Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital held a code pink drill on the evening of Oct. 20. This drill simulated an attempted abduction of an infant from the hospital. The team that held this drill would like to thank all staff that participated in the live exercise. The drill went very smoothly. Staff participation and awareness was excellent and very well perceived. The staff’s response was wonderful on and off the unit, whether staff were covering their areas on and around their units or the additional staff that were available to help with the search. The LDRP staff did a wonderful job and contained the exercise on the unit. Other staff became involved when the exercise team expanded the scenario as a secondary objective to further educate and heighten staff awareness. Check out the tips below for preventing and handling a code pink. Please contact Kevin VanHorn at ext.6435 with any questions.
- No one is to enter or exit the building.
- Check all items that an infant/child could be hidden in (blankets, bags, carts, etc.).
- Don’t hesitate to report suspicious individuals, actions, or activity.
- In Emergencies Dial 77 and report as much information as possible (direction, descriptions etc.).