Medical reviews before cardiac arrest, medical emergency call or unanticipated intensive care unit admission: their nature and impact on patient outcome.
Summary of "Medical reviews before cardiac arrest, medical emergency call or unanticipated intensive care unit admission: their nature and impact on patient outcome."
To measure and describe the extent and consequences of documented medical patient reviews in the 24 hours before a cardiac arrest, medical emergency team (MET) call or an unanticipated intensive care unit admission ("event"), and the use of such reviews as a rapid response system performance measure.
Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.
Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest
Occurrence of heart arrest in an individual when there is no immediate access to medical personnel or equipment.
Emergency Medical Technicians
Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.
First aid or other immediate intervention for accidents or medical conditions requiring immediate care and treatment before definitive medical and surgical management can be procured.
Emergency Medical Services
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
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