A hospital often has a variety of codes to designate different emergent situations.
Some codes are used widely while others are highly variable. A state or organization may try to standardize the codes but there is still a lot of variation.
Codes That Vary
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An institution may have additional codes for site-specific emergencies (anesthesia, trauma, obstetrical, etc).
The varying meanings of the codes can cause confusion for someone who works at different hospitals.
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