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Code Red film supports trauma teams to deal with sickest patients

A code red situation can be daunting, but a new film for emergency workers helps to prepare them for the real thing

Being involved in a code red situation can be daunting, but a new film for emergency workers helps to prepare them for the real thing

A code red can be a difficult experience – even for experienced healthcare professionals in the emergency department (ED).

‘It is daunting,’ says Nikki Davies, senior sister at the Royal London Hospital.

‘When a code red comes into the ED, they are probably the sickest person in London at that moment.

‘It might be the first time healthcare staff have been involved in a code red. Some have 12-15 staff involved, but it can also be nearly 50. New staff could be thinking, who is everyone? What equipment is needed? What will different teams have to do? What equipment might they need?’

To answer those

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