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Definition of Code blue

Code blue: An emergency situation announced in a hospital or institution in which a patient is in cardiopulmonary arrest, requiring a team of providers (sometimes called a 'code team') to rush to the specific location and begin immediate resuscitative efforts.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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