David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Graduate Medical Education
House Staff Manual
Emergency Codes

In order to be more uniform with the community and to comply with the recommendations of the Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS), UCLAMC uses color codes over the public address system to announce specific emergency conditions throughout the CHS. Several codes are the result of new hospital wide policies or procedures.
The color codes and their designations are:
CODE BLUE…Medical emergency
CODE PINK…Infant abduction
CODE PURPLE…Child abduction
CODE ORANGE...Hazardous material spill or release
CODE GRAY…Abusive or combative person
CODE SILVER…Person with weapon/hostage situation

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