Often you will see me post medical transportation codes in reply to a tweet that involved an ambulance. This means the Omaha Fire Department transported a patient to a hospital from the scene of an incident.
One patient transported to CUMC, code 3 TCC, Medic 34
But what does it mean?
- Code 1: “Fair Condition”
- Minimal or no apparent disease or injury, patient transported for examination.
- Code 2: “Serious Condition”
- Obvious illness or injury, not a serious injury, but needs medical attention.
- Code 2 TCC:
- Trauma Center Candidate: Patent with obvious trauma, but doesn’t meet the criteria for Code 3.
Omaha Fire Department ambulances will transport with “lights and sirens” on the following codes:
- Code 3: “Critical Condition”
- Apparent serious / life threatening medical illness needing immediate medical attention.
- Code 3 TCC:
- Trauma Center Candidate: Trauma patient with an actual or potential life or limb threatening injury.
- Code 99: “Extremely Critical / Life-Threatening Situation”
- CPR in progress. CPR is being performed on the patient while being transported to a hospital.
- Code 4: “Fatal Injury”
- Patient is dead, deceased.
- Code 5: “SIDS/Infant”
- Patient meets the criteria for Code 4.