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Alert defined

January 08, 2007

· Yellow alert - The emergency department temporarily requests that it receive absolutely no patients in need of urgent medical care.

· Red alert - The hospital has no cardiac care-monitored beds available.

· Trauma bypass - The hospital's ability to function as a trauma center has been exceeded.

Sources: Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems and Washington County Hospital

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