Accession Number : ADA516594


Title :   Standardization and Implementation of a Standard Emergency Code Call System within Estern Region Medical Command


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 2008-2009


Corporate Author : MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA


Personal Author(s) : Wissemann, Michael W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a516594.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 68


Abstract : This project examines the benefits of a standardized Emergency Code Call system for healthcare facilities of the Western Region Medical Command (WRMC). It looks at the need for standardize or universal overhead calls in an emergent situation and what other agencies are doing, to include the American Hospital Association and Washington State Hospital Association, to mitigate the problem. A survey was done to gain the perceptions of the staff in WRMC and their response when they hear certain overhead pages. This project transitions to becoming part of the US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) working group that was formed to standardize code calls across the Army Medical Department (AMEDD), with adoption of the same system by the US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN). It scrutinizes the group dynamics and power distribution of team work within a working group that formulates policy. Finally, the study concludes with the way ahead and lessons learned.


Descriptors :   *HOSPITALS , *STANDARDIZATION , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *LESSONS LEARNED , TRANSITIONS , FIRES , HAZARDOUS WASTES , BOMBS , CHILDREN , INFANTS , CARDIAC ARREST , CODING , THREATS , GROUP DYNAMICS , KIDNAPPINGS , EMERGENCIES


Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE