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The objective of the emergency medical response (EMR) system at the SCCA Outpatient Clinic is to provide clinical support to persons (patients, visitors and staff) who need assistance (i.e. falls, fainting) and/or are experiencing medically emergent events.
For the purposes of the Outpatient Clinic, the Code Blue team functions as a Rapid Response Team. The primary purpose of the Code Team is to bring critical resources to the patient experiencing signs/symptoms of clinical deterioration in order to help prevent cardiac or respiratory arrest. The Code Blue team is also capable of ACLS response when required.
When CPR is required, the patient's Advance Directives will be honored if the physician is aware of the code status. Any qualified person should initiate initial basic life support/CPR if appropriate.
Available for situations requiring nursing assessment and/or intervention such as fainting, falls, and dizziness during all operational hours.
Provides critical resources and/or ACLS response when a patient’s clinical status is beyond the ability of local staff to manage.
*** Note: When in doubt, CODE BLUE should be level of response initiated ***