code black

Public address system jargon for
(1) A deceased person admitted to an ER
(2) An emergency situation involving personal threats to safety of one or more persons in a hospital or other public place, including assaults, confrontations, hostage situations and threats of personal injury or attack
(3) Bomb threat—evacuation due to threat of explosion
(4) Mass casualties
(5) Personal threat
(6) Personnel threat
(7) Infant abduction
(8) Severe weather alert

code black

Medtalk Public address system jargon for a deceased person admitted to an ER. See Code.

code black

(kōd blak)
A vague term that means different things in different areas. 1. A patient in ER intake is dead on arrival. 2. Warning indicating an explosive device may be present in a health care facility. 3. Warning that a mass casualty incident has occurred.
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