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ICU Management

Benchmarking Rapid Response Teams

2016 30 Sep

1 in 4 patients on general wards in hospital who trigger a Rapid Response Team intervention require admission to an intensive care unit, according to the analysis of 1188 patients from 51 centres in 5 countries, published in Resuscitation.Jonathan Bannard-Smith and colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Emergency Teams: Hospital Outcomes in a Day (METHOD)... Read more

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6 Ways to Improve Medical Emergency Team Performance

2016 14 Jun

When Medical Emergency Teams (METs) or Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) are called to respond to a rapidly deteriorating patient by definition they need to perform under pressure. Effective teamwork is vital. Australian researchers describe 6 habits that can optimise teamwork in such situations, in an article published in Australian Critical Care.Erich C.Fein,... Read more

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End-of-Life Decisions in the ICU Impact Nurses, Doctors

2016 07 Jun

End-of-life decision making in the ICU can impact not only the families of patients, but also doctors, nurses and hospital rapid response teams. Effect on Doctors and NursesA literature review published in Australian Critical Care by Liz Flannery and colleagues from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney, Australia,... Read more