code blue


often capitalized C&B
: a declaration of or a state of medical emergency and call for medical personnel and equipment to attempt to resuscitate a patient especially when in cardiac arrest or respiratory distress or failure
summoned by emergency Code Blues, doctors had brought her back to life more than onceBill Bryan
also : the attempt to resuscitate the patient

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“Code blue.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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