Resuscitation Team and Code Blue Practicing in Çanakkale State Hospital, Turkey

Sarı B. , Koçak H., Çalışkan C., Tutaş Y.

19th World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Toronto, Canada, 25 - 28 April 2017, vol.32, pp.95

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 32
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1049023x17002448
  • City: Toronto
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.95


Study/Objective: This study has two research objectives. The first aim is to evaluate the quality of resuscitation team and code blue practicing. The second is to determine which factors affect the code blue process. Background: Code Blue Teams (CBTs) have crucial roles in every hospital or health care center in the world. With this important role, CBT must be well trained to save more lives. To train this team properly, hospitals and other health organizations have some responsibilities. If they do their responsibilities, and provide some conveniences to CBTs, the team can practice more and be trained well. Methods: The authors conducted a retrospective data review of code blue frequency in three months (June 1- September 1, 2016). To carry out this study, permission was obtained from the hospital authority, then code blue forms reviewed. The personal information of the patients is not used in this paper. Results: CBT has 40 code blue calls from different locations in the hospital. Of those calls, 20% (f = 8) are from the angiography unit, 35% (f = 14) from clinics, 30% (f = 12) from patient’s rooms, 5% (f = 2) from cafe for syncope, and 10% (f = 4) from intensive care units. There was 45% (f = 18) of patients who were resuscitated by giving CPR and saved their life. There was 2.5% (f = 1) patients could not be saved in the angiography unit and 52.5% (f = 21) patients were given only first aid. Conclusion: The arrival time to the patients is between in 20-120 seconds. Code blue forms need to be standardized. Having practiced regularly will be helpful for CBTs. Timing is very important and could affect the code blue quality. People who activate the CBT in hospitals must be educated about first aid and code blue process.