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code blue

n.
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.
A message announced over a hospital’s public address system, indicating that a cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest requiring CPR is in progress; to be ‘coded’ is to undergo CPR. In some facilities, the term is confined to cardiorespiratory emergencies in adults and children, in others, just for adults, also
(1) Any adult emergency
(2) Tornado warning

code blue

Code 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

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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