She’s Explaining What Hospital Emergency Codes Actually Mean, In Case You Were Ever Curious

Sixth is code brown. Code brown is used for a situation in which feces are present. Next, there’s code red, which alerts staff to a fire.

But there’s no need to evacuate the building until a code green is heard, and code greens mean that the hospital is putting an emergency operations plan in motion.

Here are some less commonly known codes. For example, code aqua represents a flood warning, code yellow stands for a missing person, and code white is for a violent person.

“Security guards come. Sometimes, showing strength in numbers is enough to calm someone down,” explained Siobhan.

These codes may be confusing, but patients can rest assured that each hospital staff member knows what to do during each code.


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