Representatives of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) participated in a Code Orange simulation at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal. The exercise took place at the Children’s Hospital, the General Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital.
“Although we hope it will never happen, paramedics and hospital staff have to be prepared for this kind of catastrophe. It is a challenge for us up north but we have trust in our first responders and medical staff. We are thankful to the MUHC and Dr. Valérie Homier, Emergency Medicine Specialist, to allow us to join in this exercise. It will certainly help us to improve our Code Orange protocol”, said Jason Coonishish, CBHSSJB Coordinator of Pre-Hospital and Emergency Measures.
A Code Orange is an emergency code resulting in multiple casualties.
Hospital staff stabilize a wounded patient in a Code Orange simulation exercise at the Montreal Children's Hospital, on Thursday, October 18, 2018.