James talks to Dr Jonathan Brett about dealing with a Code Black. Code Black is an emergency situation when personal safety is at risk in the hospital setting.
Summary Writer: Matthew Oliver
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Jonathan Brett
Jonathan Brett is an advanced trainee in clinical pharmacology and addiction medicine. He is on the editorial board of the Australian Prescriber and was on the editorial board of the Theraputic Guidelines committee for Toxicology and Wilderness Medicine. Jonathan also sits on the Population Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee of NSW. He has an interest in opioid biology and the quality use of opioids.
With Dr Jonathon Brett, Addiction Medicine and Toxicology Fellow
‘Code Black’ can refer to different situations depending on where you work. In this context, it refers to an emergency situation involving personal threats to safety of one or more persons in a hospital.
This following approach may not apply to the elderly delirious patient.
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