15 Hospital Codes Decoded Because Staying At A Hospital Can Be Scary

Having a baby often means spending multiple days in a hospital room, away from home, and subject to lots of noises and foreign sounding medical terminology. But among all of the specific wording that doctors toss out when referring to birth, there are also the many hospital codes and what they mean. Obviously, a new parent’s worse nightmare is to hear a code over the hospital’s loudspeaker and learn that it pertains to them or their baby, so it’s helpful to know what these hospital codes mean, even if it doesn’t make it any less scary to hear them.

The most common hospital codes that most people are familiar with are code red for fire or code blue for cardiac arrest since they’re commonly heard in TV and movies, but the reality is that there are so many other hospital codes that are important, especially when someone is staying in

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