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code blue

noun
1.
(often initial capital letters) a medical emergency in which paramedics are dispatched to aid a person undergoing cardiac arrest.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85
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  • Each resident has the opportunity to participate as a member of the code blue response team.
  • Biweekly in-situ program where manikin is situated in the hospital and code blue is called overhead.

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