COVID19 Protected Code Blue

Introduction

Basic and Advanced Life Support for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients is different. We have created a guideline to describe our hospital approach, with supporting cognitive aids and demonstration video.

Target Audience

  • All medical and nursing staff involved in the care of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients

Learning objectives

  • Understand that suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients receive modified Basic and Advanced Life Support in the event of a Code Blue – referred to as a Protected Code Blue (PCB)
  • Understand how a Protected Code Blue differs from standard Basic and Advanced Life Support
  • Understand the level of PPE required at different stages of a Protected Code Blue

Resources

Protected Code Blue Video


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