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What is Code HELP or Code H?

Sometimes, a loved one can detect subtle changes in a patient that might be overlooked by a nurse or other caregiver at a hospital.

Code HELP is the emergency response system used by many an increasing number of hospitals across the United States. The system offers an additional layer of patient safety. Both patients and their family members can use it to bring a team of medical professionals to the patient’s room for immediate assistance.

You can normally use the Code HELP or Code H system when a noticeable or serious change in the patient’s medical condition occurs and the healthcare team is not there at the bedside. Patients or family members can usually pick up a phone in a hospital room and dial the provided extension for the Code HELP or Code H assistance.

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