Emergency Codes in LTC
Emergency codes are used in health care facilities worldwide to alert staff to various emergencies. The use of codes is intended to convey essential information quickly and with minimal misunderstanding to staff, while preventing stress and panic among visitors. The purpose of this course is to review the common emergency codes that are used in long term care and provide staff with background knowledge on how to respond and activate them. Every facility will have its own policies and procedures with in-depth disaster plans that staff are responsible for learning in conjunction with this course. Material covered includes codes black, blue/pink, brown, green, grey, purple, red, silver, white, and yellow.