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Standardization and Implementation of a Standard Emergency Code Call System within Estern Region Medical Command
Final rept. Jul 2008-2009
MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA
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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.
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