Some Ga. hospitals replace color-based emergency codes with plain language

September 25, 2019

Hospitals in Georgia's Piedmont Healthcare will now hear plain language emergency announcements instead of color codes, according to an article on the Cobb Business Journal website.

The change in the alerts was implemented Sept. 1.

The use of plain language emergency alerts is recommended by federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

FEMA states that it is important that responders and incident managers use common terminology as the use of plain language in emergency response is a matter of public safety.

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