Friday, November 8, 2013

Code Green!

Every now and then I would hear a code green called overhead and really didn't pay much attention to it.  I know what a code brown(pooped in  bed) and a code yellow ( peed in the bed) are, but a code green was one those that I just didn't know.  Was it bile? Tube feeds?  Now it seems that a code green is being called every few minutes.  Finally, I had to ask one of the unit clerks what a code green was.  She looked at me and said it was a press ganey!  I asked her what she meant.   She explained that if a patient was belligerent or if their family members were belligerent or stealing or drug seeking they could call a code green which is security.  Once security is called, the patient never will receive a press ganey survey!


SeaSpray said...


Good idea. :)

Your being facetious tho ..right?

My first thought was money. Don't know why I'd think that in a hospital code. Then I thought a green hospital getting on some violators - throwing plastic in paper trash, etc..

I'd never think security or press ganey.

Throckmorton said...

I wish I was being facetious! It now not about outcomes, it is only about the Press Ganey scores!