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Long Term Care Emergency Color Codes Reference
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Long Term Care Emergency Color Codes Reference

Long Term Care Emergency Color Codes Reference are coded messages often announced over a public address system to alert staff to various classes of on-site emergencies.

Welcome to the trusted source for Emergency Color Code Labels and ID Badges, specially designed to elevate safety and preparedness in long-term care homes. In environments where residents’ well-being is of paramount importance, having clear and accessible emergency color code information can be a lifesaving advantage.


Why Choose Our Emergency Color Code Labels and ID Badges for Long-Term Care Homes?

  • Instant Clarity, Improved Response: Our thoughtfully crafted labels and badges offer quick comprehension of emergency color codes. In high-pressure situations, providing clear information ensures that staff can make swift and informed decisions to safeguard residents.
  • Enhanced Resident Safety: The safety and well-being of residents are the top priorities in long-term care homes. Our emergency color code solutions help staff respond promptly and effectively to various emergency situations, from medical issues to fire incidents, fostering a secure and reassuring environment.
  • Compliance and Peace of Mind: Preparedness is not only a best practice but often a regulatory requirement. Our color-coded labels and badges facilitate compliance, assuring staff, residents, and their families that your facility is committed to their safety.
  • Efficient Communication: In times of crisis, rapid communication is essential. Our badges and labels serve as a universal language, aiding in effective communication even in noisy or chaotic situations, ultimately saving valuable time and ensuring residents’ well-being.

Key Functional Features for Long-Term Care Homes:

  • Color-Coded Precision: Our color-coded system ensures immediate recognition of each emergency type, helping staff respond promptly and effectively without confusion.
  • Durable, Resilient Materials: Crafted from high-quality, weather-resistant materials, our labels and badges are designed to withstand the demands of long-term care environments, including potential exposure to moisture and chemicals.
  • Customization for Your Home: We offer customization options, allowing you to tailor labels and badges to your specific facility’s needs. Include your facility’s logo, contact information, or other essential details to enhance their relevance.
  • Seamless Integration: Our labels and badges can be easily integrated into your existing safety protocols, ensuring a smooth transition for staff and enhancing emergency preparedness.
  • Staff Training Resources: We provide comprehensive training materials to ensure that your staff fully understand the emergency color code system, promoting their confidence in responding to emergencies and prioritizing residents’ well-being.
Our Polyester labels are our most durable variant, and are generally used for a more challenging label application which calls for more durability, abrasion resistance, higher heat resistance and UV stability. If you want your packaging to stand out from the competition and make an impact with customers, look no further. We offer designs printed in rolls of five multi-purpose shapes: choose between rectangle, square, circle, oval, or a custom design of your choice.
All Poly and BOPP labels now have standard UV coating.
  • Durable Labels or Printed ID Badge Style
  • Cleanable for Infection Control
  • Place on ID Badges for Quick Access
  • Color Code Information at your Finger Tips
Easily have on the back of staff ID badges to ensure that everyone has access to the information quickly when they need it.

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Ontario Emergency Color Codes

In Ontario, a standard emergency response code set by the Ontario Hospital Association is used, with minor variations for some hospitals.

Code amber (code yellow): missing child/child abduction
Code aqua: flood
Code black: bomb threat/suspicious object
Code blue: cardiac arrest/medical emergency – adult
Code brown: in-facility hazardous spill
Code green: evacuation (precautionary)
Code green stat: evacuation (crisis)
Code grey: infrastructure loss or failure
Code grey button-down: external air exclusion
Code orange: disaster
Code orange CBRN: CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) disaster
Code pink: cardiac arrest/medical emergency – infant/child
Code purple: hostage taking/gang activity
Code red: fire
Code silver: gun threat/shooter
Code white: violent/behavioural situation
Code yellow: missing person

British Columbia Emergency Color Codes

Codes used in British Columbia, prescribed by the British Columbia Ministry of Health.[2]

