Hospital color code alerts are used in hospitals worldwide to denote various kinds of emergency situation (for example, code red for fire and code silver for armed person). They are an important part of hospital safety and emergency preparedness.
Fast, effective code communication is a critical part of a hospital’s emergency response.
To alert staff to a situation, codes must be communicated in a way that cuts through the noise of a busy hospital and are understood by all workers, especially ward-based staff attending to patients.
Powerful internal communication is essential – anything less isn’t worth the risk.
Ensure all hospital employees recognize the different types of code emergency through an educational campaign delivered via screensavers and scrolling desktop tickers.
Support behavioral change
Embed correct behaviors through highly-visual, high-repetition screensavers and wallpapers.
Use the RSVP tool to improve training effectiveness around updates to hospital codes or response processes.
Use alerts to drive staff to take immediate action when it’s needed – whether reading a crucial update, evacuating the building or performing an essential task.
Built-in features of the SnapComms platform make communicating hospital code alerts simple and effective – reducing pressure on staff at already stressful times.