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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.

Emergency Code
Code Red Fire
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.