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2021, vol. 7, iss. 17, pp. 274-278
Evaluation of healthcare professionals' knowledge on Code Blue: A multi-centre survey study
aMersin University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Mersin, Turkey
bBaskent Univeristy, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Adana, Turkey
cCelal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Manisa, Turkey
dDokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Izmir, Turkey
eHacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ankara, Turkey
fGulhane Training and Research Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ankara, Turkey

emailaslinur_aslan@hotmail.com
Keywords: Code Blue; healthcare worker; education; resuscitation
Abstract
Introduction: The Blue Code practice provides increase in survival rates and decrease in the rate of permanent sequelae after cardiac arrest. There are issues that healthcare workers should pay attention to in the Code Blue practice. Aim The primary purpose of this survey study is to determine the knowledge levels of physicians and nurses about the Code Blue and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in 6 centres. The secondary aim is to determine the solutions that can be made to eliminate these deficiencies. Methods After the approval of the Faculty Ethics Committee, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Adana Baskent Turgut Noyan Training and Research Hospital, Dokuz Eylül Univ. Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Manisa Celal Bayar Univ. Faculty of Medicine, except for the doctors and technicians of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation and the healthcare professionals working in the intensive care units, the doctors and nurses working in other departments were asked to answer the questions in the questionnaire via the internet with the questionnaire form stated in Appendix 1. Results A total of 415 participants responded the survey. Of them, 45.8% were nurses, 24.8% residents, 23.3% faculty members, 5.4% specialist doctors and 0.7% general practitioners. Totally 86.6% of the participants knew the Code Blue number. To the question "What is the Code Blue?", 92.7% of the participants gave the correct answer to his question. "Do you hesitate to intervene when you encounter a patient requiring emergency intervention?" 25.9% of the participants answered "Yes" to the question. "Is there a form about Code Blue in your clinic?" 41% answered "No" to the question. Conclusion According to the results of the survey we conducted, we are of the opinion that healthcare workers have insufficient knowledge about the Code Blue. In order to solve these problems, it would be appropriate to direct healthcare professionals to both in-hospital and external training programs.
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article language: English
document type: Original Paper
DOI: 10.5937/jrb7-31187
received: 25/03/2021
accepted: 20/05/2021
published: 11/06/2021
published in SCIndeks: 10/07/2021
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