Procedures in the Activation and Deactivation of Alert Codes – General Steps

Procedures in the Activation and Deactivation of Alert Codes

 

General Steps:

 

Monitoring of news of potential emergency and disaster that may create a surge of surgical patient incident or event in OMMC

 

Assessment of the potential incident or event with a determination on what alert code to activate

 

Code White Alert – if 10 surge patients are anticipated

Code Blue Alert – if 20 surge patients are anticipated

Code Red Alert – if more than 20 surge patients are anticipated

 

Securing of permission for activation of an alert code from Chairman of the Department by Department Disaster Control Officer (Chief Resident)

 

Activation of an alert code approved by the Chairman of the Department to be implemented through the Department Disaster Control Officer

 

Surveillance for occurrence of emergency and disaster with corresponding response

 

Maintenance of readiness of out-of-hospital stand-by members of the Surgical Team to proceed promptly to the hospital when needed

 

Securing of permission for deactivation of an alert code from Chairman of the Department by Department Disaster Control Officer (Chief Resident)

 

Deactivation of an alert code approved by the Chairman of the Department to be implemented through the Department Disaster Control Officer

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