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Regular and unannounced code drills are useful practices in maintaining a high level of emergency readiness throughout a long-term care facility. Drills should be planned to test different departments and shifts response. Drills ought to be executed at different times of the day and week. All drills need to be documented by an observer to record results.  After the training, the response and procedures should be reviewed and analyzed to determine the effectiveness and be modified if necessary. 


Code and emergency response actions should be included in all new staff orientation and ongoing in-service training. Records of participation should be maintained in each personnel file (or based on the routine tracking process of the facility).


Objective: The objective of the Mock Code Blue drill is to evaluate staff competency in the management of cardiac/respiratory arrest or medical emergency in which additional staff assistance is required.


Required Drill Frequency:  Determine a time frame requirement for drills, i.e., quarterly, monthly, bimonthly, etc. Ensure that drills are conducted in different departments of the facility and on different shifts and different days of the week. Complete on weekends- especially if you have weekend only or per diem staff. 


Celtic Rhythm CPR can help you plan and execute your mock Code Blue and evaluate your emergency plan and SOP for effectiveness.

These courses are specifically tailored to your organizational needs.
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