Hospital emergency codes are used in hospitals worldwide to alert staff to various emergencies. The use of codes is on hospital badges  intended to convey essential information quickly and with minimal misunderstanding to staff while preventing stress and panic among visitors to the hospital. These codes may be posted on placards throughout the hospital, or printed on employee hospital badges for ready reference.

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Hospital Emergency Code Badge

Back of a hospital badge showing emergency / disaster codes.
Hospital badge emergency codes may denote different events at different hospitals, including nearby ones. Because many physicians work at more than one facility, this may lead to confusion in emergencies, so uniform systems have been proposed.

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