TABLE 2

PRRS Definitions

TermDefinition
ActivationA new referral to the MET
Follow-up: activationFollow-up visit of an activation triaged to remain on the floor
Follow-up: PICU dischargeFollow-up visit of a patient discharged from the PICU, occurs once every 24 h for 48 h
Urgent PICU admissionPICU admission from the in patient wards excluding readmissions
PICU readmissionPICU readmission within 48 h of PICU discharge
Total code blue eventsAny activation of the code blue system
Actual cardiopulmonary arrestCode blue event treated with chest compressions, epinephrine, or positive pressure ventilation >30 s
Near cardiopulmonary arrestCode blue event that did not require treatment with chest compressions, epinephrine, or positive pressure ventilation >30 s