July 2012 Code Red Review

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July 2012 Code Red Review - Quiz


A quick quiz to review Code Red basic concepts. The format is "fill in the blanks, True/False and multiple choice questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Using the R.E.A.C.T mnemonic, complete the following sentence. _____________ persons in immediate danger if possible.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Remove, remove." The R.E.A.C.T mnemonic is a commonly used acronym in emergency situations, and it stands for Recognize, Evaluate, Act, Communicate, and Treat. In this context, the sentence is suggesting that the first action to take is to remove any persons in immediate danger if possible. The repetition of the word "remove" emphasizes the importance of quickly removing individuals from harm's way to ensure their safety.

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  • 2. 

    Using the R.E.A.C.T mnemonic, complete the following sentence.__________________ the door(s) closed to limit the spread of fire and smoke. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ensure, ensure." In order to limit the spread of fire and smoke, it is important to ensure that the door(s) are closed. This means making sure that the doors are properly shut and secured to prevent the passage of fire and smoke from one area to another. By ensuring that the doors are closed, the risk of the fire spreading and causing more damage can be minimized.

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  • 3. 

    Using the R.E.A.C.T mnemonic, complete the following sentence._____________ the fire alarm system using the nearest pull station. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Activate, activate." In this sentence, the word "activate" is repeated twice to emphasize the importance of taking action to activate the fire alarm system. The R.E.A.C.T mnemonic is a reminder to Respond, Evacuate, Activate the alarm, Call emergency services, and Treat any injuries. By repeating the word "activate," it reinforces the need to immediately activate the fire alarm system using the nearest pull station.

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  • 4. 

    Using the R.E.A.C.T mnemonic, complete the following sentence.___________ 5555 to report Code Red and give exact location 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Call, call." The R.E.A.C.T mnemonic stands for Recognize, Evaluate, Act, Communicate, and Treat. In this context, the sentence is asking for the appropriate action to take when reporting a Code Red and giving the exact location. The word "call" is repeated twice to emphasize the importance of immediately contacting the appropriate authorities to report the emergency situation and provide accurate information about the location.

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  • 5. 

    Using the R.E.A.C.T mnemonic, complete the following sentence.______________ to extinguish the fire or evacuate people from the area. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Try, try." This answer suggests that in order to extinguish the fire or evacuate people from the area, one should make multiple attempts or efforts. It emphasizes the importance of persistently trying different strategies or methods until the desired outcome is achieved.

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  • 6. 

    The Code alarm system bells will eventually turn off and you must wait for the "all _________" overhead page or the double bell. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "clear" or "Clear". This suggests that after the Code alarm system bells have been activated, they will eventually stop ringing. In order to know when it is safe to proceed, one must wait for the "all clear" overhead page or the sound of the double bell.

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  • 7. 

    During the ___________ stage, the alarm bells will ring at 120 bells per minute. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "second." In this stage, the alarm bells will ring at a rate of 120 bells per minute.

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  • 8. 

    The code alarm bells ringing at 120 bells per minute means a Code ____________ is now in effect. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Green, green" because the code alarm bells ringing at 120 bells per minute indicates that a Code Green is now in effect. The repetition of "green" emphasizes that the code is specifically Code Green.

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  • 9. 

    H.E.A.T. stands for Hospital Evacuation Assistance Team. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because H.E.A.T. stands for Hospital Evacuation Assistance Team. This acronym is commonly used in emergency situations where hospitals need to be evacuated due to natural disasters, mass casualties, or other emergencies. The H.E.A.T. team is responsible for coordinating and executing the safe and efficient evacuation of patients, staff, and resources from the hospital to ensure their safety and well-being.

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  • 10. 

    On hearing switchboard's H.E.A.T. overhead announcement and page, all clinical and non-clinical areas (including administrative areas) are to deploy one staff member to the evacuating unit and report to the Area Charge Person for appropriate assignment. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because it states that upon hearing the switchboard's H.E.A.T. overhead announcement and page, all areas, including clinical, non-clinical, and administrative areas, should deploy one staff member to the evacuating unit and report to the Area Charge Person for appropriate assignment. This ensures that all areas are prepared for evacuation and can effectively respond to any emergency situation.

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  • 11. 

    However, in a Code Red with H.E.A.T. activation, H.E.A.T. response is expected from all areas except those immediately above, below, or adjacent to the Code Red activation. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In a Code Red with H.E.A.T. activation, H.E.A.T. response is expected from all areas except those immediately above, below, or adjacent to the Code Red activation. This means that areas directly surrounding the Code Red activation are not expected to respond with H.E.A.T. measures. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 12. 

    The fire extinguisher mnemonic P.A.S.S. stands for: 

    • A.

      Pull the pin, aim, squeeze, sweep

    • B.

      Pull the pin, align, squeeze, sweep

    • C.

      Pull the pin, aim, stroke, sweep

    Correct Answer
    A. Pull the pin, aim, squeeze, sweep
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "pull the pin, aim, squeeze, sweep." This mnemonic is used to remember the steps for using a fire extinguisher. First, you need to pull the pin to unlock the extinguisher. Then, aim the nozzle at the base of the fire. Next, squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent. Finally, sweep the nozzle from side to side to cover the entire fire area.

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