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Old 09-24-2007, 08:54 PM
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So I learned about something that our doctors have dubbed a "Code White." This is when a doctor makes an inappropriate comment, whether there is a patient there or other doctors, or nurses.

EX. We were putting in a Swan Gaunze (sp?) in a pt, probably the first one anyone has put in on our unit in a couple of months..they're just not that effective...anyway, we began discussing how in the Omni cell the catheter is labeled "Swandome" so of course at this the doctors started bring up condom jokes and referring to the Swan in "unusual" ways, it was all very entertaining

Anyone else have Code Whites to share?
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:42 PM
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I had a Cardiologist yell at me in front of the patient about having too many Contact precaution signs on the door. He had MRSA in his blood.
The patient laughed when I came in later and he questioned me about it....and I asked him what the harm was in telling people to wash their hands. He wasn't offended so I'm not sure why Dr Irritable was. He had one green Contact Precuation sign, a little sticker beside the door, and a "Wash your hands" sign.
That was more like a Code Jerk, I think.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:13 PM
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Wow, is Code White in all hospitals or is it just where you work neuronurse? Haha, that is quite funny though. Also, is the Code White just for fun?
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:10 PM
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Wow, is Code White in all hospitals or is it just where you work neuronurse? Haha, that is quite funny though. Also, is the Code White just for fun?
As far as I've experienced/heard they are for fun, usually docs who have been on call too long and are punch happy
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:22 PM
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Where I've worked (I'm a traveler) a code white has *usually* meant a violent patient. And in an ER...to call one of those is a pretty big deal. Everyone goes running. Anyway, I worked at a hospital in Colorado that used code white in an entirely different way. It meant life-threatening hemorrhage. You can imagine my surprise and confusion when I went running to the room....
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:31 PM
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Hi slapsilly! Welcome to Nursing Voices!

I think some codes are the same in a majority of hospitals, but we do have to take into consideration the location of the hospital too. For example, I'm pretty sure that a hospital in Asia and a hospital in North America will have different ways to "call codes."

I don't think there's a code white in Canada, but I could be totally wrong since I haven't been at a hospital much.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:58 AM
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So I learned about something that our doctors have dubbed a "Code White." This is when a doctor makes an inappropriate comment, whether there is a patient there or other doctors, or nurses.

EX. We were putting in a Swan Gaunze (sp?) in a pt, probably the first one anyone has put in on our unit in a couple of months..they're just not that effective...anyway, we began discussing how in the Omni cell the catheter is labeled "Swandome" so of course at this the doctors started bring up condom jokes and referring to the Swan in "unusual" ways, it was all very entertaining

Anyone else have Code Whites to share?
Using your definition of a Code White, I have entire shifts of Code Whites! LOL! I work with some hilarious docs!
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:16 PM
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Violent patient was a Code Grey at my hospital.
They were called almost daily. We had a lot of patients who liked to cuss out the staff.

Security and charge nurses usually responded and they presence of the security officers in uniform was usually enough to calm them down.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:33 PM
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A code white at our facility is when a doc is being unprofessional/rude/abusive/etc to a nurse. They call a code white and the rest of the staff come stand behind their back to support them and have the doc back down.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:43 PM
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A code white at our facility is when a doc is being unprofessional/rude/abusive/etc to a nurse. They call a code white and the rest of the staff come stand behind their back to support them and have the doc back down.
Oh Julie, I like that one! It's amazing what (some) people will do if they think they can get away with it (think--violence against women such as rape and intimate partner violence)

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