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What is a code gray?

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by abbaking abbaking (Member)

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Last night at work a "Code Gray" was overhead paged in the Children's Crisis Intervention Unit (CCIS- aka psych) and I have NO idea what this is. There is no reference to it in the policy/procedure maunal. Any ideas what this could be?

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KLKRN has 25 years experience and works as a RN registry.

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If I'm not mistaken, it depends on the hospital but in my experience it is usually along the lines of a violent person requiring immediate security intervention.

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Dolce works as a RN.

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Weird that it isn't in the P&P manual. I think you need to ask your manager/director about this right away. It is dangerous to call a code that staff is not educated on.

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megananne7 works as a RN.

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Yea, it's usually security.

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suzy253 works as a Med Surg/Telemetry.

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Yea, it's usually security.

:yeahthat:....at least at my hospital. We hear them calling Code Gray for the psych unit(s).

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and works as a FNP/WHNP(E)/Educator/MedLeg Consul.

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Weird that it isn't in the P&P manual. I think you need to ask your manager/director about this right away. It is dangerous to call a code that staff is not educated on.

I totally agree.

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oramar works as a returned nurse.

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I don't know about code gray. Where I last worked code silver was for elderly person gone AWOL. The last one they called was for a person that was younger than me. That is telling you it is time to get out.

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S.T.A.C.E.Y has 2 years experience.

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Maybe just ask a security guard next time you see them.....they always know all the codes.

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Christie RN2006 works as a Staff Nurse.

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Code Gray at my hospital is for a weather emergency such as a tornado warning.

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qaqueen has 10 years experience and works as a ICU RN, CCRN.

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Code gray for us is a combatitive person.

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prmenrs has 42 years experience and works as a Re-retired.

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Definitely ask!! @ least let them know there's nothing in P&P about that code.

We have a card hanging on our ID badges w/the meanings of all the codes. Very helpful!!

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