As part of the Code Blue Team, I am participating in a committee to revamp our Code Blue policies. We are a 100 bed hospital with no tramua level designation. ED is 25 bed unit and sees between 100-190 pts in a 24 hour time frame. The Code Blue team is different members throughout the hospital, all ACLS nurses and hospitalist/interns. Some on the committee are arguing that Code Blue should be called within the ED for all codes, including pre-hospital arrests, citing EBP's that standardized response increases outcome. Some(myself included) argue that responding to an arrest that began pre-hospital creates chaos to a team that is already established. My other part to the arguement is that I am leaving 4 critical care patients (I work weekend nights) to respond. What is the procedure at your hospital? What would you change if you could? Thanks in advance to all who read and answer.