Wow.  As if hospitals aren't already disguising themselves as hotels and/or
Disney World. Maybe they should just change their codes, if they worry that
anyone who hears "Code Blue" will "see them in a negative light."   Code
Puce, anyone?

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Adam Moore <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> An alternative to overhead voice paging is to use a "Bong Bong" sound or
> perhaps a brief musical theme, which would not likely be noticed by the
> public.
> Adam G N Moore MD
> Exeter, New Hampshire
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Gail Lee
> Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:26 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Reference Help Needed
> Hi!
> I've been asked to look for another method of calling "Code Blue" other
> than
> overhead paging.  Some have stated that overhead calling a code blue makes
> visitors or other patients see the hospital in a negative way- people are
> dying here type of thing. I'm not finding any information on this at all.
> And If your hospital uses another method, please let me know. Thank you!
> Any help received will be greatly appreciated!
> Gail
> Gail Lee, MLS
> Medical Librarian
> Deaconess Hospital
> 600 Mary Street
> Evansville, IN 47747
> 812-450-3385
> 812-450-7255 (fax)
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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Central DuPage Hospital
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