Patient-Staff Safety Applications: The Evaluation of Blue Code Reports

BAYRAMOĞLU A., Cakir Z. G., Akoz A., Ozogul B., Aslan Ş., Saritemur M.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.45, no.3, pp.163-166, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eajm.2013.34
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-166
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Objective: Blue code systems (BCS) are communication systems that ensure the most rapid and effective resuscitation when a patient is in respiratory or cardiac arrest. A hospital employee faced with the situation of a cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) starts the system by dialing 6666 from any phone in the hospital. We created a five-person team that includes a doctor, nurse, anesthesia technician, stretcher officer and security guard. The purpose of this study is to share our experiences in initiating the use of the BCS in our hospital.