Definition: Events internally or outside the hospital or community that may potentially activate the Emergency Operations Plan outside or in addition to the Codes addressed in this binder.
Depending on the emergency/disaster Staff will be notified the Emergency Operations Plan has been activated via the following methods
- Overhead Announcement
- Department Phone Tree/ASCOM Page
- Digital Signage
Once alerted a Code has been activated Physicians should:
- Review Emergency Procedures Unit Plan and/or inquire with Staff member as to appropriate response.
- Assist to ensure care safety and welfare of Patients Visitors and Staff have been attended to.
- Maintain situational awareness and be prepared to receive additional guidance/information.