code orange

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A message over a hospital’s public address system warning the staff of
(1) A bomb threat
(2) A radioactive spill
(3) A potentially violent person with mental issues in the hospital; show of force needed
(4) External disaster with mass casualties
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code orange

Code four Hospital A message announced over a hospital's public address system warning the staff of
1. a bomb threat.
2. a radioactive spill.
3. person with mental issues is loose in the halls of the hospital.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

code or·ange

(kōd awr'ănj)
A vague term for an oral directive that varies in meaning from one health care facility to another; in Australia, indicates need for immediate evacuation of a health care premises.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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