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University Hospital Emergency Response Codes
Upstate University Hospital utilizes a standard set of Emergency Response Codes for announcing critical events while minimizing the alarm to non-staff present in the hospital. These codes are posted in every department of the hospital and provide staff with information to aid critical response in emergency situations.
|Code Blue||Adult Medical Emergency|
|Code White||Pediatric Medical Emergency|
|Code Amber||Infant/Child Abduction|
|Code Yellow||Explosive Device or Bomb Threat|
|Code Gray||Patient Elopement|
|Code Silver||Person with Weapon; Hostage Situation|
|Code Orange||Hazmat Incident; Decontamination Needed|
|Code Black||Severe Weather Warning|
|Code Clear||Situation has been Resolved|
If a situation corresponds to one of the emergency codes, Incident Command directs the appropriate code announcement by an overhead page. An overhead page is also given to signal the end of an emergency event.