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Resident Orientation Manual

Produced by Galveston Shriners Burn Hospital and
The University of Texas Medical Branch Blocker Burn Unit.
Contributors:  Sally Abston MD, Patricia Blakeney PhD, Manubhai Desai MD,
Patricia Edgar RN, CIC, John P Heggers PhD, David N Herndon MD,
Marsha Hildreth RD, Ray J Nichols Jr. MD

 

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES INCLUDING CARDIAC ARREST

Patient on a nursing unit:

◦  First person on scene initiates CPR.

◦  Second individual notifies 2E to page "Code Blue" Team response.

◦  CPR sheet completed.

 

Patient off nursing unit:

◦  First individual on scene qualified to initiate CPR does so, if this is needed.

◦  Second individual on scene dials "0" (after hours this rings on 2E) and advises of the nature of the emergency.

◦  Operator (or after hours the Unit Clerk on 2E) pages "Code Blue" Team response.

◦  Occurrence report completed after event.

 

Employee, Visitor, Parent or Other person away from nursing units:

◦  First person on scene qualified to initiate CPR does so, if this is needed.

◦  Second person on scene dials "0" (after hours this rings on 2E) and advises of the nature of the emergency.

◦  Operator (or after hours the Unit Clerk on 2E) pages "Code Blue" Team response.

◦  Physician at scene requests ambulance to be called.

◦  Patient is transported to UTMB Emergency Department for further care.

◦  Occurrence report completed after event.
 


REMEMBER

√ 
The code for a medical emergency at Shriners Galveston Hospital is: Code Blue

√  The telephone number to report/get assistance for medical emergencies including cardiac arrest is "0".  After hours, this rings on 2 East.

√  For medical emergencies that involve parents, employees, or visitors:  Shriners staff respond to the scene - stabilize individual - and call EMS to transport to the UTMB Emergency Department.

 

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