Friday, November 8, 2013
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!