Code Red film explains trauma team's work
Short film offers insight into working at Royal London Hospital – Europe's biggest trauma centre
A film showing teamwork at Europe's biggest and busiest trauma centre aims to prepare nurse recruits for their new job.
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Code Red is a four-minute film for nurses starting work at the Royal London Hospital. It features a scenario of a cyclist who has been hit by a car, and shows the role every member of the trauma team plays in saving his life.
The title refers to the protocol triggered when an incoming patient has severe injuries, which can include penetrating injuries, particularly low blood pressure, or low or high heart rate.
The film was shown at the Pan London Trauma Nurses conference on 11 December by Royal London trauma team sister Nicola Davies
She told the audience: ‘The most common question from new members of the team is “what will I have to do?". The film also answers questions like “who is everyone?” and “what does the equipment look like?”
‘I remember my first code red. I was told to treat it as if the sickest person in London was in the hospital. There were 40 people in the room, but only 15 were on the trauma team, the rest were observers. That’s petrifying if you’re new.’
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