We are in the process of reviewing our hospital's pediatric code policy. Our hospital has a pediatric ED, general peds floor, inpatient pediatric psychiatry and NICU; no PICU on-site. Would anyone with a comparable situation be willing to share their facility's policy? Particular points of emphasis would be:
-Who responds to a code? (Especially, does an ED physician respond?)
-What age cutoff is used to differentiate between pediatric and adult codes?
-Where are patients cared for after resuscitation (prior to transfer, if necessary).
R. Jason Adams, MD
Fairview and Hillcrest Hospitals
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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