Medical Emergency Response Teams

To keep patients staff and visitors safe is a full time job and requires many different emergency response teams.  Below is a brief description of these teams, all of which are activated by dialing 4-2012 in the Charlottesville area.  Additional information specific to your area can be found in your units Red Book. 


Adult Code 12 Team
A predetermined response group made up of physicians nurses and respiratory therapy for patients in near arrest or arrest situations.  The Adult Code 12 Team responds in the main hospital in- patient areas and backs up the in house response team in the West Complex. 

Pediatric Code 12 team
A predetermined response group made up of pediatric physicians nurses and respiratory therapy for pediatric patients in near arrest or arrest situations.  The Pediatric Code 12 Team responds in the main hospital in- patient areas and backs up the in house response team in the West Complex.

Neonatal Code 12 Team
A predetermined response group comprised of Neonatology specialists for the neonatal population in near arrest or arrest situations.  The Neonatal Code 12 Team will respond anywhere they are needed. 

Perinatal Code 12 Team
A specialty team developed for the neonatal patient with the added complexity of being in utero.  This team is activated when maternal or fetal distress is noted that necessitates and emergency c-section and/or fetal compromise is anticipated.

Cardiac Neonatal Code 12 Team
Neonatal patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgery have special needs when they are compromised or experience arrest.  This sub-specialty team was designed to meet the needs of this specific patient population.

Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT)
A response team made up psychiatry, security and nursing designed to intervene on patients whose behavior requires more than unit based resources for staff safety.

Medical Emergency Team (MET)
The only full time dedicated group of responders designed to intervene on a compromised patient in an effort to prevent a patient from arresting.  The MET team responds to adult patients in acute care and procedural areas such as radiology and angio.

Pediatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)
A predetermined response group of pediatric clinicians who intervene on a compromised pediatric patient.

Neonatal Emergency response Team (NERT)
A predetermined response group of Neonatal clinicians who intervene on a compromised Neonatal patient.

In House Response Team
When a medical emergency occurs with staff or visitors, personnel from the Medical Transport Network (Medic V, Pegasus Ground, NETS) respond to care for these individuals.