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Evaluatıon Of Blue Code Interventıons Outcomes İn University Dental Hospital Of Isparta
OBJECTIVE: The code blue, which is a professional resuscitation team organization, has an important role for the survival of patients with respiratory or/and cardiac arrest in the hospitals. Code blue is the sole coloured code used internationally for the same purpose in emergency cases.This study was respectively designed to evaluate the affectivity, safety, significance, benefits and outcomes of the code blue implementation in accordance with quality policy of our hospital.
METHODS: Code blue implementation between January 2011 and April 2013 was retrospectively reviewed. Patient age and gender, location, date, and time of call, team unit and time of arrival, and activities performed were recorded. Additionally recorded were duration and results of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
RESULTS: Total of 34 patients (15 male and 19 female) were included into the study. The mean response time of code blue teams to the patient was 2.18±1.92 minutes. The most frequent call times for code blue was between 10-11 pm and 14-16 pm. After code blue calls, none of the patients were dead, 3 % of them needed to advanced life support and 97 % were improved in general status.
CONCLUSION: This study showed that blue code practice is associated with significant improvement in the outcomes of hospitalized or outpatient patients. it is an accurate standard method in terms of hospital quality, medical ethics, legal responsibility and patients’ safety