Ambulance Codes

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Code calls
Responce codes
Code 1Urgent job
Code 2Non urgent job
Code 3Medical Transfers
Code 4Medical Transfers
Responce codes
priority 1is generally Lights/Siren
priority 2generally no lights/no siren
priority 3routine transports/outpatients
normally a driver will stick to this guideline
but ulitmately it is the drivers call at which priority he responds
Job codes
R2unknown something about long history
R3airport alert
R4road traffic accident
R5accident other than road
R6medical condition
R14bomb alert
R18maternity case
R19gynaecological case
R24mentally disturbed patient
R25police required - urgent
R26police required - non urgent
R27fire attendance required - fire or petrol spill
R28fire attendance required - persons trapped
R29MOT officer required
R31doctor required
R32senior ambulance officer required
R33additional ambulances required
R34cancel further ambulances
R35ambulance not required
R36no sign of accident or incident
R37ambulance broken down
R38ambulance with puncture
R39ambulance involved in accident
R40request to notify hospital of condition
R41brawl in progress
R42major gang confrontation in progress
R44domestic dispute
R45armed offender alert
R47ambulance officer in trouble - police required
R48flying squad, burns specialist etc
R49cardiac arrest in transit
R50life support unit required
R51patient requires IV fluids
R98non urgent - job waiting
R99urgent - job waiting
Status Codes
status 0patient deceased (fatality)
status 1patient requires CPR
status 2patient unstable requires IV fluids
status 3patient stable but likely to change
status 4patient stable unlikely to change
Control car codes ... used to/from Delta only
Q82not responding
Q83keep me informed
Q84more details required
Q85contact by police
Q86advise executive officer
Q87advise deputy or general manager
Q88offical all clear
Q89standby only
Q90return to base
Colour code
whitenon-urgent out
brownnon-urgent return
greenavailable for calls
blueurgent out
redurgent return
purpledead on arrival
orangestandby duty sports

3 digit code as below. Dispatches are via a data stream to a computer in the vehicle, most dispatches are back-up with a voice call
Category A - Hospital Authorised
100Day Case/Outpatient Clinic
110Medical Transfer
120Accident Transfer
140Maternity Transfer
Category B - Private Hire
200Standby Attendance
210Private Transfer/Hire
Category unknown - unknown
320Intra Aph
Category C - Accident
400Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)
410Motorcycle Accident
420Truck Accident
430Bicycle Accident
440Bus Accident
450Pedestrian vs Vehicle
460Other (road) accident
500Home Accident
510Industrial Accident
520School Accident
530Sports Accident
540Pedestrian Accident
550Near Drowning / Drowning
570Other accidents
590ACC Secondary Transport
Category C - Medical Etc
630Day Case/Outpatient
Category C - Medical
700Respiratory other
702Chest infection / Pneumonia
708Shortness of breath
709Other Respitory
720Self Poisoning / Overdose
730Cardiac Arrest
731LVF / CHF
732Cardiac Chest Pain
733Chest Pain
739Other Cardiac
740Hypo Diabetic
741Hyperglycemic Diabetic
750Anaphylaxis / Allergy
760Collapse/Altered LOC
761Fits / Convulsions
762CVA / TIA
767Suicide Attempt
780Psychiatric (including intentional injuries to self and suicide)
791G.I. Bleed
793Diarrhoea / Vomiting
799Other medical
Category D - No Charge
800Police / Fire standby
810Airport Standby
820Standby at home
840Malicious False Alarm (MFA)
850Area Standby
870Event Notification
Category ? - ?
900Vehicle / Staff transfer


BP: Blood Pressure
CCU: Coronary Care Unit
CVA: Cardio Vascular Attack
PR : bleeding per rectum (from the rectum)
PV : bleeding per vaginum (from the vagina)
EtOH : alcohol, hence EtOH++ = very drunk
Febrile: Fevered
GCS is the Glasgow Coma Scale and is made up of three ratings based on how unconscious (and conscious) people respond to different stimuli. The readings are then added together to give the GCS. 15 is fully conscious, and anything under 9 is usually taken as meaning that serious problems exist. The minimum score is three. The three categories used are:
A)Eyes open
4) Spontaneously
3) To speech
2) To pain
1) None
B)Best verbal response
5) Orientated
4) Confused
3) Inappropriate words
2) Incomprehensible sounds
1) None
C)Best motor response
6) Obeys commands
5) Localizes pain
4) Withdrawl from pain
3) Flexion from pain
2) Extension from pain
1) None
IV: Intravenous
LSU: Life Support Unit
Post Ictal: After a seizure
RTA: Road Traffic Accident
Syncope: Faint
Systolic: Contraction of the heart, which blood is pumped. A term relating to BP.

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