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1. A medical emergency in which a team of medical personnel work to revive an individual in cardiac arrest.
2. An order given to initiate such work.
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(1) Any adult emergency
(2) Tornado warning
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code blueCode Emergency medicine A message announced over a hospital's public address system, indicating that a cardiac arrest requiring CPR is in progress; to be 'coded' is to undergo CPR
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code blue(kōd blū)
In some health care facilities, oral announcement concerning a patient whose state of cardiac arrest is such as to require urgent use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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