only persons who may cancel a Code BLUE. This is done upon instruction by the Physician Director of the Code BLUE team, or when the Code BLUE has been determined to be a false alarm

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Administration

Administration

Code BLUE

  • The Administrator On Call will be contacted with specific needs or unusual events related to the Code BLUE

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Code BLUE

  • Provide support as needed by Code BLUE team
  • The Pharmacist may be requested to prepare medications, continuous infusions, and provide medication information
  • Give priority attention to Code BLUE team, PICU, NICU, CICU, or OR requests

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Clerk

Clerk/Aides

Code BLUE for ED Techs

  • ED response team will be responding to all Code BLUE called on Ground floor, First Floor, All of ARB and All interstitial ( service) levels
  • Code BLUE Team consists of 2 ED techs with a stretcher, back board, C-collar, BVM and AED. Not necessary for crash cart to be at scene.
  • Nursing Supervisor responsible for documenting patient’s name and location of Code Blue.
  • Patient will be transferred to ED and evaluated.
  • If it is determined by responders that additional resources or clinical assistance is needed, call the Command Center at 53-5555 and request the PICU Code BLUE team

Code BLUE (all other Clerk/Aides)

  • Direct Code BLUE Team to code location
  • Assist Code BLUE staff with requests
  • Contact necessary personnel for assistance

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Social Work

Social Worker

Code BLUE

Social Work staff will respond to Code BLUE alerts during departmental business hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m; Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The on-call social worker is available for off hours if end of life and bereavement needs are required.

  • Serve as a liaison between the family and the medical team, ensuring that the family is receiving information about their child’s condition and the plan of care in a timely manner
  • Secure a private space for the families to sit and wait, or, accompany them to the treatment room when they so desire
  • Assist families in contacting family, relatives and others as desired
  • If families are observing the Code BLUE, prepare them for what they will see and experience. Remain with family during this observation to answer questions and continually assess emotional status and ability to cope with current situation
  • Inform family that you will be available to help them get their questions answered and to arrange meetings with the medical team
  • Discuss with families that you will serve as an additional support person to them and can assist them with contacting extended family, friends, clergy, etc
  • When necessary, assist families and the health care team through process of making medical decisions for the child, i.e., help them understand brain death protocol, organ donation process, their ability to be with their child throughout the process, etc
  • Assist family with identifying funeral home and completing paperwork in Hospital Death Packet
  • Offer interventions with patient's siblings as necessary
  • If a death has occurred, inform family that you will remain available to them for ongoing support and other bereavement services
  • If appropriate, contact the Nursing Supervisor to obtain the bereavement cart

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Code BLUE

  • Assure that first on call Pastoral Care personnel initially respond to Code BLUE pages by phone and assess the situation
  • Based upon above assessment the Pastoral Care personnel will provide support appropriately

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Rehab and Therapy Services

Rehab and Therapy Services

Code BLUE

  • Activate the Code BLUE system and call the command center at 53-5555
  • Provide BLS until Code BLUE team arrives
  • Direct Code BLUE team to your location

Code BLUE Off-Site

  • Call 911
  • Provide BLS until Emergency responders arrive
  • Direct Emergency Responders to your location

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Facilities

Facilities

Code BLUE

  • Assist Code BLUE team in locating active code
  • Be available for further support related to building systems management

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet

Clinical Lab

Clinical Lab

Code BLUE

  • Be aware of STAT labs sent from the Code BLUE team
  • Be aware of STAT critical care panels sent from the Code BLUE team, PICU, NICU, CICU, ER, or OR

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Information Systems

Information Systems

Code BLUE

  • Be aware of Emergency Tickets submitted regarding Code BLUE patient

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services

Code BLUE

  • If Code BLUE witnessed, activate Code BLUE response. Dial command center 53-5555
  • Direct Code BLUE team to incident location if applicable

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Radiology

X-Ray

Code BLUE

  • Be aware of STAT X-ray requests from Code BLUE team

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

MRI

Code BLUE

  • Be aware of STAT MRI scan orders. Schedules may need to be rearranged to accommodate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

CT

Code BLUE

  • Be aware of STAT CT scan orders. Schedules may need to be rearranged to accommodate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Interventional

Code BLUE

  • Be aware of STAT Interventional Radiology procedure orders. Schedules may need to be rearranged to accommodate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Ultrasound

Code BLUE

  • Be aware of STAT Ultrasound orders. Schedules may need to be rearranged to accommodate

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Health Information Management

Health Information Management

Code BLUE

  • Give priority attention to Code BLUE team requests

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Human Resource

Human Resources

Code BLUE

  • Give priority attention to Code BLUE team requests

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Environmental Services

Environmental Services

Code BLUE

  • Be aware that environmental services may be required to STAT clean a patient room to prepare for Code BLUE arrival on unit
  • Environmental services may be requested immediately after a Code BLUE event

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Materials Management

Materials Management

Code BLUE

  • Be aware of STAT supply requests from Code BLUE team, PICU, NICU, CICU, ER, or OR

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services

Code BLUE

  • Provide comfort for patients and families
  • Respond to specific delegated task from the Code or Nursing Team ie: “runner” with stat specimens, assist with crowd control, assist with answering phones, answer call lights of other patients

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Critical Care Transport

Critical Care Transport

Code BLUE on Transport

  • Alert Transport Coordinating Physician
  • Designate Roles
  • Follow PALS
  • Alert PICU and/or Emergency Department if appropriate
  • If the Code BLUE is an adult (associate or parent) begin resuscitation and contact 911. If on road, pull over. If in air, follow air vendor's instructions.

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Child Life

Child Life

Code BLUE

  • Provide Support as requested
  • Be available to patient for medical procedures when safe

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

Blood Bank

Blood Bank

Code BLUE

  • Be aware of STAT orders and STAT type and screens
  • Provide priority services to Code BLUE team, PICU, NICU, CICU, or OR
    • Blood Bank staff will be notified of trauma alerts via the overhead system. Notification of trauma codes will be via the overhead system and the trauma beeper.
    • The trauma beeper must be audible within the lab or carried by a designated Blood Bank technologist.
    • Blood Bank personnel are not expected to respond automatically to trauma alerts, unless otherwise notified by a member of the trauma team.
    • The Blood Bank Staff are to report to Blood Bank upon notification of a trauma code. Trauma code response is the highest priority of all activities in the department. All members of the Blood Bank are expected to assist in the many levels of preparation and response.
    • In the event of a trauma code, a representative from the trauma team will call the Blood Bank with 2 unique patient identifiers as soon as they are available. Orders will be immediately placed in the computer and will route to the Blood Bank in basket to be printed. INITIAL RESPONSE TO TRAUMA CODES WILL BE COMPLETELY MANUAL AND WILL NOT INVOLVE BLOOD BANK COMPUTER SYSTEM EXCEPT FOR INITIAL BAD FILE REVIEW.

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet

Marketing and Public Relations

Marketing and Public Relations

Code BLUE

  • In the event a Code BLUE event needs to addressed to the public or media, a PR spokesperson will be assigned
  • If a Code BLUE event is witnessed, call the Command Center at 53-5555. Have your location available.
  • Assist in direction of the Code BLUE team to your location if applicable

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.

All Other Associates

All Other Associates

Code BLUE

  • If a Code BLUE event is witnessed, call the Command Center at 53-5555. Have your location available.
  • Assist in direction of the Code BLUE team to your location if applicable

Location of the Emergency Management Plan: This 500 page document is physically located in or with Administration, Safety Officer, Emergency Management Officer, and in the Incident Command Code Delta box. A digital link to this plan is available only through the Nemours intranet.