Purple/ Oxygen failure
Black/Shooter in the building
January to March
April to September
May to October
June to November
Call code Blue over the P.A system
Speak into the P.A system and instruct all guests and staff to remain calm.
Call code Green over the P.A system
Speak into the P.A system and instruct all guests and staff to calmly take cover away from the windows.
Close all doors to empty rooms.
Lock all exit doors.
In a calm, professional manner, direct patient staff to close the blinds and advise patients to stay away from windows and be prepared to protect themselves with blankets.
Pull the pull station to alert the local fire department that the facility is in distress.
Keep advised of the tornado/severe weathers approach by radio or any means available.
Speak over the P.A system that there is a possible tornado on the approach.
Lock all the exterior and exit doors
Call 911 and ask them to stay on standby.
Close all blinds, drapes, and doors in patient areas.
Call 911 to be on standby.
Patients who are not on ventilators should be moved to the hallways away from windows.
Patients on ventilators should be moved to the appropriate rooms opposite of the direction of the approaching tornado.
Close and lock all exit doors.
Pull the nearest pull station to alert the local fire department that the facility is in distress.
Reassure all patients that these precautions are necessary for their safety and that further precautions may be taken if weather conditions worsen.
Code Yellow canceled.
Code Green done.
Code Yellow over
Code Green all clear.