OMMC Surgery Emergency and Disaster Alert Code System
Specific Guidelines and Instructions:
Manpower Readiness Under Each Code Alert
Code White Alert – one surgical team is physically present and the two other teams are on call
Code Blue Alert – two surgical teams are physically present in the hospital and the last team is on call
Code Red Alert – all the surgical teams (3 teams) are physically present in the hospital
The OMMC Surgery Surgical Teams consist of three teams:
Team I Surgical residents, interns and consultants
Team II Surgical residents, interns and consultants
Team III Surgical residents, interns and consultants
Surgical Supplies Readiness Under Each Alert Codes
At the Emergency Room
Code White Alert – Surgical supplies for 10 surge patients
Code Blue Alert – Surgical supplies for 20 surge patients
Code Red Alert – Surgical supplies for 30 surge patients
At the Operating Room
Code White Alert – Surgical supplies for 5 surge patients
Code Blue Alert – Surgical supplies for 10 surge patients
Code Red Alert – Surgical supplies for 15 surge patients
*Note 1: the specifics on the type and quantity of surgical supplies to be determined by the OMMC Surgery Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Committee (OMMC Surg SP-DPC). [to be established as soon as possible – January, 31, 2012 deadline]
**Note 2: ready to use the 4 operating rooms in OMMC with 3 anesthesia machines at any one time.
The primary communication device shall be the cellphone as this is readily available and will facilitate documentation of all activities that transpire which in turn will facilitate evaluation, particularly, on activation and deactivation messages and responses and whereabout messages of members of the surgical teams. The cellphone can be complemented with telephones and other means of communication.
Templates for text messages shall be used.