Simulated Code Interdisciplinary Team Training

Effective crisis resource management (CRM) within the interdisciplinary Code Blue response team is integral to OHSU’s ongoing commitment to quality patient care.


The purpose of Simulated Code Interdisciplinary Team Training (SCITT) is to train high performing teams to avoid and manage hazardous errors within the framework of complex and dynamic crisis situations. The goal of the SCITT program is to improve the safety, reliability and quality of patient care services. The Code team at OHSU is an interdisciplinary team that includes a Critical Care Fellow, Anesthesiologist, Respiratory Therapist, and three ICU RNs.

The SCITT Session

The SCITT session is an interdisciplinary mock code followed by a facilitated debriefing session.

  • Duration: 1 hour session that include mock code, debrief, and evaluation
  • Frequency: 1 session per week
  • Locations: In-situ; locations vary
  • Mock Sessions:  Code BLUE, involving scenarios with simulated cardiac arrest victims
  • Emphasis of the program: is on crisis resource management (CRS) principles and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) protocols.
  • Who is involved: Everyone that carries a Code BLUE pager
The SCITT program is mandated by the OHSU Hospital and Professional Board