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A “code” is short for “code blue,” which means a patient has had cardiac arrest and full resuscitative efforts are necessary. A team of doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists respond to code blues in the hospital.

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You may be asked whether you would like resuscitative efforts if you code. If you would NOT like to have CPR or be placed on a breathing machine, you will be designated DNR, or “do not resuscitate.”