Healthcare Emergency Codes

Healthcare Emergency Codes

Healthcare Emergency Codes

Healthcare Emergency Codes

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Industry Specific
There are a number of different emergencies that healthcare facilities can face on a daily basis. It is important for facilities to have alert systems in place in order to properly warn workers and patients. Facilities may either opt to implement a standardized code system or a plain language alert system. Several studies have favored the use of a plain language alert system and this has been further recommended by several organizations, however it is vital to understand what your facility uses and identify those codes accordingly. This course will cover the recommendations for healthcare emergency codes in response to healthcare emergencies, and the procedures to follow when an emergency takes place within your healthcare facility. Please follow your organization’s standards on emergency codes and responses for detailed procedures concerning healthcare emergency codes.

COURSE INFORMATION

45 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2018-07-18Updated 2020-10-26

Course Objectives

  • Understand the overview of emergency alert systems in healthcare facilities
  • Be familiar with the recommendations for a plain language alert system of various agencies, including the Joint Commission
  • Identify various alerts and demonstrate the corresponding suggested procedures
  • Initiate an implementation plan for your healthcare facility

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