Adult Code Blue Standardization Committee
Critical Care Code Blue teams respond to acute life threatening changes in a patient's status 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Effective Code Blue teams save lives and reduce potential disability.
The Adult Critical Care Code Blue Standardization Committee is a multidisciplinary committee established to review and monitor Code Blue response procedures, policies and processes while addressing new opportunities for improvement at WRHA acute care sites.
Committee representation is comprised of a Chairperson appointed by the WRHA Critical Care Program Director, Critical Care and Emergency Department Nurse Educators, WRHA Adult Critical Care Program Quality Officer and representatives from respiratory and pharmacy. In addition there is membership from Urgent Care, community facilities and ad hoc members at the discretion of the Chairperson.
The committee is dedicated to the standardization of policy and practices, review and approval of changes in Code Blue equipment and/or supplies, ensuring quality assurance, and developing and monitoring regional education programs and quality plans while maintaining a strong reporting relationship with the WRHA Chief Health Operations Officer, Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and WRHA Critical Care Program Leadership.