Code Black survey

The SA MET Unit, on behalf of the Doctors in Training (DiT) Committee, conducted a survey for interns on Code Blacks.

The information collected will be forwarded to the DiT Committee to determine the support structures in place for junior doctors in dealing with Code Blacks.

Code Blacks and use of chemical and physical restraint in acutely agitated/violent patients are common scenarios that face junior doctors. They are often difficult situations with multiple confounders in clinical decision making. The DiT Committee has been asked to comment on the processes and support structures in place for junior doctors in dealing with Code Blacks.