Establish 'Red Flag' Words
Red flag words are a verbal ‘short hand’ for important information passed between yourself and the healthcare provider. You should have red flag words defined for situations such as a breach in protocol requiring a full stop but no immediate hazard, or a breach in protocol and immediate hazard. Make certain both you and the healthcare providers not only are in agreement on these words, but also on their clear meaning.
- Page last reviewed: October 29, 2014
- Page last updated: October 29, 2014
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