Code amber: missing or abducted infant or child
Code black: bomb threat
Code blue: cardiac and/or respiratory arrest
Code brown: hazardous spill
Code green: evacuation
Code grey: system failure
Code orange: disaster or mass casualties
Code pink: pediatric emergency and/or obstetrical emergency
Code red: fire
Code white: aggression
Code yellow: missing patient

Alberta Emergency Color Codes

Codes in Alberta are prescribed by Alberta Health Services.[3]

Code black: bomb threat/suspicious package
Code blue: cardiac arrest/medical emergency
Code brown: chemical spill/hazardous material
Code green: evacuation
Code grey: shelter in place/air exclusion
Code orange: mass casualty incident
Code purple: hostage situation
Code red: fire
Code white: violence/aggression
Code yellow: missing patient
Code 66: rapid response

Quebec Emergency Color Codes

Code blue: adult cardiac or respiratory arrest, loss of consciousness
Code pink: pediatric cardiac or respiratory arrest, loss of consciousness
Code purple: infant/neonatal cardiac or respiratory arrest
Code yellow: missing or lost patient
Code white: violent patient
Code brown: in-facility hazardous spill
Code orange: external disaster
Code green: evacuation
Code red: fire
Code black: bomb threat/suspicious object

Nova Scotia Emergency Color Codes

Code blue: cardiac arrest/medical emergency – adult
Code red: fire
Code green: evacuation (precautionary)
Code green stat: evacuation (crisis)
Code orange: external disaster
Code yellow: missing person
Code white: violent person
Code black: bomb threat
Code brown: hazardous substance
Code grey: external air exclusion
Code pink: pediatric emergency and/or obstetrical emergency

United States Emergency Color Codes

United States
In 2000, the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) determined that a uniform code system was needed after three people were killed in a shooting incident at a hospital after the wrong emergency code was called. While codes for fire (red) and medical emergency (blue) were similar in 90% of California hospitals queried, 47 different codes were used for infant abduction and 61 for combative person. In light of this, the HASC published a handbook titled “Healthcare Facility Emergency Codes: A Guide for Code Standardization” listing various codes and has strongly urged hospitals to voluntarily implement the revised codes.

In 2003, Maryland mandated that all acute hospitals in the state have uniform codes.

In 2008, the Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems, Oregon Patient Safety Commission, and Washington State Hospital Association formed a taskforce to standardize emergency code calls. After both states had conducted a survey of all hospital members, the taskforce found many hospitals used the same code for fire (code red); however, there were tremendous variations for codes representing respiratory and cardiac arrest, infant and child abduction, and combative persons. After deliberations and decisions, the taskforce suggested the following as the Hospital Emergency Code:

In 2015, the South Carolina Hospital Association formed a work group to develop plain language standardization code recommendations. Abolishing all color codes was suggested.

Amber alert/Code Adam: infant/child abduction
Code blue: heart or respiration stops (an adult or child’s heart has stopped or they are not breathing)
Code brown: used to indicate severe weather
Code clear: announced when emergency is over
Code grey: combative person (combative or abusive behavior by patients, families, visitors, staff or physicians); if a weapon is involved code silver should be called
Code orange: hazardous spills (a hazardous material spill or release; unsafe exposure to spill)
Code pink: infant abduction, pediatric emergency and/or obstetrical emergency
Code red: fire (also someone smoking in facility) (alternative: massive postpartum hemorrhage)
Code silver: weapon or hostage situation
Code white: neonatal emergency or, in other hospitals, aggressive person[citation needed]
External triage: external disaster (external emergencies impacting hospital including: mass casualties; severe weather; massive power outages; and nuclear, biological, and chemical incidents)
Internal triage: internal emergency (internal emergency in multiple departments including: bomb or bomb threat; computer network down; major plumbing problems; and power or telephone outage.)
Rapid response team: medical team needed at bedside (a patient’s medical condition is declining and needs an emergency medical team at the bedside) prior to heart or respiration stopping

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