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Hospital Emergency Codes

These are the codes called out overhead at PCH and University Hospital. Code Pink and Code Red are the same at both hospitals, the other codes have the hospital listed.
Code Pink- Infant or child abduction
Code Red- Fire
  • All staff should report to the closest exit.
  • Monitor area for suspicious persons.
  • Make note of any suspicious persons.
  • Do not physically restrain anyone.

  • Rescue anyone in danger.
  • Activate the fire alarm.
  • Contain the fire if possible by shutting doors and windows.
  • Extinguish the fire or Evacuate if the fire threatens personal saftey.
PCH Code Blue- Cardiac or respiratory arrest
University Code Purple- Security emergency
  • If trained, perform CPR and ask someone to call 2222.

  • There is an eminent danger to the safety or well being of any staff, patient, visitor or individual unit. Call 1-2222.
PCH Code Yellow- Bomb Threat
University Code Yellow- Disaster
  • If you receive a bomb threat over the phone:
  • Remain calm. Keep the caller on the line as long as possible.
  • Without distracting the caller have someone else call 2222.
  • Get as much information as possible from the caller.
  • Fill out department status report form and take it to SOM 1889.
  • Inpatient units and clinics will turn on their Motorola radios.
  • Activate disaster phone tree.