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What Is A Hospital Code Black
Bomb threat: Code black is going to have different meanings, depending on where you are. In some cases, it means that someone has died. Othertimes it can mean a bomb threat, or even someone making a threat against themselves. A lot of places use colors to specify to staff that there is something happening without causing a riot or a commotion. To find more information click here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/h. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, in fact I am answering this question from a stairwell during a code black. ...Read more
Where would u have child's MRI w/sedation- children's hospital outpatient center or hospital? Imaging director said only difference is no "code team"?
Depends: Depends on the age of the child, any co-morbid issues they may have. A "code team" is a designate team generally consists of nurses, docs, respiratory therapist who can intervene rapidly in a severe emergency - like something that could happen while being sedated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a spider bite, i think its very small and one little black hole. Should i go to the hospital?
I have a terrible uti, and i found a tiny black bug in the toilet bowl. Should i go to the hospital?
UTI not from the bug: Utis are mostly caused by bacteria, occasionally from viruses, but not from tiny bugs which are large enough to be seen. Bug was either already there or else you might have so called "crabs".. Your family dr. Can get a urine culture from you and start treatment with a broad spectrum antibiotic. Your dr will decide whether further work-up is necessary. ...Read more
I have black stringy stool. I called local hospital asking them if it was an emergency. She said i cant give medical advice and hung up. What do i do?
I just finished a bottle of water (cambel back with straw type) and noticed black (mold?) in the straw. Do i need to go to the hospital or can I take pepto?
See pharmacist: Activated charcoal capsules work as an adsorbent, not an absorbent. Speak with the pharmacist about it's use and dosage. It will bind with anything that you just swallowed, and prevent its absorption. It's also non-toxic. However pepto-bismol only coats the stomach surface, but will not bind to the black mold, nor prevent absorption as well. The activated charcoal will, and you'll poop it out black. Can still take it to hours later, and it will be effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister is throwing up black vomit and cannot keep anything down. does she need to go to the hospital?
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