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Cardiopulmonary Arrest Procedures

POLICY: In the event of a cardiac/respiratory arrest at the Medical Center, there will be a response either by the NYPH cardiac arrest team or EMS depending on which building the arrest occurs.

APPLICABILITY: This policy is applicable to faculty and staff who work at the Medical Center.

PURPOSE: To assure prompt and efficient response to a cardiac/respiratory arrest.

PROCEDURE: Personnel who encounter a person in a cardiac/respiratory arrest state should initiate a cardiac arrest call. For cardiac/respiratory arrest occurring in a building contiguous* with the Hospital, dial the cardiac arrest team at (212)305-3333 and Columbia Security at (212)305-7979. For cardiac/respiratory arrest occurring in a building non-contiguous with the Hospital, dial NYPH EMS at (212)305-9999 and Columbia Security at (212)305-7979. Persons with a medical emergency are to dial Columbia Security at (212)305-7979. Telephone stickers** with the emergency contact numbers will be distributed to University personnel at the Health Sciences Campus. Telephone stickers placed in buildings contiguous with Hospital, will have a “C” in the lower right hand corner of the sticker.

RESPONSIBILITY: Environmental Health & Safety

*Contiguous Buildings include: Black Building, P&S, VC, PH, BH, NI and Eye Institute & Anne