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Nason to Use Plain Language Codes


Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring has announced its participation in a nationwide effort to standardize health care emergency codes. All hospitals in the Conemaugh Health System will switch to standardized Plain Language Codes effective July 1, 2019.

The common and frequent use of emergency codes by hospitals to communicate during life-threatening emergencies routinely segregates hospital staff from patients, visitors and first-responders during emergencies by providing each group with a different level of information regarding the threat. The use of standardized codes will...

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