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Yellow alert is initiated because the Emergency dept is experiencing a temporary overwhelming overload such that priority II and III patients may not be managed safely. This decision is at the discretion of the facility. Mini Disaster The emergency department reports that their facility has, in effect, suspended operation and can receive absolutely no patients due to a situation such as a power-outage, fire, gas leak, bomb scare, etc.
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Reports Yellow Alert The emergency department temporarily requests that it receive absolutely no patients in need of urgent medical care. Blue When an EMS jurisdictional system is chst taxed to its limits in providing pre hospital care and ambulance transportation due to extraordinary situations such as snow, icing, flooding or other circumstances that contribute to high demand for ambulance service, the jurisdiction may declare blue alert status which suspends yellow alert.
Trauma ByPass The hospital's ability to function as a trauma center has been exceeded.